CCCC Aftermath…

Posted: March 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Rhetoric, Self-Promotion, Teaching, Travel | No Comments »

Just a quick post to let you know that another great CCCC’s now  in the history book. Highlights for me include:

  • a highly useful digital pedagogy poster session (thanks to Dickie Selfe, with assists from Doug Eyman and Eileen Maley)
  • I saw a few interesting panel presentations (apparently Bruno Latour’s stock is still on the rise in rhet/comp)
  • neat-o interactive digital installation
  • I got interviewed by someone reviewing my book
  • St. Louis is a pretty cool city: good Vietnamese food, beautiful botanical garden, plus the insanity of the City Museum.

Book Launch is Official

Posted: February 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Research, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion | No Comments »

  • Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant?
  • Why did Harvard speech professors lock their students inside of hollow bamboo spheres in the nineteenth century?
  • Why did the ancient Greeks have extensive conversations about the best moment to throw open their togas during a fiery speech?

Find out the answer to these pressing questions and more in my new book, Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse: A Cross-Historical Study, wherever fine books are sold:
Southern Illinois University Press
Barnes & Noble

“Assessing Remix Assignments” included in KAIROS PraxisWiki

Posted: January 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Free Culture/IP, Research, Self-Promotion, Teaching, video | No Comments »

As part of the latest issue of Kairos, the PraxisWiki is highlighting presentations from last year’s E-WAVE Pedagogy poster sessions, held at CCCC in Atlanta. My own piece, “Assessing Remix Assignments: Audio/video and Fair Use,” is part of the mix, and serves as a teaser for a longer publication that’s currently in development on the hairy topic of assessing multimodal composing.

The Press Kit Groweth…

Posted: December 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Research, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion | No Comments »

Because I’m a shameless media trollop, I thought I’d take a quick moment to point my readers to this recent profile of yours truly, courtesy of  the OSU Marion Communications Department. All part of the media blitz in the run-up to the release of my book, Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse, out next month from SIUP (pre-order yours today!): Amazon, Bookvault, Book Depository, or directly from SIUP.

Listen Up: My WRITERS TALK Interview with Kevin Kelly

Posted: April 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hacking, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion, Writing | No Comments »

Truly one of the highlights of my professional career thus far:

Image of Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and author of What Technology Wants, talks with guest interviewer OSU professor Ben McCorkle about technology, the Amish, and how some innovations are destined to be invented.

Monday, April 4, 3:30 pm., WCRS radio, 98.3 & 102.1 FM
Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 p.m. WCBE radio, 90.5 FM

Listen to the show

Upcoming Conference Gauntlet…

Posted: March 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Research, Self-Promotion, Teaching, Travel | No Comments »

Just a quick post: for those who want to be in the know regarding my impending conference schedule, look no further:

I’ll leave it to you to dig around and find out what I’m doing and when, ‘cuz I’m a jerk like that (plus, class starts in 10 minutes).

Take My Courses, Please!

Posted: March 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Internet, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion, Teaching, Writing | Comments Off

ENGLISH 276: Introduction to Rhetoric
Ben McCorkle
M/W 10:00 -12:00 pm
5 Credit Hours, Fulfills GEC requirement in Arts & Humanities, Culture & Ideas

English 553: 20th Century US Fiction–”Amazing Tales of Sci-Fi!”
Ben McCorkle
MW 1-3
5 credit hours. Fulfills English Major Requirement for for Upper-division course in post-1900 Literature

A Couple Shameless Plugs…

Posted: July 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Research, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion, Teaching | No Comments »

Wow… I haven’t tended this garden in a few weeks. Looks like it needs some weeding. In the meantime, here are a couple of links to some of my recent goings-on to keep my reader(s?) happy:

  • My review of Scott McCloud’s Making Comics just came out in the latest volume of Enculturation.
  • The new volume of Composition Studies is coming off the presses as we speak; an article detailing the course design of my blogging-themed Basic Writing course will be included in the contents. The piece will be online as well as in the print edition (but it’s not yet there as of this writing).
  • Just got back from the gorgeous and sublime Rocky Mountain National Park (with some quick detours to Boulder, Estes Park, and Nederland).

rocky mountain national park

Well Boy Howdy! I Done Up and Won Me Something…

Posted: June 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Research, Self-Promotion | No Comments »

Not to toot my own horn or anything (okay, maybe a little), but yours truly is the recipient of this year’s Michelle Kendrick Award for Outstanding Digital Scholarship, which I received a couple of weeks ago at the Computer & Writing Conference at Purdue University. The award was granted for my piece “The Annotated Obama Poster,” which was published in last spring’s issue of Harlot. More here. Yay me!

Your Humble Author, In the News and Other Stories…

Posted: April 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Rhetoric, Self-Promotion, Writing | No Comments »

Just a couple of quick updates to tide over those of you who specialize in the collection of Ben-orabilia:

  • I was recently profiled in OSU’s OnCampus publication, talking about my literary and scholarly reading tastes (the good and the bad). More here.
  • I’ve taken on a new side-gig as a semi-regular (one hopes) poster over at Harlot’s blog. Hey, I’ve even started drafting my first post!





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