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

Assistant Professor

Office: Patterson Hall 430


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

  • “Transforming Decorum: The Sophistic Appeal of Walter Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel.” Mapping Christian Rhetorics: Connecting Conversations, Charting New Territories. 2014. FORTHCOMING
  • “Collaboration (in) Theory: Reworking the Social Turn’s Conversational Imperative.” College English 76.5 (May 2014): 416-35.
  • “Perspicuity as Discursive Ethic: Jon Stewart’s Revival of Eighteenth-Century Rhetoric.” Re/Framing Identifications. 2014. 68-79.
  • “English 341: Advanced Composition for Teachers.” [Course Design Essay]. Composition Studies 41.2 (Fall 2013): 58-77.
  • “Imagining Coauthorship as Phased Collaboration.” Coauthored with John Pell. Working With Faculty Writers. 2013. 256-69.
  • 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.
  • “Remembering is the Remedy: Jane Addams’s Response to Conflicted Discourse.” Rhetoric Review 30.2 (2011): 135-52.
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