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Sondra Perl
Position: Professor, Lehman College. English.
Campus Affiliation: Lehman College
Phone: 917-232-5266
Room Number: 4407
Office Hours: By appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., New York University.
Research Interests: Composition theory and rhetoric, felt sense, embodied knowing, digital composing, new media, creative nonfiction, memoir, Holocaust and genocide studies.
Specialization: Autobiography, Biography, and Life-Writing|Composition Theory and Rhetoric|Digital Humanities, Textual, and Media Scholarship|Pedagogy

Selected Publications:

  • Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction. 2nd Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2014.
  • On Austrian Soil: Breaking the Cycle of Hate, A Teaching Memoir. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, forthcoming, 2005.
  • Felt Sense: Writing with the Body. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2004.

  • "From Confusion to Compassion: The Transformative Power of Response Journals." In Teaching the Holocaust. Ed. Marianne Hirsch and Irene Kacandes. New York: MLA, 2004.

  • "Dear Peter: A Collage in Several Voices." In Writing with Elbow. Eds. Pat Belanoff, Marcia Dickson, Sheryl Fontaine and Charles Moran. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2002, 253-267.

  • "Early Work on Composing: Lessons and Illuminations." In Perspectives on Writing: Theory, Research, Practice. Eds. Beth Boehm, Debra Journet and Mary Rosner. Stamford, CT: Ablex, 83-98.

  • Composing a Pleasurable Life in Women/Writing/Teaching. Ed. Jan Schmidt. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1998, 239-253.

  • Through Teachers' Eyes: Portraits of Writing Teachers at Work. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1986/1998 (with Nancy Wilson).

  • "Facing the Other: The Emergence of Ethics and Selfhood in a Cross-Cultural Writing Classroom." In Narration as Knowledge: Tales of the Teaching Life. Ed. Joseph Trimmer. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1997, 173-190.

  • Landmark Essays on Writing Process. Edited volume. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Press, 1994.