Conferences/Talks

Invited Talks

  • Oregon State University’s Provost’s Authors’ and Editors’ Lecture. Center for the Humanities. April 17, 2018.
  • “Elusive Elegance in Data Displays” Beautiful Science, Useful Art: Three Perspectives on Data Visualization. Oregon State University Libraries and Press, May 3, 2017.
  • “Persuasive Mobility and The Logos of Logistics” 2017 Winifred Bryan Horner Memorial Lecture and workshop. Texas Christian University, February 2, 2017. http://wbhrsa.weebly.com/blog/inaugural-wbh-memorial-lecture-seminar-ehren-pflugfelder
  • “Mobility Beyond the Automobile: Understanding Transportation as Persuasion.” Oregon State University Center for the Humanities Lecture. April 13, 2015
  • “Researching and Writing the Publishable Essay.” Creighton University, September 25, 2013

Conferences Planned

  • Program Co-Chair: 2019 Special Interest Group for Design of Communication(SIGDOC). Portland, OR: 2018-2019. https://sigdoc.acm.org/conference/2019/
  • Program Co-Chair: Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference. Corvallis, OR: May, 2018.
  • Program Chair: English Undergraduate Conference. Corvallis, OR: May, 2017.
  • Planning Committee: Computers & Writing Conference (C&W). West Lafayette, IN: May, 2010

Conference Presentations

  • “Terra Matter: A Multi-Disciplinary Endeavor of the Humanities and Sciences to Raise Awareness of Specimen Based Research and Teaching at Oregon State University.” Joint Annual Meeting: Entomological Society of America, EntomologicalSociety of Canada & Entomological Society British Columbia. Vancouver, BC: November, 2018.([presentation delivered by Christopher Marshall, but included Evan Baden, Peter Konstantinidis, Melanie Link-Perez, and Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder as co-authors)
  • “Natural Collaborations: Natural History Collections and Interdisciplinary Learning Opportunities” Botany 2018. Rochester, MN: July, 2018. (presentation delivered by Melanie Link-Perez, but included Christopher Marshall, Peter Konstantinidis, Evan Baden, and Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder as co-authors)
  • “Future Earth Resilience: Geoengineering Deliberations and the Role of CO2.” Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM) Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Preconference. Minneapolis, MN: May, 2018.
  • “Toward a Rhetoric for the “Geologic Now.”” Rhetoric Society of America Conference (RSA).  Minneapolis, MN: May, 2018.
  • “Buying Time to Save the World: The Rhetorics of Geoengineering.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference (RSA). Minneapolis, MN: May, 2018.
  • “Strava or it Didn’t Happen: The Kinetic Agency of Rhetorical Performance.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Kansas City, MO:
    March, 2018.
  • “Mapping the Actors: Certificate Building as Network-Building.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). Portland, OR: March, 2017.
  • “No-So-Still Life with Rhetoric: Hashtags and Risk Literacy.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Portland, OR: March, 2017.
  • “(Re)Mapping the Actors: Network-Building for Certificate Programs.” Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication(CPTSC), Savannah, GA: October, 2016. (Conference cancelled because of Hurricane Matthew)
  • “Technical Writing in the Wild: redditing and Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Houston, TX: April, 2016.
  • “The Kinetic Energy of Agency: Understanding Rhetoric through Kinesis.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference(WSRLC), Tempe, AZ: October, 2015.
  • ““Explain Like I’m Five”: reddit as a site of Technical Communication.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). Tampa, FL: March, 2015.
  • “Old Ghosts and New Curricula: Building Actor-Networks in Certificate Design.” Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication(CPTSC), Colorado Springs, CO: September, 2014.
  • “Cell Phone Literacies and Methods for Exploring Thing-Power.” Computers & Writing Conference (C&W). Pullman, WA: June, 2014.
  • “The How, Why, and Hylefor an Object-Oriented Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference (RSA). San Antonio, TX: May, 2014.
  • “Our Phones, Ourselves: Questioning our Mobile Writing Lives.” Conference on College Composition and Communication(CCCC). Indianapolis, IN: March, 2014. Chair and Presenter.
  • “Facilitating Information Management between Engineering Classes and Student Organizations.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association(RMMLA). Vancouver, WA: October, 2013.
  • “The Discourse of Distracted Composing as Distracted Driving.” Conference on College Composition and Communication(CCCC). Las Vegas, NV: March, 2013.
  • “The Human-Vehicular Environment as Productive, Rhetorical Space.” Technology, Knowledge and Society Conference. Vancouver, BC: January, 2013.
  • “Video Minimal Manuals in Business Communication Courses.” Association for Business Communication (ABC) Conference. Honolulu, HI: October, 2012.
  • “The Logics of Logistics: Delivery without UPS.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). St. Louis, MO: March, 2012.
  • “Technically Mobile: The Confluence of Technical Writing and Mobility Studies” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). St. Louis, MO: March, 2012.
  • “Developing an Interactive Writing Site for Students Transitioning to College Work.” National Council of Teachers of English Conference (NCTE). Chicago, IL: November, 2011.
  • “Sustaining Knowledge Work in Student Engineering Clubs.” International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). Cincinnati, OH: October, 2011.
  • “Back (Again) to the Rough Ground: Rhetoric, Technical Communication, and Mobility Studies.” Lancaster Sociology Summer Conference. Lancaster, UK: July, 2011.
  • Kinesis, Techne, and the ‘Mobilities Turn’ in Rhetoric.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Atlanta, GA: April, 2011. Chair and Presenter.
  • “Visualizing our Introductions to Professional Writing: Student Infographics.” Professional Writing at Purdue Showcase. West Lafayette, IN: April, 2011.
  • HauteCuisine, Celebrity Chefs, and Post-Techne.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference (RSA). Minneapolis, MN: May, 2010. Chair and Presenter.
  • “Designing and Using Minimalist Manuals in Technical Communication and FYC.” Computers & Writing Conference (C&W). West Lafayette, IN: May, 2010.
  • “Translucency, Coursepacks, and the Spiral-Bound University.” Theory and Cultural Studies Colloquium. West Lafayette, IN: April, 2010.
  • “Composing, Designing, and Using: Student-Centered, Object-Oriented Rhetoric” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Louisville, KY: March, 2010.
  • “AWOL FAQs: Teaching through Minimalist User Manuals and Missing Documentation” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). Louisville, KY: March, 2010.
  • “(Re)Envisioning ‘First-Year Composition’ as ‘Introduction to Web Rhetorics’” Future of English Studies Conference. Springfield, IL: October, 2009.
  • “Of Actors and Assembly Lines: Working Class Studies and Technical Communication.” Working-Class Studies Association Conference (WCSA). Pittsburgh, PA: June, 2009.
  • “Plagiarism Prevention: Web Resources and Syllabus Approaches.” Introductory Composition at Purdue Showcase. West Lafayette, IN; April, 2009.
  • “Coursepacks under Attack (Again): Copyright, IP, and McGuffey’s Readers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). San Francisco, CA: March, 2009.
  • “Well-Beyond ‘Gotcha!’: Strategic and Theoretical Plagiarism Interventions.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, KY: October, 2008.
  • “The Art of Appropriate Silence: Online Lurking as Naturalistic Inquiry.” International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI). Urbana-Champaign, IL: May, 2008.
  • “Plagiarism Pedagogies: A Theoretical and Infrastructural Intervention.” Introductory Composition at Purdue Showcase. West Lafayette, IN; May, 2008.
  • “Divine Excess: General Economy and The Enormous Room. Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture Conference. Louisville, KY: February, 2007.
  • “Always Already in Crisis: Masculinities and Technology in the Silent Film Era.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference (MMLA). Milwaukee, WI: November, 2005.
  • “Communicating From the Bottom Up: Authorship and Copyright in Zine Publications.” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference (MAPCA/ACA). Buffalo, NY: November, 2004.
  • “Where Do We Go From Here?: The Postmodern Condition and the American Novel.” Pennsylvania English Undergraduate Conference. Slippery Rock, PA: April, 2002.
  • Kiss Me Deadly, Kiss Yourself Goodbye: Apocalyptic Existentialism in Film Noir.” Pennsylvania College English Association Conference (PCEA). Philadelphia, PA: March, 2002.     
  • Annie Johnand Jamaica Kincaid’s Revisio(revolutio)nary Ratios.” Sigma Tau Delta Conference. Boise, ID: March, 2002.
  • “Reading Patterns of Rural High School Students.” National Council of Teachers of English Conference (NCTE). Baltimore, MD: November, 2001.
  • “The Multicultural Mystery Novel: Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killerand the Politics of Violence.” Sigma Tau Delta Conference. Corpus Christi, TX: March, 2001.
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