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Greg Clark

Professor
English

4164 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Fall 18: Engl 327R
MW 1:35-2:50
4186 JFSB

Fall 18: Engl 395R
MW 12:05-1:20
4188 JFSB

Student Consultations

By appointment

Specializations

Rhetoric and Composition

Sub Specializations

Rhetorical theory and criticism

Biography

Greg Clark is University Professor of English. He has taught at BYU since 1985. He designs each course around a pressing question and students use assigned readings, class discussions, and research to develop their own answers, sharing their progress along the way.
At BYU he has directed the University Writing Program and the American Studies program, chaired the English Department, and served as an associate dean in the College of Humanities. Beyond BYU, he has served as editor of Rhetoric Society Quarterly as well as executive director and, most recently, president of Rhetoric Society of America.

He publishes essays and books that explore meeting points of rhetoric and aesthetic experience, what he calls rhetorical aesthetics. His most recent book is Civic Jazz (Chicago, 2015).

He and his wife Linda live in the foothills east of campus.

Degrees

PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985
MA, BYU, 1977
BA, BYU, 1972

Awards & Honors

Fellow/Rhetoric Society of America, 2018
George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award/Rhetoric Society of America, 2018
Outstanding Book Award for Civic Jazz/Rhetoric Society of America, 2016
James L. Barker Annual Lectureship/Brigham Young University, 2014
University Professorship/Brigham Young University, 2012-2017, 2017-2022
Extraordinary Service Award/Rhetoric Society of America, 2012
Louis Armstrong/Danny Kaye Fellow/National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 2011-
English Department Scholarship Award/Brigham Young University, 2006

Courses Taught

History and theory of rhetoric
Rhetorical criticism
Topics in American literature and Culture

Research Interests

Rhetorical theory with emphases on the cooperative dynamics of dialogue as well as rhetorical effects that follow from aesthetic encounters: that is, the rhetorical intents and effects of artistic expression in a variety of forms. Clark has spoken and published on early American poetics, cultural functions of tourism, jazz music as a model and mode of education for democratic citizenship, and American roots musics (African American and Hawaiian to date) as rhetorical claims for distinct cultural identities within the American nation.

Teaching Interests

Rhetoric as it operates in a variety of communicative and cultural encounters including private and public dialogue and aesthetic experiences. Clark teaches courses in rhetorical theory & criticism, rhetoric and poetics, and rhetoric analysis of aesthetic expression. Recently, he has taught courses on the literature and other arts that both express and construct the culture of Harlem

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Rhetoric Society of America (2018 - Present)
  • University Professorship, BYU (2012 - Present)
  • Louis Armstrong/Danny Kaye Fellow , National Jazz Museum in Harlem (2011 - Present)
  • George E Yoos Distinguished Service Award, Rhetoric Society of America (2018 - 2018)
  • Book Award, Rhetoric Society of America (2016 - 2016)
  • James L Barker Lectureship, BYU College of Humanities (2014 - 2014)
  • Rhetoric Society of America Special Service Award, Rhetoric Society of America (2012 - 2012)
  • Faculty Scholarship Award, English Department (2007 - 2007)
  • Alumni Professorship, BYU (1999 - 2002)

Memberships

  • Rhetoric Society of Europe (2014 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Officer (specify in Other), Rhetoric Society of America (2018 - 2020)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Rhetoric Society of America (2018 - 2020)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Rhetoric Society of America (2016 - 2018)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Rhetoric Review (2016 - 2016)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Rhetoric Society of America (2014 - 2016)
  • Conference-Related Role, Rhetoric Society of America (2013 - 2016)
  • Other, American Council of Learned Societies (2012 - 2013)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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