International Exchanges on the Study of Writing

Series Editors: Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University; Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Communication and Learning in Science, Division for Language and Communication; Joan Mullin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Federico Navarro, Universidad de O'Higgins.

Associate Editors: Ana M. Cortés Lagos, Syracuse University; Anna S. Habib, George Mason University; and Matthew Overstreet, Khalifa University.

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 these activities are informed by globalization, national/transnational identities, social media and social networking, and increased cross-cultural communication and collaboration. As such, the series strives to investigate how both the local and the international inform writing research and the facilitation of writing development.

Books in the Series are published jointly by the WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, a leading scholarly press. In some cases, such as collections emerging from international conferences, the WAC Clearinghouse also partners with international publishing houses to make the books available in digital and print editions.

The International Exchanges: Latin America (LA) Section extends the International Exchanges and Clearinghouse goals of accessibility by making original and translated peer-reviewed scholarship on writing available in the languages of the region: Spanish and Portuguese.

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, our Invitation to Contribute and Diversity Statement, and our Guide for Authors and Editors.

Book CoverTranslingual Dispositions: Globalized Approaches to the Teaching of Writing

Edited by Alanna Frost, Julia Kiernan, and Suzanne Blum Malley

Working within the framework of translanguaging, the contributors to this collection offer nuanced explorations of how translingual dispositions can be facilitated in English-medium postsecondary writing programs and classrooms. The authors and editors comprise a wide array of writing scholars from diverse teaching and learning contexts with a corresponding array of institutional, disciplinary, and pedagogical expectations and pressures.... More

Book CoverConocer la Escritura: Investigación Más Allá de las Frontera | Knowing Writing: Writing Research across Borders

Edited by Charles Bazerman, Blanca Yaneth González Pinzón, David Russell, Paul Rogers, Luis Bernardo Peña, Elizabeth Narváez, Paula Carlino, Montserrat Castelló, and Mónica Tapia-Ladino

The chapters in this volume highlight the rapid growth of writing studies in Ibero-America, with its strong concern for critical thought, educational advance, and communal development, alongside new approaches to writing globally, with a focus on the relationship of writing and the growth of knowledge in individuals, professions, and societies.... More

Book CoverResearch on Writing: Multiple Perspectives

Edited by Sylvie Plane, Charles Bazerman, Fabienne Rondelli, Christiane Donahue, Arthur N. Applebee, Catherine Boré, Paula Carlino, Martine Marquilló Larruy, Paul Rogers, and David Russell

In February 2014, 1200 researchers from 60 countries assembled in Paris for the third Writing Research Across Borders conference. Although this book cannot convey fully the rich diversity of the gathering, it attempts nonetheless to highlight key questions which are shaping the current state of research in the field of writing studies.... More

Book CoverEmerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region

Edited by Lisa R. Arnold, Anne Nebel, and Lynne Ronesi

The editors and contributors to this collection share scholarship that addresses how writing programs and writing-across-the-curriculum initiatives—in the Middle East-North Africa region and outside of it—are responding to the increasing globalization of higher education and contributing to international discussions about World Englishes and other language varieties as well as translingual approaches to writing and writing pedagogy.... More

International Exchanges Books that Also Appear in the Perspectives on Writing Series

Book CoverWorking With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice

Edited by Theresa Lillis, Kathy Harrington, Mary R. Lea, and Sally Mitchell

The editors and contributors to this collection explore what it means to adopt an "academic literacies" approach in policy and pedagogy. Transformative practice is illustrated through case studies and critical commentaries from teacher-researchers working in a range of higher education contexts—from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, across disciplines, and spanning geopolitical regions including .... More

Book CoverWAC 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

Book CoverChinese Rhetoric and Writing: An Introduction for Language Teachers

By Andy Kirkpatrick and Zhichang Xu

The authors of Chinese Rhetoric and Writing offer a response to the argument that Chinese students' academic writing in English is influenced by "culturally nuanced rhetorical baggage that is uniquely Chinese and hard to eradicate." Noting that this argument draws from "an essentially monolingual and Anglo-centric view of writing," they point out that the rapid growth in the use of English worldwide calls for "a radical reassessment of what English is in today's world." ... More

Open-Access Books Available through International Partnerships

Book CoverLee 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

Book CoverEn 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

Related Books in Other Clearinghouse Book Series

Book CoverInternational Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures

Edited by Charles Bazerman, Chris Dean, Jessica Early, Karen Lunsford, Suzie Null, Paul Rogers, and Amanda Stansell

The thirty chapters in this edited collection were selected from the more than 500 presentations at the Writing Research Across Borders II Conference in 2011. With representatives from more than forty countries, this conference gave rise to the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research. The chapters selected for this colelctikon represent cutting edge research on writing from all regions, organized around three themes—cultures, places, and measures.... More

Book CoverWriting Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places

Edited by Chris Thaiss, Gerd Bräuer, Paula Carlino, Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, and Aparna Sinha

Emerging from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project, this collection of essays is meant to inform decision-making by teachers, program managers, and college/university administrators considering how writing can most appropriately be defined, managed, funded, and taught in the places where they work. Writing Programs Worldwide offers an important global perspective to the growing research literature in the shaping of writing programs.... More

Book CoverGenre in a Changing World

Edited by Charles Bazerman, Adair Bonini, and Débora Figueiredo

The twenty-four chapters in Genre in a Changing World, reflecting the work of scholars in Europe, Australasia, and North and South America, were selected from the more than 400 presentations at SIGET IV (the Fourth International Symposium on Genre Studies) held on the campus of UNISUL in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil in August 2007—the largest gathering on genre to that date.... More


Editorial Review Board: International Exchanges on the Study of Writing

Lisa Arnold, North Dakota State University
Cecile Badenhorst, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Suresh Canagarajah, Penn State University
Julia Chen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mary Jane Curry, Rochester University
Christiane K. Donahue, Dartmouth
Andreas Eriksson, Chalmers University of Technology
Ann-Marie Eriksson, Gothenburg University
Cinthia Gannett, Fairfield University
Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, Coventry University
Laura Gonzalez, University of Florida
John Harbord, Maastrich University
Tom Lavelle, Stockholm School of Economics
Vivette Milson-Whyte, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Lynn Nygaard, Peace Research Institute Oslo
Ide O'Sullivan, University of Limerick
Moisés D. Perales Escudero, Universidad de Quintana Roo
Bojana Petric, Birkbeck, University of London
Rachel Reidner, George Washington University
Lynne Ronesi, Independent Scholar
Zhoulin Ruan, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
David R. Russell, Iowa State University
Consuelo Salas, San Diego State University
Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University
Brooke Schreiber, Baruch University
Kirstin Solli, Oslo Metropolitan University
Christopher Thaiss, University of California, Davis
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
Pavel Zemliansky, Oslo Metropolitan University
Amy A. Zenger, American University of Beirut

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