Elizabeth S. Hodges

Associate Professor Emeritus


BA Syracuse University
MA Pennsylvania State University
PhD University of Pennsylvania

Research/Teaching Focus

Composition and rhetoric, creative nonfiction, sociolinguistics

Recent/Selected Publications

“Learning to Read the Truth in Memoir.” READER: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy 59 (June 2010).

“Defining Our Terms.”  Rev. of Keywords in Creative Writing, ed. by Wendy Bishop and David Starkey, and Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project, ed. by Anna Leahy. College English 71.3 (2009).

With Jean Yerian. “The First-Year Prompts Project: A Qualitative Research Study Revisited.” Proving and Improving, Volume II: Tools and Techniques for Assessing the First College Year. Ed. R. L. Swing. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2004.

What the River Means (creative nonfiction). Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 1999.

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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