Select List of Composition Journals (See the NCTE list of journals for more information on *  titles)

CCC: College Composition and Communication* [WVU Library]

CE: College English* (select articles) [WVU Library]

Composition Studies: Freshman English News [U of Pittsburgh]

Computers and Composition [Carnegie Mellon Univ].

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory [WVU Library]

JBTC: Journal of Business and Technical Communication [U of Pittsburgh (Titusville Campus)]

JBW: Journal of Basic Writing [U of Pittsburgh]

Pre/Text [WVU Library]

RTE: Research in the Teaching of English* [WVU Library]

Rhetoric Review [WVU Library (partial run)] and [U of Pittsburgh]

Rhetorica [U of Pittsburgh]

Teaching English in the Two Year College* (TETYC) [U of Pittsburgh]

WPA: Writing Program Administration [U of Pittsburgh]

Written Communication [WVU Library]

Online Journals:


Composition and Resistance. Eds. Mark Hurlbert and Michael Blitz. Boynton/Cook, 1991. [U of Pittsburgh]

Connors and Glenn. The St. Martin's Guide to Teaching Writing, 3rd. Ed. St. Martin's 1995.

Gallagher, Chris. Radical Departures: Composition and Progressive Pedagogy. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2002.

Hardin, Joe Marshall. Opening Spaces : Critical Pedagogy and Resistance Theory in Composition. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2001. [U of Pittsburgh]

Lindemann, Erika. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, 3rd ed. Oxford UP, 1995. [U of Pittsburgh]

Preparing College Teachers of Writing : Histories, Theories, Programs, Practices. Ed Betty P. Pytlik, Sarah Liggett. New York : Oxford UP, 2002. [WVU Library]

The Relevance of English: Teaching That Matters in Students' Lives. Eds. Robert E. Yagelski and Scott Leonard. Urbana, IL: NCTE, forthcoming.

Spellmeyer, Kurt. Common Ground : Dialogue, Understanding, and the Teaching of Composition. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1993. [WVU Library]

Strategies for Teaching First-Year Composition. Eds. Duane Roen et al. Urbana, IL: NCTE 2002.

Teacher Portfolios : Literacy Artifacts and Themes. Eds. Sheri Everts Rogers and Kathy Everts Daniels. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 1996. [U of Pittsburgh]

White, Edward M. Assigning, Responding, Evaluating : A Writing Teacher's Guide. 3rd Ed. St Martins P,

1995. [U of Pittsburgh]

Academic Autobiography and Biography

Bishop, Wendy. Teaching Lives: Essays and Stories. Utah State U P, 1997.[U of Pittsburgh]

Brodkey, Linda. Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only. U of MN P, 1996.[U of Pittsburgh]

Hesford, Wendy S. Framing Identities: Autobiographies and the Politics of Pedagogy. Minneapolis: U of MN P, 1999. [U of Pittsburgh]

Maher, Jane. Mina P. Shaughnessy : Her Life and Work. NCTE, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Rose, Mike. Lives on the Boundary. MacMillan, 1989. [WVU Library]

Villanueva, Victor. Bootstraps: From an American Academic of Color. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1993.[U of Pittsburgh]

Composition Theory and Literary Theory--Intersections

Berlin, James. Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures: Refiguring English Studies. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1996. [U of Pittsburgh]

Beyond English, Inc.: Discipline and Curriculum in a Global Economy. Eds. David B. Downing, Claude Mark Hurlbert, Paula Mathieu. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2002. U of Pittsburgh]

Bizzell, Patricia. Academic Discourse and Critical Consciousness. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 1992. [WVU Library]

Crowley, Sharon. Composition in the University. U of Pittsburgh P, 1998. [U of Pittsburgh]

Composition in the Twenty-First Century : Crisis and Change. Eds. Lynn Z. Bloom, Donald A. Daiker, and Edward M. White. SIUP, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom. Eds. Gary A. Olson & Sidney I. Dobrin, 1994. [WVU Library]

Contending with Words. Eds. Patricia Harkin and John Schilb. MLA, 1992.[U of Pittsburgh]

Dobrin, Sidney I. Constructing Knowledges : The Politics of Theory-Building and Pedagogy in Composition, 1997. [WVU Library]

Faigley, Lester. Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition. U of Pittsburgh P, 1992. [WVU Library]

Feminism and Composition Studies : In Other Words. Eds. Susan Jarratt & Lynn Worsham,1998. [U of Pittsburgh]

Left Margins : Cultural Studies and Composition Pedagogy. Eds. Karen Fitts and Alan W. France. Albany, NY : SUNY Press, 1995. [WVU Library]

Miller, Susan. Assuming the Positions : Cultural Pedagogy and the Politics of Commonplace Writing, 1997. [WVU Library]

Professing in the Contact Zone: Bringing Theory and Practice Together. Ed. Janice Wolff. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2002.

Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial. Ed Gary A.Olson, Lynn Worsham. Albany : SUNY Press, 1999. [WVU Library]

Rosteck, Thomas, ed. At the Intersection: Cultural Studies and Rhetorical Studies. New York: guilford, 1999. [U of Pittsburgh]

Schilb, John. Between the Lines : Relating Composition Theory and Literary Theory, 1996. [U of Pittsburgh]

Theorizing Composition : A Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship in Contemporary Composition Studies. Ed. Mary Lynch Kennedy. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998. [WVU Library]

Visual Display : Culture beyond Appearances. Eds. Lynne Cooke and Peter Wollen. Seattle : Bay Press, 1995. [WVU Library]

Writing in Multicultural Settings. Eds. Carol Severino, Juan C. Guerra, and Johnnella E. Butler.

New York, N.Y. : MLA, 1997. [WVU Library]

Writing Theory and Critical Theory. Eds. John Clifford, John Schilb. New York : MLA, 1994 [U of Pittsburgh]

Composition Research and Theory Introductions/Overviews

Sullivan and Qualley, eds. Pedagogy in the Age of Politics. Urbana: NCTE, 1994. [WVU Library]

Odell, ed. Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing: Rethinking the Discipline. SIUP, 1993. [WVU Library]

Gere, Anne Ruggles, ed. Into the Field: Sites of Composition Studies. MLA, 1993. [WVU Library]

Kirsch and Sullivan, eds. Methods and Methodology in Composition Research. SIUP, 1992 [U of Pittsburgh]

Olson & Gale. (Inter)views: Cross disciplinary Perspectives on Rhetoric and Literarcy. SIUP, 1991. [U of Pittsburgh]

Ray, Ruth. The Practice of Theory: Teacher Research in Composition. NCTE, 1993. [WVU Library]

Winterowd, W. Ross, and Vincent Gillespie. Composition in Context. Carbondale: SIUP, 1994.[U of Pittsburgh]

Winterowd, W. Ross and Jack Blum. A Teacher's Introduction to Composition in the Rhetorical Tradition

Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1994. [WVU Library]

Computers and Composition

The Computer and the Page : Publishing, Technology, and the Classroom. James R. Kalmbach , 1996. [U of Pittsburgh]

Computers and the Teaching of Writing in American Higher Education, 1979-1994 : A History. Gail E. Hawisher, et al, 1996. [U of Pittsburgh]

Electronic Networks : Crossing Boundaries/Creating Communities. Ed. Tharon Howard [et al.]. Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1999. [U of Pittsburgh]

Faigley, Lester. Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition. U of Pittsburgh P, 1992. [WVU Library]

Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet. Ed. Todd Taylor and Irene Ward. New York : Columbia UP, 1998. [WVU Library]

Nostalgic Angels : Rearticulating Hypertext Writing. Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Ablex Pub Corp, 1997.

[U of Pittsburgh]

Opening Spaces : Writing Technologies and Critical Research Practices. Patricia Sullivan, James E. Porter, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies. Eds. Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe. Logan: Utah State UP and NCTE, 1999. [U of Pittsburgh]

Rhetorical Ethics and Internetworked Writing. James E. Porter, 1998 [U of Pittsburgh]

Transitions : Teaching Writing in Computer-Supported and Traditional Classrooms. Ed. Michael Palmquist. Greenwich, Conn. : Ablex Pub. Corp., 1998. [U of Pittsburgh]

Creative Writing and Composition

Bishop, Wendy. Teaching Lives : Essays and Stories. Logan: Utah State UP, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Bloom, Lynn Z. Composition Studies as a Creative Art: Teaching, Writing, Scholarship, Administration. Logan: Utah State UP, 1998. [WVU Library]

Colors of a Different Horse: Rethinking Creative Writing Theory and Pedagogy. Eds. Wendy Bishop and Hans Ostrom. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1994. [U of Pittsburgh]

Elements of Alternate Style : Essays on Writing and Revision. Ed. Wendy Bishop. Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Kamler, Barbara . Relocating the Personal : A Critical Writing Pedagogy. Albany: SUNY Press, 2001.

[U of Pittsburgh]

Spigelman, Candace. Across Property Lines: Textual Ownership in Writing Groups. Carbondale: SIUP, 2001. [U of Pittsburgh]

Teaching Writing Creatively. Ed. David Starkey. Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1998. [U of Pittsburgh]

Perabo, Susan. Writers in the Schools : A Guide to Teaching Creative Writing in the Classroom. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas Press, 1998. [U of Pittsburgh]

Evaluating Writing

Assessment of Writing : Politics, Policies, Practices. Eds. Edward M. White, William Lutz, and Sandra Kamusikiri. MLA P, 1996. [WVU Library]

Evaluating Teachers of Writing. Ed. Christina Hult. NCTE, 1994.[U of Pittsburgh]

White, Edward M. Teaching and Assessing Writing : Recent Advances in Understanding, Evaluating, and Improving Student Performance. 2nd. revised ed. Jossey-Bass,1994.[U of Pittsburgh]

Feminisms and Composition

hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress : Education As the Practice of Freedom. Routledge, 1994. [WVU Library]

Feminine Principles and Women's Experience in American Composition and Rhetoric. Eds. Louise Wetherbee Phelps and Janet Emig. U of Pittsburgh P, 1995. [WVU Library]

Feminism and Composition Studies : In Other Words. Eds. Susan Jarratt & Lynn Worsham,1998. [U of Pittsburgh]

Feminisms and Pedagogies of Everyday Life. Ed. Carmen Luke. SUNY P, 1996. [U of Pittsburgh]

Gore, Jennifer. Feminisms and Critical Pedagogy. Routledge,1992. [WVU Library]

Kirsch, Gesa. Women Writing the Academy. SIUP, 1993. [WVU Library]

Literacy Studies

Brandt, Deborah. Literacy As Involvement : The Acts of Writers, Readers, and Texts. SIUP, 1990. [WVU Library]

Cultural Encounters: Representing 'Otherness.' Eds. Elizabeth Hallam and Brian V. Street. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. [U of Pittsburgh]

Cushman, Ellen. The Struggle and the Tools: Oral and Literate Strategies in an Inner City Community. Albany: SUNY P, 1998. [U of Pittsburgh]

Graff, Harvey. The Labyrinths of Literacy: Reflections on Literacy Past and Present. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 1995. [U of Pittsburgh]

-----. The Legacies of Literacy: Continuities and Contradictions in Western Culture and Society. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1987. [WVU Library]

The Powers of Literacy : A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing. Eds. Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis. U of Pittsburgh P, 1993. [U of Pittsburgh]

Pratt, Chris and Alison F. Garton. Learning to Be Literate : The Development of Spoken and Written Language. Blackwell P, 1998. [WVU Library]

Sheridan, Dorothy and Brian Street, David Bloome. Writing Ourselves : Mass-Observation and Literacy Practices. Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, 2000. [U of Pittsburgh]

Street, Brian V. Literacy in Theory and Practice. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge UP, 1984. [WVU Library]

Street, Brian V., ed. Cross-Cultural Approaches to Literacy. New York: Cambridge UP, 1993. [U of Pittsburgh]

Street, Brian V., ed. Literacy and Development : Ethnographic Perspectives. London ; New York : Routledge, 2001. [U of Pittsburgh]

History of Rhetoric

Berlin, James. Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900-1985. SIUP, 1987. [WVU Library]

Connors, Robert J. Composition-Rhetoric : Backgrounds, Theory, and Pedagogy. U of Pittsburgh P, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Eighteenth-Century British and American Rhetorics and Rhetoricians : Critical Studies and Sources. Ed. Michael G. Moran. Greenwood, 1994. [U of Pittsburgh]

Glenn, Cheryl. Rhetoric Retold : Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance. SIUP, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Jarratt, Susan C. Rereading the Sophists : Classical Rhetoric Refigured. 1991. Reprint edition. SIUP, 1998. [WVU Library]

The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College, 1875-1925 : A Documentary History. Ed. John C. Brereton. U of Pittsburgh P, 1996. [U of Pittsburgh]

Reclaiming Rhetorica : Women in the Rhetorical Tradition. Ed. Andrea A. Lunsford. U of Pittsburgh P, 1995. [WVU Library]

The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Eds. Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg. St. Martin's, 1990. [WVU Library]

Vitanza, Victor. Negation, Subjectivity, and the History of Rhetoric. Albany, NY: SUNY P, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Service Learning

Writing the Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Composition. Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner, Robert Crooks, and Ann Watters. Washington D. C.: American Association for Higher Education, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Learning with the Community : Concepts and Models For Service-Learning in Teacher Education. Eds. Joseph A. Erickson, Jeffrey B. Anderson. Washington D. C.: American Association for Higher Education, 1997. [U of Pittsburgh]

Writing Program Administration

Administrative Problem-Solving for Writing Programs and Writing Centers : Scenarios in Effective Program Management. Ed. Linda Myers-Breslin. Urbana: NCTE, 1999. [U of Pittsburgh]

Field of Dreams: Independent Writing Programs. Eds. Peggy O'Neill, Angela Crow, and Larry Burton. Logan: U of Utah P, forthcoming.

Resituating Writing : Constructing and Administering Writing Programs. Eds. Joseph Janangelo & Kristine Hansen. Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook, 1995. [U of Pittsburgh]