Katherine Fredlund

Associate Professor, Director of First-Year Writing

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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 associate professor in the Department of English and the director of first-year writing. She teaches courses in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication doctoral program and teaches writing at all levels. 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) "A Feminist and Anti-Racist History of Composition and Rhetoric at Oberlin College (1846-1851)." College Composition and Communication, (February 2021).

  • Co-editor with Kerri Hauman and Jessica Ouellette. Feminist Connections: Rhetoric and Activism Across Time, Space, and Place. University of Alabama Press, 2020.

  • Editor, Writing Memphis, 1st, 2nd and 3rd ed., Hayden-McNeil, 2017, 2018, 2020.

  • "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.