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  • Nature's burdens : conservation and American politics, the Reagan era to the present 

    Contributor:Nelson, Daniel
    Date:2017
    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.
    Date:2017
    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 ...
  • Around the texts of writing center work : an inquiry-based approach to tutor education 

    Contributor:Hall, R. Mark
    Date:2017
    Hall reveals the conceptual frameworks found in and created by ordinary writing center documents. The values and beliefs underlying course syllabi, policy statements, website copy and comments, assessment plans, promotional ...
  • Retention, persistence, and writing programs 

    Contributor:Ruecker, Todd; Shepherd, Dawn; Estrem, Heidi; Brunk-Chavez, Beth
    Date:2017
    Perspectives on how first-year writing can support or hinder students' transitions to college from scholars working in a variety of institutional and geographic contexts and a range of student populations. Contributors ...
  • The meaningful writing project : learning, teaching, and writing in higher education 

    Contributor:Eodice, Michele; Geller, Anne Ellen; Lerner, Neal
    Date:2016
    Unprecedented look into the writing projects students find meaningful. The results of a three-year study consisting of surveys and interviews of seniors and faculty across three diverse institutions that consider the ...
  • Economies of writing : revaluations in rhetoric and composition 

    Contributor:Horner, Bruce; Nordquist, Brice; Ryan, Susan M.
    Date:2017
    Advances scholarship on political economies of writing and writing instruction, considering those economies in terms of course subject, pedagogy, technology, and social practice. Challenges dominant ideologies of writing, ...
  • The working lives of new writing center directors 

    Contributor:Caswell, Nicole I.; Grutsch McKinney, Jackie; Jackson, Rebecca
    Date:2016
    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 ...
  • Defender : the life of Daniel H. Wells 

    Contributor:Wells, Quentin Thomas
    Date:2016
    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 ...
  • Nowhere near the line : pain and possibility in teaching and writing 

    Contributor:Boquet, Elizabeth H.
    Date:2016
    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.
    Date:2016
    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
    Date:2016
    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.
    Date:2016
    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
    Date:2016
    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
    Date:2016
    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, ...
  • Joking asides : the theory, analysis, and aesthetics of humor 

    Contributor:Oring, Elliott
    Date:2016
    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
    Date:2016
    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 ...
  • Hosea Stout : lawman, legislator, Mormon defender 

    Contributor:Prince, Stephen L.
    Date:2016
    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 ...
  • Conceding composition : a crooked history of composition's institutional fortunes 

    Contributor:Skinnell, Ryan
    Date:2016
    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, ...
  • Composition in the age of austerity 

    Contributor:Welch, Nancy; Scott, Tony
    Date:2016
    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 ...
  • Reclaiming accountability : improving writing programs through accreditation and large-scale assessments 

    Contributor:Sharer, Wendy; Morse, Tracy Ann; Eble, Michelle F.; Banks, William P.
    Date:2016
    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 ...

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