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Style and the Future of CompositionStudies explores style’s potential for informing how students are taught to write well and its power as a tool for analyzing the language and discourse practices of writers and speakers in a range of contexts.
Strategies for Recognizing and Negotiating Emotional Labor in Writing Program Administration
Emotional labor is not adequately talked about or addressed by writing program administrators. The Things We Carry makes this often-invisible labor visible, demonstrates a variety of practical strategies to navigate it reflectively, and opens a path for further research.
Military Culture and Its Discontents
Different Drummers explores the disjunction between organizational solidarity and individual pushback in military organizations, examining how members of the armed forces express ambivalent attitudes about their service.
Place and the Material in Rhetoric and Writing
In Transforming Ethos Rosanne Carlo synthesizes philosophy, rhetorical theory, and composition theory to clarify the role of ethos and its potential for identification and pedagogy for writing studies.
In Building a Resilient Twenty-First-Century Economy for Rural America, Don E. Albrecht visits rural communities that have traditionally been dependent on a variety of goods-producing industries, explores what has happened as employment in these industries has declined, and provides a path by which they can build a vibrant twenty-first-century economy.
Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Teaching of Writing
Explores the diversity of ethical perspectives animating contemporary writing studies and examines the place of ethics in writing classrooms, writing centers, writing across the curriculum programs, prison education classes, and other settings.
A timely resource for understanding and resolving some of the issues graduate students face, particularly as higher education begins to pay more critical attention to graduate student success.
The Legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad Corporations
In volume 25 of the Arrington Lecture Series, Richard White discusses the transcontinental railroad’s impact on Utah’s environment, culture, and political atmosphere.
Writing, Information, and the Biophysical Environment
Metabolizing Capital outlines a critical ecological framework to guide the theorization of writing and rhetoric in the dynamic contexts of Web 3.0 and environmental crisis.
The Critical Role of Historical Examination in Moving Cultural and Moral Trajectories
In volume 24 of the Arrington Lecture Series, Darius Gray, who joined the LDS Church in 1964, marks the history of the years that preceded the leadership of the LDS Church’s revelation allowing all worthy male members, regardless of race, to receive the priesthood.
Community Perspectives on Community-Based Learning
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.
Graduate Instructors and the Teaching of First-Year Composition
Conceptions of Literacy proposes a theoretical framework for examining new graduate student instructors’ preexisting attitudes and beliefs about literacy.
Senior Scholars and Their Colleagues Deliberate the Past, Present, and Future of Writing Studies
In Talking Back, a veritable Who’s Who of writing studies scholars deliberate on intellectual traditions, current practices, and important directions for the future.
Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia
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.
Learning from Fiction, Film, and Drama
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.
Eexplores “neglected circulatory writing processes” to better understand why and how digital writers compose, revise, and deliver arguments that undergo sometimes constant revision.
Learning Thresholds in Writing, Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy
(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.
Contextualizing the Past, Present, and Future
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.
A Theory, a History, a Reflection
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.
Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley
Fairy Tales from a Living Oral Tradition
(Re)Working Local Language Representations and Practices
Independent Writing Programs in the Age of Fiscal Austerity
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