Joyce Irene Middleton

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Bate 2128
Phone: 252.328.6659
E-Mail: middletonj@ecu.edu


Joyce Irene Middleton is editor of Of Color: African American Literature (Prentice-Hall 2006) and has published essays on rhetorical memory, orality, and literacy; pedagogy, race, and gender, and works by Toni Morrison and Zora Neale Hurston in professional journals and in chapters in scholarly collections. Middleton was awarded a position in the 2001 NEH Summer Institute for Black Film Studies. She teaches and writes about visual rhetoric in film and film as a public pedagogy. Recently, Middleton served as a Guest Co-Editor, with Krista Ratcliffe, for a special issue on whiteness studies in Rhetoric Review (Fall 2005). She is completing a book-length project on race, whiteness, and gender, entitled "Shifting the Gaze": Toni Morrison and "Race Matters" Rhetoric An avid lover of jazz, Middleton also teaches and writes about African American women in jazz, the Jazz Idiom in American Culture, and the Blues Roots of Hip Hop.


B.A. University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park

Research Interests

History of Rhetoric
Rhetoric, Cultural Studies & Literacy
Women's Sexuality and Literature
Film as a Public Pedagogy
African American Literature and Film
Black Women Writers
Orality, Literacy, and Electronic Technologies

Courses Taught

ENGL 3835: Persuasive Writing
ENGL 3810: Advanced Composition