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PEARCE DURST

Assistant Professor

Rhetoric and Composition

Department of English @ The University of Montevallo



 


 

about me

I am a dedicated rhetorician with a passion for digital literacy. I work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at the University of Montevallo. I teach introductory and advanced composition as well as courses specializing in contemporary rhetoric, literature, and film.

My training in English studies began in 2002 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature, I became fascinated with rhetorical theory and its application in digital culture. Since then, I have taught introductory composition, technical and professional writing, multimedia authoring, literature, and film courses. My passion for understanding the shift from literacy to electronic literacy continues to compel my research, writing, and teaching.

Recent & Upcoming Publications

Film in the Composition Classroom: Editing (Style), Invention, and Electracy

Breaking with the Code: Listening Rhetorically to Video Games

The Electrate Blues

Review of Rhetorics and Technologies: New Directions in Writing and Communication

Review of Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

Review of Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change