Faculty Research

Our faculty members are constantly working on research projects and publications. Their expertise ranges from Southern literature and culture, to video game narratives, to the role of communication in technology diffusion.

Carleigh Davis, T. Mckoy, C. D. Shelton, and E. A. Frost. (2022). Embodying public feminisms: Collaborative intersectional models for engagement. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 65(1), 70-86.

Kathryn Dolan. (2022). New Orleans coffee in The Awakening. The legacy of Rose Nicaud. American Literary Realism, 55(1), 52-62.

David Wright, Daniel B. Shank, Sumina Nasrin, and Mariter White. (2022) Discontinuance and Restricted Acceptance to Reduce Worry after Unwanted Incidents with Smart Home Technology. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction.

David Wright, Daniel Shank, and T. Yarbrough. (2022). Outcomes of training in smart home technology adoption: a living laboratory study. Communication Design Quarterly Review, 9(3), 14-26.

Ryan Cheek and  A. Edenfield. (2022). Qubit ethics: A trans*material trans-corporeal ethics of care for researching with more vulnerable online communities. enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture.

Edward A. Malone and Elizabeth Roberson. (2021). The mandative subjunctive in technical writing, or the gap between subconscious and conscious grammatical knowledge. Technical Communication, 68(2), 59-84.

Shank, D. B., Wright, D., Lulham, R., & Thurgood, C. (2020). Knowledge, perceived benefits, adoption, and use of smart home products. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 37(10), 922-937.

David Wright and Daniel B. Shank. (2020). Smart home technology diffusion in a living laboratory. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 50(1), 5690.

Kathryn Dolan. (2020). Cattle and sovereignty in the work of Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins. American Indian Quarterly, 44(1), 86114.

David Wright. (2019). Sounding off: Toward a rhetoric of sound in technical communication. Technical Communication, 66(3), 363374.

Carleigh Davis. (2019). Memetic variation in The Whole30: Understanding content consistency in a transmediated nutritional program. Technical Communication, 66(3), 272283.

Edward A. Malone. (2019). "Don't be a Dilbert": Transmedia storytelling as technical communication during and after World War II. Technical Communication, 66(3), 209229.

Carleigh Davis. (2019). Feminist rhetorical practices in digital spaces. Computers and Composition, 52, 132-141. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S8755461517301020.

Eric Bryan. (2019). Prospective memory of death in Old Norse and Icelandic sources. Neophilologus, 103(4), 543560.

Sarah Hercula, Daniel B. Shank, and Brent Curdy. (2018). The effect of noun phrase grammar on the affective meaning of social identity concepts. Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science, 5(1-2), 4877.

Eric Bryan. (2018). Back the way we came! The place of Old Norse in the history of the English Language. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, 28(1), 5573.

Edward A. Malone and David Wright. (2018). "To promote that demand": Toward a history of the marketing white paper as a genre.  Journal of Technical and Business Communication, 32(1), 337.

Kristine Swenson. (2017). Hothouse Victorians: Art and agency in Freshwater. Open Cultural Studies, 1(1), 183193.

Jossalyn Larson and Daniel Reardon. (2017). Reimagining the stacks: Classroom technology and library collaboration for writing in the disciplines. Journal of Student Success in Writing, 1(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/jssw/vol1/iss1/1

Eric Bryan (2017). The moon glides, death rides: Pejoration and aborted otherworldly journeys in ‘The Dead Bridegroom Carries off his Bride’ (ATU 365). Intégrité, 16(1), 1330.

Daniel Reardon, David Wright, and Edward A. Malone. (2017). Quest for the Happy Ending to Mass Effect 3: The challenges of co-creation with consumers in a post-Certeauian age. Technical Communication Quarterly. 26(1), 4258.

Anne Cotterill. (2017). A single life of words and works. Huntington Library Quarterly, 80(4), 683687.

Daniel Reardon. (2016). Blended and asynchronous course effectiveness in first-year composition: A case study. Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University, 7. Retrieved from http://scholars.fhsu.edu/ts/vol7/iss1/3

Kathryn Dolan. (2015). Her daily bread: Food and labor in Louisa May Alcott. American Literary Realism, 48(1): 4057.

Daniel Reardon & Alexander Wulff. (2015). Assessment as living documents of program identity and institutional goals: A profile of Missouri University of Science and Technology's Composition Program. Composition Forum, 32. Retrieved from http://compositionforum.com/issue/32/missouri-university-science-technology.php

Edward Malone. (2015). Eleanor McElwee and the formation of IEEE PCS.  Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 45(3): 104133.

Kristine Swenson. (2013). Scholarship in Victorian women and medicine: An overview. Literature Compass, 10(5): 461472.

David Wright. (2013).  Communication and cultural change in university technology transfer. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication,  43(1), 79101.

Kristine Swenson. (2013). Mindblindness: Metaphor and Nnuroaesthetics in the works of Silas Weir Mitchell and Simon Baron-Cohen. Progress in Brain Research, 205: 295318.

Eric Bryan. (2013). Indirect aggression: A pragmatic analysis of the quarrel of the queens in Völsungasaga, Þiðreks Saga, and Das Nibelungenlied. Neophilologus, 97(2): 349365.

Kathryn Dolan. (2013). "A safe drink for all constitutions": Beecher’s waters of reform. Women's Studies, 42(8): 936955.

David Wright. (2012). Redesigning informed consent tools for specific research. Technical Communication Quarterly, 21(2): 145167.

Kathryn Northcut. (2012). NSF ADVANCE Grants and Technical Communication. Programmatic Perspectives, 4(1), 88106.

Kathryn Dolan, et al. (2012). Crisis in the Gulf of Mexico: Discourse, policy, and governance in postcatastrophe environments.  Journal of Applied Social Science, 6(2), 133148.

Kathryn Dolan. (2012). A “Mighty World-Force”: Wheat as natural corrective in Norris. Isle: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 19(2), 295316.

Edward Malone. (2011). The first wave (1953-­1961) of the professionalization movement in technical communication. Technical Communication, 58(4): 284306.

Kathleen Drowne. (2011). 'Theah's Life Anywheres Theah's Booze and Jazz': Home to Harlem and Gingertown in the context of National Prohibition. Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, 34(3), 928942.

Kathryn Northcut. (2011). Insights from illustrators: The rhetorical invention of paleontology representations. Technical Communication Quarterly, 20(3): 303326.

Edward Malone (2010). Chrysler's "Most Beautiful Engineer": Lucille J. Pieti in the Pillory of Fame. Technical Communication Quarterly, 19(2): 144183.

Anne Cotterrill. (2010). Fit words at the “Pitts Brink”: The achievement of Elizabeth Isham. Huntington Library Quarterly, 73(2): 225248.

Kathryn Northcut & Eva Brumberger. (2010). Resisting the lure of technology-driven design: Pedagogical approaches to visual communication. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 40(4): 459471.

Kathryn Dolan. (2010). Thoreau's "Grossest Groceries": Dietary reform in Walden and Wild Fruits. ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, 56(2): 162191.

Matthew Goldberg. (2020). Checkpoint [short story]. Three Point Press. https://www.thirdpointpress.com/2020/08/checkpoint/

Kelly Tate. (2020). Three knocks [short story]. Eastern Iowa Review, issue 11. http://www.portyonderpress.com/kelly-tate---three-knocks.html

Matthew Goldberg. (2018). Perfect practice makes perfect. StoryQuarterly, volume 51. https://storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu/mathew-goldberg-perfect-practice-makes-perfect/

Kelly Tate. (2014). Tiny tiles [short story]. Cave Region Review.

Trent Brown, Roadhouse Justice: Hattie Lee Barnes and the Killing of a White Man in 1950s Mississippi (2022)

Kathyrn Dolan, Cattle Country: Livestock in the Cultural Imagination (2021)

Daniel Reardon and David Wright, The Digital Role-Playing Game and Technical Communication: A History of Bethesda, BioWare, and CD Projekt Red (2021)

Eric S. Bryan, Discourse in Old Norse Literature (2021)

Eric S. Bryan, Icelandic Folklore and the Cultural Memory of Religious Change (2021).

Sarah E. Hercula, Fostering Linguistic Equality: The SISE Approach to the Introductory Linguistics Course (2020)

Eric S. Bryan and Alexander V. Ames, eds., Literary Speech Acts of the Medieval North: Essays Inspired by the Works of Thomas A. Shipley (2020).

Trent Brown, Murder in McComb: The Tina Andrews Case (2020).

Edward A. Malone, Donald H. Cunningham, and Joyce M. Rothschild, Technical Editing: An Introduction to Editing in the Workplace (2020).

Anita G. Welch, Jocelyn Bolin, and Daniel Reardon, eds., Mid-Career Faculty: Trends, Barriers, and Possibilities (2019).

Kathryn M. Northcut and Han Yu, eds., Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories, and Pedagogies (2017)

Trent Brown, ed., Sex and Sexuality in the Modern Southern Culture (2017)

David Wright, ed., Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety (2015)

Jack Morgan, ed., The Martyrdom of Maev and Other Irish Stories (2015)

Jack Morgan, Joyce's City: History, Politics, and Life in Dubliners (2015)

Kathryn Dolan, Beyond the Fruited Plain: Food and Agriculture in U.S. Literature, 1850-1905 (2014)

Trent Watts (Trent Brown) & Ed King, Ed King's Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer (2014)

Kathleen Drowne, Understanding Richard Russo (2014)

Kathryn Northcut & Eva Brumberger, eds., Designing Texts: Teaching Visual Communication (2013)

Jack Morgan, New World Irish: Notes on One Hundred Years of Lives and Letters in American Culture (2011)

Trent Watts (Trent Brown), One Homogeneous People: Narratives of White Southern Identity, 1890-1920 (2010)

Trent Watts (Trent Brown), ed., White Masculinity in the Recent South (2008)

Kathleen Drowne, Spirits of Defiance: National Prohibition and Jazz Age Literature, 1920-1933 (2005)

Kristine Swenson, Medical Women and Victorian Fiction (2005)

Anne Cotterill, Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature (2004)

Kathleen Drowne, The 1920s (American Popular Culture Through History) (2004)

Edward Malone, ed., British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660, Second Series (2003)

Kathryn Northcut. (2022). Chemistry publication ethics in China and the United States: Transdisciplinary teaming in a time of change. In Nancy Small and Bernadette Longo (Eds.), Transnational Research in Technical Communication. New York: Routledge.

Karen Head. (2022). Two experiments in technologically mediated education: 2012 and 2020. In Magnus Gustafsson and Andreas Eriksson (Eds.), Negotiating the intersections of writing and writing instruction (pp. 41-62). Boulder: University Press of Colorado & the WAC Clearinghouse.

Kathryn Dolan. (2022). Agriculture in U.S. literature. In R. Douglas Hurt (Ed.), A Companion to American Agriculutral History. New York: Wiley Press.

Ryan Cheek. (2022). Don’t Forget to Breathe: Advice for Coping with Graduate Teaching Anxiety. In S. Clem (Ed.), Exploring how we teach: Lived experience, lessons, and research for graduate students by graduate students. Logan, UT: Utah State University.

Carleigh Davis and Michelle Eble. (2020). Inclusive audience analysis and creating manageable content. In T. Bridgeford (Ed.), Teaching Content Management in Technical and Professional Communication (pp. 141-157). New York: Routledge.

Kristine Swenson. (2020). Phrenology as neurodiversity: The Fowlers and modern brain disorder. In Progress and pathology: Medicine and culture in the Nineteenth Century. Manchester, U.K: Manchester University Press.

Kathryn Dolan. (2019). Eating moose: Thoreau, regional cuisine, and national identity. In J. Kucich (Ed.),  Rediscovering the Maine Woods (pp. 123-138). University of Massachusetts Press.

Anne Cotterill. (2018). "Armed winter, and inverted day": The politics of cold in Dryden and Purcell's King Arthur. In C. D'Addario & M. C. Augustine (Eds.), Texts and readers in the age of Marvell (pp. 149-166). Machester, England: University of Machester Press.

Edward A. Malone & Shristy Bashyal. (2017). The three pillars of sustainability as a special topic of invention in the marketing communication of plastic-packaging companies. In D. Ross (Ed.), Topic-driven environmental rhetoric (pp. 234-258). New York: Routledge.

Carleigh Davis  & Erin A. Frost. (2017) A rhetorical approach to scientific communication pedagogy in face-to-face and digital contexts. In H. Yu & K. M. Northcut (Eds.), Scientific communication: Practices, theories, pedagogies (pp. 239-257). New York, NY: Routledge.

Kathryn M. Northcut. (2017). Suck it up, buttercup! Or, why cu*ts leave STEM,” in K. Cole and H. Hassel (Eds.), Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership (pp. 98-105). New York: Routledge, 2017. 

Daniel Reardon. (2016). The Myers-Goodboy/DOK Approach to Positive Disposition Through Feedback Training in Preservice Teacher Education. In A. Welch & S. Areepattamannil (Eds.), Disposition in teacher education: A global perspective (pp. 57-75). Rotterdam: Sense Publications.

Kathyrn Dolan. (2015). Communicating food through muckraking: Ethics, food engineering, and culinary realism. In David Wright (Ed.), Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food, Drug, and Water (pp. 171-187). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-IEEE Press.

Edward Malone & Havva Tezcan-Malone. (2015). Children communicating food safety / Teaching technical communication to children: Opportunities gleaned from the FIRST Lego League 2011 Food Factor Challenge. In David Wright (Ed.), Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food, Drug, and Water (pp. 63-88). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-IEEE Press.

Kathleen Drowne. (2013). Postwar flappers. In Bryant Mangum (ed.), F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context (pp. 245-253).  Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP.

Trent Watts (Trent Brown). (2012). What makes a "Newcomb Girl"?: Student ideals in the progressive era. In Susan Tucker and Beth Willinger, eds., Newcomb College, 1886-2006: Higher Education of Women in New Orleans (pp. 80-96). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Anne Cotterill. (2010). “Manly strength with modern softness”: Dryden and the mentoring of women writers. In Anthony W. Lee (ed.), Mentoring in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (pp. 25-50). Farnham, England: Ashgate.