State of the Field: Comp/Rhet

By: Seth Graves


Composition Pedagogy
College Composition and Communication Journal
Writing on the Edge (still active, though the website hasn’t been updated since 2012)
College English
The Writing Instructor
Written Communication
Composition Studies

Philosophy and Rhetoric
JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics
Rhetoric Society Quarterly
Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture

JCLL: Journal of College Literacy and Learning
Journal of Academic Language and Learning

WPA and Writing Centers
WPA Journal
Writing Center Journal
Praxis: A Writing Center Journal


Composition Pedagogy/Community
A New Writing Classroom: Listening, Motivation, and Habits of Mind, Patrick Sullivan, Utah State University 2014
Adult Literacy and American Identity: The Moonlight Schools and Americanization Programs, Samantha NeCamp, Southern Illinois University Press 2014
Embracing Writing: Ways to Teach Reluctant Writers in Any College Course, Gary R. Hafer and Maryellen Weimer (forward), Wiley 2014
Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses: Critical Issues and Challenges for Teacher Educators in Top-Down Times, ed. Jory Brass and Allen Webb, Routledge 2014
Upsetting Composition Commonplaces, Ian Barnard, Utah State University 2014
Race and Writing Assessment (Studies in Composition and Rhetoric), ed. Asao B. Inoue and Mya Poe, Peter Lang International Academic Publishers 2012 (CCCC Outstanding Book Award 2014)
Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond: Innovations in practice and theory, ed. Claire Aitchison and Cally Guerin, Routledge 2014
After Pedagogy: The Experience of Teaching (CCCC/NCTE Studies in Writing & Rhetoric) (Cccc Studies in Writing & Rhetoric), Paul Lynch, NCTE 2013

Writing Craft
Writing in Social Spaces: A social processes approach to academic writing (Research into Higher Education), Rowena Murray, Routledge 2014
How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times, Roy Peter Clark, Little, Brown and Company 2014

The Other Side of Pedagogy: Lacan’s Four Discourses and the Development of the Student Writer,  T. R. Johnson, SUNY Press 2014
A Language and Power Reader: Representations of Race in a “Post-Racist” Era, Robert Eddy and Victor Villanueva, Utah State University 2013
Ambient Rhetoric: The Attunements of Rhetorical Being (Pitt Comp Literacy Culture), Thomas Rickert, University of Pittsburgh Press 2013 (CCCC Outstanding Book Award 2014)
Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Sign, Storage, Transmission), Lisa Gitelman, Duke University Press 2014
Multimodal Epistemologies: Towards an Integrated Framework (Routledge Studies in Multimodality), ed. Arianna Maiorani and Christine Christie, Routledge 2014
Language: A Reader for Writers, Gita DasBender, Oxford University Press 2013
Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing; Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander, Kevin Cannon, Zander Cannon; Bedford/St. Martin’s 2013

Writing Centers/WPA
Talk about Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors, by Jo Mackiewicz and Isabelle Kramer Thompson, Routledge 2015

Digital Humanities
Participatory Composition: Video Culture, Writing, and Electracy, Sarah J. Arroyo  (Author), Cortney Kimoto (Smethurst) (Contributor), Southern Illinois University Press 2013
Debates in the Digital Humanities, Matthew K. Gold, University of Minnesota Press 2012 (:-D)

CCCC Annual Convention
AWP: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference
MLA Annual Convention
IWCA: International Writing Centers Association
ASHR: American Society for the History of Rhetoric
CWPA: Conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators
Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric, Louisville
NCPTW: National Conference of Peer Tutors of Writing
NEMLA: Northeast MLA Conference
National Conference of Teachers, NCTE
College English Association Conference
American Studies Association Conference
AEJMC: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition
Options for Teaching, MLA
Refiguring English Studies, NCTE
Studies in Writing and Rhetoric, NCTE
Theory and Research into Practice, NCTE
Teacher’s Introduction Series, NCTE
Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition, WAC Clearinghouse, Colorado State
The Bedford/St. Martin’s Series in Rhetoric and Composition
The Cross Current Series, Heinemann
Postmillennial Pop, NYU Press
Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation, Penn State Press
Rhetoric and Society, Cornell University Press
Princeton Series in Culture, Power, History
Philosophy/Communication, Purdue University Press
Approaches to Language and Literacy Research, Teachers College Press
Iowa Series in Creativity and Writing
Digital Humanities Series, University of Michigan Press
Series on English for Academic and Professional Purposes, University of Michigan Press
Writers on Writing, University of Michigan Press
Topics in the Digital Humanities, University of Illinois Press
The History of Communication, University of Illinois Press
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing, University of Chicago Press

Composition Program Speaker Series, Virginia Tech
Rhet/Comp Speaker Series, Florida State University
Illinois State Visiting Speaker Series
Digital Writing and Research Speaker Series, University of Texas at Austin
The Mina Shaughnessy Speaker Series, CUNY-wide
Rhetorical Listening and Composition Speaker Series, Syracuse University
Writing Program Speaker Series, Ball State University
Victor M. Bearg Science and Humanities Scholars Speaker Series, Carnegie Mellon University
Culbertson Speaker Series, Indiana University
Composition and Rhetoric Lecture Series at Kansas University
Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics Speaker Series at UT Knoxville

Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute
Ted Underwood
Brian McNely (U Kentucky)
Ann Larson, “ex-composition” scholar, CUNY Grad 2010
Kathleen Fitzpatrick (MLA/NYU)
College Ready Writing (Inside Higher Ed, Lee Elaine Skallerup)
Rhetoric Society of America Blog
Great list of comp/rhet blogs here

Roy Peter Clark
Adam Banks
Ellen Schendel
Kathleen Fitzpatrick

4 C’s
National Center for Literacy Education
The National Writing Project
The Institute of Play
NYT Learning Network
Kairos Journal