Sarah Allen


I am an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Director of the Composition and Rhetoric Program, the Mentoring Program, and the First-Year Writing Program. In my current book project, I am developing a theory of inspiration that centers on connectivity instead of the creative genius of the individual, bringing together Nietzsche's work on the Dionysian and Donna Haraway's work on making kin. My first book, Beyond Argument: Essaying as a Practice of (Ex)Change was published in 2015 with Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse. My scholarship generally focuses on ethics of engagement in writing, as does my teaching.

Areas of Interest

Classical Rhetoric (pre-Socratic Greek) Rhetorical Theory (ecologies) Writing Program Administration


Spring Semester 2021
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing

Fall Semester 2020
  • ENG-625C: Intr to Composition & Rhetoric

Spring Semester 2020
  • ENG-300: Introduction to Rhetoric

Spring Semester 2019
  • ENG-302: Hist of the English Language
  • ENG-709: Seminar in Rhetoric: Postmodern Rhetorics