Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric. Ph.D., University of Minnesota Department
of Writing Studies, 2009. Digital rhetoric, rhetorical theory, authorship, intellectual
property theory, and technical & professional communication.
My current research projects explore authorial agency as it is performed in the process
of composing texts that we culturally understand as unoriginal: encyclopedias, robotwritten articles, and aggregated data. I also examine the ways that the material realities of print and digital production shape these writing processes. I’m currently wrapping up a book project entitled Textual Curation: Authorial Agency in Wikipedia and the Chambers’ Cyclopaedia that features a historical comparative study of articulated agency in these encyclopedias. Other work from this study has appeared or is forthcoming in College English, Le Monde Maçonnique des Lumiéres (Europe-
Amériques et dépendances), and The Responsibilities of Rhetoric.
I’m pleased to have received teaching awards from both of my previous institutions for
innovative teaching with technology and for teaching excellence. Since joining the Writing Program faculty, I’ve been instrumental in our successful efforts to revise the core of the Writing Major as well as our core offering in Professional Writing and our undergraduate curriculum in Professional and Technical Writing. With Bradford Vivian (CRS), I founded and co-advise the Rhetoric Society of America @SU chapter.
College English Special Issue on Western Cultures of Intellectual Property. Guest coedito
with Rebecca Moore Howard. In press, May 2013.
Kennedy, Krista. “The Daw and the Honeybee: Situating Metaphors for Originality and
Authorial Labor in the 1728 Chambers’ Cyclopædia.” College English. In Press, 2013.
Kennedy, Krista and Rebecca Moore Howard. “Collaborative Pedagogy, Paper to
Digital.” A Guide To Composition Pedagogies, 2nd edition. Eds. Gary Tate, Amy
Rupiper Taggart, Kurt Schick, and H. Brooke Hessler. New York: Oxford University
Press. In Press, 2013
Kennedy, Krista, and Georges Lamoine. “Ephraim Chambers.” (Invited.) Le Monde
Maçonnique des Lumiéres (Europe-Amériques et dépendances). [The World Masonic
Enlightenment (Europe, Americas, and Dependencies.)] . Eds. Cécile Révauger and
Charles Porset. Paris: Honoré Champion. In press, 2013.
Kennedy, Krista. Textual Machinery: Authorial Agency and Bot-Written Texts in
Wikipedia. The Responsibilities of Rhetoric. Eds. Michelle Smith & Barbara Warnick.
Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2009. 303-309.
Recent Graduate Courses:
CCR 760: Technical Communication in the Digital Age (Spring 2010)
CCR 747: Authorship Studies (Spring 2013)
CCR 633: Textual Machinery and Rhetorical Agency, Ancient to Digital (Spring 2011)