Department of English
207 Lind Hall
207 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-3363

College of Liberal Arts Voices from the Gaps

Geoffrey Sirc

Geoffrey Sirc


Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor
Ph.D. Composition Theory, University of Minnesota, 1985
210J Lind Hall

Department Affiliations


Areas of Expertise

composition theory and pedagogy; technology/writing; visual arts and art theory; hip hop; the modernist era

Selected Publications

Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. A. Wysocki, J. Johnson-Eilola, C. Selfe, & G. Sirc. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2004. (Awarded 2004 Outstanding Book Award by Computers and Composition).

English Composition as a Happening. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2002. (Awarded the 2003 Winterowd Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Composition Theory).

“Writing Classroom as Factory.” Composition Studies 2008 (forthcoming, Summer 2008).

“Proust, Death, and Hip Hop in First-Year Composition.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College May 2006.

"Composition’s Eye/Orpheus’s Gaze/Cobain’s Journals." Composition Studies 33.1 (Spring 2005).

"The Difficult Politics of the Popular." Journal of Advanced Composition 21.2 (Spring 2001).

"Virtual Urbanism." Computers & Composition 18.1 (2001).

Graduate Courses

Seminar in Language, Rhetoric, Literacy, and Composition

Undergraduate Courses

University Writing and Critical Reading
Literature of Public Life