Job Title: Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Lecturer
Phone: (631) 632-9935
Office Location: H-2104
Education: M.A. in Literature, Northeastern Illinois University, 1989; Ph.D. in English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997; Advanced Certificate in Composition Theory, Stony Brook University, 2007.
Courses Taught, Stony Brook University:
- Personal Essay Writing: The Personal Eye (WRT 303)
- Critical Writing Seminar: Writing for the New Media (WRT 302)
- Writing in the Disciplines (WRT 201)
- The Voice in the Machine: Technology and Human Identity
- Intermediate Writing Workshop—B (WRT 103)
- Science as Social Rhetoric
- Developing Personal Poetics
- Intermediate Writing Workshop—A (Reg./ University Scholars/Learning Communities/Honors) (WRT 102)
- Introduction to Digital Rhetoric
- Subjectivity, Objectivity, and Human Difference
- Technology and the Metamorphoses of Identity
- Food and Society
- Science as Social Discourse
- Bioethics: Public and Personal Perspectives on Human Values in the Life Sciences
- Introductory Writing Workshop (WRT 101)
- Internship and Independent Study
- Literary Argumentation and Analysis (EGL 204)
Professional Interests: Composition and Rhetoric; Digital Media; Writing and Technology; Creative Writing; Contemporary Poetry; Science Fiction.
- "Second Life as Third Space: Remediating the Somatic Mind." Panel: Composing in vSpaces: Rhetorical Architexts of Second Life. Computers and Writing Conference, May 18, 2012 (forthcoming) in Raleigh, North Carolina, at North Carolina State University.
- “Cyborg Literacy Acquisition Through Second Life: Contesting Old-School Paradigms in Virtual Spaces.” College Communication and Composition Conference (CCCC) 2011, Atlanta, Georgia (April 7, 2011).
- “Where Do We Gather Now? The “New” Shape of Ethos.” Situating Ethos, Practicing Just Thoughts in the Writing Classroom. SUNY Council on Writing, SUNY Plattsburgh (March 26, 2010)
- “Writ-uals of Faith and Skepticism: Citation as Magical Practice.” Who Owns Writing? Revisited. New York, Hofstra University (October 17, 2008).
- “From Grimoire to Glamor to Grammar Instruction: A Feminist Analysis of Grammar-Based Knowledges in Composition Studies.” College Communication and Composition Conference (CCCC) 2008. New Orleans ( April 4, 2008).
- “’True Lies’: Academic Writing, Plagiarism, and the Formation of ‘Literate’ Identities.” College Communication and Composition Conference (CCCC) 2007. New York (March 23, 2007).
- "Riviera's Golem, Haraway's Cyborg: Reading Neuromancer as Baudrillard's Simulation of Crisis," a paper presented at the Science Fiction Research Association Conference at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks (June 1995).
- "Using Wikis and Blogs in the Writing Classroom." Interview. Innovations in Education (TV program). Host: Graham Glynn. April 6, 2009. http://tiny.cc/1Tea4
- "Peek Inside the Classroom: Author's Chair with Dr. Cynthia Davidson. April 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StIRlCd9eRI
Publications and Awards
- Provost's Outstanding Lecturer, 2012.
- Recipient, Stony Brook University Presidential Mini-Grant for Innovative Teaching, Assignment Sourcebook for Writing Teachers (1999).
- "Cyborg Literacy Acquisition Through Second Life: Contesting "Old" School Spaces With vPortfolios." Computers and Composition Online (Spring 2012). Ed. Kristine Blair. Web.
- Contributor to CONTEMPORARY WOMEN POETS (St. James Press, 1997) and DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY (2001).
- "Riviera's Golem, Haraway's Cyborg: Reading NEUROMANCER as Baudrillard's Simulation of Crisis" SCIENCE-FICTION STUDIES 22.2: 69(1996): 188-198. Reprinted in Gale reference volume Contemporary Literary Criticism v. 186 (2005).
- Short essay: "Some thoughts on style" in HOW2 Forum (Rutgers University)
Secretary, SUNY Council on Writing, 2009-2012
Arts and Sciences Senate President, 2007-2008.
For more info see http://cynthiaanndavidson.com/
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