English

Dr. Julie Myatt

Dr. Julie Barger

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (2008), University of Louisville; MA (2003) Tennessee Technological University; BS (2001), Tennessee Technological University; First Year at MTSU: 2008

Office: PH 345; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-2563

Dr. Barger joined the faculty of MTSU in 2008. She teaches freshman composition, sophomore literature, and graduate courses in composition. Dr. Barger is currently researching a gay advocacy website's efforts to challenge negative media representations of homosexuality.

See Publications

Selected Conference Presentations

 

  • "Because Words Hurt: One Website's Response to the Sticks and Stones Hurled at the GLBTQ Community." Accepted for presentation at the Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, Louisville, KY (October 2012).
  • "The 'Mommy Wars': A Conscientious Objector Protests the Divisive Rhetoric Surrounding Modern Motherhood." Accepted for presentation at the Popular Culture Association of the South, Nashville, TN (September 2012).
  • "Good as You is Better than Most: Learning about Effective Rhetoric from One Website's Efforts to Challenge Representations of Homosexuality." Presented at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference (March 2012).
  • "Finding Balance: The Challenges of a Non-Tenured Female Faculty Member." The Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA. (April 2011).
  • "Looking Forward, Looking Back: Heeding Composition's History of Service in Obama's Culture of Service." Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, Louisville, KY (October 2010).
  • "Abandoning the Traditional Research Paper: How Formalizing the Research Process Can Benefit Student Writers." Tennessee Technological University English Studies Symposium, Cookeville, TN (March 2010).
  • "Tracing the Trope of Teaching as Transformation: Understanding Feminist Composition Pedagogies as Precursors to Current Service Learning Initiatives." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA (March 2009).
  • "Conflicting Identities? Female Students, Film Representations, and Feminist Composition Pedagogies." Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA (April 2008).
  • "Blondes over Brains: Representations of Female Students in Film." Thomas R. Watson Conference on Narrative, Louisville, KY (October 2006).
  • "Voices from the Stairwell: Contingent Faculty Define Themselves through Their Stories." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL (March 2006).
  • "Extreme Makeovers Caught on Tape: Transformation as Social Success in Hollywood's High Schools." Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY (February 2006).
  • "Preserving Writing Center History: The Why and How of Oral History Projects. Southeastern Writing Centers Association Conference, Chapel Hill, NC (February 2006).
  • "Reflecting on Technological Identity and the Contradictory Roles of Student/Teacher." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA (March 2005).
  • "The Silencing of Education amid the Collective Voice of Consumerism in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Tennessee Philological Association, Columbia, TN (February 2004).
  • "The Festival of Student Writing: Creating a Public Space for Composition." Tennessee Council of Teachers of English, Memphis, TN (October 2003).