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  • Serendipity in rhetoric, writing, and literacy research 

    Contributor:Goggin, Maureen Daly; Goggin, Peter N.
    Scholars have known moments of surprise, catastrophe, or good fortune, though they seldom refer to these occurrences in reports or discuss them. Revealing the different kinds of work scholars, particularly those in rhetoric, ...
  • A mission for development : Utah universities, the Point Four Program, and Iran 

    Contributor:Garlitz, Richard
    A story of technical advisors from three Utah universities who worked in Iran as part of the Point Four Program. Using their experiences, the book reexamines the rise and fall of the US-Iranian alliance and the roles that ...
  • Thinking globally, composing locally : rethinking online writing in the age of the global Internet 

    Contributor:Rice, Rich; St. Amant, Kirk
    How writing and its pedagogy should adapt to the ever-expanding environment of international online communication. A global audience presents many challenges: writers seeking to contact and connect with individuals from ...
  • Composition, rhetoric, and disciplinarity 

    Contributor:Malenczyk, Rita; Miller-Cochran, Susan; Wardle, Elizabeth; Yancey, Kathleen Blake
    As a discipline can rhetoric and composition continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? Contributors address disagreements about what it ...
  • The internationalization of US writing programs 

    Contributor:Rose, Shirley K.; Weiser, Irwin
    Multiple theoretical approaches to the work of writing programs and WPAs play in defining goals, curriculum, placement, assessment, faculty and teacher development for international student populations--provided by publisher.
  • How writing faculty write : strategies for process, product, and productivity 

    Contributor:Tulley, Christine E.
    Examines the writing processes of fifteen diverse writing faculty, revealing how each scholar develops an idea, conducts research, drafts and revises a manuscript, and pursues publication, through in-depth interviews--provided ...
  • WPAs in transition : navigating educational leadership positions 

    Contributor:Wooten, Courtney Adams; Babb, Jacob; Ray, Brian
    A wide variety of professional and personal perspectives about the costs, benefits, struggles, and triumphs experienced by writing program administrators transitioning into and out of leadership positions. Contributors ...
  • An alternate pragmatism for going public 

    Contributor:Webber, Jim
    A critique of the composition field's engagement with education reform, particularly the practice of "reframing." Reframing is a pragmatic argument establishing or appealing to the professional authority of scholars in an ...
  • Points of departure : rethinking student source use and writing studies research methods 

    Contributor:Serviss, Tricia; Jamieson, Sandra
    Encourages a return to empirical research about writing, presents transparent, reproducible studies of student sources. How to develop methods for coding and characterizing student texts, their choice of source material, ...
  • Circulation, writing, and rhetoric 

    Contributor:Gries, Laurie E.; Brooke, Collin Gifford
    It has been understood that writers quote, imitate, forward, borrow, dispute, engage with, and transform texts written by others. Contributors identify circulation as a threshold concept of Western literacy theory and ...
  • Public performances : studies in the carnivalesque and ritualesque 

    Contributor:Santino, Jack
    This volume is written by scholars who have presented research at the Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display. The papers themselves are not necessarily the same as their original ...
  • Writing at the state U : instruction and administration at 106 comprehensive universities 

    Contributor:Isaacs, Emily J.
    A comprehensive, empirical examination of writing programs at 106 universities using statistical analysis to show which established principles of instruction and administration have been implemented at comprehensive ...
  • Post-truth rhetoric and composition 

    Contributor:McComiskey, Bruce
    An exploration of the increasingly widespread and disturbing effect of "post-truth" on public discourse in the United States. McComiskey analyzes the countless instances of doublespeak, hyperbole, fabrication, and other ...
  • Inventing the world grant university : Chinese international students' mobilities, literacies, and identities 

    Contributor:Fraiberg, Steven; Wang, Xiqiao; You, Xiaoye
    Culturally responsive pedagogies developed for undergraduate Chinese international students, who have enrolled in Western institutions in increasing numbers in recent years. Focusing on the literacy practices of these ...
  • Writing program architecture : thirty cases for reference and research 

    Contributor:Finer, Bryna Siegel; White-Farnham, Jamie
    Information and analysis concerning the material, logistical, and rhetorical features of a writing program, such as contracts, funding lines, and curriculum. Drawing from award-winning programs, the contributors analyze ...
  • Class in the composition classroom : pedagogy and the working class 

    Contributor:Carter, Genesea M.; Thelin, William H.
    What college writing instructors should know about working-class students--their backgrounds, experiences, identities, learning styles, and skills--in order to support them in the classroom, across campus, and beyond. ...
  • The politics of writing studies : reinventing our universities from below 

    Contributor:Samuels, Robert
    Drawing from pivotal texts in the field of writing studies, The Politics of Writing Studies shows how the use and abuse of contingent faculty at institutions of higher education affect the efficacy and perceived status of ...
  • Crossing divides : exploring translingual writing pedagogies and programs 

    Contributor:Horner, Bruce; Tetreault, Laura
    Crossing Divides offers diverse perspectives from leading scholars on the design and implementation of translingual writing pedagogies and programs--provided by publisher.
  • Nature's burdens : conservation and American politics, the Reagan era to the present 

    Contributor:Nelson, Daniel
    A political and intellectual history of natural resource conservation from the 1980s into the twenty-first century--a period of intense political turmoil, shifting priorities among policymakers, and changing ideas conservation. ...
  • Crafting presence : the American essay and the future of writing studies 

    Contributor:Wallack, Nicole B.
    Wallack illuminates the most important quality of the essay as a literary form: the writer's 'presence'. She demonstrates how accounting for presence provides a flexible and rigorous heuristic for reading that can help ...

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