Bronwyn T. Williams
ProfessorEmail: bronwyn.williams @ louisville.edu
Office Hours: Fall Term: T/Th 1:00-2:30 & by appt.
BioBronwyn T. Williams is a professor of English and director of the University Writing Center. He writes and teaches on issues of literacy, identity, digital media, popular culture, and creative nonfiction. His books include New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders (with Amy Zenger), Shimmering Literacies: Popular Culture and Reading and Writing Online, Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy (with Amy Zenger), Identity Papers: Literacy and Power in Higher Education, and Tuned In: Television and the Teaching of Writing. His current book project is Literacy Practices and Composing Identities: Perceptions of Agency,under contract with Routledge Press. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow in 2013. He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire.
Educational BackgroundPh.D. from University of New Hampshire
Teaching AreasWriting Pedagogy and Theory; Literacy and Popular Culture; Writing with New Media; Literacy and Identity; Creative Nonfiction; Writing About Literature
Research InterestsLiteracy, identity, digital media, popular culture, and creative nonfiction
Honors & AwardsFulbright Fellowship - University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Spring 2013
New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders. Edited Collection. With Amy A. Zenger. Routledge Press. 2012
Shimmering Literacies: Popular Culture and Reading and Writing Online. New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies Series. Peter Lang. 2009.
Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy. With Amy A.Zenger. Routledge Press. 2007.
Identity Papers: Literacy and Power in Higher Education. Editor of Collection. Utah State University Press. 2006.
Tuned In: Television and the Teaching of Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook. 2002.
“From Screen to Screen: Students’ Use of Popular Culture Genres in Multimodal Writing Assignments” Computers and Composition. 34. 2014. 110-121.
“Collages of Identity: Popular Culture, Emotion, and Online Literacies” National Society for the Study of Education, 110.1. 2011, 200–219
“Dancing with Don: Or Waltzing with ‘Expressivism’” Enculturation. http://www.enculturation.net/dancing-with-don Fall 2011.
“Seeking New Worlds: The Study of Writing Beyond our Classrooms” College Composition and Communication. 62.1 September 2010. 127-146.
“Multilingual Literacy Strategies in Online Worlds” Response Essay. JAC 29.1&2. 2009. 255-259.
“`Which South Park Character Are You?’ Popular Culture, Literacy, and Online Performances of Identity” Computers And Composition 25.1. 2008 24-39.
“Dancing with Don: Or Waltzing with “Expressivism” Enculturation. Fall 2008.
“Who Reads and Writes in Hollywood?: Reading Representations of Literacy in Contemporary Movies” With Amy Zenger International Journal of Learning. Vol 11. 2004.
“Television, Authorship, and Student Writers.” Academic Exchange Quarterly. Special Issue on Media Literacy. 8.1. Spring 2004. 129-133.
“Speak for Yourself?: Power and Hybridity in the Cross-Cultural Classroom.” College Composition and Communication. 54.4 June 2003. 586-609.
“What They See is What We Get: Television and Middle School Writers” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 46.7 April 2003. 546-554.
“Never Let the Truth Stand in the Way of a Good Story: A Work for Three Voices.” College English. 65.3. January 2003. 586-609.
“The Pleasures Brought to Class: Literacy, Popular Culture, and the Middle School Classroom.” International Journal of Learning. Vol. 10. 2003. 965-976.
“Reflections on a Shimmering Screen: Television’s Relationship to Writing Pedagogies.” The Writing Instructor. 2.0. December 2001.
“Genre Inside/Genre Outside: How Students Approach Composing Multimodal Texts.” In Multimodality in Higher Education. Arlene Archer and Esther Breuer, Eds. Brill Publishers. 2016. 114-135
“Digital Technologies and Creative Writing Pedagogies.” In Creative Writing Pedagogies for theTwenty-First Century. Alexandria Peary and Tom Hunley, Eds. Southern Illinois University Press. 2015. 243-268.
“Mobility, Authorship, and Students’ (Im)material Engagement with Digital Media and Popular Culture.” in New Literacies around the Globe: Policy and Pedagogy. Cathy Burnett, Julia Davies, Guy Merchant, Jennifer Rowsell, Eds. Routledge Press. 2014. 140-154.
“Control and the Classroom in the Digital University: the Effect of Course Management Systems on Pedagogy.” in Literacy in the Digital University: Critical Perspectives on Learning, Scholarship, and Technology. Robin Goodfellow and Mary Lea, Eds. Routledge. 2013. 173-184
“Writing Creative Nonfiction” in The Blackwell Companion to Creative Writing. Graeme Harper, Ed. Wiley Blackwell. 2013. 24-39.
“The World on Your Screen: New Media, Remix, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Contact.” In New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders. Edited Collection. With Amy A. Zenger. Routledge Press. 2012. 17-32.
“Introduction: Popular Culture and Literacy in a Networked World.” In New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders. Edited Collection. With Amy A. Zenger. Routledge Press. 2012. 1-14.
“Ethics and Representation.” with Mary Brydon-Miller. for Sage Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses, Richard Andrews, et al. Eds. 2012. 181-197.
“‘I’m not Always Laughing at the Jokes’: Humor as a Force for Disruption” With Julie Faulkner. In Disrupting Pedagogies and Teaching the Knowledge Society: Countering Conservative Norms with Creative Approaches. Julie Faulkner, Ed. IGI Global. 2011.
“Riding Critical and Cultural Boundaries: A Multiliteracies Approach to Television Sitcoms” with Julie Faulkner. In Multiliteracies and Technology Enhanced Education: Social Practice and the Global Classroom. Darren Pullen and David Cole, Eds. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 2009. 71-82.
"Inspired Artists and Office Drones: Taking Literacy Narratives to the Movies" In Using Popular Culture in the Writing Classroom. Allison Smith, Trixie Smith, and Rebecca Bobbitt, Eds. Wadsworth. 2008.
“Foreword” Multimodal Composition: Resources for Teachers. Cynthia Selfe, Ed. Hampton Press 2007.
“Introduction: Literacy, Power and the Shaping of Identity. In Identity Papers: Literacy and Power in Higher Education. Bronwyn T. Williams, Ed. Utah State University Press. 2006. 1-13.
“The Book and the Truth: Faith, Rhetoric, and Teaching Across Cultures.” Negotiating Roles of Faith in Teaching Writing. Elizabeth VanderLei and Bonnie Kyburz, Ed. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook. 2005. 105-120.
“Changing Directions: Participatory Research, Agency, and Representation.” With Mary Brydon-Miller. In Ethnography Unbound: From Theory Shock to Critical Praxis. Sidney Dobrin and Stephen Brown, Eds. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 2004. 241-257.