Literature and Languages
Title: Professor of English, Department Chair
Department: Literature and Languages
Building: BUS 266
- Ph.D. English, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 1998
- Dissertation: A Rhetoric of Being: Enthymemes, Nationalism, and Writing Consciousness
Hui Wu (pronounced as Whay Woo) holds a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric/composition and comparative studies of rhetoric and communication from Texas Christian University. Before joining UT Tyler, she served as Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, Director of the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Education Project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Founding Executive Director of the UCA Confucius Institute for Arkansas at the University of Central Arkansas.
Dr. Wu’s scholarship encompasses the history of rhetoric, comparative studies of rhetoric,
global feminist rhetorics, and archival research in rhetoric and writing. Her writing
appears in scholarly anthologies and journals, such as College English, College Composition
and Communication, Rhetoric Review, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Her Chinese translation
(Jiangxi Education Press, 2004) of C. Jan Swearingen’s Rhetoric and Irony: Western
Literacy and Western Lies offers Chinese academics an alternative perspective of the
history of Western rhetoric. Her critical anthology in translation, Once Iron Girls:
Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women, is forthcoming from Lexington
Currently, she continues to study post-Mao Chinese literary women’s feminist rhetoric, while writing about and translating China’s first book on the art of persuasion, Guiguzi (Master of the Ghost Valley, 400-320 BCE).