|Catherine L. Hobbs, professor of
English at the University of Oklahoma, is the editor of Nineteenth-Century Women Learn
to Write, (Univ. of Virginia Press, 1995), and the author of Rhetoric on the Margins
of Modernity: Vico, Condillac, Monboddo, (Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 2002), and
The Elements of Autobiography and Life Narratives, (Pearson, 2005). She collaborated
with David Gold, University of Michigan, on the book Educating the New Southern Woman:
Speech, Writing, and Race at the Public Women’s Colleges, 1884-1945, (Southern Illinois
Univ. Press, 2014). She and her coauthor have also collaborated on “Writing Instruction in
School and College English: The Twentieth Century and the New Millennium,” in A Short
History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America, Routledge,
2012, and an edited collection, Rhetoric, History, and Women’s Oratorical Education:
American Women Learn to Speak, Routledge, 2013.
She teaches advanced undergraduate writing and discussion classes, including
Rhetoric and Propaganda, Rhetoric and Literacy, and Nature/Science/Environment
Writing. Her current research inquires into the rhetoric of climate change.