Katherine Fredlund

Assistant Professor, Director of First-Year Writing

Phone
901.678.2651
Fax
901.678.2226
Office
Patterson 433
Office Hours
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Education

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012
M.A., Saint Bonaventure University, 2008
B.A., Saint Bonaventure University, 2006

Academic Summary

Dr. Fredlund is an assistant professor in the Department of English and the director of first-year writing. She teaches courses in composition pedagogy and writing. Her research focuses on women's rhetorical practices (particularly in the 19th century), feminist historiography, activist and public rhetorics, collaboration, and multimodal composition.

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming: “Feminist Activism in the Core: Student Activism in Theory and Practice.” Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement, Praxis, eds. Kristine Blair and Lee Nickoson. WAC Clearinghouse. Expected Winter 2018.
  •  Writing Memphis. Co-edited with Vincent Kenny-Cincotta. Hayden-McNeil, 2017.
  •  “The Writing is on the Wall”: Activist Rhetorics, Public Writing, and Responsible Pedagogy.” Co-Authored with Scott Sundvall. Composition Forum. August 2017.
  •  “‘Be Therefore Persuaded Ladies’: Boston’s Gleaning Circle (1805-13).” Rhetoric Review 36.1 (2017): 29-43. 
  • "Social Media and The Rhetorical Situation: Finding Common Ground Between Students' Lives and Writing Courses." Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media, edited by Kendra Bryant, IGI Global, 2016. pp. 96-115.
  • "Feminist CHAT: Collaboration, Nineteenth-Century Women's Clubs, and Activity Theory." College English 78.5 (2016): 470-95.
  • "Forget the Master's Tools, We Will Build Our Own House: The Woman's Era as a Rhetorical Forum for the Invention of the African American Woman." Peitho (Spring 2016): 67-98.
  • "Antinarcissistic Rhetoric: Reinforcing Social Inequities through Gender Performance." Rhetoric Review 33.1 (2014): 21-37.
  • "Cyberfeminists at Play: Lessons on Literacy and Activism from a Girls' Computer Camp." Feminist Teacher 22.1 (2011): 43-59. Co-authored with Kristine Blair; Kerri Hauman; Em Hurford; Stacy Kaster; and Alison Witte.