Justin Russell Greene
Department of English
239 Shanks Hall
181 Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Justin Russell Greene is an instructor in the Department of English at Virginia Tech. His research centers 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, sociocultural identities and discourses/institutions of power. Justin has published articles on the authorial fashions of Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace, the twitter presence of Tao Lin, the feminist digital identity of Roxane Gay, and the racial and gendered aspects of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Currently, he is working on a book-length study of the representations of masculine identity in the films and public performances of Quentin Tarantino. Justin is a graduate of the interdisciplinary Media, Art and Text Ph.D. program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Authorship Studies
- Celebrity/Persona Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Media Studies
- Cinema Studies
- Literary Studies
- Ph.D., Media, Art, and Text (MATX), Virginia Commonwealth University
- M.A. English with a concentration in Literary Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
- B.A. English, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Assistant Director of the Literature and Language Program (2022)
- Assistant Director of the Master of Arts in English Program (2021 to current)
- Literature and Language Committee, Department of English (2022)
- M.A. Committee, Department of English (2021 to current)
- Diversity Committee, Department of English (2020 to 2021)
- “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), 421-441.
- “Digitizing the Intersections: Roxane Gay's Online Performance of Authorial Identity,” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies 15, no. 1 (2019), 1-27.
- “Tweeting the Author: Tao Lin’s Performance of Authorial Identity on Twitter.” Authorship 7, no. 1 (2018), 1-16.
- “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.
- (In progress/under contract) Auteur Cinema for Dudes: The Performance of Masculinity in the Films and Public Persona of Quentin Tarantino. Lexington Books, TBD/late-2022.
- CINE 2054: Introduction to Cinema
- ENGL 2634: Writing and Social Justice
- ENGL 1105: First-Year Writing—Introduction to College Composition
- ENGL 1106: First-Year Writing—Writing from Research
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