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Catherine Gouge

Catherine Gouge

Associate Professor

Ph.D. 2002 West Virginia University

Office: 343 Colson Hall
Tel: 293-9718
Fax: 293-5380

Catherine Gouge teaches courses in Professional Writing and Editing, Multimedia Writing, and Rhetoric. Her current research explores textual and rhetorical practices in health and medicine. She has published articles related to Science and Technology Studies and Writing Pedagogy​​.


Medical Rhetoric
Science and Technology Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
Writing Pedagogy​

Selected Publications

  • “Multiple Literacies in the Technical Editing Classroom,” Journal of Literacy and Technology (forthcoming, Summer 2012).
  • “Comment & Response” College English, 72.5 (May 2010): 554-561.
  • “Location, Location, Location: The Radical Potential of Web-Intensive Writing Programs to Challenge Disciplinary Boundaries.” Writing Against the Curriculum: Anti-Disciplinarity in the Writing and Cultural Studies Classroom. Eds. Randi Gray Kristensen and Ryan M. Claycomb (October 2009): 111-126.
  • “Conversation at a Crucial Moment: Hybrid Courses and the Future of Writing Programs,” College English, 71.4 (March 2009): 338-362.
  • “The ‘Glorious National Problem’: Frontierism and Citizenship in Frank Chin’s Donald Duk,” Journal of American Culture. 31.3 (September 2008).
  • “Redesigning Online Instruction,” International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. 5.2 (Spring 2008).
  • “Writing Technologies and the Technologies of Writing,” Kairos. 11.2 (Spring 2007).
  • “The ‘Ambivalent Technologies’ of American Citizenship,” Cultural Logic, 10th Anniversary Issue (2007).
  • “The American Frontier: History, Rhetoric, Concept,” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture. 6.1 (Spring 2007).
  • ”’New World’ Citizenship in the Cyberspatial Frontier,” Bucknell Review. Special Issue: Adrift in the Technological Matrix, 46.2. (Spring 2003): 74-89.
  • “The Great Storefront of American Nationalism: Narratives of Mars and the Outerspatial Frontier,” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present). 1.2 (Fall 2002).

Projects in Process

Articles about medical writing and rhetoric.

Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
the WVU Writing Center

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