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  • Dawn of industrial agriculture in Iowa, The: anthropology, literature, and history 

    Author(s):Durrenberger, E. Paul
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Recounts the capitalist transformation of Iowa's family farms into today's agricultural industry through the lives and writings of Iowa novelist Paul Corey and poet Ruth Lechlitner. This anthropological biography analyzes ...
  • Myths of the Popol vuh in cosmology, art, and ritual 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Integrated and comparative approach to the Popol vuh, analyzing myths to elucidate ancient Maya past using archaeological and ethnographic information to shed light on the text. Combining interpretations of myths with ...
  • On the plains, and among the peaks: or, how Mrs. Maxwell made her natural history collection 

    Author(s):Dartt, Mary
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    American naturalist and taxidermist Martha Maxwell famous in the 1870s for her skill and expertise collecting and preserving specimens of Colorado's wildlife but is virtually unknown. Written in 1879 by Maxwell's half-sister ...
  • Night and darkness in ancient Mesoamerica 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Incorporates how aspects of the natural world were imbued with deep cultural meanings and expressed by different peoples from different time periods in Mexico and Central America. Material culture, iconography, epigraphy, ...
  • Archaeology of Greater Nicoya: two decades of research in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, The 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Provides an overview of this archaeological subarea encompassing Pacific Nicaragua and northwestern Costa Rica. Colonized by diverse peoples of Mesoamerican origin centuries before the arrival of Europeans, Greater Nicoya ...
  • Study of the raft: poems 

    Author(s):Simonovis, Leonora
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    In Study of the Raft, Leonora Simonovis's poems weave the outer world of a failed political revolution in her native country, Venezuela, with an inner journey into the memories of migration and exile, of a home long gone, ...
  • Hidden inequities in labor-based contract grading, The 

    Author(s):Carillo, Ellen C.
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Intervenes in labor-based grading practice by expanding the scope of this assessment practice to include disabled and multiply marginalized students. Critiques the assumption that labor is a neutral measure to assess ...
  • Teaching writing through the immigrant story 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Explores the intersection between immigration and pedagogy via the narrative. Embedded in the contexts both of student writing and student reading of literature, scholars engage the topic of immigration within writing and ...
  • Stories of becoming: demystifying the professoriate for graduate students in composition and rhetoric 

    Author(s):Lutkewitte, Claire; Kitchens, Juliette C.; Scanlon, Molly J.
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; books
    Findings from a multiyear, nationwide study of new faculty in rhetoric and composition, provides graduate students--and those who train them--strategies for career preparation. Through the use of stories, invite readers ...
  • Queerly centered: LGBTQA writing center directors navigate the workplace 

    Author(s):Webster, Travis
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Examines intersections among writing center administration and LGBTQA identity, exploring queer directors, their administrative labor, and the implications of their labor in administration. Shows the nuanced and complex ...
  • Transformations: change work across writing programs, pedagogies, and practices 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Strategies for implementing large- and small-scale changes in writing programs by focusing on transformations-the institutional, programmatic, curricular, and labor practices that work together to shape our teaching and ...
  • Civic engagement in global contexts: international education, community partnerships, and higher education 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Examines the role of writing, rhetoric, and literacy programs and the practice of civic engagement and provides evidence of the critical self-reflection and iteration with community partners. Writing programs have experience ...
  • Self+culture+writing: autoethnography for/as writing studies 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Literally translated as "self-culture-writing," autoethnography-as process and product-holds promise for scholars and researchers who describe, understand, analyze, and critique the ways which selves, cultures, writing, ...
  • Women's ways of making 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Knowledge creation has been disparaged as inferior to other expressions. Favoring the hand over the eye (as this collection) problematizes the way the eye has been co-opted as mind's investigation tool. Other senses are ...
  • Redefining roles: the professional, faculty, and graduate consultant's guide to writing centers 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Recognizes and provides sustained focus on the presence of professional, faculty, and graduate student consultants in writing centers. A number of writing centers employ non-peer consultants, yet most training manuals are ...
  • Mountain witches: Yamauba 

    Author(s):Reider, Noriko Tsunoda
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    A guide to the complex figure of Yamauba-female yōkai often translated as mountain witches, who are commonly described as tall, enigmatic women with long hair, piercing eyes, and living in the mountains-evolution of their ...
  • Farm: a multimodal reader 

    Author(s):Kinkead, Joyce; Funda, Evelyn; McNeill, Lynne S.
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; books
    A textbook, Farm places the culture of agriculture (by which they mean the "knowledge, beliefs, laws, customs, ethics, and art of a society") at the forefront. Composed of texts (excerpted literary works, essays, recipes, ...
  • Writer's style, The: a rhetorical field guide 

    Author(s):Butler, Paul
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; books
    Designed to help students learn to use style as a rhetorical tool for college writing, taking into account audience, purpose, context, and occasion, A style guide for a new generation but also a new generation of style ...
  • Mobility work in composition 

    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; books
    Takes mobility to be the norm, rather than the exception to a norm of stasis and stability. Both in-depth investigations of specific forms of mobility work in composition, as well as and responses to and reflections on ...
  • Rewriting: how to do things with texts 

    Author(s):Harris, Joseph
    Date Issued:2017
    Format:born digital; books
    2nd edition. Harris draws the college writing student away from static ideas of thesis, support, and structure, and toward a more mature and dynamic understanding and to think of intellectual writing as an adaptive and ...

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