Alfred Guy

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R.W.B. Lewis Director, Yale College Writing Center, Lecturer in English

2015 marks my twenty-third year directing writing programs, including previous positions at New York University, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins.  Much of my scholarship in composition and rhetoric has focused on the link between writing and intellectual development; my recent work in the field investigates academic freedom and teaching conditions of non-tenured faculty (including graduate student teachers). My current research in science fiction examines new configurations of American feminism since the retrenchment of the 1980s, including attention to Patricia Anthony, Octavia Butler, William Gibson, and Maureen McHugh.


rhetoric & composition, theories of teaching and learning, American science fiction


- “Process Writing: Reflection and the Arts of Writing and Teaching.” In Writing-Based Teaching: Essential Practices and Enduring Traditions. Ed. Teresa Vilardi. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009.

- “A New Paradigm for WPA Mentoring?: The Case of New York University’s Expository Writing Program,” by Alfred E. Guy Jr. and Rita Malenczyk. In Stories of Mentoring. Ed. Lynee Lewis Gaillet and Michelle F. Eble. Parlor Press. 2008.


Reading and Writing Argument: Dissenting Voices; Reading and Writing Argument: The Good Life; Science Fiction and New Ideas of Human Nature (College Seminar)