Christine R. Farris

Christine R. Farris

Professor Emeritus, English


  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1987

Journal Articles and Other Publications

Selected Articles:

"The Help as Noncomplicit Identification and Nostalgic Revision." Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education. Ed. Tammie Kennedy, Joyce Middleton, and Krista Ratcliffe. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, forthcoming, 2016.

"Literature and Composition Pedagogy." A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. Ed. Gary Tate, Amy Rupiper Taggart, Kurt Schick and H. Brooke Hessler. Oxford University Press, 2013, 163-176.

"Managing the Subject of Composition Studies: Review Essay." College Composition and Communication 65:1. September 2013, 209-216.

"The Maternal Melodrama of Writing Program Administration." Performing Feminism and Administration in Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Ed. Krista Ratcliffe and Rebecca Rickly, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2010, 67-75.

"Minding the Gap and Learning the Game: Differences that Matter Between High School and College Writing." College Credit for Writing in High School: The "Taking Care of" Business. Ed. Kristine Hansen and Christine R. Farris, NCTE, 2010, 272-282.

"Inventing the University in High School," College Composition and Communication 61: 1, September, 2009, W410-417.

Selected Honors and Awards:
  • Improving Teacher Quality Grant Award, Writing and Reading Alignment Project. Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 2014-2016.
  • WPA Best Book Award, Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2012.
  • George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service, Indiana University (system-wide), 2012.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2012.
  • President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Indiana University, 1998.
  • Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award, University of Missouri, 1990.