Rhetoric is a mode of altering reality, not by the direct application of energy to objects, but by the creation of discourse which changes reality through the mediation of thought and action. ~Lloyd Bitzer
I am the Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program at Longwood University, where I teach courses and conduct research in the following areas:
business and professional writing;
civic, public, and political discourse;
cross-cultural, non-canonical, global rhetorics;
discursive construction of identity;
foundations of argumentation and persuasion;
rhetorical theory and criticism;
social change and movements;
women’s studies/feminist rhetoric.
I also offer workshops and professional development services focused on effective written communication in the workplace (Charlottesville-Richmond-Lynchburg, VA and Washington, DC area) as well as integrating career development and/or intercultural perspectives into the college curriculum.
Contact: Dr. Elif Guler Department of English & Modern Languages Longwood University Farmville, VA 23909 E-mail: gulere[at]longwood[dot]edu