“Our students are the greatest gift we will ever get. Publications may burn. Research will become dated. The lives we touch with compassion, with strength, with belief in potential and assistance in reaching that potential will make more of a difference than anything we do to bolster our own professional egos and status.”          Margo Husby Scheelar

Don’t get me wrong, I L.O.V.E. research, but I do not think teaching and research are exclusive. This web site illustrates how I marry the two, and add spice to both by integrating experience, experimentation, and exuberance to my work. Feel free to browse around and connect with me.

Speaking of research…

Latest publications:

Fuller, Danielle, and DeNel Rehberg Sedo, eds. 2019. “Readers, Reading and Digital Media. Special Themed Section Participations: International Journal of Audience Research.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 16 (1). http://www.participations.org/Volume%2016/Issue%201/contents.htm.

———. 2019. “Read This! Why Reading about Readers in an Age of Digital Media Makes Sense. Introduction to Special Themed Section Participations: International Journal of Audience Research.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 16 (1). http://www.participations.org/Volume%2016/Issue%201/8.pdf.

———. 2019. “‘Boring, Frustrating, Impossible’:  Tracing the Negative Affects of Reading from Interviews to Story Circles.” Edited by Shelley Trower, Amy Tooth Murphy, and Graham Smith. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 16 (1): 622–55. https://www.participations.org/Volume%2016/Issue%201/29.pdf

Driscoll, Beth, and DeNel Rehberg Sedo. “Faraway, So Close: Seeing the Intimacy in Goodreads Reviews.” Qualitative Inquiry 25, no. 3 (September 26, 2018): 248–59. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800418801375.

My piece for Oxford Research Encyclopedias (Literature) on Reading Reception Research in the Digital Era is available online, if your university has enough money to pay for it. Even mine doesn’t, so contact me for an early version.

Want to better understand why I do so much collaborative work? Read

DIY Peer Review and Monograph Publishing in the Arts and Humanities

Butchard, Dorothy ; Rowberry, Simon Peter ; Squires, Claire; Rayner, Samantha J (Editor); Canty, Nick (Editor)
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, October 2018, Vol.24(5), pp.477-493

The subject of the DIY piece is the “clever friend” process Danielle Fuller and I used to get our book out into the world.

Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture. 

Check it out! The table of contents and a sample chapter are available for your reading pleasure.

By the way, the image on this page is my own photo taken in 
Oslo, Norway
on August 9, 2018.