“Heller’s Scapegoats.” University of North Carolina Law Review (2015), forthcoming.

“Symposium Introduction: Vulnerable Defendants in the Criminal Justice System.” Authored with Faculty Co-Chair of the North Carolina Law Review Symposium, Professor Tamar Birckhead of UNC Law. University of North Carolina Law Review (2015), forthcoming.

Co-Principal Investigator, New Legal Writers Survey (with Professor Alexa Chew of UNC Law) UNC Chapel Hill. Institutional Review Board-approved, ongoing survey of legal employers about their hiring practices and their expectations of new lawyers. 2013-Present. UNC Law Brooks Fund Grant recipient to support empirical research for work on this project.

“Report: Judicial Preferences For Writing Samples Based on Data Gathered from the New Legal Writers Survey,” Jan. 2014. Report co-authored with Professor Alexa Chew of UNC Law. [SSRN Download]

“The Genre Discovery Approach: Preparing Law Students to Write Any Legal Document,” 59 Wayne Law Review 531-81 (2014). [SSRN Download]

Co-Investigator, UNC Genre Project, http://genre.web.unc.edu. 2013-14. Lead Investigators are Professors Jordynn Jack and Jane Danielewicz of UNC English.

“A Lecturer’s Almanac,” Hybrid Pedagogy, Special Issue on Contingency in Higher Education, 21 Oct. 2013. [Read Online]

“Reframing Sanity: Scapegoating the Mentally Ill in the Case of Jared Loughner,” in Re/Framing Identifications 159-68 (Michelle Ballif ed., 2013). [SSRN Download]

“The Rhetoric Of Sissy-Slogans: How Denigrating The Feminine Perpetuates The Terror Wars,” 15 J. Gender Race & Just. 503-40 (2012). [SSRN download]

“Review: Democracy’s Debt: The Historical Tensions Between Political and Economic Liberty,” by M. Lane Bruner, 31 Rhetoric Review 343-46 (2012). [PDF]

“Hollywood’s White Legal Heroes and the Legacy of Slave Codes,” in Afterimages of Slavery: Essays on Appearances in Recent American Films, Literature, and Other Media 145-163 (Marlene Allen & Seretha D. Williams ed., 2012). [SSRN download]

“The Creativity Mystique and the Rhetoric of Mood Disorders,” 31 Disability Studies Quarterly (Issue 3, Special Issue on Rhetoric and Disability, 2011). [SSRN download]

“The Genre of the Mood Memoir and the Ethos of Psychiatric Disability,” 40 Rhetoric Society Quarterly 479-501 (Issue 5, 2010). [Download]


  • Author Posting. (c) Katie Rose Guest Pryal, 2010. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Katie Rose Guest Pryal for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Volume 40 Issue 5, October 2010. doi:10.1080/02773945.2010.516304 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02773945.2010.516304)

UNC Center for Faculty Excellence/Lenovo Instructional Innovation Grant, co-Author Dr. Leslie Frost of UNC English, $10,000.00. October 2010.

“Walking in Another’s Skin: Failure of Empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird,” in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird: New Essays 174-89 (Michael Meyer ed., Scarecrow 2010). [SSRN download]

  • Reprint on SSRN was listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the following SSRN distributions: CSN: Mental Operations (Topic); CSN: Narrative & Story (Sub-Topic); Cognition & the Arts eJournal; CSN: Emotion (Topic); and Law & Prosociality eJournal; Human Cognition in Evolution & Development eJournal; Law & Literature eJournal; Law & Rhetoric eJournal; Law, Brain & Behavior eJournals; and Law, Norms & Informal Order eJournal.

“Mapping the Culture Wars: American Legal Cultural Studies Now,” 2010 Euresis 158-70 (2010, Special Issue on Law). [SSRN download]

“Intimate Pedagogy: The Practice of Embodiment in University Classrooms,” 1 Assuming Gender 62-77 (Issue 2, 2010). [SSRN download]

  • Reprint on SSRN was listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the following SSRN distributions: CSN: Pedagogy (Topic), Cognition in Mathematics, Science, & Technology eJournal and LSN: Conflicting Rights (Topic).

“Review: Law and Society in the South, by John W. Wertheimer,” 17 Southern Studies 113-16 (2010). [PDF]

“Harriet Wilson,” in Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers 629-632 (Yolanda Page ed., Greenwood 2007). [SSRN download]

“Review: The Celluloid Courtroom: A History of Legal Cinema, by Ross D. Levi,” 39 Journal of Popular Culture 164-65 (2006).

“‘Embrace the Prudent Alliance': William Byrd of Westover and Intermarriage between Europeans and Native Americans,” 23 Postscript 51-88 (2006): 51-88. [SSRN download]

“The Ideology of Terror: Why We Will Never Win the ‘War’,” 28 Journal of American Culture 368-76 (2005). [SSRN download]

  • Article was cited in “Wars, Schemas, and Legitimation: Analyzing the National Discourse about War,” 119 Harvard Law Review 2099, 2106 fn. 45 (2006).
  • Article won the Journal of American Culture Award for the Best Graduate Student Paper Presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Culture Association.
  • Reprint on SSRN was listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for RHEW: Rhetoric & the Media (Topic).

“Review: Entertaining Politics: New Political Television and Culture, by Jeffrey P. Jones,” 38 Journal of Popular Culture 1111-12 (2005).

“The Commonplace Book,” in 1 The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry 297-98 (Jeffrey Gray ed., 2005).

“Anna Young Smith,” in 5 The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry 1485-86 (Jeffrey Gray ed., 2005).

“Review: Home on the Rails: Women, The Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity, by Amy G. Richter,” 28 Journal of American Culture 444-45 (2005).

“Healing Feminism’s Broken Heart,” 25 Women’s Rights Law Reporter 167-75 (2004). [SSRN download]