1. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  2. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  3. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  4. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  5. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  6. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  7. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  8. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  9. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  10. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  11. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  12. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  13. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  14. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  15. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  16. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  17. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  18. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  19. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  20. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  21. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  22. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  23. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  24. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  25. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  26. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  27. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  28. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  29. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  30. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81750 ENG3930H Hon Special Topic Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
81532 LIT3212 Research & Writing About Lit Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50744 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Web A Web Not Online
ENG 3014 AW60: Theories of Literature

PR: ENC 1102, junior standing, or C.I.

A theory is an explanation of how and why things work. In this course, we will explore the question of how and why literary texts work as they do. Literary theory in the 20th century and into the 21st include genre study, formalist, psychological, Marxist, feminist, reader-response, semiotic, structuralist, deconstructive, gender and queer, ecocritical, gramatological, and cultural studies areas such a new historical, postcolonial, and multicultural. Typically, a critical reading uses one (or more) theoretical discourse as a lens through which to view a literary work. Sometimes the literary text becomes the case from which the critic transforms an existing theory or builds a new one.

Because our time is so limited in a six-week class, we will not be able to explore most of these theories. Instead, we will focus on a few key concepts in textuality, including representation, narrative structure, dramatic structure, metaphor, argument, intertextuality, identification, and interpretation.

This is not a “writing about literature” class. It is, rather, an exploration of what literature has to offer us—pleasure, information, and the most powerful and creative ways to use language. Our goal here is to end the separation between the writing typically done by students from the texts they write about. We will not put literature on a pedestal, but rather will approach literary works as though they were experiments in and about language. We will seek to replicate these experiments to see how they work, and we will try some new experiments.

We will begin by examining the basic elements of narrative and dramatic texts, move to the basic elements of poetic texts, and then to the basic elements of interpretive texts. Our goal is not to find “hidden meaning” in texts, but to learn how to think like poets, authors, and critics. This course is a Gordon Rule course. The required four assignments which fulfill the Gordon Rule are indicated with an asterisk. Each has the following characteristics:
1. The writing will have a clearly defined central idea or thesis
2. It will provide adequate support for that idea
3. It will be organized clearly and logically
4. It will show awareness of the conventions of standard written English
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
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91705 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Web Web Not Online
ENG3014.0W64: Theories and Techniques of Literary Study

PR: Junior standing and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Techniques of analysis, theories of interpretation, and application of critical approaches to selected works.
90446 ENG3930H Hon Special Topic Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
ENG3930H.0201: Honors Special Topic: Why are People Fooled?

This course aims at developing the language and reasoning skills that anyone preparing for a language-centered career should possess. In particular, it examines our capacity to be fooled, either by misrepresentation or by our won reasoning errors. At worst, this capacity can lead us into fiascos. For instance, during the recent housing bubble, so many people were fooled about the security of subprime loans that they brought on a global economic meltdown. Could this crisis have been avoided? Why are people fooled?

The course intends to investigate this enduring question as it relates to three areas of inquiry:
1. The human capacity for being fooled.
2. The ability of con artists and propagandists to fool people.
3. The ways in which people might avoid being fooled.

We will seek to understand how humans are prone to self-deception, ignorance, credulity, propaganda, prejudice, groupthink, and mass hysteria, so that we will have a greater chance to counteract the reasoning errors that lead to these outcomes. Learning how not to be fooled is a large part of critical thinking, which is central to a humanities education. This course teaches critical thinking in new and exciting ways by including lessons about how to stop our automatic reactions, and about life management skills that will help us avoid getting fooled. We will examine this theme in relation to several areas of study:
1. Modes of persuasion, ranging from dialogue to warfare.
2. Propaganda
3. Public relations
4. Science and pseudo-science
5. Mental illness and health
6. Technology and culture.

The course draws upon materials from many knowledge areas - philosophy, cognitive science, economics, rhetoric, sociology, politics, ands communications theory - to investigate our capacity to be fooled. The result will be an accessible, yet challenging and engaging course.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51020 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Web B Web Not Online
ENG3014.BW59: Theories and Techniques of Literary Study

PR: Junior standing and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Techniques of analysis, theories of interpretation, and application of critical approaches to selected works.

Updated: Feb 19, 2017

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