Composition and Rhetoric Studies

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Joan Didion

Explores how Didion's nonfiction prose style, often lauded for being beautiful and poetic, also works rhetorically.

Bordered Writers

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

Reflecting Pool

Edited by Laurence Carr
Subjects: General Interest

Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.

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.

Green Voices

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.

Creating Nonfiction

A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.

The Lure of Literacy

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

The Other Side of Pedagogy

Delineates Lacan’s theory of the four discourses as a practical framework through which faculty can reflect on where their students are, developmentally, and where they might go.

Letters to a Best Friend

A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.

Vernacular Insurrections

By Carmen Kynard
Subjects: Education

Relates Black Freedom Movements to literacy education.

Zines in Third Space

Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.

Coach

Edited by Andrew Blauner
Preface by David Duchovny
Foreword by Bill Bradley
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.

Active Voices

Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.

Making Poems

Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.

Measured Meals

Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.

The Passionate Empiricist

Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.

Composition and Copyright

Edited by Steve Westbrook
Introduction by Steve Westbrook
Subjects: Language Arts

Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.

Between Speaking and Silence

By Mary M. Reda
Subjects: Education

Explores the question of student silence from students’ perspectives and challenges the conventional wisdom about silent students.

Non-discursive Rhetoric

Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.

The Wound and the Witness

Explores the rhetorical functions of torture and the witnessing of torture in both classical texts and contemporary contexts.

Writing-Based Teaching

Edited by Teresa Vilardi & Mary K. Chang
Subjects: Education

Offers candid, first-hand accounts of what it is like to make writing central to teaching in secondary schools and colleges.

City of Rhetoric

Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.

Ecosee

Edited by Sidney I. Dobrin & Sean Morey
Subjects: Language Arts

Examines the rhetorical role of images in communicating environmental ideas.

Death in the Classroom

By Jeffrey Berman
Subjects: Psychology

Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.

How the Gene Got Its Groove

Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.

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.

Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies

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

Alterity and Narrative

Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.

Participation and Power

Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.

The Locations of Composition

Explores the concepts of space and place within composition studies.

Sins against Science

Recounts the fake news stories, written from 1830 to 1880, about scientific and technological discoveries, and the effect these hoaxes had on readers and their trust in science.

Critical Power Tools

The first sourcebook for rethinking technical communication theory, practice, pedagogy, and research through a cultural studies lens.

The Function of Theory in Composition Studies

Offers an extended critique of key assumptions in composition theory and a new paradigm for thinking about writing in an increasingly globalized and textualized world.

Trauma and the Teaching of Writing

Edited by Shane Borrowman
Subjects: Language Arts

Analyzing their own responses to national traumas, writing teachers question both the purposes and pedagogies of teaching writing.

The Viability of the Rhetorical Tradition

Interrogates the story of rhetoric promoted in standard historical accounts and reconsiders the relationship between rhetorical theory, practice, and pedagogy.

Rhetoric before and beyond the Greeks

Examines rhetorical practices in cultures and time periods that have received little attention to date.

Virtual Peer Review

Offers a thorough look at peer review in virtual environments.

The Realms of Rhetoric

Argues for a more theoretically-informed and cogent curricular space for rhetoric in the academy.

Writing Power

Adds to our understanding of the powerful nature of texts and writing.

Metaphor and Knowledge

Analyzing the power of metaphor in the rhetoric of science, this book examines the use of words to express complex scientific concepts.

City Comp

Edited by Bruce McComiskey & Cynthia Ryan
Foreword by Linda Flower
Subjects: Language Arts

An exploration of the diverse ways that writing is taught in some unique urban settings.

Justifying Belief

By Gary A. Olson
Foreword by Stanley Fish
Afterword by J. Hillis Miller
Subjects: Language Arts

The first in-depth study of Stanley Fish's nonliterary writings.

Traversing the Democratic Borders of the Essay

Extends the borders of essay scholarship by reading Latin American and Latino/a essayists alongside European and American ones.

Emancipatory Movements in Composition

Examines liberatory learning practices in the contemporary composition classroom.

Natural Discourse

Examines the relationships between language and nature.

Writing Inventions

A collection of instructional stories, research, and classroom applications for teachers who use computers in their writing instruction.

Ecocomposition

Explores the intersections between writing and ecological studies.

Terms of Work for Composition

By Bruce Horner
Foreword by John Trimbur
Subjects: Language Arts

A cultural materialist critique of six key terms used in composition studies to define its work.

Perspectives on Plagiarism and Intellectual Property in a Postmodern World

Edited by Lise Buranen & Alice M. Roy
Foreword by Andrea Lunsford
Subjects: Language Arts

Offers a wealth of thinking about the complex and often contradictory definitions surrounding the concepts of plagiarism and intellectual property.

The Resistant Writer

A cultural history of the origins of composition studies that sheds new light on contemporary debates regarding the role of rhetoric in student transformation.

Women/Writing/Teaching

Edited by Jan Zlotnik Schmidt
Subjects: Language Arts

Presents autobiographical visions of women writing teachers--their intertwined lives as professionals, feminists, writers, instructors, and colleagues.

Zen in the Art of Rhetoric

Explores relationships between classical and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and their connection to the underlying assumptions at work in Zen Buddhism.

Dyke Ideas

Dyke Ideas is a passionate and insightful contribution to lesbian philosophy. The main value is wimmin—women separate from men and men's inventions. "Craziness," guilt, competition, sex, and other topics ...

Teaching Writing

This anthology explores the relationship between feminism and writing theory. The chapters cover the major issues: basic pedagogical theory and philosophical approaches to the teaching of writing, studies ...