Heidi Nobles

Assistant Professor, General Faculty; Associate Director of Writing Across the Curriculum

Bryan Hall 322-A
hn3dg@virginia.edu
Office Hours: WF 9-11, and by appointment
Class Schedule: MWF 11-11:50, 12-12:50

Degrees

Ph.D., English (Rhetoric and Composition), Texas Christian University, 2018
M.F.A., Creative Writing (Nonfiction), University of South Carolina, 2011
M.A., English (Literature), Baylor University, 2006
 

Research Interests

editorial theories and practices; Writing Across the Curriculum and professional/public writing; writing pedagogies; digital humanities
 

Selected Publications

Articles
“Rhetorical Decipherment and Its Archaeological Implications for the Recovery of Women in the History of Rhetoric: A Note on the Bronze Age Women of Linear B from Pylos.” Co-authored with Richard Enos and Natasha Robinson. Journal for the History of Rhetoric (Mar. 2020).
 
“Going Professional: Writing Centers’ Challenges and Possibilities in Working with Emerging Online Professional Graduate Student Programs.” WLN Journal. (Mar./April 2019).
 
“I Will Not Edit Your Paper. (Will I?): Tutoring and/or Editing in the Writing Center.” WLN Journal. (Jan./Feb. 2019). 
 
“Scholarship as Literature? Poetic Resonances and Boundaries in Scholarly Publications.” South Atlantic Review (Mar. 2017). 
 
Reviews
Review of Francesca Martelli’s Ovid’s Revisions: The Editor as Author. In Scholarly Editing (2016).
 
Review of Frank Bryce McCluskey’s and Melanie Lynn Winter’s The Idea of the Digital University. In Computers and Composition Online (Fall 2015-Spring 2016).
 

Recent Presentations

“Workshop: Teaching Writing with Your Local Archives: Designing Archival Writing Courses to Improve Student Access, Citizenship, and Representation.” Co-leading with Vanessa Rouillion, James Madison University. Conference on College Composition & Communication. Chicago, IL; Mar. 2022.
 
“Documenting Disruption: Editor-Author Vision, Shifting Control, and Textual Multiplicity.” Modern Language Association; Washington, DC; January 2021.
 
“Bibliography+: Revitalizing Textual Studies for the 21st Century.” South Central Modern Language Association; Houston, TX; October, 2021.
 
“The Persistence of Textual Studies.” Chair’s opening/closing comments for panel presentation on Bibliography and Textual Studies. South Central Modern Language Association. Little Rock, AR; October 2019.
 
“Where Texts Come From: Recovering Editorial Theory and Praxis to Enrich Literary and Textual Scholarship.” Modern Language Association; Chicago, IL; January 2019. 
 
“Editing to Promote Student Ownership and Originality: How Developmental, Substantive, and Copy Editing Can Empower Student Writers.” Conference on College Composition & Communication. Kansas City, MO; March 2018.
 
"Editing Texts in the Digital Age: Rhetorical Heuristics for Editing the Layered Digital Book." Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Victoria, BC; June 2017.
 
“Revelations of Shifting Editorial Praxis: Editing Cicero across History, Geography, and Technology.” South Central Modern Language Association. Dallas, TX; November 2016.
 
“Editing Texts to Edit Culture: The Rhetorical Action of Ancient Editorial Practices.” South Central Modern Language Association. Nashville, TN; November 2015.
 
“Manuscripts and Multiplicities: Contemporary Editorial Curation as Rhetorical Action.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy. Tempe, AZ; October 2015.
 
“Writing Nonfiction, with Style.” Chair’s opening/closing comments for panel presentation on Advanced Writing. South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, GA; November 2014.
 
“Speaking Ourselves Whole: How Gay Christian Young Adults are Integrating Communities.” Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX, May 2014.
 
“Trust Me with Your Life: Considering Contemporary Rhetorical Strategies in Telling Others’ Stories.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association.  Atlanta, GA; November 2013.
 

Editorial Activity

In addition to scholarship and teaching, I have worked in book editing for more than fifteen years. I specialize in developmental and substantive editing of academic and professional nonfiction. My editing informs and improves my teaching and scholarship; editorial work challenges me to be conversant beyond my own field and to continually test theories against real-world applications.