International Exchanges on the Study of Writing Series

K-12Series Editors: Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University; Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology; and Joan Mullin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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 International Exchanges on the Study of Writing Series is designed to make new books available freely on the Web and in low-cost print editions.

Submission and Contact Information

Queries should be directed via electronic mail to Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University, at Proposals should outline the rationale and projected audience for the book and its relation to other books in the field; include the book's table of contents or a chapter outline, the estimated length and the timetable for completion, and, if available, the introduction and a sample chapter. Please also send the CV of the author(s) or editor(s).

To learn more about submitting to the series, please see our Submission Guidelines.

To view our manuscript preparation guidelines, please see our Guide for Authors and Editors.

WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices

Edited by Terry Myers Zawacki and Michelle Cox

This edited collection pursues the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers. The editors and authors not only report new research but also share a wealth of pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic practices relevant to second-language writers.... More More

Open-Access Books Available through International Partnerships

Lee y se Escribe en la Universidad ColombianaLee y se Escribe en la Universidad Colombiana

Edited by Mauricio Pérez-Abril and Gloria Rincón Bonilla

This book presents the findings of the inter-institutional research project, "What are the purposes of reading and writing in Colombian Universities? A contribution to consolidating the national academic culture." Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected and a variety of stakeholders (i.e., students, faculty members, and university administrators) participated in the project. The project has served as a preliminary step in formulating guidelines for public policy on higher education writing in Colombia. ... More More

En CarreraEn Carrera: Escritura y Lectura de Textos Académicos y Profesionales

Edited by Lucía Natale

This book offers a critical description of higher education genres that are relevant for academically and professionally-oriented degrees: academic review, essay, state of the art, case study, product evaluation, procedures manual, and social intervention project. The book also guides readers on how to understand and quote complex texts. This book can be useful for professionals, university students, and professors who are interested in including discipline-specific writing skills in their courses. ... More More

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Editorial Review Board: International Exchanges on the Study of Writing

Cecile Badenhorst, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Julia Chen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Christiane K. Donahue, Dartmouth
Ide O'Sullivan, Univerity of Limerick
Moisés D. Perales Escudero, Universidad de Quintana Roo
Bojana Petric, Birkbeck, University of London
Zhoulin Ruan, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
David R. Russell, Iowa State University
Joan Turner, Goldsmiths, University of London
Luuk Van Waes, University of Antwerp
Bob Wilkinson, Coventry University
Dan Wu, Xi'an International Studies University
Xiaoye You, Penn State University
Amy A. Zenger, American Univerity of Beirut