Elif Guler
Assoc Prof, English

Email gulere@longwood.edu
Phone (434) 395-2423
Department English and Modern Languages
Office Grainger 104

Dr. Elif Guler is an Associate Professor of Professional Writing and Rhetoric. She also coordinates the Professional Writing Concentration and Minor in the Department of English and Modern Languages. Dr. Guler teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of cultural rhetoric, civic and professional writing, and women’s studies. She is the winner of the 2018 Raiford Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2018 Whatley Award for the best article published in Studies in Popular Culture annually selected by the Popular Culture Association in the South.

At Longwood, Dr. Guler has taught or currently teaches the following courses:

  • ENGL 165 Writing and Rhetoric (next offering in Spring 2021)
  • ENGL 301 Rhetorical Criticism (Rhetorical Criticism of Film and Popular Culture in Spring 2020) 
  • ENGL 302 History of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 303 Visual Rhetoric
  • ENGL 305 Topics in Rhetoric and Prof. Writing (previous topics included Social Change, Presidential Debates in a Global Theater/Public Address across Nations, Organizational Rhetoric)
  • ENGL 319 Technical Writing
  • ENGL 400 Active Citizenship - Advanced Writing Seminar 
  • ENGL 470 Professional Writing Skills (next offering in Spring 2021)
  • ENGL 490 Independent Readings in Professional Writing
  • ENGL 492 Internship in Professional Writing

Dr. Guler regularly organizes sessions, facilitates workshops, and presents her own studies at national and international conferences. Her most recent book chapter on the indigenous rhetorical notions in a medieval Turkic text (recovering alternative, non-Western, global approaches to rhetoric) is forthcoming in Alternative Sources for Rhetorical Traditions contracted by Southern Illinois University Press. Some of her other peer-reviewed and edited book publications include the following:

“An Overview of Kut and Töre as the Pillars of the Turkish Rhetorical Tradition.” The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics Studies in the History, Application, and Teaching of Rhetoric Beyond Traditional Greco-Roman Contexts (ed. by Keith Lloyd). New York: Routledge, 2020.

“Understanding Turkish Rhetoric in the Intertextuality of Two Seminal Texts: The Orkhon Inscriptions and Ataturk’s Nutuk” (with I. Goksel). Advances in the History of Rhetoric, vol. 22 no. 2, 2019. 194-207.

“The Symbolic Restoration of Women’s Place in Turkey’s Resurrection.” Studies in Popular Culture, Volume 40, Issue 2, 2018.

“The Pedagogical Implications of Teaching Atatürk’s ‘Address to the Youth’ for Global Rhetoric and Civic Action in the U.S. Writing Classroom” (with I. Goksel). Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2017. 

Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction (Asst Editor with Beth Hewett and Kevin DePew). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015.

In addition to the various department, college, and university committees at Longwood, Dr. Guler has served on Longwood's Faculty Senate and is an active member of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Rhetoric Society of Europe.

More information about Dr. Guler can be found on her personal website: www.elifguler.com