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John P Hanly, PhD

Assistant Professor

Interim Director of First Year Composition

Graduate Faculty

PhD, University of Louisville

MA, University of Chicago

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 507

Phone: 732-923-4726


Spring 2018 Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday, 2-4 p.m.

Spring 2018 Courses:

EN 474 Composition Theory

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 101 College Composition I

EN 102 College Composition II

EN 202 Literature II

EN 271 Professional Writing

EN 474 Composition Theory

EN 491 Rhetoric and Poetics

Research Interests:

Research interests include: History of Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory, Composition Theory, First-Year and Advanced College Writing, Narrative Theory, Postmodern Ethical Theory.


Scholarly Articles:

"Inviting Infamy, Reframing Freedom: Nineteenth-Century Anti-Polygamy Lecturer, Ann Eliza Young, and the Dynamics of Incremental Persuasion"  Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition  20.1 (2017).

"Striking Through the Masque: Intertextuality and Iconoclasm in Susan Howe's Eikon Basilike, or a Bibliography of the King's Book. " Kentucky Philological Review  27 (2013).

Presentations/Invited Talks:

"'Never Met a Wise Man': Historiographical Heuristics and the Challenge of Forming Male Feminist Allies" - 2017 NEMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD. 24 Mar. 2017.

  "Can Senior Seminar Become a Site for the Intellectual Work of Composition?: Cultivating Reflection on Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies" 2017 CCCC National Convention, Portland, Oregon. 16 Mar. 2017.

"Risking Alliances, Risking Change: 19th-Century U.S. Protestant Women's Mission Organizations and Their Rhetorical Allies." 2016 Rhetoric Society of America National Convention, Atlanta, Georgia. 29 May 2016.

"'The Woman's Cause is Man's': Alliance and Ambivalence in the Rhetorical Practice of Lucy Stone." 2016 NEMLA Convention, Hartford, Connecticut. 20 Mar. 2016.

"Point of No Return?: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Risk in the First-Year Writing Classroom" 2015 CCCC National Convention, Tampa, Florida. 19 Mar. 2015.

Professional Associations:

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition (ATAC)