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English Composition As A Happening
4.07
In English Composition as a Happening (2002), Geoffrey Sirc argues that composition studies needs to look for models of composition outside of the tra...more
May 2006
Jun 08, 2010
 
Composition In The University: Historical and Polemical Essays
4.14
Crowley's 1998 Composition in the University is Crowley's perspective on the history of composition as a discipline and first-year requirement in Nort...more
Jan 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
Teaching Subject, A: Composition Since 1966
3.34
In A Teaching Subject (1997), Joseph Harris outlines a history of the field of composition studies, but most importantly, I believe, critiques and que...more
May 2007
Jun 06, 2010
 
Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition
3.48
In Faigley's 1992 book, he addresses the lack of attention to postmodern theory in composition studies, with particular attention to composition studi...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Rhetorical Refusals: Defying Audiences' Expectations
4.00
In Rhetorical Refusals, Schilb argues that a certain type of rhetoric, which he calls "rhetorical refusals," has gone largely unstudied and argues tha...more
Jun 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Citizen Critics: LITERARY PUBLIC SPHERES
3.40
In Citizen Critics (2000), Rosa Eberly explores public spheres through the discussion of literature in press, developing the term citizen critic, by w...more
Mar 2010
Jun 06, 2010
 
Moving Beyond Academic Discourse: Composition Studies and the Public Sphere
3.43
In Moving Beyond Academic Discourse (2002), Christian Weisser follows the social turn in composition and publics theorists such as Habermas and Fraser...more
May 2007
Jun 08, 2010
 
Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900 - 1985
3.85
In Rhetoric and Reality (1987), James Berlin offers a Marxist historical account of composition in the twentieth century and a taxonomy of different r...more
Mar 2010
Jun 06, 2010
 
Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference
3.96
In Geographies of Writing (2004), Nedra Reynolds makes three contributions to rhetoric and composition: 1) "re-imagining composing as spatial, materia...more
May 2010
May 14, 2009
 
Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures: Refiguring College English Studies (Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition)
3.62
In the first half of Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures (2003), James Berlin overviews the history of English studies in the United States since the nin...more
Nov 2008
Nov 15, 2008
 
Situating Composition: Composition Studies and the Politics of Location
3.60
In Situating Composition, Lisa Ede questions much about the politics of the location of composition studies within university institutions. She questi...more
Oct 2008
Oct 18, 2008
 
The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook
3.81
In "Embracing Contraries in the Teaching Process," Peter Elbow explores the two obligations that teachers feel: toward students and towards knowledge...more
Mar 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness
3.96
In Rhetorical Listening (2005), Krista Ratcliffe builds a theory of rhetorical listening — "a stance of openness that a person may choose to assume in...more
Oct 2008
Oct 18, 2008
 
Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric
3.86
In Trust in Texts (2008), Susan Miller writes a history of rhetoric, understanding "persuasion as a result of situated emotional investments in the de...more
Nov 2009
Nov 14, 2009
 
Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism
3.98
In Toward a Civil Discourse (2006), Sharon Crowley explores and explains the inability for liberal models of rhetoric to be convincing to fundamentali...more
Oct 2008
Oct 02, 2008
 
Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance
4.09
In Rhetoric Retold (1997), Cheryl Glenn argues that women have been made invisible and silent in the rhetorical tradition because of the value placed...more
Oct 2009
Sep 30, 2009
 
Moving Bodies: Kenneth Burke at the Edges of Language
3.83
Great book. I'm too exhausted to write a review, though. Highly recommended for those interested in body studies, rhetoric, and Kenneth Burke. :)
Jul 2009
Jul 10, 2009
 
A Grammar of Motives
4.07
Enjoyed his older stuff more —when he was more explicitly Marxist. This one dragged on too long, imho....more
Oct 2009
Oct 23, 2009
 
Counter-Statement
4.07
Gets four starts for his chapter on Mann and Gide alone.
Sep 2009
Sep 07, 2009
 
Identitys Strategy: Rhetorical Selves in Conversion
4.00
The best treatment of identity I've read in rhetorical studies!
Oct 2009
Sep 30, 2009
 
Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence
3.68
In Unspoken (2004), Cheryl Glenn explains how silence is one of the most misunderstood and under-valued rhetorical acts, and it deserves study (2). Un...more
Oct 2008
Oct 09, 2008
 
On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse
3.81
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Sep 2009
Sep 08, 2009
 
A Rhetoric of Motives
3.96
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Nov 2009
Oct 30, 2009
 
The Philosophy of Literary Form
4.01
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Oct 2009
Oct 14, 2009
 
Phaedrus (World's Classics)
3.90
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Sep 2009
Sep 07, 2009
 
Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader
3.93
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Jun 12, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method
4.19
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Dec 2009
Oct 14, 2009
 
The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present
3.92
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Oct 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose
4.21
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Sep 2009
Sep 15, 2009
 
Audience and Rhetoric: An Archaeological Composition of the Discourse Community
4.00
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Apr 2009
Mar 28, 2009
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