Research and Publications
Invited Book Review: Gay Marriage and Democracy by R. Claire Snyder, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, v. 14, n. 1 (2011), 172-175.
Book Review: Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? by Judith Butler. Quarterly Journal of Speech, v. 96, n. 2 (2010), 219-223.
“Faggot” and “Amnesty International OUTfront,” LGBTQ America Today. Ed. John Hawley. Greenwood Publishing Group (2008).
Book Review: Queer Race: Cultural Interventions in the Racial Politics of Queer Theory by Ian Barnard, Quarterly Journal of Speech, v. 93, n. 1 (2007), 119-121.
Satirical Essays Published in Predatory Journals, more detail on request:
Amy Young, Joshua Gunn, Jon Hoffman, and Barry Brummett. "Reading Against the Digital Archive: Historiography and What is Not." Open Access Library Journal: 2015.
Barry Brummett, Joshua Gunn, Jon Hoffman, and Amy Young. "NSFW: Experiencing Immanentism or Transcendence Upon Hearing Gilbert Gottfried's Rendition of Fifty Shades of Grey in the Postmodern Workplace, or Liberatory Criminology." Science Journal of Sociology & Anthropology (2014) Article ID sjsa-235: . Lead article.
Web and Electronic Publications:
Founder and Managing Editor of The Queer Rhetoric Project (http://www.QueerRhetoric.com), The Queer Rhetoric Project is an archive of LGBT political speech and activism. Its goal is to fulfill a need for access to historical documents and speeches related to LGBT issues. Current popular speech archives such as AmericanRhetoric.com do not include significant numbers of such texts. At present there are 90 entries in the archive.
My Professional website: http://www.jonbrianhoffman.com/ Includes current projects, past publications, and a selection of class activities I have developed for Public Speaking and Argumentation courses.
eAgora Press: I have begun publishing a series of famous speeches as e-books. “Solitude of Self” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton has been published and “A Whisper of AIDS” by Mary Fisher is in process pending copyright approval. (http://eagorapress.wordpress.com/)
Web Site Manager, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History (http://clgbthistory.org/) 2011-2013
“Queer Film & the Political Ideologies of Time” – Anticipated completion: Fall 2016
My dissertation explores political temporalities in film. Specifically I look at three queer films (Stonewall, The living End, and A Single Man) and identify how each advocates a particular political identity and ideology by the way it manages and distributes time. I argue that each film is about constructing an embodied experience through time. As such, the affective audience experience is constructed through an encounter with a rhetorical situation which emphasizes certain identities and political dispositions. While each of the three political models exists in the LGBT movement today, I argue that one based on expanding relationships in the present (both interpersonally and collectively through coalitions) is of most use for our current political situation.
“Reentering the Rhetorical Situation” – In-preparation.
This essay was nominated for the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award (top student paper overall) at the National Communication Association 2009 convention. In it I reexamine the debates stemming from Bitzer’s classic “Rhetorical Situation” essay and argue that we must understand the rhetorical situation as always being entered into but never inhabited, that subjectivity is always a becoming of pure nonteleological potentiality, and as a result rhetorical agency must be understood as a risking dissolution.
Graduate Student Scholarship Award, 2011—University of Minnesota, Department of Communication Studies
Nominated for the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award (top student paper overall), National Communication Association 2009 – “Entering the Rhetorical Situation: On the Place of Time in Rhetorical Studies.”
Top Student Paper in Gender Studies Division, Southern States Communication Association 2006 – “Reflected Memory: A New Look at Holocaust Survivor Testimonies”
1st Runner Up, Carl Couch Internet Research Award for 2006 – “Redesigning Knowledge: Wikipedia as a Collaborative Knowledge Center”
Ed Schiappa “What Can We Learn from the California Gay Marriage Debates?”, 2009.
Bonnie Dow “The Feminist Roots of Queer Theory”, 2005.
“Rhetoric as Epistemic (Ontological): Toward a Moral Theory of Responsibility.” – National Communication Association, November 14-17, 2010.
“Entering the Rhetorical Situation: On the Place of Time in Rhetorical Studies.” – National Communication Association, November 12-15, 2009.
“Compromising (and) Presidential Leadership: How Bill Clinton failed Gays in the Military” – National Communication Association, November 12-15, 2009.
“What Can We Learn from the California Gay Marriage Debates?” – National Communication Association, November 12-15, 2009.
“Specters of Stonewall” – National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, November 21-24, 2008.
“Go Blog It on the Mountain: Integrationist Rhetoric and the Process of Circulation” – National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, November 12-15, 2007.
“Rethinking the ‘Doldrums’: A Case for the 1898 Senate Hearing on Woman Suffrage” – National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, November 16-19, 2006
“Brokeback Mountain(s): Reading Identity in an American Touchstone” – National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, November 16-19, 2006
“Redesigning Knowledge: Wikipedia as a Collaborative Knowledge Center” – National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, November 16-19, 2006
“Reflected Memory: A New Look at Holocaust Survivor Testimonies” – Southern States Communication Association Convention, April 5-9, 2006 Dallas, Texas
NCA Nominating Committee 2014-15
Chair of NCA Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns 2013
Reviewer for NCA Feminist and Women’s Studies & Communication and Rhetorical Theory divisions, 2009-2011; LGBTQ Caucus & Division, 2010-15.
Student representative NCA Feminist and Women’s Studies division 2008 & 2009
SPECOM (department administration committee) student representative 2007-2008
LGBT Safe Space Program facilitator January 2006-2007
Volunteer at University of Georgia LGBT Resource Center 2005-2007