Joseph Turner

Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies


Joseph Turner joined the faculty at UofL in 2014 after earning his BA at Goucher College and his MA and PhD at the University of Delaware. In the Fall of 2021, he will become the English Honors Advisor and teach Honors 101 (Tu 9:30-10:20). 

He writes about pre-modern rhetoric and writing pedagogy, Chaucer’s poetry, and comics. You can read his work in Inks, RhetoricaRhetoric ReviewThe Chaucer ReviewThe Chaucer EncyclopediaPedagogy, and in four edited collections. In October, 2019, he interviewed Kentucky native and co-creator of The Walking Dead, Tony Moore, for the non-profit Kentucky to the World. You can watch it on KET's website.

Dr. Turner welcomes questions about rhetorical history, medieval studies, or graphic novels.