Giving a talk on data visualization in 2017


  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. Communicating Technology and Mobility: A Material Rhetoric for Transportation. Series: Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture (2016).


  1. Hocutt, Daniel L. Communication Design Quarterly, 4. No. 4 (2016): 86-92. DOI: 1145/3071088.3071096
  2. Roundtree, Aimee Kendall. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 60. No. 1 (2017): 112-114. DOI: 1109/TPC.2016.2635692

Articles & Chapters

Accepted and Forthcoming

  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Persuasive Relations: Autonomous Vehicles and Gender.” Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies 8, no. 1 (2018).
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Failure Matters: Conflicting Techne in a High-Tech Case.” Forthcoming for the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. [manuscript available pre-publication]
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “The Role of Metis in Revising Automotive Recall Letters.” Forthcoming for Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication, eds. Kristen R. Moore and Daniel Richards. Routledge.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Rhetorical Methodologies for Experience Architecture: Design Studies and Techne.” Forthcoming for Rhetoric and Experience Architecture, eds. Liza Potts and Michael J. Salvo. Parlor Press.


  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Explain Like I’m Five: Technical Descriptions in the Wild.” Technical Communication Quarterly 26, no. 1 (2017): 25-41. DOI: 10.1080/10572252.2016.1257741
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Rhetoric’s New Materialism: from Micro-Rhetoric to Microbrews.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 45, no. 5 (2015): 441-461. DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2015.1082616 Article selected for: Rhetoric & Change: A Free Access Article Collection in Collaboration with the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Is No one at the Wheel?: Nonhuman Agency and Agentive Movement” In Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition, edited by Paul Lynch and Nathaniel Rivers, 176-200. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Cell Phones, Networks, and Power: Documenting Cell Phone Literacies.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 19, no. 2 (2015).
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. ““Running with the Big Dogs”: The Rhetoric of Fan Identity in a Postmodern NASCAR.” In Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR, eds. Mark D. Howell and John D. Miller. 87-102. Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Big Data, Big Questions.” Communication Design Quarterly 1, no. 4 (2013): 18-22. DOI: 10.1145/2524248.2524253
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “The Minimalist Approach to Online Instructional Videos.” Technical Communication 60, no. 2 (2013): 131-146.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Translucency, Coursepacks, and the Post-Historical University: An Investigation into Pedagogical Things.” College English 74, no. 3 (2012): 247-267.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Sustaining Knowledge Work in Student Engineering Clubs.” Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference, IEEE International Cincinnati, OH (October, 2011): 1-7. DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2011.6087199
  • Moore, Kristen, and Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder. “On Being Bored and Lost (in Virtuality).” Learning, Media and Technology 35, no. 2 (2010): 249-253.
  • Salvo, Michael J., Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder, and Joshua Prenosil. “The Children of Aramis.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 40, no. 3 (2010): 245-263.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut.Something Less than a Driver: Toward an Understanding of Gendered Bodies in Motorsport.” Journal of Sport & Social Issues 33, no. 4 (2009): 411-426.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Finding Context: Teaching about Class through Local History.” Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures 11, no. 3 (2008): 15-17.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Divine Excess: The Logic of General Economics in The Enormous Room.” In Words into Pictures: E. E. Cummings’ Art Across Borders, eds. Jiri Flajsar and Zeno Vernyik. 90-107. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. “Teaching to a Different Crowd.” Working-Class Notes 2, no. 1 (2007): 3-4.

Book Reviews

  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. Review of Composition and Copyright: Perspectives on Teaching, Text-Making and Fair Use, ed. Steve Westbrook. Computers & Composition 27, no. 3 (2010): 235-237.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. Review of The Internet Imaginaire, by Patrice Flichy. The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 40, no. 1 (2010): 102-106.
  • Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut. Review Essay of Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age, eds.Caroline Eisner and Martha Vicinus, Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities, Contexts, Pedagogieseds. Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy E. Robillard, and Plagiarism: Alchemy and Remedy in Higher Education by Bill Marsh, Composition Forum 19 (2009): n.p.

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