Detailed Information for Kristen Garrison

Dr. Kristen Garrison 
 » Writing Program Administrator
Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 220
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Voice: (940) 397-6305
Fax: (940) 397-4931

 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 220
Office Hours

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Voice: (940) 397-6305

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Rhetorical theory; feminist and disability rhetorics; writing center theory and practice; 19th century American literature

Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Summer II 2014 1123  402  Rhetoric and Composition II    Bea Wood Hall 117

Monday through Thursday 12:20-2:20

Details Summer II 2014 1113  401  Rhetoric and Composition    Bea Wood Hall 117

M-R 10:10-12:10

Details Spring 2014 4553/5553    Rhetorical Theory and Criticism: Unruly Women    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MW 1230-150

Details Spring 2014 1123  205  Rhetoric and Composition    Bea Wood Hall 210

MWF 10-1050

Details Spring 2014 1123  203  Rhetoric and Composition    Bea Wood Hall 210

MWF 9-950

Details Fall 2013 4013/5013  180  Introduction to Composition Studies    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 4-520

Details Fall 2013 3723  1H1  The Femme Fatale in Fiction and Film    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MW 1-220

Details Fall 2013 1113  107  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 11:00-11:50

Details Summer II 2013 1123    Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

M-R 1010-1210

Details Summer I 2013 1113  302  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

M-R 10:10-12:10

Details Spring 2013 3203  204  Technical Writing    Bea Wood Hall 117

TR 2-320

Details Spring 2013 1123  207  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MWF 11-1150

Details Fall 2012 6123    Special Graduate Topics in Fiction: Latin American Literature    Bea Wood Hall 226

T 630-930

Details Fall 2012 4013/5013  180  Introduction to Composition Studies    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 4-520

Details Spring 2012 5933  201  Special Graduate Topics from American Literature and Culture: Amer. Feminism    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 12:30-1:50

Details Spring 2012 3533  201  Introduction to Composition Studies    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 3:30-4:50

Details Fall 2011 1123  103  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MWF 10-1050

Details Fall 2011 1123  102  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 201

MWF 9-950

Details Summer II 2011 3723  401  Women in Literature    Bea Wood Hall 210

M-R 12:20 - 2:20pm

Details Summer II 2011 1123  402  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

M-R 10:10 - 12:10

Details Spring 2011 3533  201  The Theory of Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 330-450

Details Spring 2011 1123  210  Rhetoric and Composition    Prothro-Yeager Hall 209

MWF 12-12:50

Details Fall 2010 1123  104  Rhetoric and Composition    Dillard College of Business Administration 121

MWF 11-1150

Details Fall 2010 1123  103  Rhetoric and Composition    Dillard College of Business Administration 133

MWF 10-10:50

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Texas Woman's University Ph.D. Rhetoric Dec 19 2009 12:00AM 
University of Kansas B.A. English May 15 1993 12:00AM 
University of Kansas M.A. English May 16 1998 12:00AM 
University of Kansas M.S. Education May 19 2001 12:00AM 

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 University of Kansas  Adjunct, English  1998-08-14  2002-07-26
 University of Kansas  Writing Consultant, University Writing Center  1999-01-15  2000-06-30
 University of Kansas  Assistant Director, University Writing Center  2000-07-01  2002-07-26
 Midwestern State University  Adjunct, English  2003-01-15  2009-07-31
 Midwestern State University  Writing Proficiency Coordinator  2009-08-01  2010-08-31
 Midwestern State University  Writing Program Administrator  2010-09-01  

Research and Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 "’To Supply this Deficiency’: Margaret Fuller's Boston Conversations as Hybrid Rhetorical Practice." Rhetoric, History, and Women’s Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak. Eds. David Gold and Catherine Hobbs. New York: Routledge, 2013.


with Nicole Munday. "Toward Authentic Dialogue: The Origins of the Fishbowl Method and its Implications for Writing

Center Work." Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. 9.1 (2012): 1-6.

"Hard-boiled Rhetoric: The 'Fearless Speech' of Philip Marlowe." South Central Review 27.1-2 (2010): 105-22.

"The Practical Wisdom of the 'Educated Man's Daughter': Feminist Rhetorical Theory and Woolf's Three Guineas." The Theme of Peace and War in Virginia Woolf's Writings: Essays on Her Political Philosophy. Ed. Jane Wood.  New York: Edwin Mellen, 2010.

"Understanding Learning Disability as Cultural Construct."  Kansas English 93.1 (2009): 33-59.

"The Personal is Rhetorical: War, Protest, and Peace in Breast Cancer Narratives." Disability Studies Quarterly 27.4 (2007): 32 pars. <>.

with Emily Donnelli.  "Tapping Multiple Voices in Writing Center Assessment."  Academic Exchange Quarterly 7.3 (2003): 16-22.



"The Stories We (Should) Tell: Microhistorical Accounts of Current-Traditional Rhetoric and Composing Communities." Rev. of David Gold's Rhetoric at the Margins: Revising the History of Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1873-1947.  Review of Communication 9.4 (2009): 317-21.

"Unruly Dialogue: Renaming Rhetorical Situations and Recreating Audiences."  Rev. of John Schilb's Rhetorical Refusals: Defying Audiences' Expectations.  Review of Communication 9.3 (2009): 228-31.

 "Exigence and Constraints: Neoliberalism and the Rhetorical Ecology of Teaching Public Writing." Rev. of Nancy Welch's Living Room: Teaching Public Writing in a Privatized World. Review of Communication 9.2 (2009): 133-7.

"Postmodern Composition Pedagogies: Understanding Revision as a Process of Delay." Rev. of Julie Jung's Revisionary Rhetoric, Feminist Pedagogy, and Multigenre Texts. Review of Communication 7.3 (2007): 291-3.



“Teaching our Students How to “Think Together” With, Through, and Beyond Borders.” 2014 Rhetoric Society of America conference. San Antonio, TX, May 22-26.

“Collaboration in Online Tutoring.” With Ashley Campana. 2014 South Central Writing Centers Association conference. Stillwater, OK, March 4-6.

“Making Better Talkers: Dialogue Beyond the Writing Center.” 2012 International Writing Centers Association Conference. San Diego, CA, October 25-27.

“The Face of Ability: Initiating Fair Trade between Writing Center Scholarship and Disability Studies.” 2011 International Writing Centers Association @ Cs Collaborative. Altanta, GA, April 6.

“The Connected Writing Subject: Bakhtin’s Answerability and Thirdspace Ethics.” 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication.” Atlanta, GA, April 6-9. 

"Dissent and Opportunity: Rhetorical Chronotopes in Margaret Fuller's Writings." 2010 Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN, May 28-31.

"Re-envisioning Academic Culture: Toward a Culture of Writing of a Culture of Writers?" 2010 IWCA Collaborative@CCCC. Louisville, KY, March 17-20.

"Rhetorical Listening and Dialogic Composition: Experiments in Enthusiastic Boat-Rocking."60th annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA, March 11-14 2009.

"A Space She Cannot Own: Margaret Fuller's Summer on the Lakes, in 1843 and the Search for an American Chronotope."  65th annual convention of South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX November 6-9, 2008.

"The Practical Wisdom of the "Educated Man's Daughter": Feminist Rhetorical Theory and Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas." Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Denton, TX February 8, 2008. 

"Writing Center as Ambivalent Institutional Space: Refractions of Bakhtin's Carnival." International Writing Center Association conference. Houston, TX April 12-14 2007.

"Reflection, Action, Transformation: Vico's Sensus communis and Mouffe's Societas in the Democratic Composition Classroom." Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Commerce, TX February 23, 2007.

"A Way and a Will to Hope in Composition Communities," 52nd annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver, CO. March 2001.

 "Making the Transition: A Service Learning Project for College-Bound Students with Learning Disabilities," Conference on Writing and Literature, University of Kansas. March 2001.

 "For Teachers with HALOs: Teaching Routines to Enhance the Learning of All Students," 40th annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Milwaukee, WI. November 2000.

 "Learning About Students with Learning Disabilities," National Writing Centers Association 5th annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. November 2000.