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Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) Series

The CCCC Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series (SWR), established in 1984, supports research that explores how writing, rhetoric, and literacy are currently and have been historically taught, learned, practiced, and circulated within communities, whether in colleges, workplaces, or neighborhoods, local, national, digital, or international contexts. The series also focuses on supporting a broad range of projects that accurately represent the diverse identities of teachers, learners, administrators, and researchers involved in writing, rhetoric, and literate activity, addressing the cultural, social, political, and material realities that define their work. Work published in SWR seeks to identify and resist the inequities and forces of oppression that shape the teaching of writing, rhetoric, and literacy as well as to intervene in them. The series aspires to be global both in scope and reach, and is dedicated to the use of digital technologies that ensure its publications are accessible and available to a national and international audience.

Newest SWR Books

Recollections from an Uncommon Time: 4C20 Documentarian Tales
Editors: Julie Lindquist, Bree Straayer, and Bump Halbritter
ISBN: 9780814139523
Originally intended to document the 2020 CCCC Convention experience, this book became a means for documentarians to share a common experience in the uncommon time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read an open-access version of this book at the WAC Clearinghouse.

Transfer in an Urban Writing Ecology: Reimagining Community College–University Relations in Composition Studies
Authors: Christie Toth with Joanne Castillo, Nic Contreras, Kelly Corbray, Nathan Lacy, Westin Porter, Sandra Salazar-Hernandez, and Colleagues
ISBN: 9780814155189
Combining student writing, personal reflection, and academic analysis, this book urges, documents, and helps to enact more transfer-conducive writing ecologies.

Teachers Talking Writing: Perspectives on Places, Pedagogies, and Programs
Author: Shane A. Wood
ISBN: 9780814152768
Shane A. Wood offers a collection of conversations about the theory and teaching of writing in postsecondary contexts.
Read an open-access version of this book at the WAC Clearinghouse.

Materiality and Writing Studies: Aligning Labor, Scholarship, and Teaching
Authors: Holly Hassel and Cassandra Phillips
ISBN: 9780814130841
Hassel and Phillips take an expansive look at the discipline of writing studies, arguing for the centering of the field’s research and service on first-year writing, particularly the “new majority” of college students (who are more diverse than ever before) and those who teach them.

Salt of the Earth: Rhetoric, Preservation, and White Supremacy
Author: James Chase Sanchez
ISBN: 9780814142233
Salt of the Earth is an autoethnography and cultural rhetorics case study that examines white supremacy in author James Chase Sanchez’s hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, a community long marred by its racist culture.

Rhetorics of Overcoming: Rewriting Narratives of Disability and Accessibility in Writing Studies
Author: Allison Harper Hitt
ISBN: 9780814141540
Hitt explores how rhetorics of overcoming—the idea that disabled students must overcome their disabilities in order to be successful—manifest in writing studies scholarship and practices, and argues that rewriting rhetorics of overcoming as narratives of “coming over” is one way to overcome ableist pedagogical standards.


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