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Course Bibliography

Below you will find a provisional collection of print and web-based resources grounding the opening lines of inquiry for ENGL328. This collection is a work-in-progress; we should expect it to grow throughout the course of study.


Baron, Dennis. "From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technologies." Cushman, Kintgen, Kroll, and Rose 70-84.

Butler, Paul. Out of Style: Reanimating Stylistic Study in Composition and Rhetoric. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2008.

Butler, Paul, ed. Style in Rhetoric and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. New York: Bedford St. Martin's, 2010.

Cushman, Ellen, Eugene Kintgen, Barry Kroll, and Mike Rose, eds. Literacy: A Critical Sourcebook. New York: Bedford St. Martin's, 2001.

Fish, Stanley. "What Should Colleges Teach?" Think Again. New York Times, 24 Aug. 2009. Web. 24 Aug. 2009. <http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/24/what-should-colleges-teach/>.

Helvetica. Dir. Gary Hustwit. Swiss Dots, 2007. DVD.

Johnson, Steven. "How Twitter Will Change The Way We Live." Time. 5 June 2009. 10 June 2009. Web. <http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1902604,00.html>.

Johnson, T.R., and Tom Pace, eds. Refiguring Prose Style: Possibilities for Writing Pedagogy. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2005.

Lanham, Richard. Style: An Anti-Textbook. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Paul Dry, 2007.

Lanham, Richard. The Longman Guide to Revising Prose. New York: Longman, 2006.

Madden, Matt. 99 Ways to Tell A Story: Exercises in Style. New York: Chamberlain Bros., 2005.

McCloud, Scott. Making Comics. New York: Harper, 2006.

Queneau, Raymond. Exercises in Style. 1947. Trans. Barbara Wright. New York: New Directions, 1981.

Reynolds, Garr. Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2008.

Strunk, William, Jr., and E.B. White. 1979. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. New York: Longman, 2000.

Tufte, Virginia. Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Cheshire, CT: Graphics P, 2006.

Wysocki, Anne F. "Awaywithwords: On the Possibilities in Unavailable Designs." Computers and Composition 22 (2005) 55-62.

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"A few years ago, when I was grading papers for a graduate literature course, I became alarmed at the inability of my students to write a clean English sentence." -Stanley Fish, "What Should Colleges Teach?"

"We concentrate on utility at the expense of joie de vivre. And we then wonder, as de Tocqueville prophesied we would, why life has lost its savor" (19). -Richard Lanham, Style: An Anti-textbook

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