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Meet the New Composition Faculty
The composition program at Pitt has hired three talented and exciting new assistant professors over the last two years. Elizabeth A. Pitts (top left) has been here since the 2017/2018 academic year....
Graduate Certificate
recognizes sustained, advanced study in composition, literacy, pedagogy, and rhetoric. Read More >
Public and Professional Writing Certificate
allows students to develop their writing, learn professional genres, explore internships, and earn a certificate. Read More >
Major in Public and Professional Writing
engages with writing as a form of social action and professional exchange with real consequences Read More >
First-Year Composition
helps undergraduates become more engaged, imaginative, and disciplined composers as they start their studies. Read More >

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Alumni News: Where Are They Now?

Read about some of our alumni and current students.
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News and Events

Panel on Reflection in the Composition Classroom

The Composition Program is hosting a panel on reflective writing activities and assignments in the classroom. Hear from colleagues Cory Learn More >

Annual Composition Program End-of-the-Year Celebration

The Composition Program will celebrate the end of the year with talks from Professor and Charles Crow Chair Dave Bartholomae and Laura Learn More >

Digital and Handmade Showcase

Stop by CL 501 at your leisure between noon and 2:30pm to browse through and interact with student projects from courses across the Learn More >

Pedagogy Roundtable: Grading and Evaluating Student Work

Join us for a discussion of the practical and ethical quandaries of grading and evaluating student work. What is contract grading? Are Learn More >

Writers' Cafe: Purloining the Letter: Using Letters to Shape Stories

In their anthology Women's Letters, Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler write that “letters tell stories; they tell secrets; they Learn More >