Stanley Harrison

Associate Professor

English & Communication

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Liberal Arts 307

Education

1999University of Rhode IslandB.A. in English
1988University of KentuckyM.A. in English
1985SUNY CortlandPh.D in English

Teaching

  • Internet Communication and Culture
  • Posthuman Rhetorics
  • Teaching English: Classroom Methods
  • Composition Theory
  • Copywriting

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

The study and contemporary application of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory. Students will apply rhetorical theory in ongoing analyses of a wide range of communication media (written, spoken, visual) and in their own writing.

Explores copywriting theories, principles, and techniques. Students will learn to compose within a variety of copywriting genres, such as space advertising, brochures, sales letters, radio scripts, and interactive advertising.

Theory and practice of teaching secondary English in its three dominant areas of reading, writing, and rhetorical analysis of literary works. Special focus will be upon how students acquire language and theoretical skills within the complex milieu of classrooms and how teachers can enhance that learning by translating sound theory into a broad range of learning activities and classroom strategies. This course is required for certification in secondary English teaching in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Introduction to strategies, techniques, and technologies used by web developers and designers. Teaches how to establish site goals, articulate user needs, improve user experience, produce quality web content, and compose usable web writing. Students learn front-end, back-end, and social-web development and design principles, as well as current web production technologies.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Explores copywriting theories, principles, and techniques. Students will learn to compose within a variety of copywriting genres, such as space advertising, brochures, sales letters, radio scripts, and interactive advertising.
Register for this course.

Theory and practice of teaching secondary English in its three dominant areas of reading, writing, and rhetorical analysis of literary works. Special focus will be upon how students acquire language and theoretical skills within the complex milieu of classrooms and how teachers can enhance that learning by translating sound theory into a broad range of learning activities and classroom strategies. This course is required for certification in secondary English teaching in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Register for this course.

Research

Research Interests

  • Absolute social space
  • Allegory and allegoresis
  • Factory of the dead social
  • Factory of third nature
  • Internetworked production capitals

Select publications

  • Stan Harrison (2012).
    Combined Development, Not Digital Divide
    JAC, 32, 83-144.
  • Stanley Harrison (2008).
    Our Cyberbodies, Ourselves: Conceptual Grounds for Teaching Commodities to Write
    Plugged In: Technology, Rhetoric and Culture in a Posthuman Age, 41-57.
  • Stanley Harrison (2007).
    Unconscious Writing in the Factory of the Social: A Class Theory of Negative, Allegorical Rhetoric
    JAC, 27, 63-103.

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