Amy Lea Clemons
Francis Marion University
Dr. Clemons is a rhetorical scholar who applies Kenneth Burke's theories of language, culture, and narrative to various disciplines and subdisciplines–literature, film, communication studies, mass media, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, and even science, math, and technology. Her recent work oscillates between studies of fandom (or "participatory culture") and disability, sometimes featuring the powerful intersection of those two subject positions.
Paper: Essential, but General: The Rhetoric of First Year Composition Programs in Southern Public Universities