Across the Disciplines Books

Series Editor: Michael A. Pemberton, Georgia Southern University

Associate Editors: Michelle LaFrance, George Mason University; and Christopher Basgier, Auburn University

The Across the Disciplines Books series publishes scholarly texts that explore language and discourse practices within and across disciplinary boundaries using diverse methodologies and theoretical approaches.  While some volumes in the series are linked to themed issues of the online, open access, peer reviewed journal Across the Disciplines (ATD), ATD Books shares the broader mission of the WAC Clearinghouse, publishing works relevant to writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and interdisciplinary communication.

Works with a particular emphasis on WAC/WID, disciplinary language practices, praxis, and the scholarship of teaching and learning are especially welcome.  For more information about submitting to this and other book series hosted by the WAC Clearinghouse, please see the Invitation to Contribute page.

The Across the Disciplines Books Series is a collaborative publication venture between the WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado. It is designed to make new books available freely on the Web and in low-cost print editions.

Book CoverGraduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting

Edited by Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Elena G. Garcia, Soo Hyon Kim, Katie Manthey, and Trixie G. Smith

In Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines, the editors and their colleagues argue that graduate education must include a wide range of writing support designed to identify writers’ needs, teach writers through direct instruction, and support writers through programs such as writing centers, writing camps, and writing groups. The chapters in this collection demonstrate that attending to the needs of graduate writers requires multiple approaches and thoughtful attention to ... More

Book CoverWriting In and About the Performing and Visual Arts: Creating, Performing, and Teaching

Edited by Steven J. Corbett, Jennifer Lin LeMesurier, Teagan E. Decker, and Betsy Cooper

The performing and visual arts have much to offer writing studies in terms of process, creativity, design, delivery, and habits of mind (and body). This collection is intended for teachers and researchers of writing in and across the disciplines, in both secondary and post-secondary settings, and for those outside of writing studies who wish to infuse more writing into their performing and visual arts curriculums and courses. Filled with evocative images and vivid descriptions, contributors showcase ways of knowing and doing in the performing and visual arts. ... More

Book CoverWhat Is College Reading?

Edited by Alice S. Horning, Deborah-Lee Gollnitz, and Cynthia R. Haller

Arguing that literacy instruction is the work of all teachers, K-12 and beyond, this collection offers replicable strategies to help educators think about how and when students learn the skills of reading, synthesizing information, and drawing inferences across multiple texts. What Is College Reading? will be of interest and practical use to any educator facing the need to offer more for students as they exit their high school career and begin the journey of post-secondary education. ... More

Book CoverPerforming Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication

Edited by Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young

In Performing Antiracist Pedagogy, Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young seek to help create openings to address race and racism not only in course readings and class discussion in writing, rhetoric, and communication courses but also in wider public settings. The contributors to this collection, drawn from a wide range of disciplines, urge readers to renew their commitment to intelligently and publicly deliberate race and to counteract the effects of racism. ... More

Submission and Contact Information

Queries should be directed via electronic mail to Michael A. Pemberton, Georgia Southern University, at michaelp@georgiasouthern.edu. Initial proposals for special issues of Across the Disciplines should follow the journal's submission guidelines and be modeled after previous CFPs. Once the proposal has been accepted and the CFP distributed, the guest editor(s) and the series editor may explore the possibility of developing the issue into an Across the Disciplines Books volume. Authors wishing to propose a volume not directly tied to an issue of ATD 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, our Invitation to Contribute and Diversity Statement, and our Guide for Authors and Editors.

About the Publishers

The WAC Clearinghouse supports teachers of writing across the disciplines. The site receives support from Colorado State University and from its editorial staff and editorial review board and its hundreds of members who, through their collaborative efforts, add to and update information on the site. For more information about the Clearinghouse, please see our site information page. University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by Adams State University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University, and Western Colorado University. For more information, visit upcolorado.com.

About Our Publication Process

The Across the Disciplines Books series offers books in free digital editions and low-cost print editions. Books are offered through a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License. Copyright is held by the author(s) or editor(s) of the books. The publishers cover the costs of reviewing, designing, producing, and distributing the books. Any proceeds from sales of print books in the series are used to support the publication of subsequent books. Our goal is to make work available to the widest possible audience while maintaining the highest standards in scholarly publishing. We welcome contributions to the series and to the larger goal of supporting open-access scholarly publishing. If you have questions about the goals of the larger WAC Clearinghouse project, please contact Mike Palmquist at Mike.Palmquist@ColoState.edu.