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Justin Russell Greene

Justin Greene, Instructor

Justin Greene, Instructor
Justin Greene, Instructor

Department of English
181 Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Justin Russell Greene is an instructor in the Composition Program in the Department of English at Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the interdisciplinary Media, Art, and Text PhD program at Virginia Commonwealth University. His dissertation, I Am an Author: Performing Authorship in Literary Culture, analyzes authorship as a social identity performance through an interdisciplinary framework. His work pulls from authorship studies, performance studies, celebrity/persona studies, media and cultural studies, and sociological studies of art to uncover how writers create and disseminate their authorial identities. In his teaching, Justin themes his writing courses around the performance of masculinity across popular culture. He has published articles on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Tao Lin and his Twitter presence, and Roxane Gay’s digital identity, as well as presented papers analyzing authors’ fashions, Twitter, Instagram, and Kanye and Kim Kardashian West.

  • Authorship
  • Celebrity/Persona Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Rhetoric and English Studies
  • PhD in Media, Art, and Text, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
  • MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009
  • BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004
Journal Articles
  • (forthcoming) “Dressing Up the Author: Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace Branding Their Masculine Authorial Identities through Fashion,” Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, vol. 7 (2020).
  • “Digitizing the Intersections: Roxane Gay's Online Performance of Authorial Identity,” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies 15, no. 1 (2019).
  • “Tweeting the Author: Tao Lin’s Performance of Authorial Identity on Twitter”. Authorship 7, no. 1 (2018).
  • “Auteurist Socio-Cultural Critique: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight as Historical Present.” The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture 17, no. 2 (Summer 2017): 32-49.

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