Education: BA, Ohio State University, 1972; PhD, University of Washington, 1978
Specialties: Composition theory, expository writing, Renaissance literature
Thomas Amorose teaches early-English literature and creative nonfiction, as well as essay-writing. His research is in the field of what he calls the “rhetoric of ultimate things”—the way human beings use language to agree upon the meanings of fundamental parts of human life and then cooperate to act on those shared meanings. On the side, he is a state forest steward and board member of a conservation land trust.
Renovating Rhetoric in Christian Tradition
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014
Elizabeth Vander Lei, Thomas Amorose, Beth Daniell, and Anne Ruggles Gere, eds. Renovating Rhetoric in Christian Tradition. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014
“Resistance to Rhetoric in Christian Tradition” (chapter), Renovating Rhetoric in Christian Tradition. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.
"Composition and the Culture of the Small College/University" (co-authored introductory article, as guest editor), Special Issue on Composition at the Small College/University, Composition Studies, 32.2 (Fall, 2004).
"WPA Work at the Small College or University: Re-Imagining Power and Making the Small School Visible" (reprinted article), in The Allyn & Bacon Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators. Eds. Irene Ward and William J. Carpenter (Allyn & Bacon, 2002).
See CV for additional publications.