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,
OU Students' Pages
Amy Kallio Bollman
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Histories of Feminist Rhetorics
and Writing Practices
an experimental course taught on three
Here you will find notes about each
student's studies, career plans, and research projects.
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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
Name: Sharla Hutchinson
Who I am: Student, Teacher, Cyber-rhetor
- Interpellated by: Spanish Telenovelas, Planet of the
Apes, Star Trek,
Areas of Interest: Salsa, Dancing, Baseball, and Storm-chasing
- Academic Areas of Interest: American Studies, Native
- Literature, Chicano/a Literature, Gender and Technology.
Miscellaneous: Have three dogs at home; Resentful of my students'
- youth, went to an AC/DC concert as a child.
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.