The CCCC Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series (SWR), established in 1984, supports research that explores how writing and rhetoric are currently and have been historically taught, 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, administrators, and researchers involved in writing and rhetoric, addressing the cultural, social, political, and material realities that define their work. SWR 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.
- Visit the SWR Submissions page for information on submitting a book proposal.
- For questions related to the SWR series, please email Steve Parks, SWR Editor.
- Learn more about and purchase SWR books.
- SWR Editor search procedures
- Listen to interviews with SWR authors.
- Listen to authors read from their books.
- View brief videos with tips for submitting a proposal for the series.
Newest SWR Books
Materiality and Writing Studies: Aligning Labor, Scholarship, and Teaching
Authors: Holly Hassel and Cassandra Phillips
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
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
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.
Writing Accomplices with Student Immigrant Rights Organizers
Author: Glenn Hutchinson
Hutchinson argues for a pedagogical shift in centering the public writing classroom more on students’ work as organizers and rhetoricians.
Counterstory: The Rhetoric and Writing of Critical Race Theory
Author: Aja Y. Martinez
Martinez makes a compelling case for counterstory as methodology in rhetoric and writing studies through the well-established framework of critical race theory (CRT).
Writing Programs, Veterans Studies, and the Post-9/11 University: A Field Guide
Authors: D. Alexis Hart and Roger Thompson
Hart and Thompson offer rich academic inquiry into the idea of “the veteran” as well as into ways that veteran culture has been fostered or challenged in writing classrooms, in writing centers, and in college communities more generally.
Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act
Author: Rebecca S. Nowacek
Nowacek explores, through a series of case studies, the issue of transfer by asking what in an educational setting engages students to become “agents of integration”— individuals actively working to perceive, as well as to convey effectively to others, the connections they make. Learn more about this text and listen to a podcast interview with the author.
A Taste for Language: Literacy, Class, and English Studies
Author: James Ray Watkins Jr.
Everyday Genres: Writing Assignments across the Disciplines
Author: Mary Soliday
The Community College Writer: Exceeding Expectations
Authors: Howard Tinberg and Jean-Paul Nadeau
Before Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960,
Author: Kelly Ritter