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Paul Butler

Associate Professor

Paul Butler is recognized as an expert on the study of style in Rhetoric and Composition. His recent scholarship focuses on the intersection of style, the public sphere, multimodal composition, and the Digital Humanities. He is the author of The Writer’s Style, Out of Style, and Style in Rhetoric and Composition. Along with Brian Ray and Star Medzerian Vanguri, he is an editor of Style and the Future of Composition Studies (in progress). His current monograph project is Style and the New Writing Literacies.

Professor Butler earned degrees in French at Colorado College (BA) and Middlebury College (MA) and in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University (PhD). In addition, he completed law (JD) and English (MA) degrees at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Selected Publications


The Writer's Style

Writers Style  

Out of Style

Out of Style 

Style in Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoric Cover 

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