Stanley Harrison

Associate Professor

English & Communication





Liberal Arts 307


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


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





An introduction to the art of public speaking through the study of effective principles combined with practice in speaking before a group.

An examination of language's pivotal role in shaping a culture's values, beliefs, biases, and world view. By reading a broad range of essays, excerpts, and articles, students will learn how language shapes thought, molds perceptions, and determines how we think about and react to various people, groups, and cultures. Students will write a series of articles for lay audiences based on what they learn during the course.

Introduction to Internet communications and culture. The course focus will change with the instructor, but topics may include Internet Cultural Production and the Global Digital Divide; Cyborg Communications; Uploading Identity, Downloading Decrepitude; Augmented Reality, or the Composition of Everyday Life.


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.
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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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