Amy Lea Clemons

Francis Marion University
Associate Professor


Amy Lea Clemons teaches film, composition, and professional writing at Francis Marion University. As a Kenneth Burke scholar and KB fangirl, she follows his commandment to “use all there is” to study pretty much anything. While her dissertation work on the rhetorical strategies of dystopian texts still features strongly in her scholarship, her current work includes the following, wildly disparate areas, held together only by Burke’s equally wide-ranging socio-rhetorical theories: science fiction/speculative fiction, the work of Terry Pratchett, disability studies, fandom/fanfiction studies, online interaction and computer mediated communication theories, serial narratology and “television” studies, writing pedagogies, and digital literacies. If it Burkes, it works.


Platform as Generic Rhetoric: The Case of the SCP Foundation