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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.

Recent releases from the SWR series...

Upcoming SWR Books—Fall 2009!

  • Before Shaughnessy
    Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960
    Author: Kelly Ritter
    ISBN: 0-8093-2924-7
    In Before Shaughnessy, Kelly Ritter draws on her research in the Yale and Harvard archives to unsettle our received ideas about the history of the teaching of basic writing. 
  • A Taste for Language
    Literacy, Class, and English Studies
    Author: James Ray Watkins
    ISBN: 0-8093-2931-X
    In A Taste for Language, James Ray Watkins explores his father’s college experiences and the work of the New Critics to advocate that English Studies must address socioeconomic and pedagogical issues in order play a vital role in and outside of the university.

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