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Toward a Civil Discourse

Toward a Civil Discourse

Rhetoric and Fundamentalism

Looks at ways to encourage American public discussion of issues that matter to democracy, particularly hoping to find arguments that can reach across the divide between liberalism and Christian fundamentalism in the discussion of civic issues.

Winner of the 2006 JAC Gary A. Olson AwardWinner of the 2008 Rhetoric Society of America Book AwardWinner of the 2008 CCCC Outstanding Book AwardWinner of the 2007 NCTE David H. Russell Award

Managing Literacy Mothering America

Managing Literacy Mothering America

Womens Narratives On Reading And Writing

Sarah Robbins identifies and defines a new genre in American letters—the domestic literacy narrative—and provides a cultural history of its development throughout the nineteenth century.

Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from Choice Magazine (2006).

Crossing Borderlands

Crossing Borderlands

Composition And Postcolonial Studies

Crossing Borderlands contains essays examining the intersection between composition and postcolonial studies, two fields that seek to provide power to the words and actions of those who have been marginalized or oppressed.

Politics Of Remediation

Politics Of Remediation

Institutional And Student Needs In Higher Education

Mary Soliday reveals that institutions’ needs for remedial writing programs may outweigh students’ needs for those same programs. Uses CCNY’s open admissions policy as an in-depth case study, she questions the belief that language use is key to access to higher education.

Winner of the 2004 CCCC Outstanding Book Award

Writing/Teaching

Writing/Teaching

Essays Toward a Rhetoric of Pedagogy

In Writing/Teaching Paul Kameen brings together essays examining the process of teaching and ones that look at the figures of teacher and student in contemporary education using the writings of Plato and Socrates.

Winner of the 2002 CCCC Outstanding Book Award

Introducing English

Introducing English

Essays in the Intellectual Work of Composition

James Slevin traces how composition emerged for him not as a vehicle for improving student writing, but rather as a way of working collaboratively with students to interpret educational practices and work for educational reform.

Available Means

Available Means

An Anthology Of Women's Rhetoric(s)

Available Means offers seventy women rhetoricians—from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century—a room of their own for the first time. Editors Joy Ritchie and Kate Ronald carry on the feminist tradition of recovering a previously unarticulated canon of women’s rhetoric.

Traces Of A Stream

Traces Of A Stream

Literacy and Social Change Among African American Women

Traces of a Stream offers a unique scholarly perspective that merges interests in rhetorical and literacy studies, United States social and political theory, and African American women writers. Focusing on elite nineteenth-century African American women who formed a new class of women well positioned to use language with consequence, Royster uses interdisciplinary perspectives (literature, history, feminist studies, African American studies, psychology, art, sociology, economics) to present a well-textured rhetorical analysis of the literate practices of these women.

Winner of the 2000 MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize

Motives For Metaphor

Motives For Metaphor

Literacy, Curriculum Reform, and the Teaching of English

Since metaphor, by its very definition, brings two different entities together, James Seitz argues that it is the key to successfully integrating the seemingly different disciplines that make up English studies.

The Life and Legacy of Fred Newton Scott

The Life and Legacy of Fred Newton Scott

The first biography of Fred Newton Scott, one of the most influential figures in language studies during the early twentieth century.

I Sing for I Cannot Be Silent

I Sing for I Cannot Be Silent

Evangelical hymns constituted a cherished part of communal Christian life and served as an important and effective way to teach doctrine. These hymns served an additional social purpose in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: they gave evangelical women a voice in their churches. By comparing male and female hymnists’ use of rhetorical forms, June Hadden Hobbs shows how women utilized the only oral communication allowed to them in public worship.

Language, Rhythm, and Sound

Language, Rhythm, and Sound

Black Popular Cultures into the Twenty-first Century

Focuses on expressions of popular culture among blacks in Africa, the United States, and the Carribean. Fifteen essays cover a world of topics, from American girls’ Double Dutch games to protest discourse in Ghana; from the history of Rasta to the evolving significance of kente cloth from rap video music to hip-hop to zouk.

Reading in Tudor England

Reading in Tudor England

In this volume Kintgen explains the differences between the way contemporary readers and those of the sixteenth century interpreted texts. He draws fascinating and convincing conclusions about the practice of reading, and successfully relates his arguements to the fields of literary studies and cognitive science.

Toward a Feminist Rhetoric

Toward a Feminist Rhetoric

The Writing of Gertrude Buck

JoAnn Campbell has created the first collection of the major work of innovative thinker and educator Gertrude Buck. Examples of her writings on rhetorical theory, argumentative and expository composition, and other works demonstrate, along with Campbell’s informative introduction, the importance of Buck’s achievements in the male-dominated world of rhetorical composition.

Between Languages and Cultures

Between Languages and Cultures

Translation and Cross-Cultural Texts

The essays in this book show how the act of translation, when vigilantly and critically attended to, becomes a means for active interrogation.

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