Explores the origins of written communication to offer a counter-history to the separation of rhetoric/composition and technical/professional communication
Explores the critical role that classroom educators play in supporting student motivation throughout the transition from high school to college.
Explores how Didion's nonfiction prose style, often lauded for being beautiful and poetic, also works rhetorically.
Examines innovative writing pedagogies and the experiences of Latinx student writers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide.
Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.
Addresses how digital forms of personal writing can be most effectively used by teachers, students, and other community members.
Offers a conceptual foundation for nonviolent rhetoric.
Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.
Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.
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.
A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
Relates Black Freedom Movements to literacy education.
Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.
Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.
Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.
Argues that the reliance on sound bites in recent political discourse is harmful to the democratic process.
Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.
Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.
Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.
Explores the rhetorical functions of torture and the witnessing of torture in both classical texts and contemporary contexts.
Explores the question of student silence from students’ perspectives and challenges the conventional wisdom about silent students.
Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.
Examines the role of image and affect in teaching with new digital technologies and multimedia composition.
Offers candid, first-hand accounts of what it is like to make writing central to teaching in secondary schools and colleges.
Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.
Examines the rhetorical role of images in communicating environmental ideas.
Case study of the life of a feminist organization in a changing political and funding climate.
Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.
Challenges an autonomous model of literacy instruction in favor of one that recognizes and builds on students’ facility in navigating other rhetorical contexts.
Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.
Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.
Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.
Engages the complexities of teaching Latino/a students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
The first sourcebook for rethinking technical communication theory, practice, pedagogy, and research through a cultural studies lens.
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.
An in-depth look at the history of plagiarism in light of today’s Web-based plagiarism detection services.
Affirms the power of writing to memorialize loss and work through grief.
Examines why some working-class students pursue higher literacy while others don’t.
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.
An intensive examination of the theoretical writings of cultural and literary critic Stanley Fish.
Examines the ways Daoist (Taoist) thought may contribute to an understanding of human communication.
Analyzing their own responses to national traumas, writing teachers question both the purposes and pedagogies of teaching writing.
A critique of public policy rhetoric from multiple feminist perspectives.
Explores personal and professional issues in the study of race, gender, and culture.
Including interviews with several of America's leading environmental writers, this volume addresses the intersections between writing and nature.
Interrogates the story of rhetoric promoted in standard historical accounts and reconsiders the relationship between rhetorical theory, practice, and pedagogy.
Exemplifies the struggles of scholars to work toward a more shared agenda for social change.
Links radical feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary online women's networks.
Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.
Examines rhetorical practices in cultures and time periods that have received little attention to date.
Offers a revised understanding of human subjectivity that avoids the extremes of both traditional humanism and cultural relativism.
Offers a thorough look at peer review in virtual environments.
Problematizes traditional ethnographic research methods, offering instead self-reflexive critical practices.
Shows how battered women's personal theologies help them survive and heal, despite the women's knowledge that religion may also have contributed to their oppression.
Argues for a more theoretically-informed and cogent curricular space for rhetoric in the academy.
Analyzing the power of metaphor in the rhetoric of science, this book examines the use of words to express complex scientific concepts.
Adds to our understanding of the powerful nature of texts and writing.
An exploration of the diverse ways that writing is taught in some unique urban settings.
Extends the borders of essay scholarship by reading Latin American and Latino/a essayists alongside European and American ones.
Examines the relationships between language and nature.
Explores theoretical and pedagogical approaches to "resistance," showing how this concept plays out in the college writing classroom.
A rich array of interesting ways to teach personal writing critically and in settings where it has typically been excluded.
A cultural materialist critique of six key terms used in composition studies to define its work.
These "narralogues" combine story and argument, moving from Socratic dialogue to outright narrative, and ultimately making the case that fiction is a medium for telling the truth.
Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.
Offers a wealth of thinking about the complex and often contradictory definitions surrounding the concepts of plagiarism and intellectual property.
Proposes feminist research principles to assist in making informed decisions to address ethical dilemmas that arise in research and teaching.
A cultural history of the origins of composition studies that sheds new light on contemporary debates regarding the role of rhetoric in student transformation.
Presents autobiographical visions of women writing teachers--their intertwined lives as professionals, feminists, writers, instructors, and colleagues.
Examines the relationship between theoretical and practical knowledge, within the academy in general and composition studies in particular.
Explores relationships between classical and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and their connection to the underlying assumptions at work in Zen Buddhism.
Stressing the social dimensions of composing, this book inquires into the problems of interpreting and representing writers' talk in both academic and self directed writing groups, arguing for the value ...
This book presents a selective, introductory reading of key texts in the history of magic from antiquity forward, in order to construct a suggestive conceptual framework for disrupting our conventional ...
Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins, a personal history of place, is written from the perspective of a teacher, naturalist, and feminist and uses the metaphor of the biological ecotone as the boundary where ...
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 ...
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 ...
Battistella traces the development of markedness theory as a central part of structuralist theories of language. He outlines the concepts of marked and unmarked from Prague School structuralism to present ...
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 ...