Jasper Neel



Ph.D., University of Tennessee

I am currently working the third part of a trilogy of books I began working on in 1980. The third book will situate Isocrates in the fields of rhetoric/composition and North American literary and critical studies.


  • Mina Shaughnessey Prize, MLA
  • James Kinneavy Prize, JAC
  • W.  Ross Winderowd Prize, Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition
  • NEH Junior Scholar Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • Aristotle’s Voice, Southern Illinois University Press, 1994; reprint 2013
  • Plato, Derrida, and Writing, Southern Illinois University Press, 1988; reprint. 2012

Courses Taught

  • Classical Rhetoric
  • Introduction to Literary Study
  • Poetry
  • Shakespeare
  • Areas of Research
  • Rhetoric, Literary Theory, Pedagogy


Jasper Neel