EDUCATION & INTERESTS
University of Florida
Degree: Ph.D. (in progress beginning August 2015)
Field: Rhetoric and Composition
Degree: M.A. (2014)
Field: English, American Literature focus, Creative Writing secondary focus.
University of Montevallo
Degree: B.A. (2010)
Ecological rhetoric; ecocomposition; digital materiality; ecocriticism; ecopedagogy; media ecology; ecopoetics, creative writing and composition; digital writing and publishing; open access; food and diet; animal studies; extinction and apocalypse; ecofeminism; ecopsychology; Plato; Shelley; Thoreau; and Hayden Carruth.
RECENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE & INTERESTS
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2016-2019)
Courses Designed and Taught (Teacher of Record)
English 1131, Writing through Media: Visualizing Environments (forthcoming Fall 2016).
Full-Time Instructor of English, Point University, West Point, Georgia (2014 to 2015)
English 264, Advanced English, Poetry Writing Workshop: designed and taught one section, spring 2015.
English 102, Critical Reading and Writing II: designed and taught three sections, spring 2015.
English 101, Critical Reading and Writing I: designed and taught four sections fall 2014; one section spring 2015.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (2012 to 2014)
As Teacher of Record
English 1120, Composition II, designed and taught two "Sustainability" themed sections spring 2014, one open-themed course spring 2015.
English 1100, Composition I, designed and taught one section, themed "Writing Spaces," fall 2013.
Couses in writing theory and teaching writing; histories of rhetoric & philosophy; environmental rhetoric, ecocomposition, and ecocriticism; media ecology; ecoliteracy & electracy; creative writing; ecopoetics; American Literature; and writing the apocalypse. All levels of composition, from basic to advanced, including technical and professional writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Practica in publishing; research; and pedagogy.
Eds. Jones, Madison and Steven A. Petersheim. Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness
of Early Scribes of Nature. Chapter contribution, "Shadow and Liminal Space in Typee and Walden." Lexington Books Ecocritical Theory
and Practice Series, 2015. Afterword by Christopher Irmscher.
Jones, Madison. "Plato's Apocalyptic Rhetoric: Interpreting Bioregionalism in the Critias-Timaeus Dialogues." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. Oxford UP (Summer 2016) 23(3). Forthcoming.
Jones, Madison. “Silence and the Lyric-Epic: Hybrid Ecopoetics in The Shadow of Sirius.” Merwin Studies (September 2013) 1 (1): 47-65.
Jones, Madison. "Sublime Diets: Percy Shelley's Radical Consumption." Romantic Sustainability Endurance and the Natural World 1780-1830. Lexington Books
Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series, 2015.
Reviews of Scholarship
Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living. By Melissa Lane. Princeton UP, 2012 . Reviewed in Journal of Ecocriticism. [Forthcoming in Issue 7.2].
Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism: Toward Urbanatural Roosting by Ashton Nichols. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Reviewed in Southern Humanities Review (Spring 2013) 47 (2): 190-192.
Wilderness into Civilized Shapes: Reading the Postcolonial Environment by Laura Wright. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010. Reviewed in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Oxford UP (Autumn 2011) 18 (4): 893-4.
Reviews of Creative Writing
"Resetting Our 'Creature-clocks': Michelle Detorie's After-Cave." Boise, Idaho: Ahsahta Press, 2014. Reviewed in The Kenyon Review Online (Forthcoming 5-11-16).
The Small Blades Hurt by Erica Dawson. Evansville, Indiana: Measure Press, 2014. Reviewed in The Journal. (Vol. 39.1, Winter 2014).
The Uniform House by Jim Murphy. Mobile, Alabama: Negative Capability Press, 2014. Reviewed in storySouth (Issue 39, Spring 2015).
Adventures in the Lost Interiors of America
By William D. Waltz. Cleveland, OH. Cleveland: State University Poetry Center: New Poetry, 2013. Reviewed in Valparaiso Poetry Review. (Vol.
XVI, Number 1: Fall/Winter 2014-2015).
Regular review contributions to Kudzu House Quarterly and Kudzu House’s blog, The Kudzu Vine.
Invited Campus Talks
"Southern Ecopoetics and Digital Publishing," MFA Seminar on Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics at Texas State University (via Skype). Teacher of Record: Dr. Cecily Parks. Fall 2015.
“Succeeding as an English Major.” English 300, Introduction to the Major. Teacher of Record: Dr. Jim Murphy, University of Montevallo, spring 2015.
Selected Conference Presentations
"Plato's Apocalyptic Rhetoric: Regional Ecology in the Critias-Timaeus Dialogues." 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, themed
"Rhetoric & Change:" May 27-29, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.
"Ecolectracy: Deconstructing Pedagogical Binaries of Digital and Natural Environments" 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, themed
"Rhetoric & Change:" May 27-29, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.
"Digital Ghost Bikes: Hypermedia in Public Advocacy Rhetorics." Presented at the English Department at Clemson University's "Margins: Rhetoric
and Place in the Digital Now" Conference. February 25-26, 2016 in Clemson, SC.
“The Ecology of Blogging in First-Year Composition.” Rhetoric and Civic Engagement, a regular session of Critical Thinking in the Rhetoric and Composition
Classroom at the SAMLA Conference: Atlanta, GA. 7-9 November 2014.
“Sublime Diets: Percy Shelley’s Radical Consumption.” Romantic Sustainability, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference: Atlanta, GA. 7-9 November 2014.
“Shadow and Liminal Space in Typee and Walden.” 2013 South-Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference: Atlanta, GA. 8-10
November 2013. [**Awarded the George Mills Harper Fund Travel Grant as one of five outstanding graduate student essays].
Electronic Media Projects:
"Death Drive(r)s: Ghost Bike (Monu)mentality," an Augmented Reality Criticism (ARC), combining AR technology and public advocacy rhetoric,
part of the TRACE innovation initiative project series. 2016.
Rhetoric Society of America’s Auburn University Chapter website, wp.auburn.edu/rsa,
designed as part of requirements for a web development course with Robin Sulkosky, launched March 2014.
a professional website created and designed as part of requirements for a web development course, launched February 2014.
Master’s Thesis ePortfolio website, auburn.edu/~mpj0003, launched October 2013 as part of the
requirement for Auburn’s M.A. in English.
Kudzu House (formerly Kudzu Review) website (designed with Robin Ward) first launched in November 2010 at
kudzureview.com; fully redesigned (with Robin Ward) in 2014 and again in 2016
at the permanent domain kudzuhouse.org.
CREATIVE WRITING PUBLICATIONS
Visit the Poetry section for samples of published poems, readings, and for a list of books and anthologies.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Fellowships & Appointments
2015-19 Graduate School Research Fellowship, University of Florida.
2012-14 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of English, Auburn University.
2009-10 Head-Cleveland Scholarship, University of Montevallo.
Southern Progress Scholarship for English, University of Montevallo.
East Alabama Alumni Fund, University of Montevallo.
Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence Award 2013-14 (Masters Level) Auburn University. (Competitive, $200 Honorarium).
Robert Hughes Mount, Jr. Poetry Prize 2014, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, for the poem “The Campfire,” selected
by poets Peter Kline and Brittany Perham for the award (Competitive, $100 Honorarium and Membership in the Academy of American Poets).
Honorable Mention: Calvert Award competition for the essay “Sublime Diets: Percy Shelley’s Radical Consumption.” Recognized at the
Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) conference at Gadsden State Community College (Competitive, Honorarium).
2013 First Place: Mad Poet’s Poetry Contest, for the poem “Coyote Makes This World,” sponsored by the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Museum in Montgomery, AL (Competitive, $100 Honorarium).
George Mills Harper Fund Travel Grant to attend the 2013 SAMLA Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Competitive, $200 Honorarium).
Best Graduate Student Paper Award 2012-2013 (M.A. Level) “Shadow and Liminal Space in Typee and Walden.” Auburn
University English Department (Competitive).
Robert Hughes Mount, Jr. Poetry Prize 2013-2014, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, for the poem “Gone Far Gone,” selected
by poet Jennifer Elise Foerster for the award (Competitive, $100 Honorarium and Membership in the Academy of American Poets).
Pi Kappa Phi Honor Society
University of Montevallo
Dean’s List: Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010.
Trace: peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies.
University of Florida, Gainesville FL. [Graduate Student Editor, Forthcoming Fall 2015].
Southern Humanities Review
: Alabama’s Premier Literary and Critical Journal, Auburn University, Auburn AL. Associate Editor 2012-14; 2013 & 14 Summer Internships
Kudzu House Quarterly
: Literature of an Invasive Species, independent, international journal, published under the auspices of Kudzu House Press, a 501(c)3
Nonprofit; print and digital; Auburn, AL. Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief, 2010-Present.
2008-10 Circulation Assistant. Carmichael Library, University of Montevallo (Work-study).
Interview with Phineas Dowling. The Writer’s Block. WEGL 91.1. 24 February 2015.
Featured alumni author in a special issue of Montevallo Today, University of Montevallo, Fall 2014.
Auburn University, “Student Spotlight: Madison P. Jones IV, graduate student in the Department of English” 2013.
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References available upon request.