Jasmine K. Holthaus

Jasmine K. Holthaus
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant


I am currently an MA (Masters of Arts) student in the Rhetoric and Composition track for English studies at the University of Kansas (KU). My research interests include: cultural and new media studies, digital media/digital rhetoric, fan discourse and communities, utilizing multimedia and multimodality in Composition Classrooms. I've lived in the Greater Kansas City area my whole life, and I am an avid cat mom.


B.S. in Secondary Education - English, University of Kansas
AAS in Interactive Media, Johnson County Community College


Rhetoric & Composition, Digital Media, New Media, Cultural Studies


How media consumption leads to production and the cultural impacts of this phenomena; fan communities and fan discourse.


I have taught ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 since Fall 2022. Part of my teaching philosophy is differentiation, yet consistency. Tasks and activities should be differentiated depending on the day, but the courses should follow some sort of structure for students to have consistency in their day.

Selected Publications

Holthaus, Jasmine K. "Collecting Husbands: Fan Discourse of Mr. Love: Queen's Choice." The Phoenix Papers, vol. 5, no. 1, August 2022. pp. 119-131. https://fansconference.org/dRuZ33A/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/08-Collecting-Husbands-by-Holthaus-119-131.pdf

Selected Presentations

“Collecting Husbands: Fan Discourse of Mr. Love: Queen’s Choice,” Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference 8, Fort Worth, TX, June 2022

“Belonging in Academia: A Pedagogical Approach to World Englishes,” Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC), Virtual Panel, March 2022

“The Future is Alienated: A Marxian Analysis of Psycho-Pass,” Midwestern Pop Culture Association (MPCA), Minneapolis, MN, October 2021