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On Teacher Neutrality

Praxis, Politics, and performativity

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On Teacher Neutralityexplores the consequences of ideological arguments about teacher neutrality in the context of higher education.

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Unruly Audience

Folk Interventions in Popular Media

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Unruly Audience explores grassroots appropriations of familiar media texts from film, television, stand-up comedy, popular music, advertising, and tourism.

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Interrogating Gendered Pathologies

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Interrogating Gendered Pathologies points out and critiques unjust patterns of pathology.

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Farm

A Multimodal Reader

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Explores the culture of agriculture through a diverse and multicultural collection of fiction, poetry, essays, art, music, recipes, and folklore.

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Teaching Mindful Writers

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Teaching Mindful Writers introduces new writing teachers to a learning cycle that will help students become self-directed writers through planning, practicing, revising, and reflecting.

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Conceptions of Literacy

Graduate Instructors and the Teaching of First-Year Composition

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Conceptions of Literacy proposes a theoretical framework for examining new graduate student instructors’ preexisting attitudes and beliefs about literacy.

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Rewriting Partnerships

Community Perspectives on Community-Based Learning

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Rewriting Partnerships offers concrete strategies for creating more community-responsive partnerships at the classroom level as well as at the level of program and research design.

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Talking Back

Senior Scholars and Their Colleagues Deliberate the Past, Present, and Future of Writing Studies

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In Talking Back, a veritable Who’s Who of writing studies scholars deliberate on intellectual traditions, current practices, and important directions for the future.

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Presumed Incompetent II

Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia

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The courageous and inspiring personal narratives and empirical studies in Presumed Incompetent II name formidable obstacles and systemic biases that all women faculty encounter in their higher education careers.

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The Work of Teaching Writing

Learning from Fiction, Film, and Drama

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Joseph Harris explores how the work of teaching writing has been depicted in novels, films, and plays to reveal what teachers can learn from studying not just theories of discourse, rhetoric, or pedagogy but also accounts of the lived experience of teaching writing.

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Update Culture and the Afterlife of Digital Writing

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Eexplores “neglected circulatory writing processes” to better understand why and how digital writers compose, revise, and deliver arguments that undergo sometimes constant revision.

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(Re)Considering What We Know

Learning Thresholds in Writing, Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy

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(Re)Considering What We Know raises new questions and offers new ideas that can help to advance the discussion and use of threshold concepts in the field of writing studies.

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More than a Moment

Contextualizing the Past, Present, and Future

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Steven D. Krause explores MOOCs and their continuing impact on distance learning in higher education, putting them in the context of technical innovations that have come before and those that will be part of the educational future.

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Over the Range

A History of the Promontory Summit Route of the Pacific Railroad

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The Folklorist in the Marketplace

Conversations at the Crossroads of Vernacular Culture and Economics

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Changing the Subject

A Theory of Rhetorical Empathy

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This first book-length study of the concept of empathy from a rhetorical perspective explores ways of engaging across difference.

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Early Holistic Scoring of Writing

A Theory, a History, a Reflection

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Exploring the possibility of actionable history, Early Holistic Scoring of Writing reconceptualizes writing assessment. Here is a new history that retells the origins of our present body of knowledge in writing studies.

 

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Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley

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Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies takes up and extends the practices of inventive theorizing that characterizes Sharon Crowley’s body of work.

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The Kiss of Death

Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore

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Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat

Fairy Tales from a Living Oral Tradition

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Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat showcases the stories of two Newfoundland storytellers, Philip Pius Power and Alice Lannon.

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Toward Translingual Realities in Composition

(Re)Working Local Language Representations and Practices

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Toward Translingual Realities in Composition is a multiyear critical ethnographic study of first-year writing programs in Lebanon and Washington Stateto examine the multiple and often contradictory natures, forces, and manifestations of language ideologies. It is a practical, useful way of seriously engaging with alternative ways of thinking, doing, and learning academic English literacies.

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Explanation Points

Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition

Edited by John R Gallagher and DeVoss
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A curated collection of disciplinary knowledge and advice for publishing in rhetoric and composition.

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Weathering the Storm

Independent Writing Programs in the Age of Fiscal Austerity

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Weathering the Storm assesses the socioeconomic and political conditions that have surrounded the rise of independent writing programs (IWPs) and departments.

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Reformers, Teachers, Writers

Curricular and Pedagogical Inquiries

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Neal Lerner explores the distinction between curriculum and pedagogy in writing studies—and the ways in which failing to attend to that distinction results in the failure of educational reform.

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Writing Across Cultures

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Writing Across Culturesinvites both new and experienced teachers to examine the ways in which their training has—or has not—prepared them for dealing with issues of race, power, and authority in their writing classrooms.

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Institutional Ethnography

A Theory of Practice for Writing Studies Researchers

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Michelle LaFrance introduces the theories, rhetorical frames, and methods that ground and animate institutional ethnography.

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Bridging the Multimodal Gap

From Theory to Practice

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Bridging the Multimodal Gap addresses multimodality scholarship and its use in the composition classroom.

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Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures

A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering

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Describes a multiyear project to develop a writing curriculum within the College of Engineering that satisfied the cultural needs of both compositionists and engineers at a large R1 University.

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Re/Orienting Writing Studies

Queer Methods, Queer Projects

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An exploration of the intersections among queer theory, rhetoric, and research methods in writing studies.

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Multimodal Composing

Strategies for Twenty-First-Century Writing Consultations

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Radical Writing Center Praxis

A Paradigm for Ethical Political Engagement

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Radical Writing Center Praxis calls for a paradigm change in writing centers, imagining a field whose very reason for being is to facilitate justice and peace.

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Rhetorical Speculations

The Future of Rhetoric, Writing, and Technology

Edited by Scott Sundvall
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Next Steps

New Directions for/in Writing about Writing

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The first collection of teacher and student voices on a writing pedagogy that puts expert knowledge at the center of the writing classroom.

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Planting the Anthropocene

Rhetorics of Natureculture

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A rhetorical look into the world of industrial tree planting in Canada that engages the themes of nature, culture, and environmental change.

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Defining, Locating, and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace

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Contributors to this collection share their personal stories and analyze varieties of collegial malevolence they have experienced as WPAs.

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Re/Writing the Center

Approaches to Supporting Graduate Students in the Writing Center

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Re/Writing the Center illuminates how core writing center pedagogies and institutional arrangements are complicated by the need to create intentional, targeted support for advanced graduate writers.

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Provocations of Virtue

Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Teaching of Writing

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Provocations of Virtue explores the indispensable role of writing teachers and scholars in counteracting the polarized, venomous, “post-truth” character of contemporary public argument.

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Out in the Center

Public Controversies and Private Struggles

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These essays address how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, faith, multilingualism, and learning differences, along with their intersections, challenge those who inhabit writing centers and engage in their conversations.

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Opera and its Voices in Utah

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The Writer's Style

A Rhetorical Field Guide

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Designed to help all writers learn to use style as a rhetorical tool, taking into account audience, purpose, context, and occasion.

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Legend Tripping

A Contemporary Legend Casebook

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Contributors show how legend trips can express humanity’s interest in the frontier between life and death and the fascination with the possibility of personal contact with the supernatural or spiritual.

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Key Theoretical Frameworks

Teaching Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century

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Drawing on social justice methodologies and cultural studies scholarship, this book offers new curricular and pedagogical approaches to teaching technical communication.

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Rhetoric, Technology, and the Virtues

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Rhetoric, Technology, and the Virtues offers a framework for theorizing ethics in digital and networked media.

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Teaching Readers in Post-Truth America

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Teaching Readers in Post-Truth America is an invaluable source of support for writing instructors striving to prepare their students to resist post-truth rhetoric and participate in an information-rich, divisive democratic society.

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Slender Man Is Coming

Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet

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An unprecedented folkloric take on Slender Man, analyzing him within the framework of contemporary legend studies, “creepypastas,” folk belief, and children’s culture.

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Teaching Professional and Technical Communication

A Practicum in a Book

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The essays in this volume provide theoretical and applied discussions about the teaching of professional and technical communication.

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Rhetor Response

A Theory and Practice of Literary Affordance

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Rhetor Response introduces the concept and pedagogical applications of “literary affordances”—the ways in which readers “use” and integrate literature into their own writing or lives.

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Wicked, Incomplete, and Uncertain

User Support in the Wild and the Role of Technical Communication

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Author Jason Swarts shows how to document technologies that may hybridize into forms that not even their designers would have anticipated and offers insight into the evolving role of a technical writer.

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The Embodied Playbook

Writing Practices of Student-Athletes

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The Embodied Playbook discovers a new approach to understanding student literacy in a surprising place: the university athletics department. Through analysis of a yearlong case study of the men’s basketball team at the University of North Georgia, J. Michael Rifenburg shows that a deeper and more refined understanding of how humans learn through physical action can help writing instructors reach a greater range of students.

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A Mission for Development

Utah Universities and the Point Four Program in Iran

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Tells the remarkable story of faculty from three Utah universities who lived and worked in Iran as part of the Point Four Program,  reexamining the rise and fall of the US-Iranian alliance and exploring the roles that American universities played in international development during the Cold War.

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