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Lynn C. Lewis

Associate Professor

Director of Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Address: 320B Morrill Hall
Phone: 405-744-6267
Message: 405-744-9474


Ph.D., University of Oklahoma


Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • Visual and Digital Rhetorics

  • Rhetoric Theory

  • Pedagogy and Writing in Traditional and Digital Environments

  • New Media Studies

Selected Publications
  • Strategic Discourse: The Politics of (New) Literacy Crises. Editor. Computers and Composition Digital Press an imprint of Utah State University Press, March 2015.

Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • “The Possibilities of Uncertainty: Digital Archives as Cunning Texts in First-year Writing Curriculum,” with Joshua Daniel-Wariya, Pedagogy special issue, Duke UP, 2019.

  • “Watching the Clock:  The Logics of Speed-sponsored Literacy Practices,” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics, 33.1-2 (2013).

Book Chapters
  • "Bodies, Visible" with Joshua Daniel-Wariya. Our Body of Work: Embodied Teaching and Administration in Writing Studies, Utah State UP, 2022.

  • “'Don’t ‘Tase Me Bro:' Emergent Participatory Economies across Web Spaces." Chapter in The Rhetoric of Participation: Interrogating Commonplaces in and beyond the Classroom, edited by Banaji, Blankenship, et al.., Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2019.

  • “The Participatory Meme Chronotope:  Fixity of Space/Rapture of Time,” in New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders, eds. Bronwyn Williams and Amy Zenger, Routledge, 2012.

  • "In the Weeds," with Joshua Daniel-Wariya. Forthcoming in Violence in the Work of Composition edited by Scott Gate and Kristi Fleckenstein, Utah State UP.

Current Projects
  • Pivotal Strategies: Claiming Writing Studies as Discipline. Editor. Manuscript currently under review at Utah State/Colorado State U Press.

  • States of Meme. Monograph currently under development.

  • "Signs of Dissent: Spectacle and the Hidden Transcript at the Oklahoma City Women's March of 2017." Under review.

  • "A Concord of Voices: Writing the Dissertation in Troubled Times." Collaborative essay on mentoring and dissertation construction with three former Ph.D. graduate students.

Selected Conference Presentations
  • “Spectacle and the Hidden Transcript at the Oklahoma City Women’s March of 2017,” RSA, May 2022, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • “Violence in the Work of Composition: The Promises and Perils of Redressing Harm,” accepted to CCCC, March 2021 in Chicago, IL. Invited panel member.

  • “Rhetoric in Dark Times” RSA Summer Seminar, summer 2021.

  • “Opening the Door: the Oklahoma City Women’s March of 2017,” accepted to RSA May 2020 in Portland, Oregon.

  • “Archives as Cunning Texts in First-Year Composition,” CCCC, with Joshua Daniel-Wariya, March 2019.

  • “The Wiles of Decorum,” Watson Conference, Fall, 2018. U of Louisville.

  • “The Devil in Decorum,” CCCC, March 2018. Panel Chair and organizer, The Limits of Civility: Towards Rhetorical Power in a Post-Truth Era.

  • “Decorum Bites,” Rhetoric Society of America, May 2018. Panel chair and organizer, “Firing Cicero: The Ideal Orator in an Uncivil Age.”

  • “Signs of Dissent: Responses to the 2017 Women’s Marches,” Feminisms and Rhetorics, October, 2017.

  • “Challenging Participatory Norms, Creating Change: Approaches and Applications for Re-Thinking Participation in and Beyond the Writing Classroom,” CCCC (College Conference on Composition and Communication), Portland, Oregon, March 2017.

  • “#Sticky Dissent,” Watson Conference, University of Louisville, October, 2016.

  • "Twitter Dissent as Emergent Participatory Economy," Computers and Writing Conference, St. John Fisher University, May 2016.

  • "Scarcity Crisis: Literacy and the Ownership of Time," Accepted for Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Conference, Atlanta, 2016

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