Allison Harl
Associate Professor of English
English Program Coordinator

Office: Britt 115
Office phone: (540) 365-4325
Personal web page:
Teaching at Ferrum since: 2008


PhD, University of Arkansas
MA, Georgia State University
BS, Radford University

ENG 099: Basic Writing
ENG 101 and 102:  Freshman Composition and Research I and II
ENG 201 and 202:  World Literature I and II
ENG 213:  Literature and Film of the American Frontier (E-term)
ENG 211:  Literature and the Environment
ENG 338: Rhetoric
ENG 398:  Junior Seminar
ENG 425:  Seminar in Selected Authors
ENG 498:  Senior Seminar
ENG 499:  Internship
FER 105:   FOCUS Academic Reading
GWS 101:  Freshman Seminar

“A Historical Review: Reading and Writing Connections.” Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition, Series Ed. Charles Bazerman. Parlor Press and The WAC Clearinghouse, 2014. Print.

“Studying the ‘Reading Transition’ from High School to College:  What Are Our  Students Reading and Why?  With David Jolliffe. College English.  Vol. 70.6 (July 2008). 599-617.  Print.
_ _ _ .   Reprinted in Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings, 4th ed. Bedford/ St. Martins, 2012.  Print.

_ _ _ .   Reprinted in Ward, Dean and Elizabeth Vander Lei.  Real Texts: Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines, 2nd
 Longman, 2011. Print.

“The Monstrosity of the Gaze: Critical Problems with a Film Adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.” Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature. 25.97/98  (Spring/Summer 2007): 61-69.  Peer-reviewed.  Print.

“Passive, Pursued and Powerful: Construction of the Male Self in Renaissance Autobiography.” Discoveries in Renaissance Culture. 22.2  November 2005.  Web.

Reading and Writing Connections

Writing and Transfer

Public Rhetoric and Active Citizenship

Digital Rhetoric

Literature and the Environment

Literature and Film of the American Frontier