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Justin Russell Greene

Justin Greene, Instructor

Justin Greene
Justin Greene, Instructor

Department of English
239 Shanks Hall
181 Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Twitter: @JuStRGreeNe
Academia: JustinGreene

Justin has taught courses in writing and rhetoric since 2009, as well as courses in textual analysis, American Literature, and Film Studies. He joined the Virginia Tech English Department as an Instructor in 2019 after serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at Hampden-Sydney College. Justin holds a PhD in Media, Art, and Text from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His research focuses on authorship studies; gender studies, particularly the performance of masculinity; cultural media studies; and celebrity/persona studies. His work seeks to uncover the intersections between media, socio-cultural identities, and discourses/institutions of power. Justin has published articles on masculine authorial identity, photography, and fashion; Tao Lin and Twitter; Roxane Gay’s digital presences; and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. He is currently working on a book-length project about the performance of masculinity in the films and public persona of Quentin Tarantino.

  • Authorship studies
  • Celebrity/Persona studies
  • Cultural Media Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Feminist Epistemologies and Methodologies
  • PhD in Media, Art, and Text, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
  • MA in English with a concentration in Literary Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009
  • BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004
  • Diversity Committee, Department of English, 2020
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, no. 4 (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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