Kevin C. Moore


Office Hours

Tuesdays 2-3 PM and by Appointment
Winter 2019

Office Location

GIRV 1320


Kevin Moore teaches Writing about Film (109F), Creative Nonfiction (105C), Public Discourse (105PD), Rhetoric and Writing (105R), and Writing for the Health Professions (109HP). He also teaches in the Engineering Writing sequence, and co-teaches an interdisciplinary Freshman Discovery Seminar on "Trust" during Spring Quarter. 


Ph.D., English. UCLA, 2013.
M.A., English. University of Arizona, 2007.
B.A., English. University of Washington, 2003.


Dr. Moore's research interests include the rhetoric of creativity, writer's block, the Holocaust, archival studies, and Ralph Ellison. His work has appeared in Arizona Quarterly, Composition Studies, Writing on the EdgeMAKE, and Souciant, as well as a number of edited collections.  He also writes fiction and creative nonfiction, and contributes film reviews to the Santa Barbara Independent. 


Articles and Chapters

"Invisible in the White House: Rethinking Ellison through Barack Obama's Global Reading List." Literature of the Americas 1.5 (Fall 2018). 151-163. <>

"State of the Art City." Souciant. 25 Sept 2018. <>.

"Three Days Before the Shooting." Writing on the Edge 27.2 (Spring 2017). 29-35. [Previously published in Souciant. 17 June 2014. <>.]

"Ethics and Ingenuity: Creative Engagements of Ethical Dilemmas in the Engineering Writing Classroom." Creative Ways of Knowing in Engineering. Diana Bairaktarova and Michele Eodice, eds. Berlin: Springer, 2016. 197-218.

"Hawthorne's Doctor Experiments: Medicine, Risk Culture, and the Development of Psychological Realism." Co-authored with Inna Blyakhman. A Passion for Getting It Right: Essays and Appreciations in Honor of Michael J. Colacurcio's 50 Years of Teaching. Carol Bensick, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2015. 11-38.

“Parting at the Windmills: Malamud’s ‘The Fixer’ as Historical Metafiction.” Arizona Quarterly 69.1 (Spring 2013). 91-118.

Film Reviews

"Vice Is Part Biopic, Part Satire." Santa Barbara Independent. 3 Jan 2019.

"The Hate U Give Feels Newly Impactful." Santa Barbara Independent. 23 Oct 2018.

"Michael Moore Returns with Fahrenheit 11/9: Documentary Talks Trump Era and Flint Water Crisis." Santa Barbara Independent. 26 Sept. 2018.

"Operation Finale: An Unsettling Mix of Action, Historical Morality." Santa Barbara Independent. 4 Sept. 2018.

"BlacKkKlansman Touches Raw Nerves of Race Politics." Santa Barbara Independent , 14 Aug. 2018.

Academic and Literary Reviews

Whole Earth Field Guide, ed Caroline Manique-Benton. MAKE Literary Magazine. 2 Jan 2018. <>

The Hatred of Poetry, by Ben Lerner. MAKE Literary Magazine. 16 Sept. 2016.  <>

Kamal Jann, by Dominique Eddé. MAKE Literary Magazine. 15 July 2015. <>. 

Ralph Ellison and the Genius of America, by Timothy Parrish. MAKE Literary Magazine. 11 Sept. 2014. <>

Theorizing Histories of Rhetoric, ed. Michelle Ballif. Composition Studies 42.1 (Spring 2014). 149-152.

Back to School, by Mike Rose. MAKE Literary Magazine. 20 Aug. 2013. <>.

Leaving the Atocha Station, by Ben Lerner. MAKE Literary Magazine. 3 Aug. 2012. <>.

Some Math, by Bill Luoma. MAKE Literary Magazine. 27 Mar. 2012. <>.

Lightning Rods, by Helen DeWitt. MAKE Literary Magazine. 8 Feb. 2012. <>.

The Book of Interfering Bodies, by Daniel Borzutzky. MAKE Literary Magazine. 29 Nov. 2011. <>.

Works in Progress

The Rhetoric of Creativity (monograph).

The Dog Massacres (novel).