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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 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 multifarious 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.

 

Newest SWR Books

Counterstory: The Rhetoric and Writing of Critical Race Theory
Author: Aja Y. Martinez
ISBN 978-0-8141-0878-9

Martinez makes a compelling case for counterstory as methodology in rhetoric and writing studies through the well-established framework of critical race theory (CRT).

Beyond Progress in the Prison Classroom: Options and Opportunities
Author: Anna Plemons
ISBN: 978-0-8141-3465-8
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
ISBN: 978-0-8141-4141-0
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
ISBN: 978-0-8141-0337-1
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.

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Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act
Author: Rebecca S. Nowacek
ISBN: 978-0-8093-3048-5
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

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