Max Michael Renner

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Biography

My primary areas of interest center on visual rhetoric in relation to collective memory, and genre theory. Additional projects I have worked on include content analysis of voter ID law media coverage, as well as design learning in first year curriculum.

Publications

In Press

Sigler, J. E., & Renner, M. (In Press). Lex cantandi, lex credendi: A content analysis of organizational identity-constructing pronouns in pre- and post-Vatican II Catholic hymns. Journal of Media and Religion.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Renner, M. (2016). Generic ephemerality: Indeterminacy in superhero/secret identity. Accepted at the annual meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Chelsey, A., Renner, M., & Jackson, A. (2016). Curricular shifts to integrated first-year experiences. Accepted at the annual meeting of the American Society of Engineering Education, First-Year Program Division, New Orleans, LA.

Knapp, S., Jackson, A., & Renner, M. (2016). Gender differences in design motivation. Accepted at the annual meeting of the American Society of Engineering Education, Liberation Education/Engineering and Society Division, New Orleans, LA.

Renner, M. (2015). Knowing the superhero: Engaging a cernacular rhetorical genre. Presented at the first global meeting of The Superhero Project, Oxford, England.

Iliadis, A. J., & Renner, M. (2015). The professorate talks: Academic freedom goes online. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Renner, M. (2015). Mutation of mutant metaphor. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Critical Cultural Division, Las Vegas, NV.

Education

  • B.A. in Women's Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University, 2014
  • M.A. in Cultural Communication from Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, 2016
  • PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media from N.C. State, Degree anticipated 2020