Dr. Erin Branch
Associate 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
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
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 Kairos” Food, 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.