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Course Bibliography

Below you will find a provisional collection of print and web-based resources grounding our opening lines of inquiry in ENGL328. Like many collections of resources for teaching and learning, this list is a work-in-progress. We should expect it to grow throughout the course of study. Please suggest additions to the list by sending email to derek.mueller@emich.edu.


Barnard, Ian. "The Ruse of Clarity." College Composition and Communication 61.3 (2010): 434-51.

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

Brooke, Collin. Lingua Fracta: Towards a Rhetoric of New Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton, 2009.

Brooke, Collin Gifford. "Perspective: Towards the Remediation of Style." Enculturation 4.1 (2002). (online) <http://enculturation.gmu.edu/4_1/style/>

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/>.

Heilker, Paul. "Style." Keywords in Composition Studies. Paul Heilker and Peter Vandenberg, eds. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1996. 228-231.

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, Steven. "Introduction." The Best Technology Writing 2009. Steven Johnson, ed. New Haven: Yale UP, 2009. 1-8.

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

Kreuter, Nate. "Style, Student Writers, and the Handbooks." Composition Forum 19 (Spring 2009). Web. <http://compositionforum.com/issue/19/style-writing-handbooks.php>.

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

Lanham, Richard. The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1995.

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.

Ohmann, Richard. "Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language." College English 41 (1979): 775-798.

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.

Sagolla, Dom. 140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009.

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

Thale, Jerome. "Style and Anti-Style: History and Anti-History." College English 29 (1968): 286-302.

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.

Contact Information

Derek N. Mueller, PhD
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
Director of Composition
Department of English
Virginia Tech
Office: 315 Shanks Hall
Spring 2020 Office Hours: T, 12-3
Phone: +1-734-985-0485

"Neither The Elements of Style nor any other style book can be the definitive text on writing in every genre or media." —ENGL328 student, Fall 2009

"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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