Barbara J. Blakely
Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, specifically Multimodal Composition Theory, Pedagogy, and Research. Director of ISUComm Foundation Courses (English 150 and 250).
I have been on the ISU English Department faculty since 1983 and a member of the TTE faculty since 2001. My areas of interest in research and teaching include critical literacy, specifically critical composition pedagogy; critical technological literacy; multiliteracies; TA development; and popular culture. I specialize in qualitative research methodology. I am particularly interested in the influence of place on our learning, as detailed below.
I am currently involved in a project that combines a short study abroad experience with English 250. In spring 2014, I will teach a special section of English 250 the focus of which is the influence of place on our lives
and our learning, about travel, and about a liberal arts education in our
global world. Students and I will travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, and visit the University of Edinburgh, an ancient university (founded in 1583).
In Fall 2010, a group of MA and PhD students and I piloted a campus place-based curriculum I had developed over a period of about four years. This English 150 curriculum operationalizes campus place, not as a generic, neutral backdrop students pass through on their way to a vocation, but a purposeful and rich assemblage of physical, verbal, and natural artifacts that plays an important role in students’ adjustment process and in their higher education experience. Taking as its primary principle David Gruenewald’s observation that “place is profoundly pedagogical," the curriculum activates the campus itself pedagogically, providing students opportunities for pausing, exploring, researching, and sharing campus place-based discoveries in the multiple modes (written, oral, visual, and electronic) of ISUComm. In Fall 2011, this campus place-based curriculum became the standard curriculum in English 150.
- office: 409 Ross Hall
- office hours: By appointment
- office phone: (515) 294-3516 or (515) 294-3217
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(note that in March 2007, I changed my name back to my family name: Blakely)
- Blakely, Barbara J., and Susan B. Pagnac. "Pausing in the Whirlwind: A Campus Place-Based Curriculum in a Multimodal Foundation Communication Course." Journal of Writing Program Administration 35.2 (Spring 2012): 11 - 37.
- Blakely, Barbara. "iPods, Viagra, and the Praiseworthy Life: Epideictic Rhetoric in Technology and Medical Print Advertising." The Journal of Popular Culture, 44.4 (August 2011): 684 -703. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-5931.2011.00857.x/pdf
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely and Anthony Ellertson. "Technology as Critical Pedagogy: Using Flash to Incorporate Visual and Critical Technological Literacy into First-Year Composition." Special issue, Across the Disciplines focusing on "Incorporating the Visual into Writing/Electronic/Communication/Learning Across the Curriculum." December 2005. http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/visual/
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely. "Not Just Showing Up to Class: New TAs, Critical Composition Pedagogy, and Multiliteracies." Journal of Writing Program Administration. 28.3 (Spring 2005): 31-56. wpacouncil.org/archives/28n3/28n3duffelmeyer.pdf
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely. "Visualizing 'Respect': Visual Media Literacy and Students' Understanding of Globalization and Technology Issues." Journal of Visual Literacy, 24.2 (Autumn 2004):165-184. www.ohio.edu/visualliteracy/JVL_ISSUE_ARCHIVES/JVL24%282%29/JVL24%282%29_pp.165-184.pdf
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely. "Learning to Learn: New TA Preparation in Computer Pedagogy." Computers and Composition, 20.3 (September 2003): 295-311. www.sciencedirect.com.proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/science
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely. "New Perspectives: TA Preparation for Critical Literacy in First-Year Composition." Composition Forum: A Journal of Pedagogical Theory in Rhetoric and Composition, 13.1-2 (September 2002): 67-80. (CF's archives are not complete and this volume is not online. If you want a copy, please email the author: email@example.com.)
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely. "Critical Computer Literacy and Teacher Education." Explorations in Media Ecology, 1.2 (2002):139-150. www.media-ecology.org/publications/Explorations_Media_Ecology/v1n2.html. (This URL is to the volume's TOC. If you would like a copy of the article, please email the author: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely. "Critical Work in First-Year Composition: Computers, Pedagogy, and Research." Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, 2.3 (September, 2002): 357-374. muse.jhu.edu.proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/journals/pedagogy/v002/2.3duffelmeyer.pdf
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely. "Using Digital Technology to Augment a Critical Literacy Approach to First-Year Composition." Chapter in Robert Muffoletto (ed.) Education and Technology: Critical and Reflective Practices. September, 2001. Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press. pp. 243-260 (Chapter 9).
- Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely. "Critical Computer Literacy: Computers in Topic and Environment." Computers and Composition, 17.3 (December 2000): 289-307. www.sciencedirect.com.proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/science
- Ph.D. Education, Iowa State University, 1999.
- M.A. English. Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 1982
- B.S.E. English, Secondary Education; Spanish and Reading minors. Drake University, 1978