Curriculum Vitae

Jarron B. Slater
Curriculum Vitae
Department of Writing Studies | University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
                                           

Education

Ph.D.               Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, expected in 2018
Dissertation: “Style Unbounded: Kenneth Burke and the Stylistic (Re)Turn in Rhetorical Studies.”
Advisor: Richard Graff

M.A.                English, emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition
Brigham Young University, 2012
Thesis: “Seeing (the Other) through a Terministic Screen of Spirituality: Emotional Integrity as a Strategy for Identification.”

B.A.                 English, minor in Logic
                        Brigham Young University, 2010


Publications

Manuscripts in Submission

“Ways of Not-Seeing as Ways of Seeing: Love as an Ultimate Term of a Patho-logological Terministic Screen.” 

Pistis in the Gutter: Classical Enthymemes and an Application to Sequential Art.” 

  
Manuscripts in Preparation

“Style Unbounded: Kenneth Burke and the Stylistic (Re)Turn in Rhetorical Studies.” Dissertation.

“A Rhetoric of Pistis and ‘Proof’: Using Aristotle’s Rhetoric to See a Representative Anecdote of the Study of Rhetoric in General.” Plan to submit to Rhetoric Society Quarterly.

Pistis, Peitho, and Logology: Freedoms of Faith and Freedoms of Rhetoric.” Plan to submit to Quarterly Journal of Speech.

“Towards a Burkean Theory of Rhetorical Stylistics in Technical Communication.” Plan to submit to Technical Communication Quarterly.

Selected Non-academic Publications

“Although.” Espial: A Journal of Literature and Art. Green River: Auburn, WA, 2007. 52. Poetry.

“Is This a Serious Poem About Hamburgers?” Espial: A Journal of Literature and Art. Green River: Auburn, WA, 2007. 15. Poetry.


Conference Activity

Conferences Organized

“Doing Rhetoric at the U: Political Rhetoric and the Politics of Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Society of America University of Minnesota Student Chapter, September 16-17, 2016.

“Doing Rhetoric at the U: Method and Object.” Rhetoric Society of America University of Minnesota Student Chapter, Minneapolis. September 19-20, 2014.

Panels Organized

“Rhetorics of Pistis and Proof.” With Meridith Reed and Shannon Stimpson as presenters and Brian Jackson as moderator and respondent. Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta. May 28, 2016.

Papers Presented

“Joycing Seen into Scene: Kenneth Burke and a Rhetoric of Stylized Spaces.” International Society for the History of Rhetoric, London. July 2017.

Pistis, Peitho, and Logology: Freedoms of Faith and Freedoms of Rhetoric.” Preconference Seminar. National Communication Association, Philadelphia. November 9, 2016.

“A Burkean Rhetorical Stylistics?” Doing Rhetoric at the U, Minneapolis. September 16, 2016.

“A Brief Rhetoric of Pistis, From Aristotle to Kenneth Burke.” Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta. May 28, 2016.

“Material Assemblages and Some Implications of Trust from an Everyday Object.” Doing Rhetoric at the U, Minneapolis. September 19, 2014.

“Seeing Through a Lens of Feeling: A Patho-Logology of Love.” Kenneth Burke Society, St. Louis. July 19, 2014.

“Using Movie Trailers and Burkean Form to Introduce Genre Theory and Thesis Statements to Writing Students.” International Writing Across the Curriculum, Minneapolis. June 13, 2014.

“Ender Wiggin ‘listened to everything and understood everything’: the Speaker for the Dead as Rhetorologist.” Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque. February 20, 2014.

“It is given unto you to judge, [and to] . . . lay hold upon every good thing”: Mormon’s Teachings about Making Judgments in Moroni Chapter Seven.” Religious Education Student Symposium. Provo, UT. February 2012.

“‘Everything we do we do for selfish reasons’: Wayne Booth the Egotistic, Pluralist Proselytizer.” Brigham Young University and University of Utah Joint Rhetoric Society of America Chapter Conference, Salt Lake City. November 2010.


Campus/Departmental Talks

“A Brief Rhetoric of Pistis and Proof from Aristotle to Kenneth Burke.” Department of Writing Studies Research Roundtable, University of Minnesota. February 26, 2016.

Pistis in the Gutter: Classical Enthymemes and an Application to Sequential Art.” Department of Writing Studies Research Parlor, University of Minnesota. November 11, 2016.

“Providing Models for Student Assignments.” Advanced Writing Instructor Orientation, University of Minnesota. August 31, 2015.

“Directions on How to Toast a Pop Tart?: Audience Analysis in Writing Technical Instructions.” Advanced Writing Instructor Orientation, University of Minnesota. August 25, 2014.

“Connecting a Critique Assignment to Writing and Revising Student Research Reports.” Department of Writing Studies Teachers Teaching Teachers, University of Minnesota. November 6, 2013.

“Is Non-verbal Identification between Speaker and Audience Possible via Emotions? How?” Writing Studies Research Parlor, University of Minnesota. October 2, 2013.

“A (Very Brief) Rhetoric of Technical Communication: Using Burkean Form to Teach Technical Reports. Writing Teachers Conference, Brigham Young University. April 2013.

“Terministic Musings: God-terms and Devil-terms in Contemporary Politics.” Arts Festival, Brigham Young University. October 2012.

“Ways of Seeing as Ways of Being: How Emotional Terministic Screens Affect Ethos.” English Symposium, Brigham Young University. March 2012.

“Analyzing an Argument: Teaching Students the Enthymeme without Using the Word Enthymeme.” Rhetoric and Composition Instructor Training, Brigham Young University. September 2011.

“It’s Not about You, It’s about Us: Voice in Writing as Cooperation.” English Symposium, Brigham Young University. March 2011.

Teaching Experience

2013-              Graduate Instructor, University of Minnesota.
2012-2013     Adjunct Faculty, Brigham Young University.
2010-2012     Graduate Instructor, Brigham Young University.

Undergraduate Courses Taught            
Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet                 
Writing and Rhetoric
Technical Communication                                                  
Technical and Professional Presentations                         
Public Writing: Rhetoric and Ethics                                                                        
Business and Professional Writing
Technical and Professional Writing                                    (Also taught online) 


Scholarly Service

2016               Review a manuscript for Written Communication.

2015-2016     Co-President, Rhetoric Society of America University of Minnesota Chapter.

Departmental Service

2016-              Student Advisor to the Graduate Committee. Department of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota.

2013-2015     Technical and Professional Writing Online Instructor Discussion Group Member. Department of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota.

2013               Technical Communication Mentor to Graduate Interns. English Department, Brigham Young University.

2011-2012     Composition Department Program Assistant. English Department, Brigham Young University.

Professional Development Seminars

2016             "Quintilian and Declamatory Practice." International Society for the History of Rhetoric at Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, GA. May 26-27.

2015             "'The War of Words,' A Rhetoric of Motives, and Contemporary Rhetorical Theory." Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Madison, WI. June 1-5.

Community Involvement

2016-              Classics and Classical Reception Reading and Discussion Group for Faculty and Graduate Students. University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. Minneapolis, MN.

2015-              Volunteer English and Literature Instructor for Adult English Language Learners. English Learning Center, Minneapolis, MN.

2013-              Organizer of Literature Reading Group. Dinkytown, MN.

2010-2013     Organizer of Literature Reading Group. Provo, UT.


Teaching and Research Areas

History and Theory of Rhetoric
Rhetorical Criticism
Technical, Professional, and Business Communication
Visual and Digital Rhetoric
Rhetorical Stylistics
Religious Rhetoric

Languages
English            Native
Spanish          Excellent
Latin                Can read with dictionary
Attic Greek     Can read with dictionary

Professional Affiliations

Rhetoric Society of America
National Communication Association
BYU Management Society

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