King, Matt R.
School of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of English
Office phone: (716) 375-2457
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Plassmann Hall D-6
- ENG 250. Advanced Oral and Written Communication
- ENG 260. Professional Communication
- ENG 325. Writing in Digital Environments
- ENG 504. Composition Theory
- ENG 505. Teaching Practicum
- WRIT 101. Introduction to Writing Studies
- Ph.D. in English, University of Texas at Austin, 2012.
- B.A., Plan II (Liberal Arts Honors), University of Texas at Austin, 2001.
Publications and Digital Scholarship
- “Procedural Rhetorics / Rhetoric’s Procedures: Rhetorical Peaks and What It Means to Win the Game.” Currents in Electronic Literacy (Summer 2010).
- “Remapping Rhetorical Peaks: A Video Game for First-Year Writing.” Computers and Composition Online (Fall 2008).
- Rhetorical Peaks. Videogame developed for the Digital Writing and Research Lab. Played in classes at the University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University, James Madison University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Kennesaw State
University, and Louisburg High School (Kansas).
- "Reliability, Validity, and Absurdity: Rubrics and the Sustainable Writing Program.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Boise, Idaho. July 2015.
- “Immediation: Responsivity in the Writing Classroom.” Computers and Writing Conference, Pullman, Washington. June 2014.
- “Language, Topology, and the Logic of Surfaces.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, Texas. May 2014.
- “Reciprocal Writing Machines.” Computers and Writing Conference, Frostburg, Maryland. June 2013.
- “Composing Prospects.” HASTAC Conference, Toronto. April 2013.
- “Beyond the Symbolic Frame: Revisiting Burke.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Philadelphia. May 2012.
- “Rhetorical Gaming and Procedural Engagement.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention, St. Louis. March 2012.
- “Sublime Identification and Kenneth Burke’s Call to Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Minneapolis. May 2010.
- “Rhetorical Peaks: Gaming in the Writing Classroom.” Modern Language Society Conference, Philadelphia. December 2009.
- “Welcome to Rhetorical Peaks, a Video Game for First-Year Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention, San Francisco. March 2009.
- “The Micro-Sublime in the Postmodern.” Midwest Modern Language Society Conference, Cleveland. November 2007.
- “‘It’s hard to know how we should feel about this’: The Rhetorical Sublime in the Work of Don DeLillo and David Lynch.” American Literature Association Conference, Boston. May 2007.
- THATCamp Unconference, Houston. April 2011.
- THATCamp Unconference, Austin. August 2009.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
My teaching and research interests focus on rhetorical theories of identification; procedural, digital, and nonrational rhetorics; writing and composition studies; 20th/21st century American and postmodern literature; and video games.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Literacy Volunteers of Cattaraugus County.
Personal website: mattrking.com