Kelly A Myers

Contact Information:

Office Phone: 650- 721-6093
Office Location:
Sweet Hall 3rd Floor, Rm 323, 590 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Office Hours:

T 02:00pm-04:00pm


Kelly Myers received her MA in Literature from the University of New Hampshire and her PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona. She researches the role of emotion and transformation in the ancient Greek concept of kairos. In particular, she examines the connection between Kairos, the god of opportunity, and Metanoia, a veiled female figure who personifies the missed moment. Kelly traces representations of the Kairos-Metanoia partnership from The Greek Anthology to the Renaissance emblem books, establishing the foundation for a rhetorical theory of opportunity and regret.

In addition to her interest in ancient rhetorical theory, her work explores the rhetoric of professional and collegiate sports. She teaches rhetoric courses on the science of sports, sports marketing, the Olympics, and women in sports. Her current projects include a historical study of the Stanford women's basketball team and an examination of the idealized female sports fan.