Matthew Capdevielle

Matthew Capdevielle

Director, University Writing Center
Associate Professor of the Practice, University Writing Program

B.A., Saint Louis University; M.A., St. John's College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Capdevielle studies rhetorical theory and composition pedagogy, focusing on rhetoric and ethics in writing instruction in various venues, including writing centers and classroom-based writing programs at the college level. He is currently at work on a project examining the formation of academic writing culture. Capdevielle teaches in the University Writing Program.

Recent Scholarly Activity

"Camping in the Disciplines: Assessing the Effect of Writing Camps on Graduate Student Writers." with Gretchen
     Busl and Kara Donnelly. Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines. Spec. issue of Across the
12.3 (2015).
"Why Camp: Theoretical Foundations of Graduate Level Writing Camps." Conference on College Composition and
     Communication. Indianapolis, IN. 22 March 2014.
"I Am; I Am Not: Re-envisioning 'Problematic' Aspects of Writing Center Identity." International Writing Centers
     Association. San Diego. 27 October 2012.
"Literacies in Tension: Writing Center Tutors Teaching and Learning in Public Schools.” Conference on College
    Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. 21 March 2012.
"The Writerly Question in Non-Directive Writing Center Tutorials.” Conference on College Composition and
     Communication. Atlanta, GA. 6 April 2011.
"What is Rhetoric Research? A Continuing Conversation." Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, 
     29 May 2010.
"Questions of Direction: Drafting a Research Guide for New Writing Center Directors."
     International Writing Centers Association Collaborative at the Conference on College
     Composition and Communication. Louisville, 17 March 2010.
“Stories and Same Old Stories: Rehearsing and Reiterating the Debates about the
     First-Year Composition Requirement.” Conference on College Composition and
     Communication. San Francisco, 12 March 2009.
“Bakhtin, Ethics, Rhetoric.” with Michael Bernard-Donals. Russian Journal of
. 1.3 (2008).
“Writing the Story of Writing: WPAs as Disciplinary Historiographers.” Council of
     Writing Program Administrators. WPA Conference. Denver, 7 July 2008.



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