Janet Eldred

eldred's picture

Office Hours (Spring 2015) On sabbatical


Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana


Areas of Specialty:

  • Essay and Creative Nonfiction
  • Literacy Studies
  • History of U.S. Composition and Rhetoric
  • Instructional Technology
  • Editing and Publishing
Selected Publications: 

Essays and Creative Nonfiction:

  • Heritage 101 or the Obligation to Write, Forthcoming in Revelations, Lies, Loves, and Loss; eds. Charles Schuster and Sondra Perl.
  • Composition, or a Case for Experimental Critical Writing.  In Labor, Writing Technologies, and the Shaping of Composition in the Academy, eds. Pamela Takayoshi and Patricia Sullivan, 2007.
  • Sentimental Attachments:  Essays, Creative Nonfiction, and Other Experiments in Composition.  Heinemann, 2005.
  • Modern Fidelity. Fourth Genre 3.2 (2001): 55-69.
  • Children at All Costs. Literal Latte 4.5 (1998) [Roy T. Ames Memorial Essay Award (2nd), Judge: Phillip Lopate], 8-12.
  • The Technology of Voice.  College Composition and Communication 1997.

Rhetorical History and Literacy Studies


  • Imagining Rhetoric: Composing Women of the Early United States (with Peter Mortensen). University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002.
  • Figuring Culture and Literacy in Cather's 'Paul's Case.'" Journal of Narrative and Life History 3.2-3 (1993): 299-318.
  • Reading Literacy Narratives (with Peter Mortensen).  College English 1992.
  • Narratives of Socialization: Literacy in the Short Story.  College English 1991.

Current Projects:

Literate Zeal: Editing, Gender, and the Making of a New Yorker Ethos

Literacy and Intangible Heritage in Azorean-American Communities

Enter your link blue username.
Enter your link blue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected