Dale Jacobs joined the University of Windsor in 2000 as Director of Composition (a position he still occupies).
He is the author of Graphic Encounters: Comics and the Sponsorship of Multimodal Literacy (Bloomsbury, 2013), the editor of The Myles Horton Reader (University of Tennessee Press, 2003), and the co-editor (with Laura Micciche) of A Way to Move: Rhetorics of Emotion in Composition Studies (Boynton/Cook, 2003). His essays on comics have appeared in English Journal, Biography, College Composition and Communication, ImageText, Studies in Comics, and Journal of Teaching Writing. He is the guest editor of the special Spring 2015 issue of Composition Studies on comics, multimodality, and composition.
Most of Dr. Jacobs’s current work is in the field of comics studies, especially with regard to issues of curation, representations of disability, and the architecture of the comics page. He is also working on material rhetorics and the representation of history in Kilmainham Gaol.
Graphic Encounters: Comics and the Sponsorship of Multimodal Literacy. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. 2013.
“’There are no rules. And here they are’: Scott McCloud’s Making Comics as a Multimodal Rhetoric.” Journal of Teaching Writing 29.1 (2014): 1-20.
“Webcomics, Multimodality, and Information Literacy.” Imagetext 7.3 (2014).
“What’s Hope Got to Do With It?: Theorizing Hope in Education.” Education as Civic Engagement: Toward a More Democratic Society. Eds. Lynn Worsham and Gary Olson. New York: Palgrave, 2012.
“Difficult Articulations: Comics Autobiography, Trauma, and Disability.” With Jay Dolmage. The Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctures. Eds. Ofra Amihay and Lauren Walsh. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 67-87.
“Writing New York: Using Google Maps as a Platform for Electronic Portfolios.” With Janine Morris and Hollie Adams. Composition Studies 38.2 (Fall 2010): 111-29.
Guest Editor. Composition Studies 43.1 (Spring 2015). Special Issue on Comics, Multimodality, and Composition.