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Kratzke, Peter J Senior Instructor


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Over the past several years, Dr. Kratzke has adapted his training and scholarship in literary studies in engaging the field of Rhetoric/Composition. In particular, he studies the social practice of genre in various forms: cultural materials related to the nineteenth-century 'bicycle boom' and its aftermath, maps, and other technical forms of communication. He also considers materials from popular culture in terms of teaching writing (with an eye toward 'multimodality').


  • Rhetoric/Composition, especially a rhetorical approach to genre practice; Teaching grammar/syntax; Business communication forms; Popular culture (especially sports, humor, and technology); Ethnography and genre in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century cultural materials, particularly centered on the bicycle market



courses taught

  • WRTG 3020 Topics in Writing (Spring 2019)
  • WRTG 3020 Topics in Writing (Fall 2018)
  • WRTG 1100 Extended First-Year Writing and Rhetoric (Fall 2018)
  • WRTG 3020 Topics in Writing (Summer 2018)
  • WRTG 3020 Topics in Writing (Spring 2018)
  • WRTG 3040 Writing on Business and Society (Spring 2018)