Mary P. Sheridan

Professor
Email: maryp.sheridan @ louisville.edu
Phone:502-852-1750
Office Hours: Spring Term: Th 3:00-4:00 and by appointment

 

Bio

Mary P. Sheridan (PhD in Writing Studies from the U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) writes and teaches on questions relating to digital composing, community engagement, and feminist methodologies. She has written Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies: Activism in the GirlZone and Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age (with Jennifer Rowsell) and has co-edited Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologiesas well as Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. Her articles have appeared in CCC, Computers & Composition, Kairos, JAC, Written Communication, Feminist Teacher, Composition Studies, and Journal of Basic Writing. Sheridan was won the 2010 Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award from Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition; the 2009 Civic Scholarship/Book of the Year Award from Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy; and, as part of a collaborative group, the Computer and Composition’s Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award for 2008.

Courses Taught

Note: Credit may not be received for both 102 and 105. Open only to exceptionally qualified students who have been notified of their eligibility. Completion discharges the general education requirement for two terms of freshman composition. Extensive practice of writing and reading, with several assignments requiring research.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Designed for advanced Business students and Arts and Sciences students anticipating careers in law, business, or government. Concentrates on writing in a variety of forms of business discourse. Emphasizes practicing writing processes, developing an appropriate style, learning professional problem-solving, integrating oral and written communication, and using new communication technologies.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105 or WGST 199. Note: Cross-listed with WGST 325. The literary treatment of women by both female and male authors of the Western tradition.
Introduction to the design of the freshman composition syllabus, writing assignments, and ways of responding to them.
Topics can include cognition and composition, the social construction of knowledge, feminist theory and composition, etc.
Advanced investigations in rhetoric and composition under a variety of special.

Educational Background

    PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        MA from University of Illinois at Chicago
            BA from University of Notre Dame

              Teaching Areas

                Digital Media
                    Writing Studies and Community Literacy
                        Gender Studies (Feminist Methods; Girls' Studies)

                          Research Interests

                            Digital Media
                                Writing Studies and Community Literacy
                                    Gender Studies (Feminist Methods; Girls' Studies)

                                      Professional Activities

                                        Computers & Composition Editorial Board

                                          Select Publications

                                            Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Carbondale: SIU Press, 2012. (co-edited with Lee Nickoson)
                                              Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age. London: Routledge, 2010. (with Jennifer Rowsell)
                                                Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies: Activism in the GirlZone Albany: SUNY, 2008.
                                                  Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook Boston: Bedford/NCTE, 2003 (edited with Gesa Kirsch, Faye Spencer Maor, Lance Massey, Lee Nickoson-Massey)