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I serve in digital design positions as an assistant editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; design editor for Computers and Composition Online; and former layout editor for Harlot of the Arts, all peer-reviewed journals in rhetoric, composition, and literacy. Additionally, I have served as web administrator for several professional organizations, including the Digital Media and Composition Institute; the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing; and several disciplinary working groups.

I also pursue digital illustration and visual design projects, including the logo for the relaunch of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives website and several short webcomics. My creative projects are key expressions of my driving intellectual commitments and passions.

Web Design and Illustration

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Bahl, Erin Kathleen and Brittany Warman. “Facets: Four Variations on a Reading of the Grimms’ Fairy Tale ‘The Singing, Springing Lark.’” Under review at Constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space. Received 2016 Ohio State Digital Media Graduate Award.

A hypermedia scholarly/creative project combining folkloric materials with digital resources.

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Love, Meredith and Brenda Helmbrecht, authors. Erin Kathleen Bahl, web developer. “From Product Reviews to Political Commentary: Performances in Amazon.com Reviews.” Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, No. 15, 2016.

Addresses the rhetorical and political nature of Amazon.com product reviews.


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Bahl, Erin Kathleen. “Citrus and Canaries: The Witch's Orchard Charm." Through the Twisted Woods, 27 April 2017.

A webcomic inspired by the French fairy tale "The Enchanted Canary."

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Bahl, Erin Kathleen. “Lantern." Nashville Review, no. 20, Summer 2016.

A gentle, fairy-tale-inspired webcomic on facing fear.

Visual Branding

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Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives

Designed logo for website relaunch.

Site design and illustration by Erin Kathleen Bahl | erinkathleenbahl@gmail.com