Paul Lynch, Ph.D.
Department of English
Ph.D. in English, Purdue University 2008
Lynch’s primary interests are in the rhetoric of religion, rhetorical theory, and writing pedagogy.
Publications and Media Placements
Lynch, Paul. Persuasions of God: Inventing René Girard’s Rhetoric. Transdisciplinary Series in Rhetoric, The Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming 2024.
DePalma, Michael-John, Paul Lynch, Jeffrey Ringer, eds. Rhetoric and Religion in the 21st Century, Southern Illinois University Press, forthcoming 2023.
Lynch, Paul. “Writing as a Spiritual Exercise.” Composition Forum, special issue on Mindfulness, forthcoming 2024.
Lynch, Paul. “Rhetoric and Religion.” Cambridge History of Rhetoric, Volume 5. Edited by Daniel Gross, Steven Mailloux, and LuMing Mao, Cambridge UP, 2023.
Lynch, Paul. “Almost Empty Places: Jesuit Mission and Identity as Rhetorical Topoi.” Power and Protest at an American University: No Confidence, No Fear. Edited by Ellen Carnaghan and Kathryn Kuhn, (2020): 108-26.
Lynch, Paul. “Recovering Rhetoric: René Girard as Theorhetor.” Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture, 27 (2020): 101-122.
Lynch, Paul. “Shadow Living: Toward Spiritual Exercises for Teaching.” College English. 80.6 (2018): 499-516.
Lynch, Paul. “On Care for Our Common Discourse: Pope Francis’s Nonmodern Epideictic.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 47.5 (2017): 463-482.
Honors and Awards
2018 Article of the Year Award from the Religious Communication Association for “On
Care for Our Common Discourse: Pope Francis’s Nonmodern Epideictic.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 47.5 (2017): 463-482.
James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence, 2010