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I’m fascinated by the rhetoric of writing.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about how standard conventions of academic writing apply to other modes of writing. What can blogger Amy learn from teaching college-level composition or introductory fiction courses? For instance, I

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Who am I?  Well… I’m Amy Rubens. I’m a PhD candidate at a large university in the Midwest where I study late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century American literature (and culture, too).  I’m finishing my dissertation, Making Medicine in America: A Literary

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Dr. Amy Rubens
I'm an "ambulant scholar," and I move among several worlds. As a professor of English, I research and write for audiences within and outside of academia. As a teacher of writing, literature, and culture, I facilitate learning. As a blogger, I critique, question, and reflect. Learn more about this blog and the work I do as a professor and workplace writing consultant.

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