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Catherine Hobbs

Email Dr. Hobbs at chobbs@ou.edu.


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.

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