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  • 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 ...
  • Wicked, incomplete, and uncertain : user support in the wild and the role of technical communication 

    Contributor:Swarts, Jason
    How to document technologies that may hybridize into forms that not even their designers would have anticipated, and offers insight into the evolving role of a technical writer in an age of increasing user reliance on ...
  • Serendipity in rhetoric, writing, and literacy research 

    Contributor:Goggin, Maureen Daly; Goggin, Peter N.
    Scholars have known moments of surprise, catastrophe, or good fortune, though they seldom refer to these occurrences in reports or discuss them. Revealing the different kinds of work scholars, particularly those in rhetoric, ...
  • Mission for development : Utah universities, the Point Four Program, and Iran, A 

    Contributor:Garlitz, Richard
    A story of technical advisors from three Utah universities who worked in Iran as part of the Point Four Program. Using their experiences, the book reexamines the rise and fall of the US-Iranian alliance and the roles that ...
  • How writing faculty write : strategies for process, product, and productivity 

    Contributor:Tulley, Christine E.
    Examines the writing processes of fifteen diverse writing faculty, revealing how each scholar develops an idea, conducts research, drafts and revises a manuscript, and pursues publication, through in-depth interviews--provided ...
  • Thinking globally, composing locally : rethinking online writing in the age of the global Internet 

    Contributor:Rice, Rich; St. Amant, Kirk
    How writing and its pedagogy should adapt to the ever-expanding environment of international online communication. A global audience presents many challenges: writers seeking to contact and connect with individuals from ...
  • Composition, rhetoric, and disciplinarity 

    Contributor:Malenczyk, Rita; Miller-Cochran, Susan; Wardle, Elizabeth; Yancey, Kathleen Blake
    As a discipline can rhetoric and composition continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? Contributors address disagreements about what it ...
  • Internationalization of US writing programs, The 

    Contributor:Rose, Shirley K.; Weiser, Irwin
    Multiple theoretical approaches to the work of writing programs and WPAs play in defining goals, curriculum, placement, assessment, faculty and teacher development for international student populations--provided by publisher.
  • WPAs in transition : navigating educational leadership positions 

    Contributor:Wooten, Courtney Adams; Babb, Jacob; Ray, Brian
    A wide variety of professional and personal perspectives about the costs, benefits, struggles, and triumphs experienced by writing program administrators transitioning into and out of leadership positions. Contributors ...
  • Circulation, writing, and rhetoric 

    Contributor:Gries, Laurie E.; Brooke, Collin Gifford
    It has been understood that writers quote, imitate, forward, borrow, dispute, engage with, and transform texts written by others. Contributors identify circulation as a threshold concept of Western literacy theory and ...
  • Alternate pragmatism for going public, An 

    Contributor:Webber, Jim
    A critique of the composition field's engagement with education reform, particularly the practice of "reframing." Reframing is a pragmatic argument establishing or appealing to the professional authority of scholars in an ...
  • Points of departure : rethinking student source use and writing studies research methods 

    Contributor:Serviss, Tricia; Jamieson, Sandra
    Encourages a return to empirical research about writing, presents transparent, reproducible studies of student sources. How to develop methods for coding and characterizing student texts, their choice of source material, ...
  • Writing at the state U : instruction and administration at 106 comprehensive universities 

    Contributor:Isaacs, Emily J.
    A comprehensive, empirical examination of writing programs at 106 universities using statistical analysis to show which established principles of instruction and administration have been implemented at comprehensive ...

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