Pamela VanHaitsma is an assistant professor at Old Dominion University. Her first book project, “Queering Rhetorical Education: Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age,” is a queer history of instruction in epistolary rhetoric (under contract with the University of South Carolina Press). Research for the project led to the publication of “Queering ‘the language of the heart’: Romantic Letters, Genre Instruction, and Rhetorical Practice,” which was selected for the Rhetoric Society of America’s 2015 Charles Kneupper Award. In addition to this essay in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, her work has also appeared in Rhetoric Review, College Composition and Communication, College English, Journal of Basic Writing, and Peitho.