Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric
Director, Composition Program
- Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, The Pennsylvania State University
- Doctor of Philosophy, Critical and Cultural Studies with a Certificate in Composition, Literacy, Pedagogy and Rhetoric, University of Pittsburgh
- English Composition I and II
- Writing Studio
- Senior Seminar
- College Composition
- Effective Speech
Kirstin Collins Hanley, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric and director of the composition program at Point Park University. Hanley has taught a range of courses, focusing on composition theory, professional and academic writing, women’s studies, and 18th Century British Literature. Her research explores the intersections between proto-feminist literatures and composition studies. Before coming to Point Park University, she was an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia.
- "Wollstonecraft in Translation: The Re-Education of Young Grandison," Forthcoming, New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, Spring 2016.
- “Wollstonecraft’s ‘Other Women’: Feminist Pedagogies in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility,” Forthcoming, Eighteenth-Century Women: Studies in their Lives, Work, and Culture.
- "Didacticism," The Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789, Ed. Gary Day and Jack Lynch, Malden, Mass. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
- Mary Wollstonecraft, Pedagogy and the Practice of Feminism, New York: Routledge, 2013.
- "'A New Servitude': Pedagogy and Feminist Practice in Brontë's Jane Eyre," Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Winter 2009 issue.
- "Exemplifying the 'Causes, Curses, and Cure': Education as Re-Imagining in Maria Edgeworth's Irish Tales," College English Association Conference, Indianapolis, Ind., Spring 2015.
- "Rhetorics of Self-Reflection in Wollstonecraft's Mary and Maria," The Twenty-Second Annual British Women Writer's Conference, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, N.Y., Summer 2014.
- "World-Making Through Education: Eighteenth Century Women Writers and Reform," College English Association Conference, Baltimore, Md., Spring 2014.
- "Wollstonecraft in Translation: The Re-Education of Young Grandison," Southeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Charleston, S.C., March 2013.
- "Mary Wollstonecraft's Legacy of Teaching and Learning," Southeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Decatur, Ga., March 2012.
- "A Curious Legacy: Mary Wollstonecraft's Pedagogy and the Novels of Jane Austen," The Nineteenth Annual British Women Writer's Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 2011.
- "Service-Learning in First-Year Composition," Western New York Service-Learning Conference, Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y., October 2010.
- "Promoting Global Thinking Through Local Issues: Feminist Pedagogy as Global Pedagogy in First-Year Composition," Gender Across Borders Conference, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., April 2010.
- "Re-Educating The Female Reader," Southeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Johnson City, Tenn., February 2010.
Point Park Features
- "2015 HHS Symposium Featured Open Mic Reading, Variety of Research Posters and Presentations," Point Park University website, May 11, 2015.
- "Faculty Profile: Kirstin Hanley, Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric," Point Park University website, Dec. 5, 2013.