Elif Guler
Asst Prof, English

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

Dr. Elif Guler serves as the Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Longwood University. She teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of cultural rhetoric, civic and professional writing, and women’s studies. Dr. Guler is the winner of the 2018 Maude Glenn Raiford Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and 2018 Whatley Award for the Best Article in Studies in Popular Culture (Popular Culture Association in the South). She's currently teaching the following courses:

  • ENGL 301 Rhetorical Criticism
  • ENGL 305 Advanced Topics in Rhetoric and Prof. Writing (Organizational Rhetoric)
  • ENGL 400 Active Citizenship - Advanced Writing Seminar 
  • ENGL 470 Professional Writing Skills

Dr. Guler regularly organizes panels, facilitated workshops, and presents her studies (recovering alternative/non-Western/global approaches to rhetoric) at national/international conferences of organizations such as the Conference on College Composition and Communication, National Communication Association, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Rhetoric Society of Europe. Her most recent article on understanding Turkish rhetoric in the intertextuality of ancient and modern Turkish texts is forthcoming in Advances in the History of Rhetoric published by the American Society for the History of Rhetoric. Her book chapter on the indigenous rhetorical notions in a medieval Turkish text 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:

“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 various department, college, and university committees at Longwood, Dr. Guler is a voting member of the University's Faculty Senate and 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 (RSA), and the Rhetoric Society of Europe. She was previously also nominated to serve on RSA's Board of Directors.

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