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Composition PhD Reading List: Revised February 18, 2014 (Effective

Fall 2014)
Total: 3,116 pages + New Work of Composing
Overviews of Theories of Composition: (297 pages)
Berlin, James. Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges,
1900-1985. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987 (189
Berlin, James. “Contemporary Composition: The Major Pedagogical Theories.”
College English 44.8 (Dec. 1982): 765-777. (13 pages)
Berlin, James. “Rhetoric and Ideology.” College English 50.5 (Sept. 1988):477494. (18 pages)
Faigley, Lester. “Competing Theories of Process: A Critique and a Proposal.”
College English 48.6 (Oct. 1986): 527-542. (16 pages)
Fulkerson, Richard. “Four Philosophies of Composition.” CCC 30.4 (Dec. 1979):
343-348. (6 pages)
Fulkerson, Richard. “Composition Theory in the Eighties: Axiological Consensus
and Paradigmatic Diversity.” CCC 41.4 (Dec. 1990): 409-429. (21 pages)
Fulkerson, Richard. “Composition at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century.”
CCC 56.4 (Jun. 2005): 654-687. (34 pages)
Cluster: Research Methodologies (644 pages)
Johanek, Cindy. Composing Research. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press,
2000. (209 pages)
North, Stephen. The Making of Knowledge in Composition: Portrait of an
Emerging Field. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boyton/Cook Publishers,
(403 pages)
Fleckenstein, Kristie S., Clay Spinuzzi, Rebecca J. Rickly, and Carole Clark
Papper. “The Importance of Harmony: An Ecological Metaphor for
Writing Research” CCC 60.2 (Dec 2008): 388-419. (32 pages)
Cluster: Genre (171 pages)
Devitt, Amy. “Generalizing about Genre: New Conceptions of an Old Concept.”
CCC 44.4 (Dec. 1993): 573-586. (14 pages)

Green, Bill, and Alison Lee. "Writing Geography: Literacy, Identity, and
Schooling." Learning and Teaching Genre. Ed. Aviva Freedman and Peter
Medway. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994. 207-24. (18 pages)
Research in the Teaching of English 27.3 (1993): full issue. (104 pages)
Miller, Carolyn. “Genre as Social Action.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 70.2
(1984): 151-167. (17 pages)
Miller, Carolyn and Dawn Shepherd. “Blogging as Social Action: A Genre
Analysis of the Weblog.” Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and
Culture of Weblogs. (18 pages)
Cluster: Process (116 pages)
Britton, James. “Writing to Learn and Learning to Write.” Prospect and
Retrospect: Selected Essays of James Britton. Boynton Cook Publishers,
1982. (18 pages)
Elbow, Peter. “About Voice and Writing.” Landmark Essays on Voice and Writing.
Ed. Peter Elbow. Mahwah, NJ: Hermagoras Press, 1994. xi-xlvii. (36
Flower, Linda, and John R. Hayes. “A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing.”
CCC 32.4 (Dec. 1981): 365-387. (23 pages)
Hairston, Maxine. “The Winds of Change: Thomas Kuhn and the Revolution in
the Teaching of Writing.” CCC 33.1 (Feb. 1982): 76-88. (13 pages)
Hairston, Maxine. “Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing.” Responses:
College Composition Communication 44 (1993): 248-56. (9 pages)
Haas, Christine, and Linda Flower. “Rhetorical Reading Strategies and the
Construction of Meaning.” CCC 39.2 (May 1988): 167-183. (17 pages)
Cluster: Post-Process (The Social Turn) (877 pages)
Bazerman, Charles, and David R. Russell. Writing Selves/Writing Societies:
Research from Activity Perspectives. (514 pages) (see
Bruffee, Kenneth A. “Collaborative Learning and the ‘Conversation of Mankind’”
College English 46.7 (Nov. 1984): 635-652. (18 pages)

Cooper, Marilyn. “The Ecology of Writing.” College English 48.4 (Apr. 1986):
364-375. (12 pages)
Cooper, Marilyn. “Rhetorical Agency as Emergent and Enacted.” CCC 62.3 (Feb
2011): 420-449. (30 pages)
Faigley, Lester. Fragments of Rationality: Post Modernity and the Subject of
Composition. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.
(239 pages)
Harris, Joseph. “The Idea of Community in the Study of Writing.” CCC 40.1
(Feb. 1989): 11-22. (12 pages)
Johnson-Eilola, Johnson, and Stuart Selber. “Plagiarism, Originality, Assemblage”
Computers and Composition 24.4 (2007): 375-403. (29 pages)
Trimbur, John. “Composition and the Circulation of Writing.” CCC 52.2 (2000):
188-219. (23 pages)
Cluster: Visual-Material Literacies (454 pages)
Dobrin, Sidney I. and Christian R. Weisser. “Breaking Ground in
Ecocomposition: Exploring Relationships between Discourse and
Environment” College English 64.5 (May 2005): 566-589. (24 pages)
Faigley, Lester “Material Literacy and Visual Design.” Rhetorical Bodies. Ed.
Jack Selzer and Sharon Crowley. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1999. 171201. (31 pages)
Fleckenstein, Kristie S. “Words Made Flesh: Fusing Imagery and Language in a
Polymorphic Literacy.” College English 66.6 (2004): 612-630. (19 pages)
Kress, Gunther. Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary
Communication. London: Routledge, 2010. (197 pages)
Shipka, Jody. Toward a Composition Made Whole. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P,
2011. (151 pages)
Yancey, Kathleen Blake. “Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key.”
CCC 56.2 (Dec. 2004): 297-328. (32 pages)
Cluster: Alterity (286 pages)

Alexander, Jonathan, and Jacquline Rhodes. “Flattening Effects: Composition’s
Multicultural Imperative and the Problem of Narrative Coherence.” CCC
65.3 (2014): 430-54. (25 pages)
Flynn, Elizabeth A. “Composing as a Woman.” CCC 39.4 (1988): 423-435. (13
Gilyard, Keith. Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence. Wayne State
UP, 1991. (175 pages)
Lyons, Scott Richard. “Rhetorical Sovereignty: What Do American Indians Want
from Writing?” CCC 51.3 (2000): 447-468. (22 pages)
Ritchie, Joy and Kathleen Boardman. “Feminism in Composition: Inclusion,
Metonymy, and Disruption.” CCC 50.4 (1999): 585-606. (22 pages)
Royster, Jacqueline Jones. “When the First Voice You Hear Is Not Your
Own.” CCC 47.1 (1996): 29-40. (12 pages)
Villanueva, Victor. “On the Rhetoric and Precedents of Racism.” CCC 50.4
(1999): 645-661. (17 pages)
Cluster: Digitality (271 pages + New Work of Composing)
Borrowman, Shane (Ed). On the Blunt Edge: Technology in Composition's
History and Pedagogy. Parlor Press, 2011. (178 pages)
Journet, Debra, Cheryl Ball, and Ryan Trauman (Eds) The New Work of
Composing. Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital P/Utah State
UP, 2012.
Porter, James E. “Why Technology Matters to Writing: A CyberWriter's
Tale.” Computers & Composition 20 (2004): 375-394. (20 pages)
Selfe, Cynthia L. “The Movement of Air, the Breath of Meaning: Aurality and
Multimodal Composing.” CCC 60 (2009): 616-63. (48 pages)
Selfe and Selfe. “Politics of the Interface: Power and Its Exercise in Electronic
Contact Zones” CCC 45.4 (Dec. 1994): 480-504. (25 pages)