Department of English

MAPC Faculty

Haynes, Cynthia Ann

Haynes, Cynthia Ann

Position
Associate Professor, professional communication and rhetoric

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

Research Interests
Cynthia Haynes is Director of First-Year Composition and Associate Professor of English. Her research interests are rhetoric, composition, multimodal pedagogy, virtual worlds, critical theory, computer games studies, serious design, and the rhetoric of war and terrorism. Her projects range from teaching rhetoric in virtual learning environments (MOOs, MMRPG's), and with Jan Rune Holmevik (also now here at Clemson) she co-chairs the RCID PhD program Serious Games Colloquium. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Beta Rhetoric: Writing, Technology, and Deconstruction.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Terror. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2011. Forthcoming.

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

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“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]

“Facing the Faraway Nearby” forthcoming in JAC 28.3-4 (2009).

“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)

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

“Casuistic Code” forthcoming in From A to <A>: Keywords in HTML and Writing. Eds. Jeff Rice and Bradley Dilger. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

“Post-Conflict Pedagogy: Writing in the Stream of Hearing” forthcoming in Beyond Post-Process Pedagogy. ed. Sid Dobrin. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2011. 

“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). 

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.