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Clancy Ratliff

Professor of English

Associate Dean

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2006

Office: H.L. Griffin 101
Phone: 337-482-1212

Pronouns: she/her

Teaching and Research Areas

Rhetoric and Composition Studies; Feminist Rhetorics; Environmental Rhetorics; Writing Program Administration; Authorship (Copyright, Intellectual Property, Plagiarism)

Recent Courses Taught

ENGL 464, Special Topics in Rhetoric: Feminist Rhetorics
ENGL 490, Capstone Seminar
ENGL 501, Teaching College English
ENGL 509, Teaching College English Practicum
ENGL 556, Seminar in Rhetoric: What if First-Year Writing Weren't Required?
ENGL 595, Special Project: The Academic Article
ENGL 555, In a Related Field: Composition and Creative Writing


Clancy Ratliff has held a variety of leadership positions in professional organizations (National Council of Teachers of English, Conference on College Composition and Communication) and in the English department. She serves as Co-Editor of the scholarly journal Peitho, published by the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. She also serves on several boards of local community organizations, including the Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness and Housing (ARCH), the Louisiana Association of Sports, Outdoor Adventure, and Recreation (LASOAR), and the Zonta Club of Lafayette. She is proud to have directed eight dissertations and three theses to completion and to be directing three dissertations currently.

Recent Publications

(Coauthored with Daniel A. Smith) "Access and Stratification: One City, Two Dual Enrollment
Programs." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 48.1, 2020. 162-176.

"Feminist Authorial Agency: Copyright and Collaboration in the Boston Women’s Health Book
Collective." Peitho 21.3, 2019. 599-609.

"The Adaptive Cycle: Resilience in the History of First-Year Composition." Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, 19, 2019. 283-300. Selected for reprint in Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2020, Parlor Press.

"The Suffragist Movement and the Early Feminist Blogosphere: Feminism and Recent History of Rhetoric." In Feminist Connections: Rhetoric, Media, and Delivery from the Suffragists to #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, ed. Katherine Fredlund, Kerri Hauman, and Jessica Ouellette. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2020.

“Automated Plagiarism Detection as Opportunity for Education on Copyright and Media.” In The Routledge Companion on Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use, ed. Renee Hobbs. New York: Routledge, 2018. 143-54.