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Biography: Shannon Walters is an Assistant Professor of English at Temple University where she teaches and researches in rhetoric and composition, disability studies and women's studies. She is also interested in studies of medicine, science and technology, critical animal studies and graphic narrative.
Her work appears in JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric,Culture & Politics, Disability Studies Quarterly, Feminist Media Studies, Technical Communication Quarterly, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies and PMLA. Her book, Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics, is forthcoming from The University of South Carolina Press in fall 2014.
Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics. Columbia: The University of South
Carolina Press, forthcoming 2014.
“Cool Aspie Humor: Cognitive Difference and Kenneth Burke’s Comic Corrective
in The Big Bang Theory and Community.” Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability
Studies 7.3 (2013): 271-288.
“Everyday Life, Everyday Death: Race, Gender and Third Wave Cultural Activism on
Six Feet Under’s Online Fansite.” Feminist Media Studies 11.3 (2011): 363-378.
“Autistic Ethos at Work: Writing on the Spectrum in Contexts of Professional and
Technical Communication.” Disability Studies Quarterly 31.2 (2011)
“Animal Athena: The Interspecies Mētis of Women Writers with Autism.” JAC:
A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, & Politics 30.3-4 (2010): 683-711.
“Toward an Accessible Pedagogy: Dis/ability, Multimodality and Universal Design in
the Technical Communication Classroom.” Technical Communication Quarterly
19.4 (2010): 427-454.
“Seeking, Playful Translators: Emotion, Difference and Connection in Human-Animal
Relations” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, & Politics 33.1-2 forthcoming.
“Unruly Rhetorics: Disability, Animality and New Kinship Compositions.” PMLA