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Sara Newman

Professor

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1998

Sara Newman holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. in the History of Art, and a Ph.D.in Rhetoric (University of Minnesota, 1998). As a member of the English Department graduate program in Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice, she teaches writing, literature, and rhetorical theory.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Books

  • Writing Disability: A Critical History, "Disability in Society" Series, Lynne Rienner Publishers and FirstForumPress 2012.
  • Aristotle and Style. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005. (Reviewed by Lucia Calboli Montefusco in Rhetorical Review, February 2006, 4/1: 20-23.)
  • Rhetoric and Magic. Penn State UP. Co-Editor with Morgan Reitmeyer and Bill Fitzgerald.

Book Chapters

  • "Rare Diseases: The Disability and Medical Model." In Rare Diseases in the Age of Health 2.0. Rajeev K. Bali, Lodewijk Bos, M Chris Gibbons, Simon Ibell, Eds. Springer Publishers/Communications in Medical and Care Compunetics series. (forthcoming 2013).
  • "Personalized Medicine and Rare Diseases: A Cautionary Tale." With Dorothy Weinstein. In Rare Diseases in the Age of Health 2.0. Rajeev K. Bali, Lodewijk Bos, M Chris Gibbons, Simon Ibell, Eds. Springer Publisher/Communications in Medical and Care Compunetics series. (forthcoming 2013).

Articles

  • "Disability and Self Life Writing: Reports from the Nineteenth Century Asylum." Special Issue of The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 5/3 (2011): 261-278.
  • "J.M. Itard's 1825 Study: Movement and the Science of the Human Mind." History of Psychiatry 21/1 (March 2010): 67-78.
  • "Gestural Enthymemes: Delivering Movement in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Medical Images." Written Communication 26/3 (special issue on medicine and writing; July 2009): 273-294.
  • "Irreconcilable Differences?  Medicine, Law, and Education in Democratic Policy Debates." (Disability Studies Quarterly, http://www.dsq-sds.org/issue/current, July 2009).
Research Areas
  • Classical Rhetoric
  • History of Rhetoric
  • Disability Studies
  • Rhetoric of Medicine
Affiliations

Alliance of Rhetorical Societies
American Society for the History of Medicine
American Society for the History of Rhetoric
Disability History Association
International Society for the History of Rhetoric
National Communication Association
Rhetoric Society of America
Society for the Social Studies of Science
Society for Disability Study
Southern Association for the History of Medicine
 

Sara Newman
OFFICE
Department of English
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-1757
snewman@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Spring 2015
  • HONR 30096 - 022 Individual Honors Work
  • ENG 78096 - 005 Individual Investigation
  • ENG 89199 - 002 Dissertation I
  • ENG 89299 - 007 Dissertation Ii
Summer 2015
  • ENG 89199 - 011 Dissertation I
  • ENG 89299 - 016 Dissertation Ii
Fall 2015
  • HONR 10197 - 009 Freshman Honors Colloquium I
  • CPHY 74495 - 016 St : Scientific Communication
  • ENG 85057 - 001 Rhetorical Methods
  • ENG 89299 - 001 Dissertation Ii
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