Dr. John R. Gallagher

Assistant Professor of English

Specialty

Professional Writing, Writing Studies

Biography

I examine the ways that writers contend with interactive and participatory audiences on the Internet.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Writing Studies
  • Audience Theory
  • Web 2.0
  • New Media
  • Online Participatory Cultures

Research Description

  • I study the way writers contend with participatory audiences in the context of Web 2.0. I specialize in qualitative research methods; in particular, case study methodologies. I also draw on quantitative methods, such as web-scraping and computational analysis, to study online comments and participatory audiences. 

Courses

  • BTW 250
  • BTW 490

Publications

Book Contributions

  • "Monitoring and Managing Online Comments in Science Journalism." Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives. Ed. Godwin Agboka. Routledge, 2018.
  • "Standardized Typography in Interactive Internet Environments." Type Matters: The Rhetoricity of Letterforms. Ed. Dànielle N. DeVoss and CS Wyatt. Parlor Press, 2017.

Journal Articles

  • "Writing for Algorithmic Audiences." Computers and Composition: An International Journal 45 (2017): 25-35.
  • "Challenging the Monetized Template." enculturation 24 (2017): 4 Apr. 2017. <http://enculturation.net/challenging_the_monetized_template>.
  • "Five Strategies Internet Writers Use to “Continue the Conversation”." Written Communication 32.4 (2015): 396-425.
  • "The Rhetorical Template." Computers and Composition: An International Journal 34.1 (2015): 1-11.
  • "The Emotion for Opening the Text Message." Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship 22.2 (2012): 36-43.

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