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Stephanie L. Ceraso

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
304-A Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh. 2013.
M.A. University of Vermont. 2006.
B.A. Washington and Jefferson College. 2004.
ENWR 1510: Writing and Critical Inquiry
Credits: 3
The single-semester option for meeting the first writing requirement-- intended to be taken during the first year of study-- this course approaches writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry. Graded A, B, C, or NC. Students whose last names start in A-K must take ENWR 1510 in the fall; those with last names starting in L-Z take it in the spring.
ENWR 3640: Writing with Sound
Credits: 3
This course trains students to become attuned, thoughtful listeners and sonic composers. In addition to discussing key works on sound from fields such as rhetoric and composition, sound studies, and journalism, we will experiment with the possibilities of sound as a valuable form of writing and storytelling. Students will learn how to use digital audio editing tools, platforms, and techniques for designing and producing sonic projects.
ENWR 3650: Digital Writing: Remix Culture
Credits: 3
This course explores the remix as a transformative compositional practice. Remix culture raises poignant questions about originality, creativity, and the ethical and legal implications of twenty-first century forms of composition. Students will examine remixing through theoretical, historical, aesthetic, and political lenses in order to cultivate a deep understanding of the rhetorical and affective power of this genre.
ENSP 8559: New Course in Special Topics In Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Special Topics In Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at
ENGL 8900: Pedagogy Seminar
Credits: 1–3
This course prepares first year doctoral students for the teaching they will do here at UVa in both literature classes and the writing program. Covers topics such as classroom management, leading discussion, grading papers. Limited enrollment. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at

Richard Ohmann Award for Outstanding Article in College English for my 2014 article, “(Re)Educating the Senses.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). 2015.

Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship. University of Pittsburgh. 2012-2013.

English Department’s 2011-2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Fellows. University of Pittsburgh. 2012.

Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award. University of Pittsburgh. Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. 2011.