Department of English Department of English College of Arts and Sciences
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William Duffy


Assistant Professor

Phone: (901) 678-4741
Email: weduffy@memphis.edu
Office: Patterson Hall 320

Education

B.A., Elon University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Academic Summary

Dr. Duffy specializes in composition and rhetorical theory, with particular interests in collaboration, teacher preparation, and the institutional history of writing studies. He also has research interests in discourse ethics, pragmatist philosophy, and religious rhetoric.

Select Publications

  • “Perspicuity as Discursive Ethic: Jon Stewart’s Revival of Eighteenth-Century Rhetoric.” Re/Framing Identifications. Ed. Michelle Ballif. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2014. (forthcoming)
  • “When Free Speech Courts Compassion: Civic Housekeeping and the Hope of Public Deliberation.” Feminist Challenges, Feminist Rhetorics: Locations, Scholarship, and Discourse. Ed. Kirsti Cole. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013. (forthcoming)
  • “English 341: Advanced Composition for Teachers.” [Course Design Essay]. Composition Studies 41.2 (Fall 2013). (forthcoming)
  • “Imagining Co-Authorship as Phased Collaboration.” Co-authored with John Pell. Working with Faculty Writers. Ed. Anne Ellen Geller and Michele Eodice. Logan: Utah State UP, 2013.
  • Review of Beyond Postprocess by Sidney Dobrin, J.A. Rice, and Michael Vastola, eds. Teaching English in the Two Year College. 40.3 (2013): 313-15.
  • “The Fitness of Romance?” Review of Romancing the Difference: Kenneth Burke, Bob Jones University, and the Rhetoric of Religious Fundamentalism by Camille K. Lewis. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 10 (2011).
  • “Remembering is the Remedy: Jane Addams’s Response to Conflicted Discourse.” Rhetoric Review. 30.2 (2011): 135-152.
  • “Rhetoric, Virtue, and the Necessity of Invention.” The Responsibilities of Rhetoric. Ed. Michelle Smith and Barbara Warnick. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2009. 37-43.
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