Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Phil Bratta


 
 
 
 

Phil Bratta

PhD Candidate

Office: 298 Bessey Hall

Email: philbratta@gmail.com

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Website: www.philbratta.com

Research Areas

cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, pedagogy, visual rhetoric, embodiment

Profile

Phil's work seeks to constellate rhetorical theory, cultural rhetorics, writing, digital rhetorics, embodiment, visual rhetoric, and pedagogy. He values collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and participatory engagement with people to examine rhetorical production that offers a greater understanding of (digital) composing practices within larger cultural contexts. 

Education

M.A. in English (Composition and Rhetoric) | May 2013
University of Florida | Gainesville, FL

B.A. in Cultural Studies | December 2008
Columbia College Chicago | Chicago, IL

Representative Work

Publications

Hawkins, A. and Bratta, P. (forthcoming December 2017). Believing in Change: The Aesthetic Value of Repetition and Accumulation to Socially-Engaged Practice. In Bocanegra Barbecho, Lidia & García López, Ana (Eds.), Con la Red / En la Red: Creación, Investigación y Comunicación Cultural y Artística en la Era Internet (With the Network/In the Network: Cultural and Artistic Creation, Investigation and Communication in the Internet Era). University of Granada and Downhill Publishing New York.

Bratta, P. and Powell, M. (2016, April). Introduction to the Special Issue: Entering the Cultural Rhetorics Conversations. enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture, 21, n.p. Available: http://www.enculturation.net/entering-the-cultural-rhetorics-conversations

Bratta, P. (2015, September). The Public Pants: A Visual Rhetoric of Gendered and Classed Imperialism. Visual Culture and Gender, 10, 19-28. Available: http://vcg.emitto.net/

Bratta, P. (2015, August). Rhetoric and Event: The Embodiment of Lived Events. enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture, 19, n.p. Available: http://enculturation.net/rhetoric-and-event

Bratta, P. (2009, September). Flag Display Post 9/11: A Discourse on American Nationalism. The Journal of American Culture, 32(3), 231-242. *Honorable Mention, William M. Jones Best Graduate Student Paper

Conference Presentations

Bratta, P. (2017, October). Individual Presenter. “Working with/in constellations: Orienting to Feminist Scholarly Publishing Practices.” Eleventh Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Dayton, OH.

Bratta, P. (2017, June). Individual Presenter. “Wandering into Wondering and Wonder with(in) a Digital Archive.” 2017 Computers and Writing, Findlay, OH.

Bratta, P. (2017, June). Individual Presenter. “Creating constellations: A Study in Culturally-Relevant Digital Scholarly Publishing.” 2017 Computers and Writing, Findlay, OH.

Bratta, P. (2017, March). Individual Presenter. “Affective Research and Rhetorical Practices with Archives.” 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR.

Bratta, P. (2017, March). Individual Presenter. “Developing constellations: A Journey in Collaborative Scholarly Publishing Practices.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) 2017, Portland, OR.

Bratta, P., Powell, M., and Tekobbe, C. (2017, March). Panel Presenter. “Cultural Rhetorics Consortium Meeting.” 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR.

Bratta, P. (2016, October). Individual Presenter. “Cultural Affects of Labor.” 2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Bratta, P. (2016, May). Individual Presenter. “Embodied Kairos: Moving Beyond the Temporal.” Rhetoric Society of America 17th Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Research or Academic Affiliations

Cultural Rhetorics Consortium
Cultural Studies Association
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Labor and Working-Class History Association
Modern Language Association
Rhetoric Society of America
WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience)