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Brett Shanley

Lecturer

Education

Ph.D. – English Education – Columbia University – May 2020 (expected)

M.F.A. – Creative Writing – The New School – May 2011

B.A. – Anthropology, German – University of Oregon – June 2016

 

Teaching and Research Interests

 

creative nonfiction, critical media literacy, critical pedagogy, imagined communities, lexicography, rhetorical ethics, semiotics, silence as rhetoric, sincerity, visual rhetoric

 

Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

Article:
“Typeface Teutonicus: The Socio-Semiotics of German Typography Before 1919,” in Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, DeGruyter Press, Berlin

Presentations:
2018 “We Didn't Start the Fyre: Critical Media Literacy in the Digital Age,” First Year Writing Conference, University of Connecticut

2017 “Confronting Bullshiticus: The Application of Sincerity in Undergraduate Writing,” First Year Writing Conference, University of Connecticut

2017 “Critical Lenses, Empowered Labor,” Graduate English Organization Conference, University of Maryland

2016 “Creative Nonfiction as Means of Situating the Self in Academic Writing,” New Jersey College English Association Conference, Seton Hall University

2015 “Reimagining Freshman Composition through Sincerity,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference, Portland, Oregon

 

Contact Information

e-mail:  bshanley@ucmerced.edu

website: https://brettshanley.weebly.com/