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Course Bibliography

Below you will find a collection of print and web-based resources the influence the design of WRTG596 and EMU's First-year Writing Program. Like many collections of resources for teaching and learning, this list is a work-in-progress. Please suggest additions to the list by sending email to derek.mueller@emich.edu.


Ayers, William, and Ryan Alexander-Tanner. To Teach: The Journey, in Comics. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010.

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 Gifford. "Perspective: Towards the Remediation of Style." Enculturation 4.1 (2002). (online) <http://enculturation.net/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.

Crowley, Sharon. Composition in the University. Pittsburgh: U Pittsburgh P, 1998.

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

Dethier, Brock. First Time Up. Logan: Utah State UP, 2005.

Dobrin, Sid. Postcomposition. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 2011.

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.

Jacobson, Sid, and Ernie Colón. The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. <http://www.slate.com/features/911report/default.htm>.

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.

McCloud, Scott. Reinventing Comics. New York: William Morrow, 2000.

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics. New York: William Morrow, 1994.

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

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

Tate, Gary, Amy Rupiper Taggart, Kurt Schick, and H. Brooke Hessle, eds. A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. New York: Oxford UP, 2013.

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.

Van Gestel, Nanda, Jan Hunt, Daniel Quinn, Rue Kream, Earl Stevens, Kim Houssenloge, John Holt, Mary Van Doren, Jason Hunt. The Unschooling Unmanual. Protection Island, BC: The Natural Child Project, 2008.

Villanueva, Victor, and Kristin Arola. Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2011.

Wardle, Elizabeth, and Doug Downs. Writing About Writing: A College Reader. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2014.

Williams, Joseph. Style: Toward Clarity and Grace. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1990.

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 2019 Office Hours: T, 12-3
Phone: +1-734-985-0485

"It is our job as writers to create a context in which we can write, and it is our job as teachers of writing to create a context that is as appropriate for writing as the gym is for basketball" (228). Donald Murray, "First Silence, Then Paper," Fforum: Essays on Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing

"[W]hat we teach our students is a consequence of what we understand writing to be" (215). Mary Lou Odom, Michael Bernard-Donals, and Stephanie Kerschbaum, "Enacting Theory: The Practicum as the Site of Invention," Don't Call It That: The Composition Practicum

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