Edited by Mike Duncan and Star Medzerian Vanguri
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Mike Palmquist.
In The Centrality of Style, editors Mike Duncan and Star Medzerian Vanguri argue that style is a central concern of composition studies even as they demonstrate that some of the most compelling work in the area has emerged from the margins of the field. Calling attention to this paradox in his foreword to the collection, Paul Butler observes, "Many of the chapters work within the liminal space in which style serves as both a centralizing and decentralizing force in rhetoric and composition. Clearly, the authors and editors have made an invaluable contribution in their collection by exposing the paradoxical nature of a canon that continues to play a vital role in our disciplinary history."
Foreword, Paul Butler
Introduction, Mike Duncan & Star Medzerian Vanguri
Part One: Conceptualizing Style
Introduction to Part One: Conceptualizing Style, Mike Duncan & Star Medzerian Vanguri
Stylistic Sandcastles: Rhetorical Figures as Composition's Bucket and Spade, William FitzGerald
Architectonics and Style, Russell Greer
Making Style Practically Cool and Theoretically Hip, Keith Rhodes
Teaching Style as Cultural Performance, Chris Holcomb and M. Jimmie Killingsworth
The Research Paper As Stylistic Exercise, Mike Duncan
Part Two: Applying Style
Introduction to Part Two: Applying Style, Mike Duncan & Star Medzerian Vanguri
Style in Academic Writing, Nora Bacon
Toward a Pedagogy of Psychic Distance, Erik Ellis
What Scoring Rubrics Teach Students (and Teachers) about Style, Star Medzerian Vanguri
Mike Duncan is an assistant professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in professional writing and rhetoric. He has published articles on style and related issues in journals including College English, JAC, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly, as well as in edited collections.
Star Medzerian Vanguri is an assistant professor in the Division of Humanities at Nova Southeastern University. She teaches first-year composition and courses in writing and rhetoric at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include style, discourse analysis, onomastics, authorship, and classroom writing assessment. Her article, "Style and the Pedagogy of Response," was recently published in Rhetoric Review.
Publication Information: Duncan, Mike, & Vanguri, Star Medzerian (Eds.). (2013). The Centrality of Style. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. Available at https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/centrality/
Publication Date: February 17, 2013
Series Editor: Susan H. McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara
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