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Joe Sample

(713) 221-5574

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Curriculum development for technical writing courses
  • Intercultural communication
  • Hypertext rhetoric

 Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., Department of English, Iowa State University
  • M.A., East Asian Studies, University of Minnesota
  • M.A., Department of English, Texas A&M University
  • B.S., Department of English, Slippery Rock University


Sample, Joe. "The Reception of the Diplomatique and His Suite at the Court of Pekin: James Gillray and the Invention of the Macartney Embassy Kowtow Incident.” Genre: International Journal of Literature and the Arts. 26: 12-30.

Sample, Joe. “The first appearance of this celebrated capital”; or What Mr. Barrow Saw in the Land of the Chinaman.”Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan, and South East Asia 1650-2000. Ed. Paul Smethurst and Steve Clark. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008.

Sample, Joe. “Technical Writing.” Teaching and Learning Creatively: Inspirations and Reflections. Co-ed. with Patricia Connor-Greene, Catherine Mobley, Catherine E. Paul, Jerry A. Waldvogel, and Liz Wright.  West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2006.

Sample, Joe. Review essay on Mencius on the Mind: Experiments in Multiple Definition (1932), by I. A. Richards. Rhetoric Review 23.1 (2004): 94-98.

Book reviews:
Sample, Joe. Rev. of Understanding Humor in Japan, by J. M. Davis (ed.). Wayne State UP, 2006. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research (19.3): 361-371. Revised version published as a “review essay” titled, “A Time and a Place to Laugh: Understanding Humour in Japan” on the Australasian Humour Scholars Network.

Sample, Joe. Rev. of Taiwanese Perceptions of Humor: A Sociolinguistic Perspective, by Liao Chao-Chih. Crane Publishing Co., 2001. Forthcoming in Humor: International Journal of Humor Research.


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