Professor Spellmeyer is the author of Arts of Living: Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-first Century (2003), The New Humanities Reader (with Richard E. Miller, 2002), and Common Ground: Dialogue, Understanding, and the Teaching of Composition (1992), as well as articles on the theory of composition, critical theory of composition, critical theory, and academic institutions. He is currently at work on a book, World without End: Saving the Humanities in an Age of Specialization, which examines the ways in which the modern system of professors has helped to reconstitute older—and undemocratic—forms of social privilege.
Murray Hall, Room 108D, College Ave Campus
- "Opinion: Saving the Social Imagination: The Function of the Humanities at the Present Time"
College English 74.6, July 2012
- "Review: A Massive Failure of Imagination"
College English 70.6, July 2008
- "Commentary: Specialists With Spirit: New Age Religion, English Studies, and the 'Somatic Turn'"
Religion and the Arts 3.2, 1999
- "Culture and Agency"
College Composition and Communication 48.2, May 1997
- "After Theory: From Textuality to Attunement with the World"
College English 58.8, 1996
- "Travels to the Heart of the Forest: Dilettantes, Professionals, and Knowledge"
College English 56.7, 1994
- "A Comment on 'Democracy, Pedagogy, and the Personal Essay'"
College English 55.1, 1993
- "'Too Little Care': Language, Politics, and Embodiment in the Life-World"
College English 55.3, 1993
- "Kurt Spellmeyer Responds"
College English 52.3, 1990
- Expository Writing
- Expository Writing II
- Teaching Composition
PhD, University of Washington
MA, University of Washington
BA, University of Virginia