The WAC Clearinghouse provides access to the following books and books series. To date, more than 70 books are available on this site and additional books are in production. All books are available for free viewing and/or download. To view books, click on book covers, books series titles, or links in the new releases list.
The Perspectives on Writing series addresses writing studies in a broad sense. Consistent with the wide ranging approaches characteristic of teaching and scholarship in writing across the curriculum, the series presents works that take divergent perspectives on working as a writer, teaching writing, administering writing programs, and studying writing in its various forms.
The books in this series, edited by Charles Bazerman, Anis Bawarshi, and Mary Jo Reiff, and published jointly with Parlor Press, provide compact, comprehensive and convenient surveys of what has been learned through research and practice as composition has emerged as an academic discipline over the last half century. Each volume is devoted to a single topic that has been of interest in rhetoric and composition in recent years, to synthesize and make available the sum and parts of what has been learned on that topic. These reference guides are designed to help deepen classroom practice by making available the collective wisdom of the field and will provide the basis for new research. The Series is intended to be of use to teachers at all levels of education, researchers and scholars of writing, graduate students learning about the field, and all who have interest in or responsibility for writing programs and the teaching of writing.
The International Exchanges on the Study of Writing Series publishes book-length manuscripts that address worldwide perspectives on writing, writers, teaching with writing, and scholarly writing practices, specifically those that draw on scholarship across national and disciplinary borders to challenge parochial understandings of all of the above. The series aims to examine writing activities in 21st-century contexts, particularly how they are informed by globalization, national identity, social networking, and increased cross-cultural communication and awareness. As such, the series strives to investigate how both the local and the international inform writing research and the facilitation of writing development. This recently announced series is now accepting proposals.
The Across the Disciplines Books series is closely tied to published themed issues of the online, open access, peer reviewed journal Across the Disciplines (ATD). Typically, two such guest edited issues appear each year and contain between six and eight articles. Most volumes in this series will be edited collections containing articles from ATD's themed issues as well as several other chapters that will provide an expanded, richer, and more comprehensive treatment of the topics being addressed. In keeping with the editorial mission of ATD, these volumes are devoted to language, learning, academic writing, and writing pedagogy in all their intellectual, political, social, and technological complexity. Works with a particular emphasis on WAC/WID, disciplinary language practices, praxis, and the scholarship of teaching and learning are especially welcome.
The Excellence in K-12 WAC Series addresses cross-disciplinary writing studies in K-12. Consistent with the more general Perspectives on Writing Series in its wide-ranging approaches characteristic of teaching and scholarship in writing across the curriculum, this K-12 series will include works that focus on writing in a variety of disciplines, the teaching of writing at the primary, middle or secondary level across disciplines, WAC partnerships, the administration of a WAC program in K-12 schools, and the study of writing in relation to curriculum, ESL, writing/learning centers, NWP, other literacies, or standardized assessments. This recently announced series is now accepting proposals.
The #writing Series publishes open-access and print books in digital rhetoric, new media studies, digital humanities, techno-pedagogy, and similar areas of interest. The editors seek single- or co-authored monographs of any length that address themes, methodologies, and/or pedagogies in these areas. This series will publish two books a year as open-access PDFs as well as ePUBs and short-run prints. The open-access publications can have interactive media elements, as needed, while the bound imprints will be designed with static screenshots that refer readers to interactive elements in the online version.
The Practice & Pedagogy series addresses the teaching, learning, and practice of writing in all its forms. From Joseph Williams' reflections on problems to Richard E. Young's taxonomy of "small genres" to Adam Mackie's considerations of technology, the books in this occasional series explore issues and ideas of interest to writers and teachers of writing.
The NCTE on WAC series offers open-acces digital editions of leading books on WAC published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Many of these books can be purchased in print editions through NCTE.
View a collection of republished books that have made a significant impact on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice. Many of these books are published with permission of their authors. Others are still available in print and are published here with permission of the publisher.
The books in this independent series, edited by Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky, and published jointly with Parlor Press, present peer-reviewed collections of essays—all composed by teachers for students—with each volume freely available for download under a Creative Commons license. The Writing Spaces' mission is to build a library of quality open access texts for the writing classroom as an alternative to costly textbooks, and the series editors have partnered with the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press to provide wide access to the books. Each series volume contains engaging essays from different writing teachers in the field and explore important topics about writing in a manner and style accessible both to teachers and students. While the first and second volumes focus on instructional texts for first year composition, future editions may feature texts for writing in the disciplines and professional writing classrooms. Additionally, each volume will be supplemented by classroom activities and exercises which illustrate and implement the ideas discussed by the authors. The Call for Proposals is available at WritingSpaces.org.
In July 1997, RhetNet editor and founder Eric Crump wrote, "We use the word 'books' with some trepidation in these parts, but the texts included in association with that term exhibit decidedly bookish characteristics. They were, after all, written and edited as books and so were given book-shape. They appear here, however, and so begin to fuzz around the edges, acquiring a glimmer of online features, a hint of hypertext, and the possibility of reader/writer interaction. But we must portray them for what they primarily are: books. Mighty good books, IMNSHO. :)" We encourage you to view the books in this groundbreaking series.
The WAC Clearinghouse is pleased to direct its visitors to the Computers and Composition Digital Press Web site. This innovative press promises to remap our understanding of online publishing of book-length projects. The founders of the press write that they are "committed to publishing innovative, multimodal digital projects. The Press will also publish ebooks (print texts in electronic form available for reading online or for downloading); however, we are particularly interested in digital projects that cannot be printed on paper, but that have the same intellectual heft as a book."