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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, sou...(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...(Read More)
Writing-Based Teaching
Writing-Based Teaching (November 2009)
Essential Practices and Enduring Questions
Teresa Vilardi - Editor
Mary Chang - Editor

Offers candid, first-hand accounts of what it is like to make writing central to teaching in secondary schools and colleges.

Written by the team at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, this book is designed to provide practical guidance regarding the challenges and potential of writing-based teaching, and suggestions for how to adapt the practices to particular classroom situations. The contribu...(Read More)
Active Voices
Active Voices (July 2009)
Composing a Rhetoric for Social Movements
Sharon McKenzie Stevens - Editor
Patricia M. Malesh - Editor

Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.

From suffragettes to vegans, participants in social movements strive to change the worlds they inhabit, whether by direct action, rallies, marches, organized work stoppages, or engaging government power in service of their aims. Active Voices explores both the rhetorical dimensions of such activist activities and the inte...(Read More)
Letters to a Best Friend
Letters to a Best Friend (July 2009)
Richard Selzer - Author
Peter Josyph - Edited and with a preface by

A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.

In 1988, when author and former surgeon Richard Selzer answered a letter from Peter Josyph, a New York artist he had met, he did not know that he was embarking on the most enduring correspondence of his life. In thousands of letters, written in longhand over the course of two decades, Selzer de...(Read More)
Feel These Words
Feel These Words (June 2009)
Writing in the Lives of Urban Youth
Susan Weinstein - Author

An in-depth look at the creative writing practices of nine Chicago youths.

Feel These Words is the story of nine young people from Chicago—Jig, Crazy, TeTe, Mekanism, Robbie, Marta, Patricia, Jose, and Dave—who regularly write poetry and/or song lyrics, but not for school. The Writers, as author Susan Weinstein calls them, are skilled in a variety of literacy-centered discourses through whi...(Read More)
Ecosee (April 2009)
Image, Rhetoric, Nature
Sidney I. Dobrin - Editor
Sean Morey - Editor

Examines the rhetorical role of images in communicating environmental ideas.

How do supporters of the environmental movement manipulate and promote images of “nature” to achieve support and sympathy? From the Sierra Club’s use of Ansel Adams’s stark and pristine portraits of the western United States to close-ups of plastic bottles and dead fish floating in Rust Belt waterways, visual dep...(Read More)
Composition and Copyright
Composition and Copyright (April 2009)
Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use
Steve Westbrook - Edited and with an introduction by

Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.

Drawing on connections between legal developments, new media technologies, and educational practice, Composition and Copyright examines how copyright law is currently influencing processes of teaching and writing within the university, particularly in the dynamic contexts of increasing digital liter...(Read More)
Measured Meals
Measured Meals (February 2009)
Nutrition in America
Jessica J. Mudry - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.

As nutritional studies proliferate, producing more and more knowledge about the connection between diet and health, Americans seem increasingly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. In Measured Meals, Jessica J. Mudry looks at ...(Read More)
The Wound and the Witness
The Wound and the Witness (February 2009)
The Rhetoric of Torture
Jennifer R. Ballengee - Author

Explores the rhetorical functions of torture and the witnessing of torture in both classical texts and contemporary contexts.

The Wound and the Witness offers a historically grounded approach to an urgent contemporary problem: the persistence of torture in Western culture. Drawing upon ancient Greek and Roman texts, as well as contemporary media events, Jennifer R. Ballengee explores the spectacle of torture...(Read More)
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