Dr. Eric Detweiler

Assistant Professor

Dr. Eric Detweiler
(615) 898-2585
Room 376, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Fridays: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2016)
  • M.A., University of Louisville (2009)
  • B.A., Belmont University (2007)

Areas of Expertise

rhetoric and writing pedagogy, rhetorical theory, sound studies, digital rhetoric

Biography

Eric Detweiler's main research project focuses on the intersections of rhetoric and writing pedagogy, classical and contemporary rhetorical theory, and rhetorical ethics. He also teaches and studies digital rhetoric and multimodal composition, especially as they relate to sound studies and sonic rhetorics. He runs a podcast called Rhetoricity and is currently helping orga...

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Eric Detweiler's main research project focuses on the intersections of rhetoric and writing pedagogy, classical and contemporary rhetorical theory, and rhetorical ethics. He also teaches and studies digital rhetoric and multimodal composition, especially as they relate to sound studies and sonic rhetorics. He runs a podcast called Rhetoricity and is currently helping organize the 2018 Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing.

At MTSU, he has taught and designed courses including Rhetoric and Recorded Sound; Video Games and/as Literature; Fermentation, Culture, and Writing; Digital Rhetoric and Writing; and Advanced Composition.

Dr. Detweiler has two small dogs and a never-ending supply of puns.

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Presentations

“Hacking the Preliminary Exam with Python.” Modern Language Association Convention. New York, NY. Upcoming.

“Delimiting Critique in the Name of Pedagogy.” Modern Language Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA. 2017.

“The Interrobang and the Limits of Critical Methodologies in Rhetoric and Composition!?” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY. 2016.

“A Bellowing Lecture Followed by a Tense, Su...

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“Hacking the Preliminary Exam with Python.” Modern Language Association Convention. New York, NY. Upcoming.

“Delimiting Critique in the Name of Pedagogy.” Modern Language Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA. 2017.

“The Interrobang and the Limits of Critical Methodologies in Rhetoric and Composition!?” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY. 2016.

“A Bellowing Lecture Followed by a Tense, Suspicious Silence: On Welcome to Night Vale and Academic Podcasting.” Computers & Writing Conference. Rochester, NY. 2016.

“A Podcast?! Whatever Gave You That Idea? Some Reverberations from Walter Benjamin’s Radio Plays.” Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA. 2016.

“Risking Uncertainty: Questioning Thesis Statements.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. 2015.

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