Novotny, Maria

Assistant Professor


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

Selected Publications

Gagnon, John and Maria Novotny. "Revisiting Research as Care: A Call to Decolonize Narratives of Trauma." Rhetoric Review. (forthcoming 2020).

Novotny, Maria and Elizabeth Walker. “Art-i-facts: A Methodology for Circulating Infertility Counternarratives.” (forthcoming 2020). Interrogating Gendered Pathologies. Eds: Michelle Eble and Erin Frost. Utah State University Press.

Novotny, Maria with Juliette Givhan. “‘You Google Infertility and You Don’t See Me”: Towards an Intersectional Framework Resisting the Rhetorical Slipagges of Reproductive Activism.” (2020). Failure Pedagogies: Learning and Unlearning What it Means to Fail. Eds: Allison D. Carr and Laura R. Micciche. Peter Lang Publishing.

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 Dawn Opel. “Situating Care as Feminist Rhetorical Action in Two Community-Engaged Health Projects.” Peitho, vol. 22, no. 1, 2019.

Novotny, Maria and Les Hutchinson. “Tracing a Future Lineage for OBOS: Reproductive Health Applications as a Text for Feminist Rhetorical Inquiry.” Peitho, vol. 21, no. 1, 2019.

Novotny, Maria, and Les Hutchinson. "Data Our Bodies Tell: Towards Critical Feminist Action in Fertility and Period Tracking Applications." Technical Communication Quarterly 28.4 (2019): 332-360.

Novotny, Maria and Lori Beth De Hertogh. “Rhetorics of Self-Disclosure: A Feminist Framework for Understanding Infertility Activism.” (2019). Women’s Health Advocacy: Rhetorical Ingenuity for the 21st Century. Eds: Jamie White-Farnham, Bryna Siegel Finer, and Cathryn Molloy. Routledge.

Novotny, Maria. “Infertility as Counterstory: Assembling a Queer Counterstory Methodology for Non-Normative Bodies of Health & Sexuality.” (2019). Re/Orienting Writing: Queer Methods, Queer Project. Eds: Will Banks, Matthew Cox, and Caroline Dadas. Utah State University Press.

Hutchinson, Les, and Maria Novotny. "Teaching a critical digital literacy of wearables: A feminist surveillance as care pedagogy." Computers and Composition 50 (2018): 105-120.