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Department of English Graduate Programs
J.D. Applen

J.D. Applen, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in English from the University of Arizona (1994)

Research Interests

  • Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric
  • Technical Communication for students across UCF in all majors
  • Hypertext and Writing for the Web
  • XML and Digital Archiving
  • Literature of Science and Technology
  • The Discourse of Science

Selected Publications


  • Applen, J.D.  Writing for the Web: Composing, Coding, and Constructing Web Sites. New York: Routledge, June, 2013.
  • Applen, J.D., and Rudy McDaniel. The Rhetorical Nature of XML. New York: Routledge, 2009.


  • Gloria Jaffe Outstanding Technical Communicator Award of 2016.  Presented by the Orlando Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.   February, 2016.
  • TIP Award. (Teaching Incentive Program). UCF College of Arts and Sciences. $5000.  May, 2011.
  • UCF Competitive Sabbatical. CAH.  Fall, 2010.
  • TIP Award. (Teaching Incentive Program). UCF College of Arts and Sciences. $5000.  May, 2004.


  • Department of English Graduate Committee
  • Texts and Technology Committee
  • Future Technical Communicators Student Club Adviser
  • English Technical Writing Lab Manager


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18506 ENG6801 Texts & Technology in History Face2Face Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90811 ENC6338 The Rhetorics of Public Debate Web Web Not Online
ENC6338.0W61: The Rhetorics of Public Debate

PR: Graduate standing in English

This will be a course in applying rhetoric to contemporary political texts. The text for the course will be Classical Rhetoric for the Contemporary Student by Hawhee and Crowley, a neo-Aristotelian text that also draws on the work of the Sophists to present a more contemporary vision of rhetoric. We will use it to focus on the rhetorical elements of shorter pieces such as Barack Obama's "race speech" of 2008; Joan Didion's "Fixed Opinions, or The Hinge of History;" Joy Williams' "Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp" and "The Killing Game;" Jimmy Carter's "Law Day Speech" of 1976; David Foster Wallace's "Consider the Lobster;" Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations;" and Martin Luther King's "Letter form Birmingham Jail."

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Apr 14, 2016

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