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.
|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|
University of Florida
Degree: Ph.D. (Expected 2019)
Field: Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Committee Chair: Sidney Dobrin
Dissertation: “Writing, Place, Network: Premises of Ecocomposition”
Degree: M.A. (2014)
Field: English, American Literature focus, Creative Writing secondary focus.
University of Montevallo
Degree: B.A. (2010)
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. "Plato's Apocalyptic Rhetoric: Interpreting Bioregionalism in the Critias-Timaeus Dialogues." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. Oxford UP (Summer 2016) 23(3).
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
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
"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)
Digital Rhetoric: Advanced Exposition (Spring 2018).
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)
English 264, Advanced English, Poetry Writing Workshop: designed and taught one section, spring 2015.
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.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
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.
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.
References available upon request.