A. Abby KnoblauchA. Abby Knoblauch

Associate 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

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


A. Abby Knoblauch specializes in feminist rhetorical theories and feminist pedagogies, embodied rhetorics, fat 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 fat rhetorics. 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 and is working on a co-edited collection on embodied rhetorics.


“In Theory and Practice: Constructing an Embodied Feminist Rhetorical Pedagogy.” Retellings: Opportunities for Feminist Research in Rhetoric and Composition Studies, edited byJessica Enoch and Jordynn Jack, Parlor Press. (forthcoming)

“Bodies of Knowledge: Definitions, Delineations, and Implications of Embodied Writing in the Academy.” Composition Studies, vol. 40, no. 2, Fall 2012, pp. 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, edited by Julie Falkner, IGI Global Publishers, 2012, pp. 122-35.

"A Textbook Argument: Definitions of Argument in Leading Composition Textbooks." College Composition and Communication, vol. 63, no.2, 2011, pp. 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, vol. 8, no. 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, edited by Patricia Friedrich, Continuum Press, 2008. pp. 3-25.

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