Sarah Allen

Contact:
sallen3@hawaii.edu

I am an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and the Director of the Composition and Rhetoric Program, the Mentoring Program, and the First-Year Writing Program. In my latest book project, Kairotic Inspiration: Imagining the Future in the Sixth Extinction (forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press), bringing together Nietzsche's work on the Dionysian and Donna Haraway's work on making kin, I offer a theory of inspiration that centers on transformative connectivity (especially across species). 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


Courses


Fall Semester 2022
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing
  • ENG-625C: Introduction to Composition & Rhetoric

Spring Semester 2022
  • ENG-300: Introduction to Rhetoric
  • ENG-705: Seminar in Composition Studies: The Personal Essay in Composition and Rhetoric

Spring Semester 2021
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing

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