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Hannah Rule

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-576-5975
Office: HUO 203

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English Language and Literature
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Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, University of Cincinnati
M.A., English, Michigan State University

Areas of Specialization 

    Rhetoric and Composition
    Writing Pedagogies
    Composition Theory

Recently Taught Courses 

ENGL 890 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 790 Survey of Composition Studies
ENGL 461 The Teaching of Writing
ENGL 102H Rhetoric and Composition 

Current Research Projects 

My current book project, Situating Writing Processes (forthcoming in 2019 with University Press of Colorado/The WAC Clearinghouse) asks how a renewed sense of writing processes might differently inflect contemporary writing pedagogies. Expanding contemporary process teaching away from strategy and toward responsivity, difference, and improvisation, my book aims to help writing teachers capaciously reimagine a critical pedagogical concept and position student-writers to locate composing within dynamic and unforeseen contexts. 

Recent Publications 

   • Rule, Hannah J. “Beyond Page Design: Writing as Embodied Multimodal Meaning.” Writing Changes: Alphabetic Text and Multimodal Composition edited by Pegeen Reichert Powell. MLA Press, 2019. Forthcoming.
   • Rule, Hannah J. “Sensing the Sentence: An Embodied Simulation Approach to Rhetorical Grammar.” Best of the Journals in Rhetoric & Composition 2018 edited by Jordan Canzonetta, André Habet, Laura Gonzales, David Blakesley, Jessica Pauszek, and Steve Parks. Parlor Press, 2019.
   • Rule, Hannah J. "Writing's Rooms." College Composition and Communication, vol. 69, no. 3, February 2018, pp. 402-432.
   • Rule, Hannah J. "Sensing the Sentence: An Embodied Simulation Approach to Rhetorical Grammar" Composition Studies, vol. 45, no. 1, 2017, pp. 19-38.
   • Rule, Hannah J. "Good Writers Must Know Grammatical Terminology." Bad Ideas about Writing edited by Cheryl E. Ball and Drew M. Loewe. West Virginia Libraries Digital Publishing Institute, 2017, pp. 150-154.

Recent Presentations 

   • "Situating Writing Process,"12th Biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, October 2018.
   • "Annotation as Unifying Rhetorical Method in the Writing Classroom," UNCC University Writing Program Conference, October 2018.
   • "Undoing Theory/Practice (and Two other Provocations)," Panel: Provocations 15 Years after Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work, with Laura Micciche, Melissa Pearson, and Raul Sanchez, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Kansas City 2018.
   • "Annotation Practices and Student Success in Reading and Writing," Invited Speaker, SC Technical College System Faculty Institute, October 2017.
   • "Sensing the Sentence: Embodied Simulation and "Label-less Grammar," Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar (ATEG), Central Michigan U, August 2017.
   • "Composition as Improv," CCCC Portland 2017.

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