Burcon, Sarah | Faculty
Ph.D., Lecturer III in Technical Communication, College of Engineering
5116 Engineering Research Building 1
Sarah Burcon is a Lecturer in the Program for Technical Communication. She earned a Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature from Wayne State University and an M.A. in Linguistics from Eastern Michigan University. Before coming to U of M, she taught composition, literature, and English as a Second Language. Dr. Burcon’s research interests include technical communication, American Literature, feminist theory, and popular culture. Some of her recent publications include a co-authored book titled How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman’s Life; the edited collection, Fabricating the Body: Effects of Obligation and Exchange in Contemporary Discourse (2014); and a co-edited book, Women and Language: Essays on Gendered Communication Across Media (2011).
Ph.D., English Language and Literature, Wayne State University
M.A., Linguistics, Eastern Michigan University
B.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences (major: Religious Studies, Minor: Psychology), Indiana University
Burcon, S. (forthcoming). Articles: “Avon,” “Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Suffragists.” In Women and Popular Culture Encyclopedia. Ed. Gina Misiroglu. Facts on File.
Burcon, S. (2014). Fabricating the Body: Effects of Obligation and Exchange in Contemporary Discourse (edited collection). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.
Burcon, S. (2012). Lost in our Middle Hour: Faith, Fate, and Redemption Post-9/11. In Television and Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming. Ed. Melissa Ames. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press.
Burcon, S. (2011). Women and Language: Essays on Gendered Communication across Media (co-edited collection). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Burcon, S. (2010). Re-Remembered Hi(stories): Performance of Memory in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora. In Revisiting the Past through Rhetorics of Memory and Amnesia. Dale Sullivan, Bruce Maylath, and Russel Hirst (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.