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Department of English

Alison Knoblauch

KnoblauchAssociate Professor and Director, Expository Writing Program / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2008, University of New Hampshire

Email: abbyk@ksu.edu
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 124
Phone: (785) 532-2416

Fields of interest:
Composition and Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, Technical and Professional Writing, and Women's Studies/Feminism/Gender/Sexuality.

A. Abby Knoblauch's interests include feminist rhetorical theories and feminist pedagogies, embodied rhetorics, teacher development, and writing pedagogies. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, rhetoric, and film adaptation. Her current research focuses on embodied rhetorics and embodied pedagogies. Her work has appeared in a number of scholarly collections, as well as the journals College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, and Slayage. She has also co-edited a book on first-time teaching experiences.



“Bodies of Knowledge: Definitions, Delineations, and Implications of Embodied Writing in the Academy.” Composition Studies 40.2 (Fall 2012): 50-65.

"Disrupting Disruption: Invitational Pedagogy and Issues of Authority in the College Writing Classroom." Disrupting Pedagogies and Teaching the Knowledge Society: Countering Conservative Norms with Creative Approaches. Julie Falkner, ed. Hershey: PA, IGI Global Publishers, 2012. 122-35.

"A Textbook Argument: Definitions of Argument in Leading Composition Textbooks." College Composition and Communication. 63.2 (2011): 244-268.

"From Burke to Buffy and Back Again: Intersections of Rhetoric, Magic, and Identification in Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association. 8.1 (2010): n. pag. Web.

With Paul Kei Matsuda. "First-Year Composition in Twentieth-Century U.S. Higher Education: A Historical Overview." Teaching Academic Writing. Ed. Patricia Friedrich. New York: Continuum Press, 2008. 3-25.

With Anne Bramblett, Eds. What to Expect When You’re Expected to Teach:  The Anxious Craft of Teaching CompositionPortsmouth, NH:  Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 2002.