Faculty Profile
Kurt Spellmeyer

Kurt Spellmeyer
Director of Writing Program
Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 108D
College Avenue Campus

Office Hours: TBA

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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.
Other Departmental and University Positions
Director of Writing Program
Education Areas of Specialization
PhD, University of Washington
MA, University of Washington
BA, University of Virginia

Writing Studies


Arts                                  of Living: Reinventing the  Humanities for the                                  Twenty-first Century

Common Ground

The New Humanities Reader, 3rd Edition

Other Publications
      Undergraduate Courses Taught Graduate Courses Taught
        • Expository Writing
        • Expository Writing II
            • Teaching Composition

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