The CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series, established in 1984, 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.
- 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.
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- 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
Writing Programs, Veterans Studies, and the Post-9/11 University: A Field Guide
Authors: D. Alexis Hart and Roger Thompson
D. Alexis Hart and Roger 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.
Beyond Progress in the Prison Classroom: Options and Opportunities
Author: Anna Plemons
Anna Plemons argues that, when viewed as a microcosm of the broader enterprise, the prison classroom highlights the way that composition and rhetoric as a discipline continues to make use of colonial ways of knowing and of being that work against the decolonial intentions of the field.
Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise: Contested Modernities, Decolonial Visions
Editors: Romeo García and Damián Baca
This collection explores decolonial shifts in composition and rhetoric informed by strategies for potentially decolonizing language and literacy practices, writing and rhetorical instruction, and research practices and methods.
Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center
Editors: Staci Perryman-Clark and Collin Lamont Craig
Editors Perryman-Clark and Craig have made a space for WPAs of color to cultivate antiracist responses within an Afrocentric framework and to enact socially responsible approaches to program building.
Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act
Author: Rebecca S. Nowacek
The question of how students transfer knowledge is an important one, as it addresses the larger issue of the educational experience. In Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act, Rebecca S. 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