Michael James Griffin

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
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Overview

Michael James Griffin II studies post-1900 British & American fiction, print & visual cultures, and comics. His dissertation, The Visual Novel: Fictional Space & Print After 1900, examines the zone of contact between the visual arts and literature in material texts with particular attention focused on the novel’s relationship to multimodality and print. He routinely teaches literature-based composition and communication courses, survey courses in fiction, and media/visual studies. He currently teaches first-year composition courses on multimodality, specifically linking written, visual, and digital modes of communication to explore visual/material culture and contemporary technologies. His research areas include contemporary narrative, comics studies (particularly in a pedagogical context), and the ways technology impacts how we read and talk about literature and art. He has published in Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and Doris Lessing Studies and is currently working on essays on issues in contemporary art house publishing practices and "engagement" in the contemporary novel.

Education:
  • PhD, Louisiana State University
  • MA, University of Tulsa
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Comics / Comics Studies
  • Narrative
  • Post-1900 American Literature
  • Post-1900 British Literature
  • Textual / Material Studies
Courses
  • ENGL-0199: Support for ENGL 1101
  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-3206: Communication & Culture