Anne Boyle

Dr. Anne Boyle

Dr. Boyle

I began teaching at Wake Forest in 1986, when it was a small, regional, liberal arts college where every member of the English Department taught composition and literature courses to mostly North Carolinian students.  The college has grown, as has the student body; we are now a nationally ranked university and our students come from all over the world.  The Department of English established a Writing Program in 2010, and we began to recruit writing specialists to teach both first-year writing and advanced courses in rhetoric and composition; an interdisciplinary writing minor was created in 2015.

I love to teach both composition and literature, while I work with Wake Forest’s new writing faculty and with faculty across the disciplines as we design and develop our program.  My primary field of study was in 20th century American literature and women and literature, but I have had an abiding interest in composition and writing studies since I was asked to direct the reading/writing lab in graduate school—and yes, it was called a lab, rather than a center in those days.

My publications include Strange and Lurid Bloom: A Study of the Fiction of Caroline Gordon and “An Education in Writing:  Stories that Serve the Community and First-Year College Writers,” a chapter in Service-Learning in the Composition Classroom.   In addition to directing the Writing Program, I have served as Associate Dean for Student-Faculty Academic Initiatives and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the ACE Fellows Service Learning Program.