COLLIN GIFFORD BROOKE

Writing  Program  (HBC  239)    
Syracuse  University      
 
Syracuse,  NY  13244      
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
         
 

                                               cgbrooke@gmail.com  
               http://www.cgbrooke.net/  
                                                                                 @cgbrooke  

Education

EDUCATION
1994  -­‐  1997:     The  University  of  Texas  at  Arlington  
           
 
Ph.D.  in  Humanities  (Rhetoric  and  Composition,  Critical  Theory)  
1990  -­‐  1992:     Miami  University,  Oxford,  Ohio  
 
 
 
 
1986  -­‐  1990:     Carleton  College,  Northfield,  Minnesota  

POSITIONS

2007  –  present:    Associate  Professor,  Writing  Program,  Syracuse  University  
2001  -­‐  2007:   Assistant  Professor,  Writing  Program,  Syracuse  University  
1998  -­‐  2001:   Assistant  Professor,  Department  of  English,  Old  Dominion  University  
1997  -­‐  1998:     Visiting  Instructor,  Department  of  English,  Old  Dominion  University  
1994  -­‐  1997:     Graduate  Teaching  Assistant,  Department  of  English,  Univ.  of  Texas-­‐Arlington  
1992  -­‐  1993:     Adjunct  Instructor,  Department  of  English,  Scott  Community  College  
1990  -­‐  1992:     Graduate  Teaching  Assistant,  Department  of  English,  Miami  University  

PUBLICATIONS
Book

Lingua  Fracta:  Towards  a  Rhetoric  of  New  Media.  Cresskill,  NJ:  Hampton  Press,  2009.    
 
[Named  Computers  and  Composition  Outstanding  Book  for  2010]  

Edited Collection (in progress)
[with  Laurie  Gries]  Rhetoric,  Writing,  and  Circulation.  Chapters  solicited,  proposal  under  
review  at  Utah  State  University  Press.  

Essays
“Bruno  Latour’s  Posthuman  Rhetoric  of  Assent.”  The  Object  of  Rhetoric:  Assembling  and    
Disassembling  Bruno  Latour.  Eds.  Paul  Lynch  &  Nathaniel  Rivers.  Southern  Illinois        
University  Press  (Forthcoming).  
 
[with  Jeff  Grabill]  “Writing  is  a  Technology  through  which  Writers  Create  and  Recreate  
Meaning.”  Naming  What  We  Know.  Eds.  Linda  Adler-­‐Kassner  &  Elizabeth  Wardle.  
Utah  State  University  Press  (Forthcoming).  
 

[with  Alison  Carr]  “Failure  Can  Be  an  Important  Part  of  Writing  Development.”  Naming  
What  We  Know.  Eds.  Linda  Adler-­‐Kassner  &  Elizabeth  Wardle.  Utah  State  University  
Press  (Forthcoming).  
 
“New  Media  Pedagogy.”  A  Guide  to  Composition  Pedagogies,  2nd  Edition.  Eds.  Gary  Tate,  
Amy  Rupiper  Taggart,  Kurt  Schick,  &  H.  Brooke  Hessler.  New  York:  Oxford                          
University  Press,  2013.    
 
"Discipline  and  Punish:  Reading  and  Writing  the  Scholarly  Network."  Ecology,  Writing      
Theory,  and  New  Media.  New  York:  Routledge,  2011.  92-­‐105.  
 
[with  Thomas  Rickert]  "Being  Delicious:  Materialities  of  Research  in  a  Web  2.0                                    
Application."  Beyond  Postprocess.  Eds.  Sidney  I.  Dobrin,  J.  A.  Rice.  Logan,  UT:  Utah  
State  UP,  2011.  163-­‐181.  
 
[with  Laurie  Gries]  “An  Inconvenient  Tool:  Rethinking  the  Role  of  Slideware  in  the  Writing  
Classroom.”  Composition  Studies  38.1  (2010).  [Reprinted  in  The  Best  
of  the  Independent  Rhetoric  and  Composition  Journals  2010.  Parlor  Press,  2011.]  
 
“Revisiting  the  Matter  and  Manner  of  Linking  in  New  Media.”  Digital  Tools  in  Cultural          
Contexts:  Assessing  the  Implications  of  New  Media.  Byron  Hawk,  David  Rieder,  and    
Ollie  O.  Oviedo,  eds.  Minneapolis:  University  of  Minnesota  Press,  2008.  
 
 “Joseph  Janangelo  and  the  Analogics  of  New  Media.”  College  Composition  and                                    
Communication  59.2  (Dec  2007):  284-­‐294.  
 
[with  Paul  Bender]  "Isolation,  Adoption,  Diffusion:  Mapping  the  Relationship  Between  
Technology  and  Graduate  Programs  in  Rhetoric  and  Composition."  Culture  Shock  
and  the  Practice  of  Profession:  Training  the  Next  Wave  in  Rhetoric  and  Composition.  
Virginia  Anderson  and  Susan  Romano,  eds.  Creskill,  NJ:  Hampton  Press,  2006.  265-­‐
286.  
 
“Authorship  and  Technology.”  Authorship  in  Composition  Studies.    Eds.  Tracy  Hamler              
Carrick  and  Rebecca  Moore  Howard.  Boston:  Thomson  Wadsworth,  2006.  89-­‐100.  
 
“Weblogs  as  Deictic  Systems:  Centripetal,  Centrifugal,  and  Small-­‐World  Blogging.”                    
Computers  and  Composition  Online  (Fall  2005):  
http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/brooke/brooke.htm.  
 
“Sex(haustion)  Sells:  Marketing  in  a  Saturated  Mediascape.”  Sex  in  Advertising:                                    
Multidisciplinary  Perspectives  on  Erotic  Appeals.  Thomas  Reichert  and  Jacqueline  
Lambiase,  eds.  Mahwah,  NJ:  Lawrence  Erlbaum  Assoc.,  2003.  133-­‐150.  
 
“Where  do  you  want  to  learn  tomorrow?    The  paradox  of  the  virtual  university.”  Virtual  
Publics.  Beth  Kolko,  ed.  New  York:  Columbia  University  Press,  2003.  265-­‐285.  
 
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“Perspective:  Towards  the  Remediation  of  Style.”  Enculturation:  A  Journal  of  Rhetoric,      
Writing,  and  Culture  4.1  (2002):  http://enculturation.gmu.edu/4_1/style/.    
 
“Forgetting  to  be  (Post)Human:  Media  and  Memory  in  a  Kairotic  Age.”    JAC:  A  Journal  of  
Composition  Theory  20.4  (2000):  775-­‐795.  
 
“Making  Room,  Writing  Hypertext.”  JAC:  A  Journal  of  Composition  Theory  19.2  (1999):  253-­‐
268.  
 
"Cybercommunities  and  McLuhan:  A  Retrospect."  Rhetoric,  the  Polis,  and  the  Global  Village.  
C.  Jan  Swearingen,  ed.  Hillsdale,  NJ:  Lawrence  Erlbaum  Associates,  1999.  23-­‐27.  
 
"Disorientalism:  A  Manifesto  for  Ineffective  Hypertext  Design."  Rhetoric  and  Technology  in  
the  Next  Millennium.  William  E.  Tanner  and  Suzanne  S.  Webb,  eds.    Mesquite,  TX:  
Caxton’s  Modern  Art  Press,  1998.  
 
[with  David  Metzger]  "Sound  Teachings,  the  ElectriChrist,  and  the  Recovered  Vision  of  the  
Corinthian  Women  Prophets."  PRETEXT:  Electra  (Lite)  2.1  (1998).  
 
"The  Fate  of  Rhetoric  in  an  Electronic  Age,"  Enculturation:  A  Journal  of  Rhetoric,  Writing,  
and  Culture  1.1  (1997).  
 

Reviews/Interviews/Invited Contributions
“Close  vs.  Distant  Readings.”  Collin  vs  Blog,  March  7,  2014.  Named  “Editor’s  Choice”  for  that  
week  by  Digital  Humanities  Now.  
 
Interview  with  Eric  Detwiler  for  Zeugma  (May,  2014):    
http://zeugma.dwrl.utexas.edu/collin-­‐brooke-­‐interview  
 
Interview  with  Ben  Kuebrich  and  Allison  Hitt  for  This  Rhetorical  Life  (August,  2013):  
http://thisrhetoricallife.syr.edu/episode-­‐11-­‐interview-­‐with-­‐collin-­‐brooke/  
 
Interview  with  Laureano  Ralon  for  Figure/Ground  Communication  (August,  2012):  
http://figureground.ca/interviews/collin-­‐brooke/  
 
“Slideware  2.0:  Taking  Presentations  Beyond  the  Desktop.”  Kairos:  A  Journal  of  Rhetoric,  
Technology  and  Pedagogy  14.1  (Fall  2009).  
 
“Mirror,  Mirror  on  the  Web…”  Inside  Higher  Ed:  Views.  October  11,  2005.  
http://insidehighered.com/views/2005/10/11/brooke  
 
“Introduction:  Notes  on  Visual  Rhetoric.”  Enculturation:  A  Journal  of  Rhetoric,  Writing,  and  
Culture  3.2  (2001):  http://enculturation.gmu.edu/3_2/introduction.html    

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PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)
“Algo(rhet)hms.”  SuperSession  on  Machine  Rhetorics.  Rhetoric  Society  of  America                    
Conference.  San  Antonio,  TX.  May  2014  
 
“World  War  T:  Posthuman  Rhetorics  and  the  Tropics  of  Networked  Discourse.”  (Invited)  
 
Louisiana  State  University.  March  2014.  
 
University  of  Wisconsin.  April  2014.  
 
“Too  Big  to  Scale?  Culturomics  and  Cryptorhetorics.”  (Invited)  CUNY  Graduate  Center.          
October  2013.  
 
“Small  Pedagogies  Loosely  Joined:  Teaching  and  Writing  with  Apps.”  (Invited)  Syracuse  
University  Project  Advance  Fall  Workshop.  New  York,  NY.  October,  2013.  
 
“The  N-­‐Visible  College:  Trading  in  our  Citations  for  RTs.”  Networked  Humanities:  From  
Within  and  Without  the  University.  University  of  Kentucky.  February,  2013.  
 
“Visually  Re/Framing  the  Genres  of  Graduate  Education.”  Genre  2012.  Ottawa,  ON,  Canada.  
June  2012.  
 
“To  Affinity…and  Beyond!  Rhetoric  from  a  Network  Perspective.”  Center  for  Writing          
Studies  Colloquium,  University  of  Illinois.  March  2011.  
 
“Can  We  Spell  “New  Media”  without  ME?  Non-­‐Subjective  Approaches  to  Technology.”      
Computers  and  Writing  2010.  W.  Lafayette,  IN.  May  2010.    
 
"The  Rhetorical  Wisdom  of  Crowds:    Circulation,  Community,  Culture.”  Rhetoric  Society  of  
America  Conference.  Minneapolis,  MN.  May  2010.    
 
“Writing  Retooled:  Loop,  Channel,  Layer,  Stream.”  The  Conference  on  College  Composition  
and  Communication.  Louisville,  KY.  March  2010.      
 
“You  Have  a  Citation  Request.  Please  Confirm.”  Panel:  Technology  and  Composition:                
Implications  for  the  Profession.  Modern  Language  Association.  San  Francisco,  CA.  
Dec.  2008.  
 
“Technological  Inventions.”  The  Conference  on  Rhetorical  Theory.  University  of  South      
Carolina.  Columbia,  SC.  October,  2008.  
 
“Collection  Agencies  and  Aging  Collectives:  Re-­‐Composing  the  Discipline.”  The  Thomas  R.  
Watson  Conference  on  Rhetoric  and  Composition    Louisville,  KY.  October,  2008.  
 
“Visualizing  the  Invisible  Collage  of  Research.  The  Conference  on  College  Composition  and  
Communication.  New  Orleans,  LA.  April  2008.    
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“Blogologies:  Roland  Barthes  as  Proto-­‐Blogger.”  Computers  and  Writing  Conference.                
Detroit,  MI.  June  2007.  
 
“Re/Visions  of  a  Field:  Representing  Disciplinary  Identities  in  the  Pages  of  College                  
Composition  and  Communication.”  [Featured  Session]  The  Conference  on  College  
Composition  and  Communication.  New  York,  NY.  March  2007.  
 
"Rhetoricizing  Technology,  Technologizing  Rhetoric"  Modern  Language  Association            
Convention.  Philadelphia,  PA.  December  2006.    
 
“Disciplinary  Databasics:  Visualizing  the  Network  of  Rhetoric.”  The  Rhetoric  Society  of  
America  Conference.  Memphis,  TN.  June  2006.    
   
“Mirror,  Mirror  on  the  Web.”  The  Conference  on  College  Composition  and  Communication.  
Chicago,  IL.  March  2006.    
 
“Learning  from  the  Long  Tail.”  NFAIS  Annual  Humanities  Roundtable.  New  York,  NY.                
October  2005.  
 
 “The  Power  of  Burking  without  Burking.”  Penn  State  Conference  on  Rhetoric  and                  
Composition.  University  Park,  PA.  July  2005.  
 
“Deixis:  Small  Worlds  and  Weblogs.”  Computers  and  Writing  Online.  May  2005.  
 
“The  Aftermath  of  Access:  From  Critical  to  Creative  Computer  Literacies.”  The  Conference  
on  College  Composition  and  Communication.  San  Francisco,  CA.  March,  2005.  
 
“Networks:  The  Ne(x)t  Wave  in  Computers  and  Writing.”  Convergences.  Raleigh,  NC.              
November,  2004.  
 
“Roving  for  Catalysis:  E-­‐Lists  and  Economies  of  Belonging.”  Computers  and  Writing                
Conference.  Lafayette,  IN.  May,  2003.  
 
“Terminal  Politics:  Complicating  the  Idea  of  Access.”  The  Conference  on  College                          
Composition  and  Communication.  New  York,  NY.  March,  2003.    
 
“Multimedia,  Myself  and  I:  Putting  Style  in  Perspective(s).”  The  Thomas  R.  Watson                    
Conference  on  Rhetoric  and  Composition.  Louisville,  KY.  Ocotber,  2002.  
 
“Web  Standards  and  the  Tyranny  of  the  User.”  The  Rhetoric  Society  of  America  Conference.  
Las  Vegas,  NV.    June,  2002.  
 
“’You  Are  Here’:  Meta(geo)physics  of  Presence  and  the  CCCC.”  The  Conference  on  College  
Composition  and  Communication.  Chicago,  IL.  March,  2002.  
 
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“Cut  to  Future:  The  Prospect  of  Ergodic  Cinema.”  Digital  Arts  &  Culture  2000.  Bergen,    
Norway.  
 
“Hypertext  in  an  Age  of  Vidiocy.”  Computers  and  Writing.  Ft.  Worth,  TX.  May,  2000.  
 
“’What  we  might  become  if’:  Card’s  Catalog  and  the  Shape  of  Hypertexts  to  Come.”  The    
Conference  on  College  Composition  and  Communication.  Minneapolis,  MN.  April,  
2000.  
 
“No  Deposit,  No  Return:  Memory  Banking  Models  in  the  Writing  Classroom.”  The                          
Conference  on  College  Composition  and  Communication.  Atlanta,  GA.  March,  1999.  

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SELECTED)
GRADUATE
Rhetoric,  Composition,  and  Digital  Humanities  
Post/Modern  Rhetorics  
Development  of  Modern  Composition  Studies  
Interdisciplinary  Influences  on  Rhetoric  and  Composition  (Teaching  with  Technology)  
Processes  and  Premises  of  Research  (Methodology)  
Genre  Studies  and  Academic  Writing  
Introduction  to  Scholarship  in  Rhetoric  and  Composition  
Network(ed)  Rhetorics  
Contemporary  Rhetoric  
Composition  Pedagogy  
Writing  Space  and  Place  
Hypertext  Rhetorics  

UNDERGRADUATE
Practices  of  Academic  Writing  (FYC)  
Critical  Research  and  Writing  (FYC)  
Digital  Writing  
Rhetorics  of  Games  and  Gamification  
Digital  Identities  (Social  Media)  
Introduction  to  Rhetoric  and  Writing    
Studies  in  Writing,  Rhetoric,  and  Literacy  
Visual  Rhetoric  
Style  
Writing  and/as  Design  
Research  and  Writing  
Professional  Writing  
Information  Architecture  
/Projects

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, HONORS (SELECTED)
Director  of  Electronic  Resources,  Rhetoric  Society  of  America  (2012  –  present)  
 
Position  includes  RSA  Board  membership  
 
Workshop  Leader,  “Rhetoric  and  Networks.”  RSA  Summer  Institute,  2015.  
 
Editorial  Board,  Enculturation  
Editorial  Board,  Kairos  
Editorial  Board,  Computers  and  Composition  Online  
 
Reviewer,  College  Composition  and  Communication;  PRE/TEXT;  JAC:  A  Journal  of  Rhetoric,  
Culture,  and  Politics;  Composition  Studies;  Computers  and  Composition;  Pedagogy  
 
Manuscript  Reviewer:  University  of  Chicago  Press,  University  of  Michigan  Press,  NCTE,    
Southern  Illinois  University  Press,  Parlor  Press  
 
Proposal  Reviewer,  Computers  and  Writing  Conference  (2002,  2003.  2004,  2006,  2007)  
Stage  1  Proposal  Reviewer,  CCCC  (2005,  2009)  
 
Associate/Online  Editor,  College  Composition  and  Communication  (2005-­‐2009)  
 
Director  of  Graduate  Studies,  Composition  and  Cultural  Rhetoric,  Syracuse  
Spring  2005  –  Summer  2009    (Interim  Director,  Fall  2011  –  2012)  
Graduate  Studies  Committee  (2003-­‐2010,  2011-­‐2012,  2014-­‐present)  
Founding  Co-­‐Director,  CCR  Working  Group  on  Job  Placement  
 
Computers  and  Composition  Outstanding  Book  Award  for  Lingua  Fracta.  (2010)  
 
Excellence  in  Graduate  Education  Award,  Syracuse  University  (2006)  
 
Best  Academic  Weblog,  Computers  and  Writing  (2005)  
 
Certificate  of  Excellence  in  Instructional  Technology,  Old  Dominion  University  (2000)  
 
Faculty  Innovator  Grant,  Old  Dominion  University  (1999)  

REFERENCES
Available  upon  request

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