Louise Wetherbee Phelps

Scholar in Residence

Louise Wetherbee Phelps is Scholar in Residence at Old Dominion and Emeritus Professor at Syracuse University, where she founded its Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition and developed a PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. She has been affiliated with the PhD program since 2009 and, in her current role, works with students as a doctoral advisor.

Recent publications include:

Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies. Derek Mueller, Andrea Williams, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, and Jennifer Clary-Lemon. Winnipeg: Inkshed/Parlor Press, 2017.

“Between Smoke and Crystal: Accomplishing In(ter)dependent Writing Programs.” In A Minefield of Dreams: Triumphs and Travails of Independent Writing Programs. Ed. Justin Everett and Cristina Hanganu-Bresch. WAC Clearinghouse/Parlor Press, 2016. 321-350. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/minefield/afterword.pdf

“The 1979 Ottawa Conference and Its Inscriptions: Recovering a Canadian Moment in American Rhetoric and Composition.” In Microhistories of Composition. Ed. Bruce McComiskey. Utah State University Press, 2016. 58-89.

“The Historical Formation of Academic Identities: Rhetoric and Composition, Discourse and Writing.” Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing 25.1 (2014): 3-25. Web.