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Center Graduate Students: Jonathan Stone

Jonathan Stone


Jonathan Stone is a Ph.D. candidate in the Center for Writing Studies in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Information

315 English Building | MC-718

Biographical Statement

Jonathan studies the cultural, historical, and rhetorical influence of music and sound. His research is focused on the rhetoricity of American vernacular music and culture in the 1930s. His dissertation, "Listening to the Lomax Archive: The Sonic Rhetorics of American Vernacular Musical Performance in the 1930s," investigates the careers of John A. Lomax and his son Alan during the Great Depression with focus on the Lomax field recordings made for and stored by the Library of Congress's Folklife Archive.

Research Interests

Histories and Theories of Rhetoric, Sound Studies and Rhetoric, Visual Rhetorics, Digital Literacies and Rhetorics, Folklore Studies, Cultural and Vernacular History

Courses Taught

Other Positions Held

Assessment Project Coordinator, First-year Rhetoric Program - Summer 2014

Assistant Director, Center for Writing Studies - Spring 2011-Spring 2013

Course Coordinator, Writing Across Media (INFO 303/WRIT 303) - Spring 2011-Spring 2013

Digital Literacies Coordinator, First-year Rhetoric Program - Spring 2009-Spring 2011

Center for Writing Studies Graduate Program Committee - Spring 2009-Spring 2011

Rhetoric Advisory Committee - Fall 2009-Spring 2010