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Gregory Coles

Gregory Coles

English Graduate Assistant

201 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

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  • Fall 2018:


  1. Ph.D. English, The Pennsylvania State University (anticipated 2019)
  2. M.A. English, The Pennsylvania State University (2015)
  3. B.A. Communication, Roberts Wesleyan College (2012)

Professional Bio

Greg specializes in Rhetoric and Composition, with particular emphasis on the work of Kenneth Burke. He is (currently) intrigued by the intersections of Burkean theory and marginalized rhetorics, including but not limited to feminist rhetorics, racial minority rhetorics, sexual minority rhetorics, and non-Western rhetorics. His first foray into these intersections, entitled "The Exorcism of Language: Reclaimed Derogatory Terms and Their Limits," was published in College English in May 2016, and a second piece is forthcoming in Rhetorica in 2018. Greg lived on the island of Java, Indonesia for 15 years and consequently spends much of his free time trying to make improvised Indonesian food out of Pennsylvanian ingredients.

Areas of Specialization

Rhetoric and Composition