Nancy Fox-Edele


Nancy Fox-Edele, instructor, teaches public, professional and technical writing. She also works on the digital writing curriculum and, in collaboration with colleagues in English composition, a text for the first-year writing sequence.

She published a discourse analysis of Ida, a character in James Baldwin’s novel, “Another Country,” and a theorized study of multimodality in Lisa Cholodenko’s film, "The Kids Are All Right." In 2016, her essay, “Discourse of Aspiration: The Community of Non-Traditional Women Student,” will be published in “Staging Women’s Lives, Gendered Life Stages in Language and Literature Workplaces,” part of the San Diego State University Feminist Theory and Criticism series. In 1991, she and two of her students were credited with discovering a poetic structure known as a “tail-rhyme,” in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The discovery was presented in Jabberwocky, the British journal of the Lewis Carroll Society, and “Annotated Alice.”

Her scholarly interests include revisionist readings of classical rhetoric, critical discourse analysis and invention in multimodal texts. In addition to her scholarly work, she has published poetry in Poetry Magazine, Four Quarters, A Room of One’s Own and The Green Age Review.

Degrees & Institutions:

Fox-Edele served in the divisions of writing administration at the University of Washington and San Diego State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from LaSalle College, a master’s degree in rhetoric and writing studies from San Diego State University, and is a doctoral candidate in English language and rhetoric at the University of Washington.