Dr. Gaines Hubbell

Assistant Professor, English Department


Dr. Gaines Hubbell is a lecturer of composition in the English department at UAH. His research reclaims theories and practices of topical invention from the recent history of rhetoric and applies them in modern composition, pedagogy, and newer media environments. Dr. Hubbell also works in the field of game studies. He is an editor for the Journal of Games Criticism, and he researches the rhetorical situations of games.

He presents his research at the conferences of the Rhetoric Society of America, Popular Culture Association, and Canadian Game Studies Association.

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Dr. Gaines Hubbell’s Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2015
  • M.S., Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2013
  • B. A., Classics and English, University of Tennessee, 2008

Classes Taught


  • “Elocution and Feminine Power in the First Quarter of the Twentieth Century: The Career of Carolyn Winkler (Paterson) as Performer and Teacher,” Rhetoric Review 30.4: 2011. With M. D. Whitburn, J. L. Comer, L. M. Litterio, R. A. Lutzky, and M. A. Rancourt.
  • A Brief History of Topical Invention in 20th Century United States Rhetorical Studies. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 2015.


  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • American Society for the History of Rhetoric
  • Canadian Game Studies Association