Geoffrey V Carter

Assistant Professor of English
Department of English
Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Science West 316
989-964-2295
gvcarter@svsu.edu

Biography

Geoffrey V. Carter is an Assistant Professor of English (w/ tenure) who earned his degree in Rhetoric & Composition from Purdue University. Carter teaches undergraduate English courses and graduate courses in Communication and Digital Media, and his areas of interest include: video culture, composition theory, and digital rhetoric and multimedia writing. He has published articles in PRE/TEXT, Kairos, and Computers and Composition, and he has co-edited a special issue on “Video and Participatory Cultures” for the on-line journal, Enculturation. He serves on a number of editorial boards. He is currently working on a co-authored book manuscript entitled YouTube U: Negotiating Video and Participatory Cultures for Parlor Press with Dr. Sarah J. Arroyo (California State University at Long Beach).

In his spare time, Dr. Carter collects and repairs vintage pinball machines, plays acoustic guitar, and stays active with his three daughters, Vivienne, Grace, and Lily. He lives in Midland.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Purdue University-Calumet

Teaching Interests

AREAS OF INTEREST

Composition Theory and Pedagogy; Digital/Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Rhetorical Theories of Invention; Third Sophistic (Counter)Histories of Rhetoric; Electracy; Visual & Ambient Rhetorics; Musicology; New Media and the Teaching of Writing; Digital Rhetoric; Writer's Block; and Pinball & Gaming Studies

Research

EDITED COLLECTION AND COLLABORATIVE BOOK PROJECTS

Co-Guest Editor (w/ Sarah Arroyo) Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture.“Video       and Participatory Cultures: Writing, Rhetoric, Performance, and The Tube.” Issue 8, Fall 2010. Available: http://enculturation.gmu.edu/

ARTICLES AND WEBTEXTS

“The Idiocy of Videocy” Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. September, 2013. Aviable: http://itineration.org/videocy

“iPad Invention: Reflections on A Thrilla in ManiLA.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric Technology, Pedagogy, 18.1 (Fall 2013) Available: http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/18.1/inventio/carter/index.html

MoMLA: A Thrilla in ManiLA” .” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 17.2 (Spring 2013) Available: http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/17.2/index.html

“Satyr in Little Big Horn: A Review of Gregory L. Ulmer’s Avatar Emergency.” Enculturation: A Jouranl of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. Published February 4, 2013 Available: http://enculturation.gmu.edu/satyr-at-little-big-horn 

“The Chora of the Twin Towers” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. Published September 11, 2011.  Available: http://www.enculturation.net/the-chora-of-the-twin-towers

“Tubing the Future: Participatory Pedagogy and YouTube U. in 2020.” Computers and Composition: An Internation Journal.  28.2 (December 2011) (w/ Sarah J. Arroyo)

“Inter.Virtual.Vitalism.Views: Aural Encounters with Byron Hawk, Victor Vitanza, and Alex Reid." Currents in Electronic Literacy. Special Issue: Writing with Sound (2011). Available: http://currents.cwrl.utexas.edu/2011/intervirtualvitalismviews 

“On Writing Alongside Others & Being Practical.” Literacy Link. 2-4. (Winter 2011).

“Everything is in Everything: Why Writer’s Block Still Matters.” PRE/TEXT: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory 20.1 1-4 (2010): 45-73.

“Diogenes, Dogfaced Soldiers, and Deployment Videos.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and PePedagogy. 14.3 (Summer 2010). Available: http://35.9.119.214/14.3/topoi/carter-williamson/index.htm 

“The Benefits of Integrating an Information Literacy Skills Game into Academic Coursework: A Preliminary Evaluation.”  D-Lib Magazine: The Magazine of Digital Library Research. 16: 7/8. (July/August 2010). (w/ Karen Markey et al. as primary authors) Available: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july10/markey/07markey.html

“Plates.Pleats.Petals: Elementary Invention and Digital Writing.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.12.3 (Summer 2008). Available: http://www.technorhetoric.net/12.3/loggingon/lo-schol.html

“A Sound(Career)Track: Toward a Modal-Fusion of Music/Composition.” Computers and Composition On-Line: Sound in/as Compositional Space: A Next Step in Multiliteracies, (September 2006). Available: http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/gvcarter/

CONFERENCES

"Crime, Culture, and Chicane Lanes: A Hidden History of Michigan Pinball." Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, MI, October 2014.

“Video Methodologies: Researching on the Tube.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.

“’Writing the Williams Comet’ for Victor Vitanza’s  MLArcade: From Panel to Gallery.” Modern Language Association National Conference. Boston, MA, January, 2013 (w/ Ron Brooks, Scot Barnett, Jason Helms, Anthony Collamati, Robert Leston, Alexandria Hidalgo, and Sarah Arroyo.)

“Participatory Video Inside & Out: Popular, Political, and Programmatic Performance(s).” The University of Kentucky Digital Humanities Symposium, February 16, 2013.

“My Name is YouTube and I Expose Your Secrets: ConstrucTEXTING the Underbelly of Video Cultures." Computers and Writing, Raleigh, NC, May 2012. (w/ Sherrin Frances)

“’A Thrilla in ManiLA’ for Victor Vitanza’s MoMLA From Panel to Gallery.’” Modern Language Association National Conference. Seattle, WA, January 2012. 

“Turning On and Tuning In: Expatriating Place from the Parisian Salons to the Sunset Strip.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Tempe, AZ, October 2011 (w/ Geoffrey Sirc).

“The Chora of the Twin Towers: Three Panelist Invite You To Participate in Contesting and Documenting the Struggle for Rebirth of the 9/11 Site.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, March 2011

“The Sounds of Windows 95/Vista: Softing Our Aural Wares.” Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010. (w/ Thomas J. Rickert)

 

Affiliations

AREAS OF INTEREST

Composition Theory and Pedagogy; Digital/Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Rhetorical Theories of Invention; Third Sophistic (Counter)Histories of Rhetoric; Electracy; Visual & Ambient Rhetorics; Musicology; New Media and the Teaching of Writing; Digital Rhetoric; Writer's Block; and Pinball & Gaming Studies

EDITORIAL WORK

Editorial Board member for Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture

Advisory Board for The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects

Editorial Board Member for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy