James Rushing Daniel

Assistant ProfessorJames Daniel
Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
B.A., New York University, 2005

Office: 145 Humanities
Phone: 615-963-5723
Email: jdanie24@tnstate.edu

Dr. James Daniel is an Assistant Professor of English. He teaches first-year writing, sophomore literature, and several upper division writing courses. His teaching interests include digital writing and new media, writing and social justice, rhetorical history, and rhetorical and critical theory. His research is situated at the intersection of rhetorical, critical, and political theory and investigates the dynamics of power and individual agency in the context of globalization and neoliberalism. In particular, his work charts the means by which neoliberal policies have greatly hindered the contemporary project of dissent and how this hindrance is being negotiated by contemporary dissent movements. Recent projects include an investigation of the work of Alain Badiou and its relevance for human rights rhetoric and a study of swarming as a tactic of collective dissent.

Selected Publications

 “Dreamlandic Fantasy: Consumerism and Control in Bragi Olafsson’s The PetsFear and Fantasy in a Global World. Ed. Susana Araújo, Marta Pinto, and Sandra Bettencourt. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi BV. Forthcoming.

Selected Conference Presentations

Rhetorical Agency in Alain Badiou’s Materialist Dialectic. 2014 Rhetoric Society of America Conference. San Antonio, TX. May 2014.

Swarm Tactics in Contemporary Resistance Movements. 2014 Rhetoric Society of America Conference. San Antonio, TX. May 2014.

Transnational Communities and the Writing of Love. 2014 CCCC Annual Convention. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014.

The Writer as Agent: Intervention in the Writing Classroom. 2013 CCCC Annual Convention. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013.

 Ethical Parrhesia and the Post-Liberal Scene. National Communication Association Annual Convention. Orlando, Florida. November, 2012.

 Dangerous Apology: Globalization, Economic Rationality, and the Threat to Phronesis. Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. October 2012.

Courses Taught at TSU

ENGL 1010 – Freshman English I
ENGL 1020 – Freshman English II
ENGL 2012 – World Literature I
ENGL 212 – American Literature II






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