Duke University Linguistics Program

  • George D Gopen

  • Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Rhetoric
  • English
  • Campus Box 90015
  • Phone: 919-641-1122
  • Office Hours: call 919-384-7175
  • Specialties

    • Writing
    • British Literature
  • Research Summary

    Writing; British Literature
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Harvard University,
      • 1975
      • J.D.,
      • Harvard Law School,
      • 1972
      • B.A.,
      • English and American Literature,
      • Brandeis University,
      • 1967
  • Selected Publications

      • Expectations: Teaching Writing from the Reader's Perspective.
      • Longman Publishers, Pearson Education Division,
      • 2004.
      • A Sense of Structure: Writing From a Reader's Perspective.
      • Longman Publishers, Pearson Education Division,
      • 2004.
      • "The Science of Scientific Writing."
      • American Scientist
      • 78
      • (1990)
      • :
      • 550-8.
      • (Co-authored with biochemist Judith Swan. Reprinted in Exploring Animal Behavior, eds. Paul W. Sherman and John Alcock (Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc., 1993). Japanese translation: Yosuke Kawachi, A Collection of Geological Sample Sentences: A Guide for Scientific Writing, pp. 293-313 (1994). Spanish translation: "La Cienca de los Escritos Cientificos," tr. Dr. Victor W. Gonzalez Lauck; Publicacion Especial Num. 3; Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales Y Agropecunarias; Campo Experimental Huimanguillo; Cadenas, Tabasco, Mexico (1995). Second Spanish translation: "La Ciencia de la Escritura Cientifica," tr. Jorge R. Talbot, for the June 1996 Conference of the Fundacion de Investigaciones Metabolicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
      • "Why So Many Bright Students and So Many Dull Papers?: Peer Responded Journals as a Partial Solution to the Problem of Fake Audience."."
      • The WAC journal
      • (2005)
      • :
      • 22-48.
      • (An article on the use of peer-responded journals in college courses in any discipline.)
      • [web]
      • "The Music of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets."
      • Ars Lyrica
      • XIII
      • (2003)
      • :
      • 29-75.
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  • Teaching

    • ENGLISH 390S-7.01
      • SP TOPICS IN LANG & LIT
      • Biddle 086
      • MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM