PENDING OR IN PRESS >
Manivannan, V. (in press). The successful text is not always the one that murders me to protect you. In A. Knoblauch and M. Moeller (Eds.), Embodied Rhetorics.
SELECTED SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS >
Manivannan, V. (2020). “But you look so well!”: (Un)professionalizing chronic pain through academic dress. Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, 3(2).
Manivannan, V. (2019). “Maybe she can be a feminist and still claim her own opinions?”: The story of an accidental counter-troll. In E. Sparby & J. Reyman (Eds.), Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression, Hate Speech, and Harassment.
Manivannan, V. (2017). “A way of life that is not entirely unfortunate”: The peripheral cunning of chronic pain. Platform: Journal of Media and Communication, 8(1): 24-39.
Manivannan, V. (2017). What we see when we digitize pain: The risk of valorizing image-based representations of fibromyalgia over body and bodily experience. Digital Health.
Manivannan, V. (2014). Tits or GTFO: The logics of misogyny on 4chan’s Random – /b/. Fibreculture Journal, 22.
Manivannan, V. (2012). Attaining the ninth square: Cybertextuality, gamification, and institutional memory on 4chan. Enculturation 15.
Manivannan, V. (2011). Interplay Amidst the Strangeness and the Charm: Under-language and the Attenuation of Meaning in the Film Adaptation of Watchmen. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 5(4).
SELECTED CREATIVE-CRITICAL WORK >
Manivannan, V. (2018). The author draws a blank: Negotiating academia with/in “fibro fog.” Capacious: Affect Inquiry – Making Space. Millersville University, Lancaster, PA. 8-11 August 2018.
Manivannan, V. (2017). I see the world through pain goggles, and you refuse me my visual voice. Graphic Social Science Research Network.
Manivannan, V. (2015). War without witness: Mobile phone testimony in preserving memory and truths. In Media Res.
Manivannan, V. (2015). The author is in pain: Encounters in the world of non-belonging. Affect Theory Conference: Worldings/Tensions/Futures. Millersville University, Lancaster, PA. 15-17 Oct 2015.
SELECTED CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Manivannan, V. (2019). Easter in Sri Lanka: Today is loss that isn’t loss. The Paris Review.
Manivannan, V. (2014). ThisIsMyManifesto.htm. The Fanzine.
Manivannan, V. (2014). Numerology. DIAGRAM.
Manivannan, V. (2014). I am always in transition when disaster strikes. R.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal.
Manivannan, V. (2014). The meaning of a machete. CONSEQUENCE Magazine, 6. PDF Proof (cite final version instead).
Nominated for a Pushcart
Awarded “Notable Essay” in Nonfiction in Best American Essays 2015.
Manivannan, V. (2013). White van fear. Black Clock, 16.
Manivannan, V. (2004). Invictus. Denver: Pearl Street Publishing, LLC, 2004.
SELECTED PRESENTATION ACTIVITY
Manivannan, V. (2019). The pedagogical value of pain in anatomies of writing. Computers & Writing 2019: Mission Critical. Michigan State University, MI. 20-22 Jun 2019.
Luther, J., Shapiro, R., Keegan, B., Manivannan, V., Edwards, D., & Gelms, B. (2018). Post-truth, post-Trump: Reflecting on the future of web literacies. (Roundtable). Computers & Writing 2018: Digital Phronesis – Code/Culture/Play. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. 24-27 May 2018.
Manivannan, V. (2017). “I’ve never heard of that country”: Sri Lankan American writers on shaping an emerging literary identity. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair 2017. Washington, D.C. 9-11 Feb 2017.
Manivannan, V. (2015). Teaching tattoos: A body(mod)-focused approach to the composition classroom. Computers & Writing 2015: Technoliteracy In(ter)ventions. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI. 28-31 May 2015.
Manivannan, V. (2014). Autonomy in the hivemind: 4chan’s archival economy and archaeology of memory. Computers & Writing 2014: Evolutions, Revolutions, Convolutions. Washington State University, Pullman, WA. 5-8 Jun 2014.
Manivannan, V. (2013). The right to bear cannons: Reevaluating DDoS actions as civic protest. AEJMC 2013. Renaissance Washington, Washington, D.C. 7-11 Aug 2013.
Manivannan, V. (2013). Mobius double reacharound: The convergence of comics, animation, and gaming in Homestuck. Illustration, Comics, and Animation. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. 19-21 Apr 2013.
Manivannan, V. (2012). “We do it for the lulz”: Graffiti as a metaphor for digital defacement. Critical Information Conference. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 2 Dec 2012.
Manivannan, V. & Manivannan, A. (2011). “We are Sri Lankan civilians plz save our life”: Photography and the spectacle of Sri Lanka’s civil war. New Narrative IV: Image and Spectacle. University of Toronto, ON, Canada. 4-6 May 2011.
INVITED PAPERS, TALKS, READINGS >
Manivannan, V. (2014). When ‘trolling’ becomes an umbrella term. The New York Times Room for Debate.
Manivannan, V. (2009). Vowvaal. “Every Comic is Asian American.” Asian-American Comic Convention. The Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY.