Jones headshot photo Madison Jones is a PhD candidate in rhetoric and writing studies at the University of Florida. His research explores the role of place and environment in networked writing. He teaches courses in digital rhetoric, composition, and professional writing. His scholarship and teaching intersect the fields of ecocomposition, creative writing studies, advocacy, and digital rhetoric.

Research & Teaching Areas
Writing Studies Rhetoric Professional Writing
Ecocomposition Digital & Visual Public Advocacy
Place & Locative Writing Circulation Studies Instructional Design
Multimodal Composition Digital Storytelling Podcasting & Augmented Reality
Creative Writing Studies Science & Technology Studies Editing, Coding, & Design


Recent articles, webtexts, and other digital projects.

Ghost Bikes Article

“Augmented Vélorutionaries: Digital Rhetoric, Memorials, and Public Discourse” (with Jacob Green) in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (22.1) August 2017.

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"Environing Media: A Review of Nicole Starosielski’s The Undersea Network" in Digital Humanities Quarterly (11.3) 2018.

ISLE Article

"Plato’s Apocalyptic Rhetoric: Interpreting Bioregionalism in the Critias-Timaeus Dialogs" in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (23.3) Summer 2016.

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"Articulate Detroit": A Walking Tour Funded by an ASLE Subvention Grant.

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"Review of Melissa Lane's Ecorepublic in Journal of Ecocriticism (8.1) 2018.


Teaching Portfolio

Recent course syllabi, assignments, and links to course websites.
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Digital Rhetoric: Advanced Exposition
Twitter#UFDigRhet | Syllabus Syllabus

Visualizing Environments (Writing through Media)
Twitter#UFVisEnv | Syllabus Syllabus

A technical and professional soundwriting assignment.

Curriculum Vitae

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University of Florida
Degree: Ph.D. (Expected 2019)
Field: Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Committee Chair: Sidney Dobrin
Dissertation: “Writing, Place, Network: Premises of Ecocomposition”

Auburn University
Degree: M.A. (2014)
Field: English, American Literature focus, Creative Writing secondary focus.

University of Montevallo
Degree: B.A. (2010)
Major: English
Minor: Philosophy


Edited Collections

Eds. Jones, Madison and Steven A. Petersheim. Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness of Early Scribes of Nature. Chapter contribution, "Shadow and Liminal Space in Typee and Walden." Lexington Books Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series, 2015. Afterword by Christopher Irmscher.


Jones, Madison and Jacob Greene. “Augmented Vélorutionaries: Digital Rhetoric, Memorials, and Public Rhetoric.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (22.1) August 2017.

Jones, Madison. "Plato's Apocalyptic Rhetoric: Interpreting Bioregionalism in the Critias-Timaeus Dialogues." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. Oxford UP (Summer 2016) 23(3).

Book Chapters

Jones, Madison. "Sublime Diets: Percy Shelley's Radical Consumption." Romantic Sustainability Endurance and the Natural World 1780-1830. Lexington Books Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series, 2015.

Reviews of Scholarship

“Environing Media, a Review of The Undersea Network” by Nicole Starosielski. Duke UP, 2015. Reviewed in Digital Humanities Quarterly 11(3), Web. [Forthcoming 2018].

Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living. By Melissa Lane. Princeton UP, 2012 . Reviewed in Journal of Ecocriticism 7(2) [Forthcoming 2018].

Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism: Toward Urbanatural Roosting by Ashton Nichols. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Reviewed in Southern Humanities Review (Spring 2013) 47 (2): 190-192.

Wilderness into Civilized Shapes: Reading the Postcolonial Environment by Laura Wright. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010. Reviewed in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Oxford UP (Autumn 2011) 18 (4): 893-4.

Reviews of Creative Writing

"Resetting Our 'Creature-clocks': Michelle Detorie's After-Cave." Boise, Idaho: Ahsahta Press, 2014. Reviewed in The Kenyon Review Online (Spring 2016).

The Small Blades Hurt by Erica Dawson. Evansville, Indiana: Measure Press, 2014. Reviewed in The Journal. (Vol. 39.1, Winter 2014).

The Uniform House by Jim Murphy. Mobile, Alabama: Negative Capability Press, 2014. Reviewed in storySouth (Issue 39, Spring 2015).

Adventures in the Lost Interiors of America By William D. Waltz. Cleveland, OH. Cleveland: State University Poetry Center: New Poetry, 2013. Reviewed in Valparaiso Poetry Review. (Vol. XVI, Number 1: Fall/Winter 2014-2015).

Invited Campus Talks

"Southern Ecopoetics and Digital Publishing," MFA Seminar on Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics at Texas State University (via Skype). Teacher of Record: Dr. Cecily Parks. Fall 2015.

“Succeeding as an English Major.” English 300, Introduction to the Major. Teacher of Record: Dr. Jim Murphy, University of Montevallo, spring 2015.

Electronic Media Projects

"Articulate Detroit: An AR Walking Tour," an Augmented Reality Criticism (ARC), combining AR technology and public advocacy rhetoric, part of the TRACE innovation initiative project series. 2017.

"Death Drive(r)s: Ghost Bike (Monu)mentality," an Augmented Reality Criticism (ARC), combining AR technology and public advocacy rhetoric, part of the TRACE innovation initiative project series. 2016.


Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2016-2019)

Upper Division
Digital Rhetoric: Advanced Exposition (Spring 2018).

Lower Division
Technical Writing (Summer 2017).
Writing about Invention (Spring 2017).
Visualizing Environments: Writing through Media (Fall 2016 and Fall 2017).

English Instructor, Point University, West Point, Georgia (2014 to 2015)

Upper Division
English 264, Advanced English, Poetry Writing Workshop: designed and taught one section, spring 2015.

Lower Division
English 102, Critical Reading and Writing II: designed and taught three sections, spring 2015.
English 101, Critical Reading and Writing I: designed and taught four sections fall 2014; one section spring 2015.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (2012 to 2014)

Teacher of Record (Designed and Taught)
English 1120, Composition II, two "Sustainability" themed sections spring 2014, one open-themed section spring 2015.
English 1100, Composition I, one section fall 2013.


Fellowships & Appointments

Graduate School Research Fellowship, University of Florida (2015-19).
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of English, Auburn University (2012-14).


The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida’s Healthy Civic Campus & Community Grant: $3,100 (With Shannon Butts, Jacob Greene, Jason Crider, and Kenneth Anderson) for Ecotour: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Local Environmental Engagement, Fall 2017.

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment’s Subvention Grant: $2,000 (with Jacob Greene) for Articulate Detroit: Visualizing Environments, a mobile augmented reality walking tour showcased at ASLE’s 12th biennial conference, Spring 2017.

Awards (Selected)

University of Florida Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award: $5200. Athens, Greece for Carrying Owls to Athens: Deep Mapping Platonic Environments (Fall 2017).

University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Travel Grant. $600 (Summer 2017 and Spring 2018).

Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence Award 2013-14 (Masters Level) Auburn University. $200.

Media Coverage

Interview with Phineas Dowling. The Writer’s Block. WEGL 91.1. 24 February 2015.

Featured alumni author in a special issue of Montevallo Today, University of Montevallo, Fall 2014.

Auburn University, “Student Spotlight: Madison P. Jones IV, graduate student in the Department of English” 2013.

Download the complete CV as a PDF.

References available upon request.


A selection of published poems available online or as a .pdf.

"Anthropocene" and "Self-Portrait in a Broken Mirror" in The Forth River Spring 2016.

“The Bicycle” in Painted Bride Quarterly. Iss. 90 Fall 2014.

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Reflections on the Dark Water (poetry collection) Solomon & George, 2016.

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"A Prayer for Lethe" in Tampa Review Vol. 45/46 Fall 2013.

"Blackberry" and "Nocturne" in Michigan Quarterly Review 56(4) Fall 2017.

"Sparrows on a High Wire" in Birmingham Poetry ReviewNo. 44 Spring 2017.

"High Rise" and "Perscribed Burn" in Shenandoah Spring 2017.