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Education

Ph.D. Speech Communication / UGA, 2008
Dissertation: From Berber Carpeting to Blueberry Cocktails: Rhetorics of Style and Design
Directed: Kevin M. DeLuca
Committee: Celeste Condit, Christine Harold, Edward Panetta, Elizabeth Preston

M.A. Communication Arts and Sciences / Penn State, 2004

B.A. Communication and Culture / University of Calgary, Canada, 2001

Book Manuscript

Melanie Joy McNaughton. From Techné to Tulips: Designing, Dwelling, and Martha Stewart. Prospectus and sample chapters under review.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Being a Feminist and Ironing One’s Sheets: Domesticity, Feminism and Martha Stewart.” Ohio Speech Communication Journal. 51 (2013): 237-256.

Reimagining What Images Can Achieve; Cases and Commentaries: Detroit’s Ruin Porn.” Journal of Mass Media Ethics 28.2 (2013): 140-142.

Insurrectionary Womanliness: Gender and the (Boxing) Ring.” The Qualitative Report 17 (2012): 1-13.

Martha Stewart’s Graphic Design for Living.” Bridgewater Review 29.2 (2010): 19-23.

“Marketing: Competitive Communication.” Dao of Communication: Reflections on a New Approach. Ed. Nancy Van Leuven and Anthony B. Chan. Toronto, ON, Canada: Ginger Post Imprints, 2009. 147-166.

“Guerrilla Communication, Visual Consumption, and Consumer Public Relations.” Public Relations Review 34.3 (2008): 303-305.

“Hard Cases: Prison Tattooing as Visual Argumentation.” 10th anniversary issue on visual argumentation. Argumentation and Advocacy 3.3-4 (2007): 133-143.

“Of Art and Drudgery: Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping as Techné.” Under review at Home Cultures.

Selected Competitive Papers & Presentations

“Domination, disaster, and doctrine: Pornography and the public conscience.” Presented to the Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, 2014.

“Visual Rhetoric and the Boston Marathon Bombing.” Presented to the National Communication Association, Washington, DC, 2013.

“The Hermeneutic Sublime: Fisting, Famine, and Frames.” Presented at the International Communication Association, London, 2013.

“Designing and Living: Cultures of Home and Martha Stewart Living.” Presented to the National Communication Association, New Orleans, 2011. Top paper, Visual Communication Division.

“Squatting in Style: Dwelling, Design, & Graffiti.” Presented to the Rhetoric in Society Conference, Belgium, 2010.

“Insurrectionary Womanliness.” Presented to the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, 2010.

“Of Art and Drudgery: Making Sense of Martha Stewart’s Domestic Vision.” Presented to the National Communication Association, Chicago, 2009.

“Paris is Burning and the Power and Problems of Performativity.” Presented to the National Communication Association, San Antonio, 2006. New Voices in Critical Cultural Studies, Critical Cultural Studies Division.

“What Men are Most Afraid of: Homoeroticism, Masculinity, and Mission: Impossible II.” Presented to the National Communication Association, San Antonio, 2006.

“Hard Cases: Prison Tattooing as Visual Argumentation.” Presented to the National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Conference, Purdue, 2006.

“Mapping the Landscape: A Postmodern Rhetorical Framework for Public Relations.” Presented to the National Communication Association, Boston, 2005.

“Prison Tattooing as Visual Argumentation.” Presented to the National Communication Association, Boston, 2005. Top Student Paper, Visual Communication Division.

“Body Unbound: Sexual Assault and Recovery as Productive Knowledge.” Presented to the Rhetorical Society of America, Austin, 2004.

“From Red Menace to Rave Menace: A Burkean Deconstruction of the Rhetorical Strategies Of Anti-Communist and Anti-Rave Discourse.” Presented to the Eastern Communication Association, Washington, 2003. Top Three Paper, Kenneth Burke Division.

“The Body as a Site of Discourse: The Use of Rape as Hate Speech in the Break-up of the Former Yugoslavia.” Presented to the Rhetorical Society of America, Las Vegas, 2002.

Teaching Experience @ Bridgewater State University: 2008-present

Communication Studies Seminar (COMM 495)
Popular Culture and Communication (COMM 463)
Critical Perspectives in Mass Communication (COMM 426)
Visual Culture and Communication (COMM 342)
Second Year Seminar: Visual Communication in Popular Culture (COMM 299)
Introduction to Public Relations (COMM 226)
Research Methods (COMM 224)
Communication Studies Theory (COMM 222)
Introduction to Public Speaking (COMM 102)

Awards & Honors

Top Paper, Visual Communication Division. National Communication Association, 2011.
Excellence in Academic Achievement, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, BSU.
Center for the Advancement of Scholarship Small Grant ($1,125), 2014, BSU.
Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Online Course Development Grant ($2,000), 2010, BSU.
Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Summer Grant ($3,100), 2009, BSU.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia, 2008. Awarded to top 10% of Teaching Assistants.
New Voices in Critical Cultural Studies. National Communication Association, 2006.
National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Conference, 2006.
Top Student Paper, Visual Communication Division. National Communication Association, 2005.
Top Three Paper, Kenneth Burke Division. Eastern Communication Association, 2003.

 

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