Peter Khost

peter khostJob Title: Assistant Professor

Phone: (631) 632-4249

E-mailpeter.khost@stonybrook.edu

Office Location: H-2106

Education: PhD, CUNY Graduate Center, 2010; MA, Rutgers University, 1999; BA, Fordham University, 1995

Courses Taught:

  • WRT/EGL 614—Contemporary Issues in Composition Studies
  • WRT/EGL 614—Investigating Good Writing (graduate) (graduate)
  • WRT/EGL 614—Literature vs. Composition: Professional & Pedagogical Issues (graduate)
  • WRT/EGL 592—Problems in the Teaching of Writing (graduate)
  • JRN 502—Writing About Science for the Public (graduate)
  • HON 488—Honors College Senior Thesis in Creative Writing
  • WRT 304—Writing for Your Profession
  • HON 201—Honors Seminar: Western Utopian Literature
  • WRT 102—Intermediate Writing Workshop
  • WRT 101—Introductory Writing Workshop

Professional Interests:

Writing program administration, the literature/composition connection, assessing writing, autoethnography, critical university studies, holistic education, and collaboration

Presentations:

“The ‘Habits of Mind’ (and More) as Grad Seminar Teaching Tools,” presenter. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, 2013.

“Pedagogical Feeled Notes: Unthinking the Graduate Seminar Term Paper,” presenter. Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2012.

“Scholarship and the Non-Tenuretrack PhD: What to Do, How, and Why(?),” presenter. Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2011

“A PhD is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Scholarship off the Tenure Track,” presenter. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, 2011            

“Chaucer’s Rhetoric of Emotions: The Book of the Duchess, Felt Sense, and Loss,” presenter. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, 2011

“O Pioneers? What 66% of Us Need to Know about Publish or Perish,” presenter. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, 2008  

“Professional Literacy and the Next Generation Compositionist: The Case for a Utopian Framework,” presenter. Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, 2007

“Orpheus and the Allegory of the Save: On Communicative Proximity,” presenter. Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2006

“Reading, Writing, and Representing: Long Divisions in Literature and Composition,” presenter. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, 2005

“Writing Teacher in the Middle: The Instructor In and Outside the Academy,” presenter. Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2005

“E-Flirts;-) The Rhetoric of Courtly ‘Self’ Presentation,” presenter. Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2004

“Another Side of Composition: The Pleasure of Work, The Work of Pleasure,” presenter. Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2004

“Knowing What We Feel, Feeling What We Know: Accessing ‘Felt Sense’ in Our Writing, Our Teaching, and Our Thinking,” workshop leader. Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2003

“Having Trouble Writing, Troubling Writing, Getting into Trouble Writing, or How Gertrude Stein Complicated our Relationship with Rubrics and Academic Writing,” presenter. Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2003

“The Anxiety of Online Discussion Board Composition,” presenter. Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2002

“The Dynamic of Identity Themes in English Composition,” presenter. Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2002

“Pedagogical Strategies for Writing Instructors: Rethinking Approaches, Revitalizing the Classroom,” presenter. Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, 2001

“Electronic Rhetoric: Computers in the Writing Class,” panel chair. Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1999

Publications:

Khost, Peter H., and Debra Rudder Lohe & Chuck Sweetman. “Rethinking and Unthinking the Graduate Seminar.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. In process.

Gaughan, Frank, and Peter H. Khost, eds. Collaborating(,) Literature(,) and Composition: Essays for Teachers and Writers of English. Cresskill: Hampton Press, 2007. <http://www.hamptonpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=1-57273-710-7&Category_Code=Q107>.

---. “On Collaborating Without Ceasing.” Introduction. In Gaughan and Khost. 1-18.

---. “Nothing Matters.  Now What?  Skywriting in the Contact Zone.” In Gaughan and Khost. 73-90.

---. “Reading, Writing, and Representing.” Inside Higher Ed 6 Feb. 2006  <http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2006/02/06/gaughan>.

Khost, Peter H. “Annotated Bibliography Assignment.” Assignment Sourcebook for Writing Teachers. Ed. Cynthia Davidson. 2010. Stony Brook University. Web.

---. “Survival Kit: An Inductive Approach to Cultural and Textual Analysis.” Assignment Sourcebook for Writing Teachers. Ed. Cynthia Davidson. 2005. Stony Brook University. Web.

---. “Proving the Impossible: An Exercise in Early Research Paper Writing.” Assignment Sourcebook for Writing Teachers. Ed. Cynthia Davidson. 2001. Stony Brook University. Web.

Additional Achievements or Comments:        

  • Chair of the national Council of Writing Program Administrators Recognitions and Awards Committee
  • Member of the Stony Brook University Faculty Senate Undergraduate Council
  • Writing Across the Curriculum liaison to Stony Brook University Graduate Program in Public Health
  • Writing Across the Curriculum liaison to Materials Science and Engineering Department
  •  Former Writing Center Director, Stony Brook University
  • Member: National Council of Teachers of English; Conference on College Composition and Communication; Council of Writing Program Administrators; Modern Language Association; Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition; Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
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