Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Graduate Assistants


Adriana Cordelia Gradea

Doctoral Student


Visual Rhetoric, Cultural Theory, Totalitarian and Post-Totalitarian Studies, Biopolitics, International Studies

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Office Hours: Virtual
Email: Contact Adriana Gradea (acgrade)
Website: Visit Adriana Gradea’s Website
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Teaching Interests:
Rhetorics and Composition, Visual Rhetoric, Feminist Rhetoric, Life Writing, Technical Editing, TESOL, European and World Literature, Critical Theory
Research Interests:
Visual Culture, Cultural Studies, Cultural Theory, Totalitarian and Post-Totalitarian Studies, Biopolitics, British and American Literature, Art History and Criticism, International Politics, New Media

M.A., English, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 

Graduate Diploma, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy

B.A., Philology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Selected Publications:

"Embroidered Feminist Rhetoric in Andrea Dezső's Lessons from My Mother." Rhetoric Review, 33.3(July 2014): 219-243. Print.
"Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, or the Sampler's Extraordinary Journey across Cultures." Grassroots Writing Research Journal, 4.1(Fall 2013): 103–111. Print.

"Orla Crilly Speaks: Ireland's Journey through Liminality." Illinois English Bulletin, 100.2(Spring 2013): 127–141. Print.

"The Little Genre that Could: CHAT Mapping the Slogan of the Big Communist Propaganda." Grassroots Writing Research Journal, 3.2(Spring 2013): 41–50. Print.

"Cluj-Napoca, Romania: Early 1970s." Narrative Magazine (Winter 2011). Web.

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at Cluj." Broadside Literary Arts Journal XXIX(Spring 2010): 57-62. Print.

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