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Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) Series - Previous Revision

The CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series, established in 1984 and copublished by Southern Illinois University Press, aims to influence how writing gets taught at the college level. The methods of studies vary from the critical to historical to linguistic to ethnographic, and their authors draw on work in the many various fields that inform composition—including rhetoric, communication, education, discourse analysis, psychology, cultural studies, and literature. Their focuses are similarly diverse, ranging from studies of individual writers and teachers, to work on classrooms and communities and curricula, to analyses of the social, political, and material contexts of writing and its teaching.

For questions related to the SWR series, please email Joseph Harris, SWR Editor.

Upcoming SWR Events at the 2009 CCCC Annual Convention

  • Wednesday afternoon workshop AW.10, “Research Outside R1: Designing Workable Projects and Drafting Book Proposals,” led by several members of the SWR Editorial Board.  Early registration for workshops at the CCCC Annual Convention is now closed; however, you can still register onsite. Complete the registration form (pdf) and bring it to Grand Ballroom B, Grand Ballroom Level of the Hilton San Francisco Hotel.
  • Panel Session, “SWR: The Next 25 Years” (Friday, H.01, 11:00 AM, Grand Ballroom A, Grand Ballroom Level, Hilton San Francisco), will mark the 25th anniversary of the series and introduce upcoming SWR books. Speakers will include Kelly Ritter, Ray Watkins, John Brereton, Mary Soliday, and Joseph Harris. Flyers and and posters featuring the new cover designs for SWR books will also be available.

Visit the SWR submission website for information on submitting manuscripts

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