Literacy Studies

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Moving across Differences

Explores how discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in a high-school literature course can foster ethical engagement among students.

Bordered Writers

Examines innovative writing pedagogies and the experiences of Latinx student writers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide.

Getting Personal

Edited by Laura Gray-Rosendale
Subjects: Language Arts

Addresses how digital forms of personal writing can be most effectively used by teachers, students, and other community members.

The Lure of Literacy

Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.

Time to Write, Second Edition

Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age.

Borges, Second Edition

Expanded edition with new chapters and updates to the translation and bibliography.

Razor Wire Women

Collection of essays and art by scholars, artists and activists both in and out of prison that reveal the many dimensions of women’s incarcerated experiences.

Feel These Words

By Susan Weinstein
Subjects: Education

An in-depth look at the creative writing practices of nine Chicago youths.

Literacy with an Attitude, Second Edition

By Patrick J. Finn
Subjects: Education

A comprehensive update of the classic study that delivers both a passionate plea and strategies for teachers, parents, and community organizers to give working-class children the same type of empowering education and powerful literacy skills that the children of upper- and middle-class people receive.

Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies

Case study of the life of a feminist organization in a changing political and funding climate.

The Way Literacy Lives

Challenges an autonomous model of literacy instruction in favor of one that recognizes and builds on students’ facility in navigating other rhetorical contexts.

The Feminine "No!"

Attempts to understand recent changes in the canon of American literature through the aid of psychoanalytic theory.

Good Writing in Cross-Cultural Context

This dialogue between teachers of writing in China and America on what constitutes "good writing," reveals that standards are culturally situated.

Writing Students

This is a book about the usual teacher-student relationship in composition courses. It disrupts and rewrites the commonplace conception of the relationship by revealing the uneven ways in which power ...

Reclaiming the Tacit Dimension

This book examines Eastern philosophies of meditative silence in the context of Western rhetoric and discourse theory, arguing that silence is an authentic mode of knowing. Rather than an emptiness that ...

Linguistics for Writers

This book is designed so that writers, teachers, and students can begin to incorporate the insights of linguistics into their study of communication and writing. It has two main purposes. One is to demystify ...

Everyday Spirits

By David Appelbaum
Subjects: Education

Transformation of being begins exactly where one is. This is, for most of us, at home. We are acted upon by objects familiar to us, influenced in unfelt ways, and moved toward a destiny proper to a responsible ...

Gender and the Journal

This book explores the gendered historical and social contexts and discursive traditions that have characterized journals and diaries in academic discourse. The tension between the term "journal," which ...

Literate Systems and Individual Lives

This book raises important questions concerning the "shame" of illiteracy. What does it mean to students to be drawn into a world where family and friends cannot follow? Can the same person appear literate ...