Department of English

Jeremy Tirrell

Associate ProfessorJeremy Tirrell
Morton Hall 161


Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
B.A., University of Oklahoma

Academic Interests

Dr. Tirrell's primary research area is the intersection of technology, rhetoric, and writing. His other academic interests include professional writing, new media, complexity theory, posthumanism, new materialism, data visualization, and video game studies.

Courses Taught

ENG 204: Introduction to Professional Writing
ENG 290: Themes in Literature
ENG 303: Reading and Writing Arguments
ENG 313: Writing About Science, Medicine, and the Environment
ENG 314: Digital Composing
ENG 316: Analyzing Style
ENG 318: Writing and Activism
ENG 319: Document Design
ENG 388: Rhetorical Theory before 1900
ENG 389: Rhetorical Theory since 1900
ENG 393: Writing in the Scientific Disciplines
ENG 417: Research Methods in Professional Writing
ENG 496: Senior Seminar
ENG 503: Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition
ENG 552: Histories, Cultures, and Theories of Rhetoric
ENG 553: Studies in Rhetoric and Literacy
ENG 579: Environmental Writing
ENG 598: Internship in Applied English Studies

Recent Publications

  • “A Body of Texts: Memento and Mētis.” Screen Bodies 6.1 (2021): 62–77. Print.
  • with Nathaniel Rivers. “Tracing the Human in Amazon Mechanical Turk through Rhetorical Text Mining.” Enculturation: Intermezzo (2020): n. pag. Web.
  • with Anirban Ray and Colleen Reilly. “Crossing Boundaries and Redefining Roles: Humanists as Academic Entrepreneurs." American Journal of Entrepreneurship 9.2 (2016): 40-61. Print.
  • with Anirban Ray and Colleen Reilly. "A Study of a Federally Funded Project between Higher-Ed Institutions in the U.S. and Pakistan: An Intercultural Academic Project Management." The International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development 7.2 (2015): 27-44. Print.
  • "Latourian Memoria." Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition. Eds. Paul Lynch and Nathaniel Rivers. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. 165-81. Print.
  • with Ryan Weber. "Meeting Community Needs through Service-Learning in the Online Classroom." Adding to the Conversation on Service-Learning in Composition: Taking a Closer Look. Ed. Susan Garza. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2013. 145-61. Print.
  • "The Bloodsucking Brady Bunch: The Lost Boys and the Single-Parent Family." Supernatural Studies 1.1 (2013): 7-16. Print.
  • "A Geographical History of Online Rhetoric and Composition Journals." Kairos 16.3 (2012): n. pag. Web.
  • with Nathaniel Rivers. "Productive Strife: Andy Clark's Cognitive Science and Rhetorical Agonism." Janus Head 12.1 (2011): 39-59. Print.
  • "Bleeding Through, or We Are Living in a Digital World and I Am an Analog Girl." The Scary Screen. Ed. Kristen Lacefield. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2010. 141-58. Print.