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Exploring Composition Studies: Sites, Issues, Perspectives

by Kelly Ritter & Paul Kei Matsuda

Kelly Ritter and Paul Kei Matsuda have created an essential introduction to the field of composition studies for graduate students and instructors new to the study of writing. The book offers a careful exploration...


Critical Essays: Gay and Lesbian Writers of Color

by Phd, John Dececco & Emmanuel Nelson

This pioneering work is the first book to systematically explore the literature of gay and lesbian writers of color in the United States. Critical Essays challenges the marginalization and tokenization of gay...


Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing

by Gregory Fraser & Chad Davidson

How well can you decode the signs that permeate our daily lives? All of us, consciously or not, constantly engage in the acts of reading and interpreting the signs in the world around us. But how do we sharpen...


Feminist Rhetorical Resilience

by Elizabeth A Flynn, Patricia Sotirin & Ann Brady

Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of “resilience” has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across...


Coal in Our Veins: A Personal Journey

by Erin Ann Thomas

In Coal in Our Veins, Erin Thomas employs historical research, autobiography, and journalism to intertwine the history of coal, her ancestors' lives mining coal, and the societal and environmental impacts of...


National Healing: Race, State, and the Teaching of Composition

by Claude Hurlbert

In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and...


Building Writing Center Assessments That Matter

by Ellen Schendel & William J. Macauley

No less than other divisions of the college or university, contemporary writing centers find themselves within a galaxy of competing questions and demands that relate to assessment—questions and demands that...


Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers

by Jackie Grutsch McKinney

Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers aims to inspire a re-conception and re-envisioning of the boundaries of writing center work. Moving beyond the grand narrative of the writing center—that it is a solely...


Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling: How to Use Grammar to Make Your Writing Powers Soar

by Catherine DePino

Excuse Me, Your Participle’s Dangling will give you all the bare essentials of grammar that you need to write like a pro. If you’re a businessperson, college student, or ESL student seeking a user-friendly...


The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies

by Jason Farman

What happens when stories meet mobile media? In this cutting-edge collection, contributors explore digital storytelling in ways that look beyond the desktop to consider how stories can be told through mobile,...


Composing Media Composing Embodiment

by Kristin L Arola & Anne Wysocki

“What any body is—and is able to do—cannot be disentangled from the media we use to consume and produce texts.” ---from the Introduction.

Kristin Arola and Anne Wysocki argue that composing in new media...


After the Public Turn: Composition, Counterpublics, and the Citizen Bricoleur

by Frank Farmer

In After the Public Turn, author Frank Farmer argues that counterpublics and the people who make counterpublics—“citizen bricoleurs”—deserve a more prominent role in our scholarship and in our classrooms....


Screenwriters on Screen-Writing: The Best in the Business Discuss Their Craft

by Joel Engel

Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays...


Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization

by Michael Tierno

An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide.

Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from...


Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

by Alan Gelb

A guide to crafting a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that gets students into the school of their dreams by expressing their unique personality, strengths, and goals.

Stand out from the crowd...


On Teaching and Writing Fiction

by Wallace Stegner & Lynn Stegner

Wallace Stegner founded the acclaimed Stanford Writing Program-a program whose alumni include such literary luminaries as Larry McMurtry, Robert Stone, and Raymond Carver. Here Lynn Stegner brings together eight...


Classics in Lesbian Studies

by Esther D Rothblum

Classics in Lesbian Studies takes a major step in giving the lesbian experience its own unique voice within scholarship and the larger world society. Thus, it is devoted exclusively to the lesbian experience...


Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook

by Jane Vandenburgh & Anne Lamott

Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling....


The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master

by Martha Alderson

When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. Trouble is, plot is where most writers fall down--but you don't have to be one of them. With this book, you'll learn how to create stories that...


Writing Westerns: How to Craft Novels That Evoke the Spirit of the West

by Mike Newton

Craft a novel that evokes the spirit of the West

Western Movies don't appear as frequently today as they did in the 1960s, but those that make the cut in Hollywood prompt frequent Oscar buzz. Nor have Western...