Department of English

Diana Eidson

Diana Eidson Assistant Professor
9092 Haley Center
(334) 844-9092
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Office Hours

  • Wednesday 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Friday 10:30-12:00 pm & by appt


Helen Diana Eidson received her doctorate in English from Georgia State University with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. As an Assistant Professor of English at Auburn, she teaches courses in first-year writing, rhetorical theory and practice, and cultural rhetorics. Diana’s research interests include working-class rhetoric, social movement studies, community literacy, critical theory, and critical pedagogy. Her current scholarship involves archival work at the University of Florida toward writing a rhetorical biography of Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), a journalist and nonfiction author fighting for civil rights and workers’ rights over a seven-decade long career. She has also been published in literary criticism and on the spatial rhetoric of sites in the Eastern Roman Empire. 


Representative Publications

  • Co-Editor with Lynée Gaillet, Landmark Essays on Archival Research, series editor James J. Murphy (forthcoming in 2015).
  • “The Celsus Library at Ephesus: Literacy and Hegemony in the Eastern Roman Empire.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 16:189–217, 2013

Classes Taught

Last Updated: September 17, 2018