Susan C. Jarratt

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Professor Emeritus, Comparative Literature
School of Humanities
Campus Writing Coordinator, 2001-07
PH.D., University of Texas at Austin
Phone: (949) 237-1942
University of California, Irvine
269 Humanities Instructional Bldg.
Mail Code: 2651
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Histories of Rhetoric; Ancient Greek Rhetoric; Rhetorical Theories; Feminist Theory and Pedagogy; Gender and Writing: Writing Program Administration; Composition Pedagogy
Research Abstract
Susan Jarratt's interests are ancient Greek and Roman rhetoric, and contemporary rhetoric and writing in universities and public contexts. Work in progress includes a collaboration with Andrea Lunsford, Jody Enders, Robert Hariman, LuMing Mao, Thomas P. Miller, Jenn Fishman, and Jacqueline Jones Royster in editing the Norton Anthology of Rhetoric and Writing.

She served as Campus Writing Coordinator from 2001-07 and in that capacity has
done collaborative research on bilingual writers and undergraduate writing-across-the-curriculum.
Chain of Gold. Greek Rhetoric in the Roman Empire. (2019)
Unruly Rhetorics. Protest, Persuasion and Publics. Co-edited with Jonathan Alexander and Nancy Welch. University of Pittsburgh, 2018.
Rereading the Sophists: Classical Rhetoric Refigured. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991. Paperback reissue, 1998.
Feminism and Composition Studies: In Other Words. Edited with Lynn Worsham. For Research in Rhetoric and Composition Series. New York: MLA, 1998.
“Sappho’s Memory.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 32.1 (Winter 2002): 11-43.
“An Imperial Anti-Sublime: Aristides’ Roman Oration.” In Aelius Aristide Écrivain. Ed. Laurent Pernot, Giancarlo Abbamonte, and Mario Lamagna. Brepols: Anvers, 2014.
“Untimely Historiography? Foucault’s ‘Greco-Roman Trip’” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 44.3 (2014): 220-33.
"Classics and Counterpublics in Nineteenth-Century Historically Black Colleges." College English 72.2 (Nov. 2009): 143-59.
“Beside Ourselves: The Rhetoric of Postcolonial Feminism.” Journal of Advanced Composition 18.1 (1998): 57-75.
Borchard Foundation Scholar-in-Residency, Chateau de la Bretesche, France, 2013-14
Professional Societies
President, American Society for the History of Rhetoric
Editor, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 2016-19
Other Experience
UCI LIFTED - Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees (in-prison BA program)
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