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Jimmy Butts

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Jimmy Butts [1]Jimmy Butts

Assistant Teaching Professor


Office: C310 Tribble Hall
Email: buttsjm@wfu.edu


PhD Clemson University in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design

 MA Winthrop University

AB The College of Charleston

Areas of Interest

Rhetorical & Literary Criticism & Theory, Formalism, Poststructuralism, Multimodal Composition, Media Studies, Digital Literacy, Writing Instruction, Critical & Creative Pedagogies, Postmodernism, Defamiliarization, Cinematics, Ludology, Ergodicity, Joyce, Eschatolagies and Writing Technologies, and Hospitality

Courses Taught at WFU

Writing 111: Strange Composition: http://go.wfu.edu/strange [2]

Writing 111: Apocalyptic Writing: http://go.wfu.edu/apocalypse [3]

Writing 111: Comma, Trouble


Selected Publications


“Along the Lines of Wired Gyred Grammars in the of Future Writing.”

High Wired Redux. Cybertext Yearbook Database.  Fall 2013.

http://cybertext.hum.jyu.fi/index.php?browsebook=9 [4]


“Prison Play: A Manifesto Concerning Escape.”  Pre/Text (Fall 2014).


Koans and Composition: Using an Enigmatic Genre to Learn about and Teach Writing [5].” English Instructor Exchange  Pearson, 11 Sept 2012. Web.


“Parabolic Tale, with Invocation; The Excursion; Scherzando: Three Short Film Adaptations”

Kenneth Burke Journal 8.1 (Fall 2013) Web.


Composition, Koans: The Gateless Gate Meets Writing Gateways                                  Spring 2012

Tumblr collection of composition related koans collected at CCCC 2012 through a Pearson grant

A Pearson grant project for CCCC.  St. Louis, MO.  April 2012.

http://compositionkoans.tumblr.com [6]


“Instructor Reflection and Response” for Student Project: “Loneliness” Video Adaptation of Mansfield Poem.  The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects 3.1 (Nov 2011).  Web.

http://jump.cwrl.utexas.edu/content/ir_lon3.1 [7]

http://jump.cwrl.utexas.edu/content/response2_lon3.1 [8]


“The Effects of Multimodality Upon the Literate Text, Or A Traditional Five-Page English Paper.”  Pre/Text  20.1-4 (2010).


Looking Back: Linking Writing Lab Consultants of the Past with the Present [9].”  Writing Lab Newsletter 28.2 (Oct 2003): 13-15.

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[2] http://go.wfu.edu/strange: http://go.wfu.edu/strange

[3] http://go.wfu.edu/apocalypse: http://go.wfu.edu/apocalypse

[4] http://cybertext.hum.jyu.fi/index.php?browsebook=9: http://cybertext.hum.jyu.fi/index.php?browsebook=9

[5] Koans and Composition: Using an Enigmatic Genre to Learn about and Teach Writing: http://www.englishinstructorexchange.com/2012/09/11/koans-and-composition-using-an-enigmatic-genre-to-learn-about-and-teach-writing-by-jimmy-butts-created-spring-2012/?pp=1961&cp=2023

[6] http://compositionkoans.tumblr.com: http://compositionkoans.tumblr.com/

[7] http://jump.cwrl.utexas.edu/content/ir_lon3.1: http://jump.cwrl.utexas.edu/content/ir_lon3.1

[8] http://jump.cwrl.utexas.edu/content/response2_lon3.1: http://jump.cwrl.utexas.edu/content/response2_lon3.1

[9] Looking Back: Linking Writing Lab Consultants of the Past with the Present: https://writinglabnewsletter.org/archives/v28/28.2.pdf

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