David Giovagnoli

Doctoral Student
Graduate Assistant
English 101 Coordinator
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • David Giovagnoli is a Doctoral Student in English Studies, with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. His primary areas of emphasis are assessment and pedagogy, especially pedagogies that support an interdisciplinary model of English Studies, and more specifically applications of pedagogical Cultural-Historical Activity Theory and genre studies in environments outside of first-year writing.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • ENG 101.Sec 046 Composition As Critical Inquiry
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Composition, Rhetoric, Gay Men's English & Communication
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Writing Assessment, Genre Studies, Pedagogical Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, English Studies pedagogy, GLBT Issues
  • MA English - 2014
  • Truman State University
  • Kirksville, MO
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Genre Hybridity in Derek Walcott's Omeros
  • BA Classics / English - 2012
  • Truman State University
  • Kirksville, MO
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Hackett, Annie and David Giovagnoli. “Coordinating Care: The Literate Activity Systems of Hospital Nursing.” Grassroots Writing Research Journal. Vol. 7.2: Spring 2016.
  • Giovagnoli, David. “On Space Battles, Character Development, and Overwriting: Genre Interference in Textual Roleplaying.” Grassroots Writing Research Journal. Vol. 6.1: Fall 2015.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • "The Academic Blog as a Space of Classroom Wonder: Using Genre Studies and Activity Theory to Resist Mutt Genres in General Education." Computers and Writing Annual Conference. Jun. 2, 2017.
  • "Beyond Essays: A Queer Assessment Framework for the Study of Gay Men’s English." National Council of the Teachers of English Annual Convention. Nov. 20, 2016.
  • “On Behalf of the Truvada Whores: The Biopolitics of Pre-Exposure HIV Prophylaxis.” Illinois State University Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium. April 15, 2016.
  • “Grassroots Writing Research: Genre Studies in First-Year Composition Through Cultural-Historical Activity Theory.”Allerton English Articulation Conference. April 13-14, 2016.
  • “What if They Get the Wrong Values?: Localism and Writing Assessment.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. April 6-9, 2016.
  • “You Still Have to Assign Grades: A Queer Assessment Framework for Gay Men's English.” Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference. February 12-14, 2016.
  • “Writing Out of the Closet: Activity Theory, Genre Studies, and Literacies of Sex(uality) in First-Year Composition.” Annual WGST Conference, Truman State University. January 29-31.
  • “Echoes of Sapphic Voices: Masculine Constructions in the Catullan Corpus.” Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association. January 5, 2013.
  • Distinguished Master's Thesis Award
  • Truman State University
  • 2015