Erin Branch

Dr. Erin BranchDr. Erin Branch

Teaching Professor

Director of the Writing Program


Office: ZSR Library, 426a

Phone: (336) 758-6126



PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BA, Middlebury College

Areas of Interest

Rhetoric & Composition

Women’s Rhetorical History

Food Studies

       Rhetorics of Health & Medicine 

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

WRI 111 Ethics, Identity, Representation

WRI 111 Writing Well: Rhetorics of Health and Illness

       WRI 111 Eating Our Words: Rhetorics of Food

       WRI 210 Advanced Academic Writing

       WRI 212 The Art of the Essay

       WRI 341 Rhetorics of Taste

Selected Publications

       Transforming Tastes: Women and the Revision of American Food Rhetorics (under contract         with the University of Nebraska Press)

       “The Meaning of A Meal: M.F.K. Fisher and Gastronomical KairosFood, Feminisms, and                    Rhetorics. Melissa Goldthwaite, ed. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 2017. 77-88.  

      “’Taste Analytically’: Julia Child’s Rhetoric of Cultivation.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 45.2                  (2015): 164-184.

“Tag and Release: Technosocial Ecologies for Student Writing and Publishing.” With Dan Anderson and Ashley Hall. Designing Web-Based Applications for 21st Century Writing Classrooms. George Pullman and Baotong Gu, eds. Amityville, NY: Baywood Press, 2011.

Instructor’s Manual to Beyond Words, 2nd ed. With Dan Anderson, Heather Branstetter, & Chelsea Redeker. New York: Longman, 2009. 

Comments are closed.