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
- 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.
- "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).
- "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).
- Classical Rhetoric
- History of Rhetoric
- Disability Studies
- Rhetoric of Medicine
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
OFFICEDepartment of English
CONTACT INFOPhone: 330-672-1757
COURSES TEACHINGSpring 2013
- HONR 10297 - 015 Freshman Honors Colloquium Ii
- ENG 21011 - 005 College Writing Ii
- HONR 40096 - 026 Individual Honors Work
- ENG 68096 - 006 Individual Investigation
- ENG 78096 - 009 Individual Investigation
- ENG 89199 - 001 Dissertation I
- ENG 89299 - 009 Dissertation Ii
- ENG 89299 - 037 Dissertation Ii
- ENG 21011 - 017 College Writing Ii
- HONR 30096 - 003 Individual Honors Work
- HONR 40099 - 020 Senior Honors Thesis / Project
- ENG 66895 - 001 Special Topics
- ENG 76895 - 001 Special Topics
- ENG 89299 - 010 Dissertation Ii