I received my Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota, focusing in visual studies of science, medicine, and technology.
Download my CV here: T Kenny Fountain CV 11092013
Research & Teaching
My work involves the intersection of rhetorical studies, visual culture, and science and technology studies, with a focus on visual and material representations of the anatomical body, technological imaginings of the biomedical body, as well as the social and embodied practices involved in seeing and becoming that body. Through ethnographic, historical, and phenomenologically-oriented research, my work seeks to expand conventional notions of how we, as embodied subjects, use images and objects to construct social phenomena and ways of being in the world.
My monograph, Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab, has been accepted for publication in Routledge's ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication, with an anticipated publication date of April 2014.
I have published single-authored and co-authored work in the journals Medicine Studies and Journal of Technical Writing and Communication and the books Solving Problems in Technical Communication (eds. Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart A. Selber, The University of Chicago Press, 2013) and Pluralizing Plagiarism (eds. Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy E. Robillard, Heinemann, 2008).
Since coming to CWRU, I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in visual rhetoric, scientific and technical communication, rhetoric of science and medicine, rhetorical theory, gender and queer studies, and new media theory as well as engineering communication and science-themed composition courses.