Recent Submissions

  • Defender : the life of Daniel H. Wells 

    Contributor:Wells, Quentin Thomas
    Defender is the first and only scholarly biography of Daniel H. Wells, one of the important yet historically neglected leaders among the nineteenth-century Mormons—leaders like Heber C. Kimball, George Q. Cannon, and ...
  • The working lives of new writing center directors 

    Contributor:Caswell, Nicole I.; Grutsch McKinney, Jackie; Jackson, Rebecca
    Longitudinal qualitative studies that looks at the individual professional lives of nine new writing center directors' labor. The authors adopt case study and interview methodologies to examine the labor these directors ...
  • Nowhere near the line : pain and possibility in teaching and writing 

    Contributor:Boquet, Elizabeth H.
    Boquet traces the overlaps and intersections of a lifelong education around guns and violence, as a student, a teacher, a feminist, a daughter, a wife, a citizen, and across the dislocations and relocations that are part ...
  • Good God but you smart! : language prejudice and upwardly mobile Cajuns 

    Contributor:Stanford, Nichole E.
    First comprehensive book in Composition Studies to examine educational and linguistic assimilation, as well as the local languages--Louisiana French and prevalent Cajun English--of Cajuns and explores the subtle ways grammar ...
  • Decisions, agency, and advising : key issues in the placement of multilingual writers into first-year composition courses 

    Contributor:Saenkhum, Tanita
    Saenkhum considers the role of agency in the placement of multilingual writers--including international students and U.S. residents or citizens who are non-native users of English--in U.S. college composition programs. ...
  • Seven demon stories from medieval Japan 

    Contributor:Reider, Noriko T.
    Seven oni stories from medieval Japan, translated for an English-speaking audience. In Japanese culture, oni are ubiquitous supernatural creatures, some great and some small, some mischievous, others dangerous, who play ...
  • A rhetoric of reflection 

    Contributor:Yancey, Kathleen Blake
    This research and practice is taking up new questions, in new sites of activity, with new theories. It includes attention to transfer of writing knowledge and practice to teaching and assessment; to portfolios; to linguistic ...
  • Hemming flames : poems 

    Contributor:Murphy, Patricia Colleen
    Winner of the 2016 Swenson Poetry Award, this collection explores themes of pain and loss as they emerge especially within a dysfunctional family. Includes a foreword by Stephen Dunn, American poet, teacher, and essayist, ...
  • Hosea Stout : lawman, legislator, Mormon defender 

    Contributor:Prince, Stephen L.
    Police chief, military officer, city attorney, legislator, and US Attorney, Hosea Stout influenced many of the major civil and political events of LDS and Utah history. He was accused in connection with several deaths and ...
  • Joking asides : the theory, analysis, and aesthetics of humor 

    Contributor:Oring, Elliott
    Oring analyzes key contemporary approaches to the study of humor and addresses controversial topics with new empirical data and insight. He tests appropriate incongruity against other major positions in the field, including ...
  • New approaches to teaching folk and fairy tales 

    Contributor:Jones, C. Christa; Schwabe, Claudia
    Invaluable hands-on materials and pedagogical tools from an international group of scholars who share their experience in folk and fairy-tale texts and films in a wide range of academic settings. Groundbreaking scholarly ...
  • Conceding composition : a crooked history of composition's institutional fortunes 

    Contributor:Skinnell, Ryan
    A wide-ranging historical examination of composition's evolving institutional value in American higher education over the course of nearly a century while raising new questions about why composition exists in the university, ...
  • Reclaiming accountability : improving writing programs through accreditation and large-scale assessments 

    Contributor:Sharer, Wendy; Morse, Tracy Ann; Eble, Michelle F.; Banks, William P.
    Reclaiming Accountability brings together a series of critical case studies of writing programs that have planned, implemented, and/or assessed the impact of large-scale accreditation-supported initiatives and reimagines ...
  • Genre and the performance of publics 

    Contributor:Reiff, Mary Jo; Bawarshi, Anis
    Moves beyond institutional settings to explore public contexts that are less hierarchical, broadening the theory of how genres contribute to the interconnected and dynamic performances of public life. Extends the understanding, ...
  • Composition in the age of austerity 

    Contributor:Welch, Nancy; Scott, Tony
    How neoliberal political economy shapes writing assessments, curricula, teacher agency, program administration, and funding distribution. How neoliberal political economy dictates direction of scholarship, because the ...
  • Applied pedagogies : strategies for online writing instruction 

    Contributor:Ruefman, Daniel; Scheg, Abigail
    Examines the pedagogical practices employed by successful writing instructors in digital classrooms at a variety of institutions, and provides research-grounded approaches to online writing instruction. Provides ways to ...
  • Crossing borders, drawing boundaries : the rhetoric of lines across America 

    Contributor:Couture, Barbara; Wojahn, Patti
    A timely rhetorical exploration of divisionary bounds that divide an Us from a Them. To see anew the many lines that unite, divide, and define us, the essays highlight how discourse at borders and boundaries can create or ...
  • Tutoring second language writers 

    "This is a guide for writing center tutors that addresses the growing need for tutors who are better prepared to work with the increasingly international population of students seeking guidance at the writing center"--provided ...
  • Microhistories of composition 

    "Writing studies has been dominated throughout its history by grand narratives of the discipline, but in this volume Bruce McComiskey begins to explore microhistory as a way to understand, enrich, and complicate how the ...
  • The polygamy question 

    "This is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary work of scholarship exploring the variability within polygamy. This volume disentangles diverse forms of polygamy and polyamory charting the harms and benefits these models ...

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