Laura Feibush


Teaching Fellow
CL 526


As a PhD student in Composition at the University of Pittsburgh, I investigate listening and embodiment in scenes of writing instruction. My sites of interest are primarily classrooms and Writing Centers, but my project also extends outward towards acts of listening in public arenas, such as scenes of protest and worship. My dissertation, “The Earful Body: Towards a Rhetoric of Listening in and Beyond Scenes of Writing Instruction,” lies at the intersection of sound studies, gesture studies, and pedagogy, which I bring together to argue for listening, especially embodied, or “gestural” listening, as a rhetorical force.

I come to Pittsburgh having received a BA in Comparative Literature from Bryn Mawr College in 2013.