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Class in the Composition Classroom

Pedagogy and the Working Class

Utah State University Press

Class in the Composition Classroom considers what college writing instructors should know about their working-class students—their backgrounds, experiences, identities, learning styles, and skills—in order to support them in the classroom, across campus, and beyond. In this volume, contributors explore the nuanced and complex meaning of “working class” and the particular values these college writers bring to the classroom.

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Public Performances

Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque

Edited by Jack Santino
Utah State University Press

Public Performances offers a deep and wide-ranging exploration of relationships among genres of public performance and of the underlying political motivations they share. Illustrating the connections among three themes—the political, the carnivalesque, and the ritualesque—this volume provides rich and comprehensive insight into public performance as an assertion of political power.

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Points of Departure

Rethinking Student Source Use and Writing Studies Research Methods

Utah State University Press

Points of Departure encourages a return to empirical research about writing, presenting a wealth of transparent, reproducible studies of student sources. The volume shows how to develop methods for coding and characterizing student texts, their choice of source material, and the resources used to teach information literacy. In so doing, the volume advances our understanding of how students actually write.

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Writing at the State U

Instruction and Administration at 106 Comprehensive Universities

Utah State University Press

Writing at the State U presents a comprehensive, empirical examination of writing programs at 106 universities. Rather than using open survey calls and self-reporting, Emily Isaacs uses statistical analysis to show the extent to which established principles of writing instruction and administration have been implemented at state comprehensive universities, the ways in which writing at those institutions has differed from writing at other institutions over time, and how state institutions have responded to major scholarly debates concerning first-year composition and writing program administration.

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An Alternate Pragmatism for Going Public

Utah State University Press

An Alternate Pragmatism for Going Public interrogates composition’s most prominent responses to contemporary K–16 education reform. By “going public,” teachers, scholars, and administrators rightfully reassert their expertise against corporate-political standards and assessments like the Common Core, Complete College America, and the Collegiate Learning Assessment. However, author Jim Webber shows that composition’s professional imperative for self-defense only partly fulfils the broader aims of “going public,” which include fostering public participation that can assess and potentially affirm the public good of professional judgment.

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Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research

Utah State University Press

In the course of research, most scholars have known moments of surprise, catastrophe, or good fortune, though they seldom refer to these occurrences in reports or discuss them with students. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research reveals the different kinds of work scholars, particularly those in rhetoric, writing, and literacy, need to do in order to recognize a serendipitous discovery or a missed opportunity.

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Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity

Utah State University Press

Edited by four nationally recognized leaders of composition scholarship, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity asks a fundamental question: can Composition and Rhetoric, as a discipline, continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? In response, contributors to the volume address disagreements about what it means to be called a discipline rather than a profession or a field; elucidate tensions over the defined breadth of Composition and Rhetoric; and consider the roles of research and responsibility as Composition and Rhetoric shifts from field to discipline.

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The Internationalization of US Writing Programs

Utah State University Press

The Internationalization of US Writing Programs illuminates the role writing programs and WPAs play for international student populations, offering multiple theoretical approaches to the work of writing programs.

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How Writing Faculty Write

Strategies for Process, Product, and Productivity

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Christine Tulley examines the composing processes of fifteen faculty leaders in the field of rhetoric and writing.

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Circulation, Writing, and Rhetoric

Utah State University Press

 Circulation, Writing, and Rhetoric introduces a wide range of studies that foreground circulation in both theory and practice and explore the connections between circulation and public rhetorics, urban studies, feminist rhetorics, digital communication, new materialism, and digital research.

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WPAs in Transition

Navigating Educational Leadership Positions

Utah State University Press

WPAs in Transition shares a wide variety of professional and personal perspectives about the costs, benefits, struggles, and triumphs experienced by writing program administrators making transitions into and out of leadership positions. 

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Thinking Globally, Composing Locally

Rethinking Online Writing in the Age of the Global Internet

Edited by Rich Rice and Kirk St.Amant
Utah State University Press

Thinking Globally, Composing Locally explores how writing and its pedagogy should adapt to the ever-expanding environment of international online communication.

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A Mission for Development

Utah Universities and the Point Four Program in Iran

Utah State University Press

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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The Embodied Playbook

Writing Practices of Student-Athletes

Utah State University Press

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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Wicked, Incomplete, and Uncertain

User Support in the Wild and the Role of Technical Communication

Utah State University Press

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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Rhetor Response

A Theory and Practice of Literary Affordance

Utah State University Press

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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Teaching Professional and Technical Communication

A Practicum in a Book

Utah State University Press

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

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Slender Man Is Coming

Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet

Utah State University Press

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 Readers in Post-Truth America

Utah State University Press

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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Rhetoric, Technology, and the Virtues

Utah State University Press

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

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Key Theoretical Frameworks

Teaching Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century

Utah State University Press

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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Legend Tripping

A Contemporary Legend Casebook

Utah State University Press

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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The Writer's Style

A Rhetorical Field Guide

Utah State University Press

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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Opera and its Voices in Utah

Utah State University Press, Utah State Special Collection
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Provocations of Virtue

Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Teaching of Writing

Utah State University Press

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

Utah State University Press

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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Planting the Anthropocene

Rhetorics of Natureculture

Utah State University Press

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

Utah State University Press

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

Utah State University Press

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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Next Steps

New Directions for/in Writing about Writing

Utah State University Press

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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Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures

A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering

Utah State University Press

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

Utah State University Press

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

Utah State University Press

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
Utah State University Press
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Bridging the Multimodal Gap

From Theory to Practice

Utah State University Press

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

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Institutional Ethnography

A Theory of Practice for Writing Studies Researchers

Utah State University Press

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

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Writing Across Cultures

Utah State University Press

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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Reformers, Teachers, Writers

Curricular and Pedagogical Inquiries

Utah State University Press

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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Weathering the Storm

Independent Writing Programs in the Age of Fiscal Austerity

Utah State University Press

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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Explanation Points

Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition

Utah State University Press

A curated collection of disciplinary knowledge and advice for publishing in rhetoric and composition.

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Toward Translingual Realities in Composition

(Re)Working Local Language Representations and Practices

Utah State University Press

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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Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat

Fairy Tales from a Living Oral Tradition

Utah State University Press

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

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The Kiss of Death

Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore

Utah State University Press
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Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley

Utah State University Press

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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Early Holistic Scoring of Writing

A Theory, a History, a Reflection

Utah State University Press

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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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

Utah State University Press

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

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Over the Range

A History of the Promontory Summit Route of the Pacific Railroad

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More than a Moment

Contextualizing the Past, Present, and Future

Utah State University Press

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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