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Susan C. Jarratt
Professor, Comparative Literature

PH.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests:
Histories of Rhetoric; Ancient Greek Rhetoric; Rhetorical Theories; Feminist Theory and Pedagogy; Gender and Writing: Writing Program Administration; Composition Pedagogy
Research Summary:
Susan Jarratt's interests are ancient Greek and Roman rhetoric, and contemporary rhetoric and writing in universities and public contexts. She is at work on a book about the significance of space and the imperial relationship in ancient Greco-Roman rhetoric. Other 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.
Professional Associations
President, American Society for the History of Rhetoric
Incoming Editor, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 2016-19
Selected Publications:
  “An Imperial Anti-Sublime: Aristides’ Roman Oration.” In Aelius Aristide Écrivain. Ed. Laurent Pernot, Giancarlo Abbamonte, and Mario Lamagna. Brepols: Anvers, forthcoming 2014.
  “Rhetorical Education and Student Activism.” With Jonathan Alexander. College English 76.6 (July 2014): 525-44.
  “Untimely Historiography? Foucault’s ‘Greco-Roman Trip’” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 44.3 (2014): 220-33.
  “Sophistopolis as Cosmopolis: Reading Post-Classical Greek Rhetoric.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 14.1 (2011): 65-82.
  Journal Articles, Book Chapters, etc.
  "Classics and Counterpublics in Nineteenth-Century Historically Black Colleges." College English 72.2 (Nov. 2009): 143-59.
  "Transnational Identifications: Biliterate Writers in a First-Year Humanities Course," with Elizabeth Losh and David Puente, The Journal of Second Language Writing) 15 (2006): 24-48.
  “Sappho’s Memory.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 32.1 (Winter 2002): 11-43.
  “Beside Ourselves: The Rhetoric of Postcolonial Feminism.” Journal of Advanced Composition 18.1 (1998): 57-75.
  Rereading the Sophists: Classical Rhetoric Refigured. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991. Paperback reissue, 1998.

  Edited Books
  Feminism and Composition Studies: In Other Words. Edited with Lynn Worsham. For Research in Rhetoric and Composition Series. New York: MLA, 1998.


Contact Information

     Campus Address
     Susan C. Jarratt
University of California, Irvine
269 Humanities Instructional Bldg.
Irvine, CA 92697-2651
Mail Code: 2651
     Campus phone: (949) 824-6406
     Campus phone: (949) 824-6416
Date last modified: 08/04/2014
Borchard Foundation Scholar-in-Residency, Chateau de la Bretesche, France, 2013-14

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