Jonathan W. Stone portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies

Presentations

  • Resounding History: Sound, Rhetoric, and Archival Methods / In this interactive workshop, participants will draw from Stone's work to consider how sound invites nontraditional approaches to archival, rhetorical, and historiographical methods. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/18/2021.
    https://humcenter.syr.edu/calendar/resounding-hist...
  • Folk Conventions/Musical Traditions: Sound, Rhetoric, and Race in the Lomax Archive / The folk songs of John and Alan Lomax both reified and transformed the trajectory of American convention, especially around issues of race. Jonathan Stone plays examples from their archival fieldwork to demonstrate how they embraced and pushed against tradition. Registrants will receive a playlist and advanced access to excerpts from Stone’s forthcoming book. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/17/2021.
    https://humcenter.syr.edu/calendar/folk-convention...
  • “Mapping Rhetorics of Sonic History” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Spokane, WA. March 2020 (Moved online due to COVID-19). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/17/2021.
  • “Listening to the Lomax Archive” invited talk at the University of Alberta, Sound Studies Institute. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. February 12, 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/12/2020.
  • “Performing Sonic Rhetorical History in and through the Digital Archive” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Pittsburgh, PA. March 2019. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/14/2019.
  • “Sonic Rhetorical Historiography” National Communication Association’s 104th Annual Convention. Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/09/2018.
  • “Reinventing Religious Orthodoxy.” Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/21/2018.
  • “Inventing Jazz: ‘Hotness’ as a Sonic Rhetoric of Fear, Fever, and Deft Improvisation.” Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/21/2018.
  • “Mormon Rhetorics: Working through and with the Language(s) of Faith” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Kansas City, MO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/15/2018.
  • “Mediating the Listening Masses: The Politics and Rhetorics of 1930s-era Educational Radio.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. October 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/28/2017.
  • “From Ordination to Apocalyptic Revelation: Women’s Apostolic Voices at the Fringes of Mormonism.” Selected for Religious Traditions Standing Group panel, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Portland, OR. March 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/16/2017.
  • “Sound Writing Practices: Sonic Rhetorics in the Composition (or any other) Classroom.” Invited talk, Modern Languages Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA. January 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/06/2017.
  • “Revisiting Rhetorical Memory: The Rhythms and Algorithms of Digital Archives.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Tempe, AZ. October 2015. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/30/2015.
  • “Mapping the Divide: A Brief Rhetorical History of Digital Division.” Frontiers of New Media Symposium at the University of Utah, Sept. 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/24/2015.
    http://www.frontiersofnewmedia.org/wp-content/uplo...

Publications

  • Jonathan W Stone (2021). Listening to the Lomax Archive: The Sonic Rhetorics of African American Folksong in the 1930s. University of Michigan Press. Published, 11/22/2021.
    https://www.fulcrum.org/concern/monographs/v405sc6...
  • Jonathan W. Stone (2021). “Composing the Sonic Sacred: Podcasting as Faith-based Activism”. Kairos. Published, 08/02/2021.
    https://kairos.technorhetoric.net/26.1/disputatio/...
  • Jonathan W. Stone & (eds.) Courtney Danforth, Kyle Stedman, and Michael J. Faris (2021). “Resounding History: A Rhetoric of Sonic Historiography (in Two Parts)". Vol. TUNING INTO SOUNDWRITING, Intermezzo. Published, 05/01/2021.
    http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/14-stedman-et-...
  • Jonathan W. Stone (2018). “Rhetorical Folkness: Reanimating Walter J. Ong in the Pursuit of Digital Humanity" in Digital Sound Studies. Duke University Press. Published, 10/01/2018.