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Haynes, Cynthia Ann

Haynes, Cynthia Ann

Position
Professor, rhetoric and composition

Contact
Office: 806 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-3040
Email: texcyn@clemson.edu

Courses
RhetComp, Critical Theory, Games Studies, Terrorism & Conflict

Education
Ph.D. Humanities (concentration: Rhetoric & Composition), University of Texas, Arlington; M.A., B.A., University of Texas, Arlington

Short Bio
Cynthia Haynes is Director of First-Year Composition and Professor of English. Her research interests are rhetoric, composition, multimodal pedagogy, virtual worlds, critical theory, computer games studies, and the rhetoric of war and terrorism. She co-chairs the RCID PhD program Games/Cinema Colloquium. Her recent book, The Homesick Phone Book: Addressing Rhetoric in the Age of Perpetual Conflict (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016) won the 2017 Rhetoric Society of America annual book prize. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Unalienable Rites: The Architecture of Mass Rhetoric.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

The Homesick Phone Book: Addressing Rhetoric in the Age of Perpetual Conflict (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016)

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Paralogical Publics: EnCountering anOther Counterpublic” forthcoming in Carolina Rhetoric Conference Proceedings 2018.

“Thinking Across the Neck: Playing Slide with Fret/work Blues.” Currents in Electronic Literacy (2011) (http://currents.dwrl.utexas.edu/). 

“Post-Conflict Pedagogy: Writing in the Stream of Hearing” forthcoming in Beyond Post-Process Pedagogy. ed. Sid Dobrin. Utah State University Press (2010).

“Facing the Faraway Nearby.” JAC 28.3-4 (2008). [published in 2010]

“Casuistic Code” in From A to : Keywords in HTML and Writing. eds. Jeffrey Rice and Bradley Dilger. University of Minnesota Press (2010).

“Post-Conflict Pedagogy: Writing in the Stream of Hearing” forthcoming in Beyond Post-Process Pedagogy. ed. Sid Dobrin. Utah State University Press (2010).

“Torture and Absolution: The Shadow Twin Towers of Atro/City” Fast Capitalism 4.1. 2008 (http://www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/4_1/haynes.html).

“In Visible Texts: Memory, MOOs, and Momentum” in The Locations of Composition. SUNY Press, 2007. 55-70.

“Learning by Heart: Memory, MOOs, and Morphology,” Changing Language Education through CALL. London: Routledge, 2006. 197-228.

“Armageddon Army: Playing God, God Mode Mods, and the Rhetorical Task of Ludology” in Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media 1.1 (January 2006). 89-96.

“Writing Offshore: The Disappearing Coastline of Composition Theory” JAC. 23.4 (Winter 2003).

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Accepted or Submitted)

“Sacred Passages, Rhetorical Passwords: Why Holy Wars are Unholy” forthcoming in Responding to the Sacred: An Inquiry into the Limits of Rhetoric (eds. Michael Bernard-Donals and Kyle Jensen; Penn State University Press, 2019)

“Of De/Composition and Unseemly Wood.” forthcoming in Inside Multimodal Composition, ed. Andrew Morrison. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2011.

“Rhetorical Avatars: A One-Act Play on Playjectivity” forthcoming in Pre/Text 21.1-4 (2011). 

“Taken for Granted, Forgiven the Hook: A Response to Luanne Frank’s En-granted ‘Look’” forthcoming in JAC (2011). 

Edited Journals

Guest Edited journal – Special issue of Pre/Text on Geoffrey Sirc (2019)

Co-editor – High Wired Redux special issue of CyberText Yearbook Database (with Jan Holmevik), August 2013 (published by University of Jyväskylä, Finland).

Conference Presentations (Delivered)

“Thinking Across the Neck: Playing Slide with Fret/work Blues” CCCC (Louisville, March 2010).

Conference Proposals (Accepted or Submitted)

“Playjective Learning” Invited talk at TILTS Symposium. UT Austin (March 2011).

Haynes, Cynthia. "Accidental Metaphysics: What Animals Don’t Think About" CCCC (Atlanta, April 2011).

Grants

“Moving Chemistry, Calculus, and Writing from Gatekeepers to Gateways or Creating Gateways to Success with Science, Math, and English.” Co-PI in Grant Proposal to “Next Generation Learning Challenges” (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Submitted November 2010.  Under review.