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

PhD Student

Office: 301 Bessey Hall

Email: brattaph@msu.edu

philbratta@gmail.com

Twitter: @philbratta

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Websites:

www.philbratta.com

Research Areas

cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, visual rhetoric, embodiment

Profile

Phil's general research interests include rhetorics of activism and art; visual rhetorics; embodiment; rhetorical ecologies; ​digital writing and technology use; ​and pedagogy. With an interdisciplinary lens, he often examines the rhetorical connections between broad cultural movements and embodied practices within spaces and places.

Representative Work

Publications
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, 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.

Awards and Recognitions

COGS Disciplinary Leadership Endowment Fellowship, The MSU Graduate School, Spring 2015
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Baskins Scholarship, University of Florida, Department of English, AY2011-2013
Honorable Mention, William M. Jones Best Graduate Student Paper, The Journal of American Culture, September 2009

Research or Academic Affiliations

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