Welcome to the WAC Bibliography. The bibliography, developed and presented in collaboration with CompPile, was developed to support teachers across the disciplines who are interested in using writing and speaking in their courses; scholars who are interested in WAC theory and research; and program administrators, designers, and developers who have interests in the latest work in faculty outreach, program design, and assessment.
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Composition and Rhetoric
Anson, Chris M.. (2010). The intradisciplinary influence of composition and WAC, 1867-1986. link to full text. WAC Journal 21, 5-19.
Farris, Christine. (2003). No discipline? Composition's professional identity crisis. In Bloom, Lynn Z.; Donald A. Daiker; Edward M. White (Eds.), Composition Studies in the new millennium: Rereading the past, rewriting the future; Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
Keywords: composition studies, professionalism, composition-discipline, postprocess, process, professional movement, Lynn Z. Bloom, Susan Miller, Mike Rose, turf war, WAC,, identity
Finkel, De Ann C.. (1989). Comment on 'Only One of the Voices: Dialogic Writing Across the Curriculum' [by Catherine Pastore Blair]. College English 51.1, 101-102.
Forman, Janis. (1993). Business communication and composition: The writing connection and beyond. Journal of Business Communication 30.3, 313-352.
This article considers business communication's current and potential borrowing from composition studies as well as the constraints on such borrowing. It uses a citation analysis and a study of the arguments in business communication articles published in The Journal of Business Communication to identify the current state of composition's impact on research in business writing. After exploring the factors that may impede additional borrowing from composition, it discusses three major areas of composition studies that may profitably influence research in business communication: the historical and theoretical study of composition as a discipline, multicultural and literacy studies, and contemporary critical and social theory. [author's abstract]
Gaillet, Lynee Lewis; Winifred Bryan Horner; Krista Ratcliffe; Barb L'Eplattenier; Lisa Mastrangelo; Kate Adams; Nancy Myers; Sue Hum; Kristie
S. Fleckenstein; Michelle Eble; Linda K. Hughes; David A. Horner, Sr.. (2014). Tributes to Winifred Bryan Horner (1922-2014). . Peitho: The Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition 16.2, 114-144.
Keywords: Winifred Bryan Horner, history, rhetoric, English-studies, Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, mentor, feminist, obituary, rhetoric, rhetorical-studies, rhet-comp, classical-rhetoric, CCCC, NCTE, MLA, WAC
Harris, Joseph. (2004). Thinking like a program. Pedagogy 04.3, 357-363.
Harris asks if making Composition a discipline has improved the working conditions of teachers; it's still TAs and adjuncts who teach first-year composition. He describes "Writing 20," the only course at Duke required of all undergraduates. It is run, not by the English Department, but by the Duke University Writing Program. The classes are taught by "fellows," non-tenure-track teachers, mostly with PhDs, from a wide range of disciplines. Harris says many are young teachers who want to improve their teaching skills before specializing in their fields. The Duke UWP is an interesting model, although of course it wouldnt work everywhere. [WAC Clearinghouse]
Malinowitz, Hawiet. (1998). A feminist critique of writing in the disciplines. In Jarratt, Susan C.; Lynn Worsham (Eds.), Feminism and composition studies: In other words; NY: Modern Language Association of America.
Patton, Martha D.; Jo Ann Vogt. (2007). The center will not hold: Redefining professionalism in the academy. In Dew, Debra Frank; Alice S. Horning (Eds.), Untenured faculty as Writing Program Administrators: Institutional practices and politics; West Lafayetter, IN: Parlor Press.
Keywords: WPA, professionalism, junior faculty, anecdote, tenure, jWPA, exploitation, reformist jWPA-values, case study, Mary Licklider, University of Missouri, Jo Ann Vogt, Marty Patton, social responsibility, collaboration, WAC, English, Rhetoric and Composition, Campus Writing Program, part-time, untenured, WPA, institutional, political, English-profession
Ritter, Kelly; Paul Kei Matsuda (eds.). (2012). Exploring composition studies: Sites, issues, and perspectives. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
Townsend, Martha A.. (2007). Negotiating the risks and reaping the rewards: Reflections and advice from a former jWPA. In Dew, Debra Frank; Alice S. Horning (Eds.), Untenured faculty as Writing Program Administrators: Institutional practices and politics; West Lafayetter, IN: Parlor Press.
Keywords: WPA, jWPA, anecdote, Rhetoric and Composition, English, tenure, reward, University of Missouri-Columbia, WAC, power, responsibility-administrative, faculty-evalution, WI, CCCC, Ernest Boyer, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, Glasick, Huber, Maeroff, Scholarship Assessed: The Evaluation of the Professoriate, part-time, untenured, WPA, institutional, political, English-profession, negotiation