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Appointment-Based Writing Tutor

Gabrielle Moyer

About

Our language and our writing convey how we see. They also convey how we act: in an essay, for example, we model our ability to engage complexity, see through another's eyes and balance our passions and reasons. To study--and practice--new, experimental writing in the classroom is to discover better practices of seeing and acting. Such writing makes imaginative breakthroughs in perception and action possible. As a teacher and as a scholar, I am interested in how writing can foreclose possibilities but also allow for complexity, sympathy and significant change.

Gabrielle Moyer holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Stanford University and a BA in English and Art History from Wesleyan University. Her teaching and research interests include Modernist prose, the relationship between philosophical doubts and fictional style, ethics and epistemology. A primary question driving her work is how styles of reading and writing can help us countenance uncertainty and complexity--in others, in our choices and in our judgments.

She is completing a book titled "Sustained Collision: Modernist Style As a Form of Attention" which explores the relationship between fictions and practical dilemmas. She has published several articles ("Not Just Another Complexity" Rodopi Press, 2010; "Style As Endgame" Litteratur Internationale 2010, "Taking Ourselves for Poetry: An Essay on Love and the Hermeneutics of Attention" Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008.)

Literature, art history, philosophy and comparative literature; journal articles, dissertation and thesis chapters; writer's block, revision strategies, organization and style. Writing Specialist in Art History.

Education

PhD, Stanford University, English Literature (2005)
BA, Wesleyan University, English, Art History (1995)

Contact

Location

Sweet 324A

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am-10:00am (via Zoom) Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am (in-person)

Research Interests

SPECIALIZATION: Poetics of Art History; The Relation of Ethics and Aesthetics; Analytic Philosophy; Essayism