College of Arts and Sciences

June Johnson Bube, PhD

  • June Johnson Bube, PhD
    PhD, English
    Associate Professor, English
    Phone: 206-296-5425
    Building/Room: Casey 512

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    Teaching and Research Interests

    Current and Recent Courses: A new Core Freshman Seminar: Global Exchanges, using my recently published book, Global Issues, Local Arguments; Honors English 120: Liberation through Education; Readings in American Literature; English 308: Advanced Argumentation; Children’s Literature; English 309: Composition Theory and Practice for Teachers
     
    Film Courses: Western Film Genre
     
    Courses I will Teach in the Next Two Years: Composition they and pedagogy for future teachers; Literatures of the American West; Literature of the American Renaissance

    Biography

    Welcome statement (teaching/research/personal interests): I have two fields: American Literature and Rhetoric and Composition. With John Bean, I have written several composition and argumentation texts. On my own, I just published an argument reader on global issues. For my future research in Rhet/Comp, I am exploring how to use global issues to help students produce successful academic and civic writing. The intersection of science, sensationalism, politics, and rhetoric is another major interest. In American literature, I have published several articles on women’s writing about Western settlement and women’s challenges to the masculinist Myth of the Old West. I went to three different institutions for my graduate degree, and I have had three separate careers in the field of English: chair of the English Department in a private school in Los Angeles, grades 7-12; development editor for Prentice Hall, Inc. in New Jersey; and now a professor at Seattle University. I am a good person to talk to about careers.
     
    B.A., Stanford University, with Distinction
    M.A. in Education, Stanford University
    M.A. in English Mills College
    Ph.D. in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Literature,
    University of Washington