Maggie   Shelledy

Assistant Professor  

Office: BSABH 2.410
Phone: (956) 882-8840
Email: maggie.shelledy@utrgv.edu

Dr. Maggie Shelledy





Selected Publications


  • Maggie Kainulainen. "Saying Climate Change: Ethics of the Sublime and the Problem of Representation," Symploke: Theoretical, Cultural, and Literary Scholarship 21, no. 1-2 (December 2013): 109-123.



Selected Presentations


  • Maggie Shelledy. "“I Always Had a Good Heart:” Posthuman Metanoic Movement and the Ambient Rhetoric of Prison," 18th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN (May 2018)

  • Maggie Shelledy. "Contraband Literacies: Lessons from the Free Alabama Movement," Conference on College Composition and Communication , National Council of Teachers of English, Kansas City, MO (March 2018)

  • Maggie Shelledy and Emmett Sanders. ""The Measures of a Life: Engaging Reentry Narratives in Program Outcomes"," Seventh Annual National Conference on Higher Education in Prison, Dallas, TX (November 2017)

  • Maggie Shelledy. The Role of Transformative Education in Successful Reentry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (September 2017)

  • Maggie Shelledy. ""A Super-Complicated Problem:" Rhetorical Citizenship, James Kilgore, and the Exclusion of the Felon in the Democratic Imaginary," Rhetoric Society of American Biennial Conference, Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, GA (May 2016)

  • Maggie Shelledy. "Clean Slates and Rhetorical Constraints: Navigating Incarceration Disclosure at the University," Thomas R. Watson Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (May 2016)

  • Maggie Shelledy. ""A Significant and Transformative Struggle:" Rhetorical Agency and the Prison Classroom," Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX (April 2016)

  • Maggie Shelledy. "Beyond Recidivism: Making the Case for Higher Education in Prison," Fifth Annual National Conference on Higher Education in Prison, Pittsburgh, PA (November 2015)

  • Maggie Shelledy. ""I Want to Remain Whole:" Audience, Authenticity, and the Problem of Prison Writing," Thomas R. Watson Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (October 2014)

  • Maggie Shelledy. "Rhetorical Listening and Climate Change Pedagogy," Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, San Antonio, TX (May 2014)

Current Courses

ENGL 7300 02 - Thesis:
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ENGL 6321 02I - Research:Rhet, Comp & Literacy:
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ENGL 3345 90L - Studies in Literacy:
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ENGL 3345 02I - Studies in Literacy:
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ENGL 3340 01I - Survey Rhetorical Theory:
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ENGL 6321 01I - Research:Rhet, Comp & Literacy:
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ENGL 1301 02 - Rhetoric & Composition I:
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ENGL 7300 09 - Thesis:
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ENGL 1302 07B - Rhetoric & Composition II:
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ENGL 3345 01I - Studies in Literacy:
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