Dr. G. Bret Bowers
Ballman-Speer, Room 107 A
Areas of Expertise: Internet memes, Internet culture.
Dr. G. Bret Bowers has been an Assistant Professor in the English, Rhetoric and Writing department at UAFS since 2012. Bret teaches a variety of writing and rhetoric courses, including Hypertext: Theories and Practice, Writing for the Media, and Textual Research Methods.
Bowers is a nationally recognized scholar in the field of rhetoric and composition and has published chapters and articles on internet memes, new media, and digital literacy. His article, co-authored with Dr. Bradley Wiggins, “Memes as Genre: A Structurational Analysis of the Memescape” (2014) was published by New Media & Society and his chapter “Cool, Cool, Cool: New Media Rhetorics of Community” (2014) was published in the book, A Sense of Community: Essays on the Television Series and Its Fandom.
In addition to these publications, Bret regularly presents at a number of national and regional conferences, including CCCC, PCA/ACA, and Computers and Writing. In 2012, he was a featured presenter at Computers and Writing where he presented, “Complex Construction: Digital Literacies in First-Year Writing Curricula.” Morevoer, Bret was invited to the Pop Culture Association’s national conference where he presented “I Don’t Always Write about Masculinity, but when I do, I Analyze Memes” (2015).
Bret holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Bowling Green State University.