Geoffrey M Sirc

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Contact Me

sirc@umn.edu
612-625-0134

Department of English
210J Lind Hall
207 Church St SE

Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Composition Theory, University of Minnesota, 1985.

Specialties

  • composition theory and pedagogy
  • technology/writing
  • visual arts and art theory
  • hip hop
  • the modernist era
  • Rhetoric and composition
  • Writing instruction
  • Trends in writing instruction since the 1960s
  • Writing technology
  • Textual forms of blogging
Courses Taught
  • Seminar in Language, Rhetoric, Literacy, and Composition
  • University Writing and Critical Reading
  • Literature of Public Life
Publications
  • Parade Notes: Sirc, Geoffrey, Rhetoric Review, 32.1 , 2012.
  • Writing in the Post-‘Man-of-Letters’ Modern World: Sirc, Geoffrey, College Composition and Communication, 60(4) , 2009.
  • Writing Classroom as Factory : Sirc, Geoffrey, Composition Studies, 36(1) , 2008.
  • “Proust, Death, and Hip Hop in First-Year Composition.“: Sirc, Geoffrey, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2006.
  • “Composition’s Ete/Orpheus’s Gaze/Cobain’s Journals“: Sirc, Geoffrey, Composition Studies, 33:1 , 2005.
  • Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Sirc, Geoffrey, Utah State University Press, Co-Author, 2004.
  • English Composition as a Happening. Sirc, Geoffrey, Utah State University, Author, 2002.
  • "The Difficult Politics of the Popular." : Sirc, Geoffrey, Journal of Advanced Composition, 21.2 , 2001.
  • "Virtual Urbanism.": Sirc, Geoffrey, Computers & Composition, 18.1 , 2001.
Awards
  • Outstanding Book Award by Computers and Composition, 2007
  • Multicultural Teaching and Learning Fellowship , 2007
  • Ross Winterowd Award for the most outstanding book published in Composition theory, 2003
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award, 1995