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  • Radical writing center praxis : a paradigm for ethical political engagement 

    Contributor:Greenfield, Laura
    Imagining a writing center where directors and staff become agents in active social justice on campus and beyond. Introducing activist concepts and vocabulary challenging writing centers to recognize their complicity with ...
  • Multimodal composing : strategies for twenty-first century writing consultations 

    Strategies for writing center directors and tutors working with writers whose texts are visual, technological, creative, and performative--strategies most useful for writers and how tutors can develop a better sense of ...
  • Rhetorical speculations : the future of rhetoric, writing, and technology 

    Allows scholars to explore modes of critical speculation into the transformative effect of emerging technologies, to speculate future shifts in intellectual, pedagogical, and institutional frameworks. The project repositions ...
  • Bridging the multimodal gap : from theory to practice 

    Addresses multimodality scholarship and its use in the composition classroom and responds to the needs of instructors by exploring how multimodality can be implemented in courses and narrow the gap between those who engage ...
  • Next steps : new directions for/in writing about writing 

    First collection of teacher and student voices on a writing pedagogy that puts Rhetoric and Composition's expert knowledge at the center of the classroom. Forty plus contributors report on writing-about-writing pedagogies ...
  • Re/orienting writing studies : queer methods, queer projects 

    Contributor:Banks, William P.; Cox, Matthew B.; Dadas, Caroline
    The intersection between queer theory and rhetoric and research methods in writing studies. Focusing theoretical attention on common research practices to demonstrate how queer rhetorics of writing/composing, textual ...
  • Planting the anthropocene : rhetorics of natureculture 

    Contributor:Clary-Lemon, Jennifer
    A rhetorical look into the world of silviculture--industrial tree planting--and engages themes of nature, culture, and environmental change. Bringing together the work of material ecocriticism and critical affect studies ...
  • Provocations of virtue : rhetoric, ethics, and the teaching of writing 

    Contributor:Duffy, John
    Explores the role of writing teachers in counteracting the polarized "post-truth" of public argument. Writing teachers are uniquely positioned to address the crisis of public discourse because their work is tied to ethical ...
  • Out in the center : public controversies and private struggles 

    Contributor:Denny, Harry; Mundy, Robert; Naydan, Liliana M.; Sévère, Richard; Sicari, Anna
    Explores the personal struggles of tutors, administrators, and directors in the public space of the writing center, analyzing how the writing center community can better enable staff to negotiate moments of controversy by ...
  • Defining, locating, and addressing bullying in the WPA workplace 

    Contributor:Elder, Cristyn L.; Davila, Bethany
    The first volume to take up bullying in writing programs. Contributors share their personal stories and analyze varieties of collegial malevolence they have experienced as WPAs, with consequences in emotional, mental, and ...
  • Sojourning in disciplinary cultures : a case study of teaching writing in engineering 

    Contributor:Mathison, Maureen, A.
    A multi-year project to develop a mechanical engineering writing curriculum that satisfied the cultural needs of both compositionists and engineers. Colleagues employed intercultural communication theory and an approach ...
  • Re/Writing the center : approaches to supporting graduate students in the writing center 

    Contributor:Lawrence, Susan; Zawacki, Terry Myers
    How core writing center pedagogies and institutional arrangements are complicated by the need to create intentional, targeted support for advanced graduate writers. Most writing center tutors are undergraduates, whose lack ...
  • Rhetoric, technology, and the virtues 

    Contributor:Colton, Jared S.; Holmes, Steve
    The book argues that virtue ethics supports postmodern criticisms of rational autonomy and universalism, while enabling a discussion of actual ethical behaviors that digital users form through particular communicative ends ...
  • Legend tripping : a contemporary legend casebook 

    Contributor:McNeill, Lynne S.; Tucker, Elizabeth
    Explores the practice of legend tripping, where individuals or groups travel to a site where an urban legend is thought to have taken place. Legend tripping is depicted throughout vernacular (contemporary and historical) ...
  • Key theoretical frameworks for : teaching technical communication in the 21st century 

    Contributor:Haas, Angela M.; Eble, Michelle F.
    Drawing on cultural studies scholarship and social justice strategies authors explore new curricular and pedagogical approaches to technical communication. Shows teachers how to train students to identify and assess issues ...
  • Teaching professional and technical communication : a practicum in a book 

    Contributor:Bridgeford, Tracy
    Guides instructors in topics covered in professional and technical communication (PCT) or introductory major courses. Theoretical and applied discussions about teaching of this diverse subject, including relevant pedagogical ...
  • Teaching readers in post-truth America 

    Contributor:Carillo, Ellen C.
    Demonstrates how postsecondary teachers can engage the phenomenon of "post-truth," a concern in American discourse. Drawing on educational and cognitive psychology, human development, philosophy, and education, Carillo ...
  • Slender Man is coming : creepypasta and contemporary legends on the Internet 

    Contributor:Blank, Trevor J.; McNeill, Lynne S.
    Exploring the menacing figure of Slender Man, the blank-faced, long-limbed bogeyman born of a Photoshop contest, who has appeared in horror stories circulated on- and offline among young people. An unprecedented folkloric ...
  • Rhetor response : a theory and practice of literary affordance 

    Contributor:Khost, Peter H.
    Bridging the disciplinary divide between writing and literature and introducing the concept of "literary affordances"--A theory that addresses interpretation and use through understanding how a rhetor applies a text. A mix ...
  • Embodied playbook : writing practices of student-athletes, The 

    Contributor:Rifenburg, J. Michael
    Understanding student literacy in a surprising place: the university athletic department. Through analysis of a year-long case study of a university men's basketball team, showing a deeper and refined understanding of how ...

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