Kathleen Vandenberg

Kathleen VandenbergSenior Lecturer, Rhetoric


BA Biology, Belmont Abbey College
MA English Language and Literature, Winthrop University
PhD Rhetoric and Composition, The Catholic University of America

Teaching interests: Style, classical rhetoric, visual rhetoric, and the rhetoric of space

Research interests: Style pedagogies, the spatial turn, and modern rhetoric

Selected publications:

‘Think Small’: 1960s Print Ads and the World of Mad Men”  Chapter 14 of the 2012 book  Lucky Strikes and a Three Martini Lunch: Thinking about Televisions Mad Men.  Editors  Danielle Stern, Jimmie Manning, and Jennifer Dunn.

“Revisiting Imitation Pedagogies in Composition Studies from a Girardian Perspective.” Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis and Culture (Spring 2011).

“Twentieth-Century American Advertising and the Sacred.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (Fall 2010).

“Searching for the “New” on Newbury: The Transformation of Space and Self.” Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power (Fall 2009).

“René Girard and the Rhetoric of Consumption.” Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis and Culture (Fall 2006).

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Northeast Modern Language Association, 2009-2012.

Associate Editor, Rhetorical Review 2008-2011.

International Society for the History of Rhetoric, 2003-2005.

Modern Language Association, 2002-2004.