Michael L. McGinnis

Graduate Student in Rhetoric and Composition


Michael L. McGinnis is a graduate student in rhetoric and composition at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI).  My research interests encompass a variety of fields within and beyond rhetoric and composition, including critical theory, digital theory, new media, histories of rhetoric and composition, rhetorics of popular culture, cultural studies, protest rhetoric, writing pedagogy, and digital culture.

Please visit my online curriculum vitae at VisualCV for more information.


Written by mlmcginnis

24 September, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Master of Arts

The completion of the requirements for my Master of Arts degree (focus in composition and rhetoric) has been officially recognized by Wayne State University.  My M.A. degree was issued and posted on 18 December, 2008.  My Master’s essay is titled “‘So You Say You Want a Revolution?’ or, Re-Opening Corbett’s Fist;” my readers were Professors Richard Marback and Jeff Pruchnic.  My thanks to Professors Marback and Pruchnic for their guidance and feedback throughout the M.A. process, and to Professor Jeff Rice for his comments on an earlier draft of the project.

Written by mlmcginnis

12 January, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Posted in Completion, M.A.

Computers & Writing 2009

My presentation, “ASCII to ASCII, DOS to DOS: Notes Toward a Digital Antiquity,” has been accepted to the 2009 Computers and Writing Conference, to be held at the University of California, Davis, 18-21 June 2009.

This presentation was submitted as part of the panel “Always On and Just in Time: Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Ubiquitious and Sustainable Computing.”  My co-panelists are Jeff Pruchnic and Kim Lacey (both of Wayne State) and Antonio Ceraso (DePaul).

Written by mlmcginnis

28 November, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

CCCC 2009

My presentation, “1969: Re-opening Corbett’s Fist: CCC and Social Change in the Sixties,” has been accepted to the 60th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, to be held 11-14 March 2009 in San Francisco, CA.

This presentation was submitted as part of the panel “Choragraphies of Composition: Revisiting Five Key Moments in the 60 Year History of CCCC.”  My co-panelists are Jeff Rice (U of Missouri), James Brown (U of Texas), Derek Mueller (Syracuse U), and David Grant (U of Northern Iowa).

Written by mlmcginnis

24 September, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Posted in Conferences