Robert Lestón


Office:
» Namm Hall 511 (N-511)


Phone:
» 718.260.8610


E-mail:
» rleston@citytech.cuny.edu


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Robert Lestón, Associate Professor

Robert Lestón’s research includes studies in the avant garde arts of sound, image, film, and continental philosophy as they apply to expanding the scope of rhetorical invention. His work has appeared in Itineration, Kairos, Configurations, Enculturation, Atlantic Journal of Communication, and other venues. He is also coauthor of Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children (2012) with Aaron Barlow.

Education:

Ph.D. Rhetoric and Critical Theory U of TX, Arlington 2007
M.A. University of W. Florida, Literature 1999
BA. Florida State University, Creative Writing and Philosophy 1992

Academic Interests:

Nonhuman/Posthuman Relations. Affect Theory. Arts of Invention: Rhetorical, Poetic, Film/video, Sonic, Digital. Deleuze and Guattari. Zapatismo. Rhetorics of Citizenship and Activism.

Courses Taught:

ENG 1101 - Introductory Composition
ENG 1121 - English Composition 2
ENG 1133 - Specialized Communications for Technology Students
ENG 1151 - Introduction to Journalism
ENG 1710 - Introduction to Language and Technology
ENG 2000 - Perspectives in Literature
ENG 2400 - Films from Literature
ENG 2420 - Science Fiction
ENG 3402 - Special Topics: Vampires and Zombies in Popular Fiction and Film (Fall 2013)
ENG 3771 - Advanced Career Writing (Online and Traditional)
ENG 3773 - Advanced Technical Writing (Online and Traditional)

Publications:

Books:
Lestón, Robert. Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children, coauthor with Aaron Barlow. Praeger, 2012. »More Info

Special Collection:
Interface Designer and Co-Organizer for Multimedia Collection,
The MLArcade: Ten Multimedia Projects on the Rhetoric of Pinball with Geoffrey V. Carter. Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. January 2016. »More Info

Selected Articles (Refereed):
Lestón, Robert. “A Table without Organs” Itineration: Cross-disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture, Multimedia. February (2016). »More Info

Lestón, Robert. “Haraway, Deleuze, and the Radical Democracy of Desire” Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Society, and Technology. 23.3 (Fall 2015): 355-376. »More Info

Lestón, Robert. “50 Years Behind Painting” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. (February 2015): Multimedia. » More Info

Lestón, Robert, Geoffrey V. Carter, Sarah Arroyo, and Sherrin Frances. "The Idiocy of Videocy: Four Case Studies" Itineration: Cross-disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. September (2013). Multimedia. » More Info.

Lestón, Robert. “Unhinged: Kairos and the Invention of the Untimely” Atlantic Journal of Communication. 21.1 (2013): 29-50. »More Info

Lestón, Robert. “Anomalous Composition: A Horror in Video” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 17.1 (Spring 2013).  Video Essay.   »More Info

Lestón, Robert, Geof Carter, and Sarah Arroyo. “The Chora of the Twin Towers” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. 10 (September 11, 2011).  Video Essays.  Runtime: 1:15. »More Info

Lestón, Robert. “Into the After.word with Victor Vitanza.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 12.3  (Summer 2008). Digital Video and Webtext.  »More Info

Lestón, Robert. “Towers Open Fire: From Knowing to Doing” Computers and Composition Online. Special Issue on Sound in/as Compositional Space (Fall 2006). Multimedia (essay and sonic composition in Flash). »More Info

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