1. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  2. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  4. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
Department of English Graduate Programs
Barry Mauer

Barry Mauer, Ph.D.

Barry Jason Mauer is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Central Florida, and is interim director of the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program. His published work focuses on developing new research practices in the arts and humanities. His latest research is about citizen curating, which aims at enlisting a corps of citizens to curate exhibits, both online and in public spaces, using archival materials available in museums, libraries, public history centers, and other institutions. He also publishes online comics about delusion and denial, particularly as they affect the realm of politics. In addition, Mauer is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist. Mauer completed his graduate studies at the University of Florida in the Department of English, where he worked under the direction of professors Gregory Ulmer and Robert Ray. He lives in Orlando with his wife and daughter, his dog, and his cat.


  • Ph.D. in English (Cultural Studies) from University of Florida (1999)
  • M.A. in English (Cultural Studies) from University of Florida (1995)
  • B.A. in Film Theory and Cultural Politics from University of Minnesota (1990)

Research Interests

  • Film and Media Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Literary Theory
  • Memory and Monuments

Selected Publications

Television Episodes

  • Music and Found Photographs. Half-hour televised interview about my research projects and creative work.  UCF Profiles. The UCF Channel, WBCC-DT.  https://youtu.be/YvyX4Vszl14 
  • Monument to Lost Data.  Half-hour televised interview about my research project on lost data. UCF Profiles. The UCF Channel, WBCC-DT.  https://youtu.be/tuVKetm7810



  • “Making Repulsive Monuments.” Barry Jason Mauer and John Venecek. Article and comic. Text Shop Experiments, Volume 2. http://textshopexperiments.org/textshop02/making-repulsive-monuments 
  • “Introduction,” “A Glossary for Greg Ulmer's Avatar Emergency,” and “A Glossary for Greg Ulmer's Electronic Monuments. Ulmer Text Shop. http://textshopexperiments.org/textshop01/ulmer-glossaries 
  • “Deadly Delusions, Issue 4: Smart Idiots.” Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and     
  • “Deadly Delusions, Issue 3: The Roots of Denial.” Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. http://tundra.csd.sc.edu/itineration/dd3    
  • “Deadly Delusions: Madness and the Cult of the Right.” Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. October 15, 2014. http://www.itineration.org/dd2. 28 pages.
  • “Deadly Delusions, Issue 1: Eliminationist Rhetoric in Mainstream Political Discourse.” Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. http://tundra.csd.sc.edu/itineration/dd1 
  • “The Mystory: The Garage d’Or of Ereignis.” Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses. (RAEI). "Performing Culture, Performing Identity." http://rua.ua.es/dspace/handle/10045/36321.    
  • Control Room and the Staging of War.” InMedia. http://inmedia.revues.org/680    
  • Oracles and Divinations: A Monument to Biocultural Diversity Loss.” Excursions. http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/article/view/58/117    
  • “Glenn Gould and the New Listener.” Performance Research 15(3). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13528165.2010.527216?journalCode=rprs20 
  • Lost Data, 2.” Rhizomes 18: Imaging Place. http://www.rhizomes.net/issue18/mauer/index.html    
  • "The Epistemology of Cindy Sherman: A Research Method for Media and Cultural Studies." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature: Volume 38, No. 1.
  • "Speaking Freely in a Time of War." Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power.
  • "Musical Writing." Sapaan: Volume 3.
  • "Digital Media Revisited Review." Article-length review. Rhizomes. Issue 8.
  • "The Synergy of Location and Narrative Performance." Co-authored with Tyler Fisher. The West Virginia University Philological Papers 49.
  • "Space-based Middleware for Loosely-coupled Distributed Systems." Charles E. Hughes, Burnett, Mauer, Moshell, and Stapleton. Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, Volume 4863.
  • "The Found Photograph and the Limits of Meaning." Enculturation 3.2: Visual Rhetoric.
  • "Film Stills Methodologies: A Pedagogical Assignment." Cinema Journal, the Official Journal of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies: 041:1.
  • "Electronic Monumentality." Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, volume 1, number 3.


  • The Invisible Parameter. “Do It!” Exhibition at UCF Art Gallery. Includes work by Barry Mauer and by 10 students in his ENG 6810: “Theories of Texts and Technology” seminar. Feb. 23, 2016 – Mar. 4, 2016.    
  • “Curating the Mystory: Ideology and Invention in the Theory Classroom.” Slide presentation/Video exhibit piece introducing three student-produced mystories.  The Encounter: Baalu Girma and Zora Neale Hurston, UCF Art Gallery, Jan. 11-Feb 18.


Book Sections/Chapters

  • "Curating the Mystory: Ideology and Invention in the Theory Classroom," Putting Theory into Practice in the Contemporary Classroom: Theory Lessons. Becky McLaughlin. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

  • “Teaching the Repulsive Memorial.” Co-authored with John Venecek, Patricia Carlton, Marcy Galbreath, Amy Larner Giroux, and Valerie Kasper. Producing Public Memory: Museums, Memorials, and Archives as Sites for Teaching “Writing.” Eds. Jane Greer and Laurie Grobman. Routledge. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281105966_Teaching_the_Repulsive_Memorial

  • “Rigorous Infidelity: Whole Text Sampling in the Curatorial Work of Henri Langlois, Dewey Phillips, and Jean-François Lyotard.” Sampling across the Spectrum. Oxford University Press.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260187493_Rigorous_Infidelity_Whole_Text_Sampling_in_the_Curatorial_Work_of_Henri_Langlois_Dewey_Phillips_and_Jean-Francois_Lyotard

  • "Asynchronous Documentary: Buñuel’s Land Without Bread." Book chapter for Lowering the Boom: New Essays on the History, Theory and Practice of Film Sound, edited by Anthony Grajeda and Jay Beck. University of Illinois Press.
  • "Nietzsche at the Apollo: An Experiment in Clipography." Book chapter for New Media/New Methods: The Turn from Literacy to Electracy, edited by Jeff Rice and Marcel O’Gorman. Parlor Press.
  • "Proposal for a Monument to Lost Data." Book chapter for Studies In Writing, volume 17, Writing and Digital Media, edited by Luuk van Waes, Mariëlle Leijten, Christine M. Neuwirth. Elsevier Press.


Creative Publications

  • “Home” and “I Want to Fall.” The Provo Canyon Review. http://theprovocanyonreview.net/barry-mauer.html. Volume 1, Issue 1. 
  • Channel Switchers. Barry and Claire Mauer, from an idea by producer Jason Bell, who bought the screenplay and rights. 1999.

Book Reviews

  • "Review of Georges Bataille: A Critical Introduction, by Benjamin Noys." Cultural Analysis: Volume 3.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • “What Holds Us Back From Achieving a Better Society?” UCF Forum and Huffington Post. July 13. Also broadcast as a radio piece on WUCF, July 17, 2016.    

  • “Censorship Is Not All Bad.” UCF Forum and Huffington Post. March 9, 2016. Also broadcast as a radio piece on WUCF, March 14, 2016.    
  • “The United States Could Use a ‘Therapist General’” UCF Forum and Huffington Post. November 4, 2015. Also broadcast as a radio piece on WUCF, November 8, 2015.    
  • “Rock and Roll and the Amateur Aesthetic.” Texts and Technology Blog.    


No courses found for Spring 2018.

No courses found for Fall 2017.

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11465 ENG6939 Topics in Text and Technology Face2Face W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Feb 19, 2017

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