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Rhetorical Healing
Rhetorical Healing (November 2016)
The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood
Tamika L. Carey - Author

Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.
Since the Black women’s literary renaissance ended nearly three decades ago, a profitable and expansive market of self-help books, inspirational li...(Read More)
 
 
Creating Nonfiction
Creating Nonfiction (May 2016)
Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers
Jen Hirt - Editor
Erin Murphy - Editor

A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.
With a title that suggests both the genre and the process of composing it, Creating Nonfiction is a collection of essays and interviews that aims to open readers’ and writers’ eyes to the formal possibilities of creative nonfiction. Included are memoirs, personal essays, literary journ...(Read More)

 
 
Green Voices
Green Voices (March 2016)
Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse
Richard D. Besel - Editor
Bernard K. Duffy - Editor

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
The written works of nature’s leading advocates—from Charles Sumner and John Muir to Rachel Carson and President Jimmy Carter, to name a few—have been the subject of many texts, but their speeches remain relatively unknown or unexamined. Green Voices aims to redress this situation. After...(Read More)
 
 
The Lure of Literacy
The Lure of Literacy (January 2015)
A Critical Reception of the Compulsory Composition Debate
Michael Harker - Author

Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.
The Lure of Literacy promises to transcend the stale and unproductive debate on freshman composition that has gripped English studies for more than a century. It is the first book to chart the origin of the discussion from the early twentieth century to the advent of the New Literacy Studies. Michael Harker recon...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Side of Pedagogy
The Other Side of Pedagogy (November 2014)
Lacan's Four Discourses and the Development of the Student Writer
T. R. Johnson - Author

Delineates Lacan’s theory of the four discourses as a practical framework through which faculty can reflect on where their students are, developmentally, and where they might go.
University classrooms are increasingly in crisis—though popular demands for accountability grow more insistent, no one seems to know what our teaching should seek to achieve. This book traces how we arrived at our current impasse, and it uses ...(Read More)
 
 
Vernacular Insurrections
Vernacular Insurrections (April 2013)
Race, Black Protest, and the New Century in Composition-Literacies Studies
Carmen Kynard - Author

2015 James M. Britton Award, presented by Conference on English Education, a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English
Relates Black Freedom Movements to literacy education.

Carmen Kynard locates literacy in the twenty-first century at the onset of new thematic and disciplinary imperatives brought into effect by Black Freedom Movements. Kynard argues that w...(Read More)
 
 
Zines in Third Space
Zines in Third Space (October 2012)
Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric
Adela C. Licona - Author

Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.
Zines in Third Space develops third-space theory with a practical engagement in the subcultural space of zines as alternative media produced specifically by feminists and queers of color. Adela C. Licona explores how borderlands rhetorics function in feminist and queer of-color zines to challenge dominant knowledges as well a...(Read More)
 
 
Coach
Coach (March 2011)
25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference
Andrew Blauner - Editor
David Duchovny - Preface
Bill Bradley - Foreword by

Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.
For everyone who has heard the beloved whistle at the end of a grueling practice, only to eagerly await the next, Coach is a treasure trove of insights and wisdom from the mouths of those we cherish, seen through the eyes of those we admire most. This book offers the reflections of twenty-five notable...(Read More)
 
 
Sound-Bite Saboteurs
Sound-Bite Saboteurs (March 2010)
Public Discourse, Education, and the State of Democratic Deliberation
Julie Drew - Author
William Lyons - Author
Lance Svehla - Author

Argues that the reliance on sound bites in recent political discourse is harmful to the democratic process.
Sound-Bite Saboteurs examines the emergence of a multifaceted, multimedia culture that encourages the use of sound bites to silence one’s opponents at the expense of democratic deliberation and debate. No simple partisan phenomenon or mere attempt to “spin” a particular issue, sound-bite sabotage ...(Read More)
 
 
Making Poems
Making Poems (February 2010)
Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets
Todd F. Davis - Editor
Erin Murphy - Editor

Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.
This diverse collection of poems and companion essays by forty nationally and internationally known poets allows readers to experience the creative process through the eyes and voice of each poet. No matter how often we are told that revision is an essential component of poetic composition, it can be difficult to resist the temptation to think of the poe...(Read More)
 
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