As a scholar in rhetoric and composition and a media artist, I am primarily interested in exploring how people compose with digital technologies, as well as what these compositions mean for their many and varied senses of self, individually and collectively. I also work at the intersection of writing studies and sexuality studies, exploring what it means to "compose queerly," as well as what theories of sexuality, particularly queer theory, have to teach us about literacy in pluralistic democracies. These interests permeate the two digital compositions that Harlot has graciously agreed to publish.

See the original creator's statement and two digital collages: Wayback Machine website

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Jonathan Alexander is a professor of English and Campus Writing Director at the University of California, Irvine. His books include Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies, Digital Youth: Emerging Literacies on the World Wide Web, Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies (with Deb Meem and Michelle Gibson), Argument Now, a Brief Rhetoric (with Margaret Barber), Role Play: Distance Learning and the Teaching of Writing (edited with Marcia Dickson), and Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others (edited with Karen Yescavage).



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