Maria Novotny

Assistant Professor


PhD, Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University
MA, Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy, Michigan State University

Selected Publications

Novotny, Maria. “Intervening in #Access2Care: Towards a Rhetorical Framework for Relational Advocacy.” Present Tense, vol. 9, no. 1, 2021.

Novotny, Maria, Claire Edwards, Gitte Frandsen, Danielle Koepke, Joni Hayward Marcum, Chloe Smith, Angelyn Sommers, and Madison Williams. “Course Design: Constellating Community Engagement in a Cultural Rhetorics Seminar.” Composition Studies, vol. 49, no. 1, 2021.

Novotny, Maria. “Rhetorical Curation of Patient Art: How Community Literacy Scholars Can Contribute to Healthcare Professions.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 15, no. 2, 2021.

Gagnon, John and Maria Novotny. "Revisiting Research as Care: A Call to Decolonize Narratives of Trauma." Rhetoric Review, vol. 39, no. 4, 2020.

Novotny, Maria and John Gagnon. "Research as Care: A Shared Ownership Approach to Rhetorical Research in Trauma Communities." Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning, vol. 18, no.1, 2018. *Reprinted in Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2019, edited by Jessica Pauszek et al, Parlor Press, 2019.

Novotny, Maria and De Hertogh, Lori Beth. “Rhetorics of Self-Disclosure: A Feminist Framework for Infertility Activism.” Published in Women’s Health Advocacy: Rhetorical Ingenuity for the 21st Century, edited by Jamie White-Farnham, Bryna Siegel Finer, and Cathryn Molloy. Routledge Press, 2020.

Novotny, Maria, and Les Hutchinson. "Data Our Bodies Tell: Towards Critical Feminist Action in Fertility and Period Tracking Applications." Technical Communication Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 4, 2019.

Novotny, Maria and Dawn Opel. (2019). “Situating Care as Feminist Rhetorical Action in Two Community-Engaged Health Projects.” Peitho, vol. 2, no.1.

Novotny, Maria. “In/Fertility: Assembling a Queer Counterstory Methodology for Bodies of Health and Sexuality.” Published in Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer Projects, edited by William P. Banks, Matthew B. Cox, and Caroline Dadas. Utah State University Press, 2019.

Hutchinson, Les, and Maria Novotny. "Teaching a Critical Digital Literacy of Wearables: A Feminist Surveillance as Care Pedagogy." Computers and Composition, vol. 50, 2018.