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Dr. Nicole A. McFarlane

Dr. Nicole McFarlane

Assistant Professor Rhetoric & Composition 

Office: Butler Building 363C
Phone: (910) 672-2146


Rhetorics, Communication & Information Design
Clemson University, 2012

English & African American Literature
North Carolina A&T State University, 2004

Course Syllabi (Spring 2015)
ENGL 344 − Business & Professional Writing
ENGL 335 − Issues in Professional Writing
ENGL 110 − Composition I: Expository Writing
Other Courses Taught
ENGL 420 − ­­­­Portfolio Development ­­


Nicole A. McFarlane specializes in cultural rhetorics and digital humanities. She teaches new media writing with a focus on how emerging technologies mediate citizenship and compose spaces of color in the public sphere. Current scholarship includes articles on African American English in politics and film for PRE/TEXT: A Journal of Rhetoric Theory and Journal of College Composition and Communication.

Among her many honors, Dr. McFarlane has been invited by organizations such as National Council of Teachers of English, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, National Council of Black Studies, and Rhetoric Society of America to present and facilitate national workshops on the Obama presidency, Students' Right to Their Own Language, African American visual culture and design rhetorics.

Sample Publications

"Review of Keepin' It Hushed: The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric by Vorris L. Nunley." JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, & Politics 34.1-2 (2014): 369-79.

"Digital Memory and Narrative through 'African American Rhetoric[s] 2.0': Review of Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age." A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 13 (2012): n. pag. 28 Mar. 2012. 

"Carl Owens, Carl." African American National Biography. Ed. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York: Oxford UP, 2008. Oxford African American Studies Center.

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