Diana, the goddess of the hunt
Source: Stephane Mallarmé. Les Dieux Antiques, nouvelle mythologie illustrée d'après George W. Cox et les travaux de la science moderne à l'usage des lycées, pensionnats, écoles et des gens du monde. Paris: J. Rothschild, 1880.

OU Students' Pages

Amy Kallio Bollman

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Histories of Feminist Rhetorics and Writing Practices

an experimental course taught on three campuses

Here you will find notes about each student's studies, career plans, and research projects.

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Katie Caruso
April Franklin
Jeana Greene
Sharla Hutchison
Brian Johnson
Larry McReynolds
Jennifer Nees
Gabriel Rapp
Matt Pifer
Andrew Plummer
Amy Kallio Bollman
Aloha. I'm a third-year Ph.D. student in the English Department at the University of Oklahoma; I am studying Composition/Rhetoric/Literacy. I took my Bachelor's in English with a focus in creative writing and my Master's in English with a focus in Composition/Rhetoric/Literacy, both at OU. I identify myself as a Pacific Islander for the sake of forms, but I am Filipina/Portuguese/Polish/Finnish/Swedish/Norwegian/German (in descending order)--an odd combination related to my mother's family having settled in the Hawai'ian islands. My parents moved back to the mainland before my brothers and I were born in Florida, and we moved to Oklahoma when I was nine. I have been here ever since. I am currently dreading my comprehensives, but plan to do my dissertation work on Asa Earl Carter, who wrote under the pseudonym "Forrest Carter." I believe that Carter was a major force in Southern politics and would like to bring to light the rhetorical means by which he achieved his powerful role. For this class, I would like to examine the fragments which remain of Sappho's work and attempt to discern her views on one (or more) of the following: voice, authorship, reception of text. This task is particularly difficult for me, as I am accustomed not to doing the sort of "fuzzy logic" work that is necessary when working with texts which have been poorly preserved (and, truthfully, with all texts in all cases). However, I hope to persevere. Any suggestions upon how to approach this task would be deeply appreciated.

Sappho Project


Sharla Hutchinson


Gabriel Rupp
As I write this, I sense that my own palimpsest is rich, convoluted, and, perhaps, directionless. That being said, I was born in Kansas, and spent the first twenty-five years of my life on those barren plains where relentless wind blows and Bob Dole rasps. Along the way, I managed to get a B.A. in psychology and English and an M.A. in general literature from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, though not without attending three other Kansas colleges. Afterwards, I worked for five years on the Navajo Reservation as first an English teacher, then as a psychology teacher, and finally as a director of an advisement center. After that, I moved to Oklahoma and completed an M.A. in experimental psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma, and was teacher psychology at UCO until this semester, my first at OU. Somewhere along the way I wrote a novel which languishes with an agent, not unusual for a wannabe wordsmith.
My interests are far-ranging and diverse: Native American psychology and folklore, the language of quantum physics, hypothetico-inductive experimental approaches, creative writing, post-structuralism, feminist theory, and the psychology of creativity as it applies to writing. Since this is my first semester in a Ph.D. program, I have yet to determine what my particular line of inquiry will be, but I am leaning towards either composition or rhetoric.

Sappho Project