|Writing Studies||Rhetorics||Professional Writing|
|-Ecocomposition||-Digital/Visual Rhetoric||-Public Advocacy|
|-Place/Location-Based Writing||-Circulation Studies||-Instructional Design|
|-Multimodal Composition||-Digital Advocacy||-Podcasting|
|-Creative Writing Studies||-Science and Technology Studies||-Editing, Coding, and Design|
Madison Jones is Doctoral Candidiate at the University of Florida. His dissertation explores the role of place and environment in networked writing. He teaches courses in digital rhetoric, composition, and technical writing. His research intersects the interdisciplinary fields of ecocomposition, public discourse, and rhetoric, exploring the role of digital and material environments in writing. His recent article “Augmented Vélorutionaries: Digital Rhetoric, Memorials, and Public Rhetoric” appears in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. His article on bioregional and apocalyptic rhetoric in Plato's Critias and Timaeus recently appeared in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. He coedited Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
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 2017].
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)
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. $300 (Summer 2017).
Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence Award 2013-14 (Masters Level) Auburn University. $200.
References available upon request.
Books and Anthologies (Selected)
Reflections on the Dark Water (Poetry) Auburn, Alabama: Solomon & George Publishers, Spring 2016. Reviewed in Arcadia, forthcoming in The Goose, and South Atlantic Review.
“Deep Fade,” “At Heaven's Dirty Riverbank,” and “Trace.” Appalachian Nature Anthology. Ed. Jessica Cory. West Virginia University Press, 2018. Print.
“Coyote Makes This World.” Southern Humanities Review. Winter 2015 (Vol. 49, Iss 3).
Awards and Honors
“Fish Tale” was nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize by Harpur Palate.
Robert Hughes Mount, Jr. Poetry Prize 2014, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, for the poem “The Campfire,” selected by poets Peter Kline and Brittany Perham. $100 and Membership in the Academy of American Poets).
Robert Hughes Mount, Jr. Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, for the poem “Gone Far Gone.” Selected by Jennifer Elise Foerster. $100 and Membership in the Academy of American Poets (Spring 2013).
ASLE Cultural Crawl, Detroit, MI (June 2017); Alabama Writer’s Festival, Montgomery, AL (April 2017); University of Montevallo's Poetry@UM Series, Montevallo, AL (Spring 2016); Pebble Hill Writer’s Series Auburn, AL (May 2016); Black Dog, Tallahassee FL (April 2016); Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL (April 2016); Auburn Writers Conference, Auburn, AL (October 2014); Third Thursday Poetry Series, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL (August 2014); Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery, AL (December 2014); Gnu’s Room Poetry Series, Opelika, AL (March 2014). Third Thursday Poetry Series, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL (March 2014); Pebble Hill Writer’s Series, Auburn, AL (February 2014); Auburn Writers Conference, Auburn, AL (October 2013); SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, GA (November 2013); Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery, AL (December 2013).
"Only connect..." —E.M. Forster, Howard's End