Journal Articles

“Epideictic Priming amid COVID-19: Metonymy under the Microscope.” Paper proposal accepted to Journal for the History of Rhetoric, forthcoming, ~5000 words.

Masked Meanings: COVID-19 and the Subversion of Stasis Hierarchy.” Coauthored with Genevieve Gordon. Rhetoric Review, vol. 41, no. 4, 2022, pp. 249-65 [lead essay].

‘Redemption Follows Allocution’: Dan Harmon and the #MeToo Apology.” Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, vol. 9, no. 3/4, 2019, 112-25.

Dystopoi of Memory and Invention: The Rhetorical ‘Places’ of Postmodern Dystopian Film.” Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, vol. 2, no. 2, 2018, pp. 116-34.

Literacy and Rhetoric as Complementary Keywords.” Literacy in Composition Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 2017, pp. 103-12.

Jameson, Burke, and the Virus of Suggestion: Between Ideology and Rhetoric.” Henry James Review, vol. 36, no. 3, 2015, pp. 280-87.

The Cinematic Topos of Disability and the Example of Avatar: A Rhetorical Critique.” Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics, vol. 2, no. 2, 2015, pp. 40-59.

Picking Up the Fragments of the 2012 Election: Memes, Topoi, and Political Rhetoric.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, vol. 5, no. 1, 2015.

‘You Know the Business and I Know the Chemistry’: The Scientific Ethos of Breaking Bad.” Coauthored with Stephanie Weaver. Excursions, vol. 4, no. 1, 2013, [17 pp.].

Toward a Polyphonic Model of Student Coauthorship: A Response to Joseph Harris and Julie Lindquist.” JAC, vol. 32, no. 3-4, 2012, 743-51.

Book Chapters

The Other Toulmin Model: Concepts, Topoi, Evolution.” Re-Inventing Rhetoric Scholarship: 50 Years of the Rhetoric Society of America, edited by Roxanne Mountford, Dave Tell, and David Blakesley, Parlor, 2020, pp. 79-87.

The Audiovisual Palimpsest: Rhetoric, Poetics, and Heteroglossia in Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Reading Mystery Science Theater 3000: Critical Approaches, edited by Shelley S. Rees, Scarecrow, 2013, pp. 13-29.

Book Reviews

Review of Cruel Auteurism: Affective Digital Mediations toward Film-Composition, by bonnie lenore kyburz. Enculturation, vol. 30, 2020.

Review of Mikhail Bakhtin: Rhetoric, Poetics, Dialogics, Rhetoricality, by Don Bialostosky. Composition Studies, vol. 46, no. 1, 2018, pp. 174-77.

The Descent of Evolutionism.” Review of Rhetorical Darwinism: Religion, Evolution, and the Scientific Identity by Thomas M. Lessl. Enculturation, vol. 18, 2015.

Creative Writing

From a Train to Uppsala” [poem]. Dunes Review, vol. 23, no. 2, 2019, p. 10.

“Schrödinger’s Wrist Shot” [fiction]. Echo Cognitio, Founding ed., 2013, pp. 26-28.


Episode 10: Interview w/ Ben Wetherbee.” Interview by John Mauk, Prose from the Underground, YouTube, Aug. 2022.

Don’t Fear the Blank Page: Ben Wetherbee on the Art of Writing.” By Christopher Wilson, 580 Monthly, Dec. 2020, pp. 22-23.


Editor’s Introductions, The Drover Review, vol. 3, 2020, pp. vii-xii; vol. 2, 2019, pp. vii-xii; vol. 1, 2018, pp. vii-xiii.

Progressive Profiteering: The Appeal and Argumentation of Avatar.” Inventing Arguments, by John Mauk and John Metz, 3rd ed., Wadsworth, 2013, pp. 120-22. Reprinted in 4th ed., pp. 104-06.

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