Devon Ralston

Devon Ralston

Visiting Assistant Professor

365 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus
(513) 529 1917
ralstodf@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. English Studies, Illinois State University, 2008

M.A. Creative Writing, University of South Alabama, 2003

B.A. English, University of South Alabama, 2001

TEACHING INTERESTS
  • First-year Writing
  • Technology & Rhetoric
  • Rhetorical Theory
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Social Media & Identity
  • Cultural Studies
  • Frankenstein & early Sci-Fi Texts
  • Folklore/Urban Legends/Horror film & TV shows
  • Personal Narrative/Creative Non-fiction
  • Happiness/Positivity Studies
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • "Team Free Will : Something Worth Fighting For" with Carey Applegate inSupernatural and Philosophy: Metaphysics and Monsters...for Idjits Ed. Galen Foresman, Wiley Blackwell, 2013
  • “‘Where Ya At?’: Composing Identity through Hyperlocal Narratives” in The New Work of Composing eds. Cheryl Ball, Debra Journet, Ryan Traumann, Computers & Composition Digital Press (forthcoming)
  • “What's Lost in Found Poetry?” in CCCC Intellectual Property Annual, NCTE, March 2011.
  • “Breaking Free: The Fight for User Control and the Practices of Jailbreaking,” in CCCC Intellectual Property Annual, NCTE, March, 2010.
WEB PUBLICATIONS
  • See devonfralston.com for more links and information about my teaching and research interests.