Jean Donovan Sanborn
Faculty Member (Retired)
Areas of Expertise
- Alternative discourses
- Gender issues in writing and in academic writing
- The essay as a genre
- Composition in 19th-century colleges
Jean Donovan Sanborn served as Director of the Farnham
Writers' Center, which she founded in 1984. Her primary interest is the essay, both the academic
essay and creative non-fiction. Research on the history of the academic
essay has led to a manuscript entitled Weaving Writing, which seeks to
validate forms of academic writing other than the thesis/argument essay.
Related interests are feminist rhetoric, Bakhtinian theory, multiple
intelligences, and the history of the essay genre rooted in Montaigne. She has twice served as Director of Colby in Cork and enjoys talking about
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