Cindy Damm McPeters

Cindy Damm McPeters

Office: MHRA 3313


  • Fifth-year PhD student studying Rhetoric & Composition, Restoration and
    Eighteenth Century British literature
  • MA, English; grad certificate, Rhetoric & Composition; Appalachian State
  • MA, Liberal Studies; post-bacc certificate, Global Studies; UNCG
    BA, English, journalism; East Carolina University


Current research interests:

  • The personal and material rhetorics of women veterans of WWII, public and
    private memory


Selected conference presentations and invited lectures:

  • “Combatting the Commonplace of the Military Veteran as Male: Reading Identity
    in the World War II Diaries of Women Veterans,” accepted, 2020 Conference on
    College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI, March 2020.
  • “Private Rhetoric and Public Memory: The DIY Activism of Esther Gilbert’s
    WWII Scrapbook,” 2019 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference: DIY Feminist
    Activism, Harrisonburg, VA, November 2019.
  • “Agatha Christie and Feminism,” invited talk, Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC,
    September 2018.
  • “Reclaiming Gossip as Good: Miss Marple and Alternative Discourse,” English
    Graduate Student Association 10 th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference,
    Greensboro, NC, February 2018.
  • “Holy Visions, Earthly Words: A Rhetorical Analysis of Selected Letters of
    Hildegard of Bingen,” Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference,
    Charleston, SC, November 2017.
  • “The Center Will Swipe: Creating Interactive Resources for the Multimodal
    Online Writing Lab,” roundtable with Amy Hansen and Kylee Neal, Southeastern
    Writing Center Association Conference, Oxford, MS, February 2017.
  • “Sex Games: Marital Power Struggles in The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale,”
    Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference, Knoxville, TN, November