Dissertation Reading List

Everyday Writing

Almjed, Jen, “A Rhetorician’s Guide to Love: Online dating profiles as remediate dommonplace books” Computers and Composition, 32, (2014): 71-83.

Amicucci, Ann N. “Rhetorical Choices in Facebook Discourse: Constructing Voice and Persona” Computers and Composition. 44 (2017) 36-51.

Arola, Kristen & Anne Wysocki (Eds.), Composing (media) = Composing (embodiment). Utah State University Press, 2012.

Bacha, Jeffrey A. “The Physical Mundane as Topos: Walking/Dwelling/Using as Rhetorical Invention” CCC 68.2 (2016)

Barton, David, and Mary Hamilton. Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community. Routledge, 2012.

Baym, Nancy K. Tune in, Log on: Soaps, fandom and online community. Sage Publications, 2000.

Beck, Estee, “The Invisible digital identity: Assemblages in digital networks” Computers & Composition. 35 (2015): 125-140.

boyd, dana It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens. Yale University Press, 2014.

—–. & Ellison, Nicole B. “Social network sites: Definitions, history, and scholarship” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 13.1 Article 11. Link.

Buck, Amber, “Examining Digital Literacy Practices on Social Network Sites” RTE. 47.1 (2012): 9-28. Link

Comstock Michelle, “Grrrl Zine Networks: Re-Composing Spaces of Authority, Gender, and Culture” JAC 21.2 (2001): 383-409.

Dich, Linh, “Community Enclaves and Public Imaginaries: Formations of Asian American Online Identities” Computers and Composition. 40 (2016): 87-102.

Fraiberg, Steven, and Xiaowei Cui. “Weaving Relationship Webs: Tracing how IMing Practices Medaite the Trajectories of Chinese International Students” Computers and Composition 39 (2016): 83-103.

Gerrard, Lisa, “Beyond ‘Scribbling Women’: Women writing (on) the Web” Computers and Composition vol 19 no 3, 2002, 297-314.

Hayes, Tracey J. “#MyNYPD: Transforming Twitter into a Public place for Protest” Computers and Composition 43 (2017): 118-134).

Herring, Susan, Kirk Job-Slunder, Rebecca Scheckler, and Sasha Barab. “Searching for Safety Online: Managing ‘Trolling’ in Feminist Forum’ The Information Society. 18.5 (2002): 371-384. Link.

Jane, Emma Alice “’Back to the kitchen, cunt’: Speaking the unspeakable about online misogyny” Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 28.4 (2014): 558-570.

—–., “’you’re a ugly, whorish, Slut’: Understanding e-bile” Feminist Media Studies 14.4 (2014): 531-546.

Kuebric, Ben, “’White Guys Who Send my Uncle to Prison’: Going Public within Asymmetrical power” CCC. 66.4 (2015).

Lamberton, L. Jill. “’A Revelation and a Delight’: 19th Century Cambridge Women, Academic Collaboration, and the Cultural Work of Extracurricular Writing” CCC. 65.4 (2014): 560-87.

LaPoe, Victoria L., Candi Carter Olson, and Stine Eckert. “‘Linkedin is My Office; Facebook My Living Room, Twitter the Neighborhood Bar’: Media Scholars’ Liminal Use of Social Media for Peer and Public Communication” Journal of Communication Inquiry, vol. 41, no. 3, 2017, pp. 185-206.

Lueck, Amy J. “’Classbook Sense’: Genre and Girls’ School Yearbooks in the Early-Twentieth Century American High School” College English 79.4 (2017)

Marwick, A & dana boyd. “I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience” New Media & Society, 13 (2011): 96-113.

Pavia, Catherine Matthews. “Literacy Sponsorship of the ‘My Online Friends’ Discussion Board: Competting and Complementary Relationships” Computers and Composition. 30.2 (2013): 132-145.

Pigg, Stacey. “Coordinating Constant Invention: Social Media’s Role in Distributed Work.” Technical Communication Quarterly 23.2 (2014): 69-87. Received 2015 Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article in TCQ.

Pigg, Stacey, Jeffrey T. Grabill, Beth Brunk-Chavez, Jessie L. Moore, Paula Rosinski, and Paul G. Curran. “Ubiquitous Writing, Technologies, and the Social Practice of Literacies of Coordination.” Written Communication 31.1 (2014): 91-117.

Grabill, Jeffrey T., and Stacey Pigg. “Messy Rhetoric: Identity Performance as Rhetorical Agency in Online Public Forums.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42.2 (2012): 99-119.

Reid, Jean. “We don’t Twitter, we Facebook’: An alternative pedagogical space that enables critical rpactices in relation to writing” English Teaching: Practices and Critique. 10.1. (2011): 58-80.

Rivers, Nathaniel A., and Ryan P. Weber. “Ecological, Pedagogical, Public Rhetoric.” College Composition and Communication 63.2 (2011): 187-218. JSTOR. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.

Selfe, Cynthai L. and Gai E Hawisher, Literate lives in the information age: Narratives of Literact form the united states. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.

Stedman, Kyle D. “Remix Literacy and Fan Composition” Computers and Compostiion. 29.2 (2012): 107-123.

Sohan, Vanessa Kraemer. “’But a quilt is more’: Recontextualzing the Discousre(s) of the Gee’s Bend Quilts” College English 77.4. (2015).

Soliday, Mary, “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Reconceiving Remediation” CCC 47.1 (1996): 85-100.

Takayoshi, Pamela, “Short-form writing: Studying process in the context of contemporary composing technologies” Computers and Composition. 37 (2015): 1-13.

Tarsa, Rebecca, “Emerging Voices: Upvoting the Exordium: Literacy Practices of the Digital Interface” College English. 78.1 (2015).

Wuebben, Daniel. “Getting Likes, Going Viral, and the Intersections between Popularity metrics and Digital Composing” Computers and Composition. (2016): 66-79.


Ackelsberg, Martha A. “Communities, Resistance, and Women’s Activism: Some Implications for a Democratic Polity.” Women and the Politics of Empowerment. Ed. Ann Bookman and Sandra Morgen. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1988. 297-313.

Agamben, Giorgio. The Coming Community. Minneapolis: U Minnesota P, 1993.

Ahmed, Sara. Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Bauer, Dale M. Feminist Dialogics: A Theory of Failed Community. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1988.

Baym, Nancy K. Tune in, Log on: Soaps, fandom and online community. Sage Publications, 2000.

Bruch, Pat, and Richard Marback. “From Athens to Detroit: Civic Space and Learning Writing.” Rhetoric Review 15.1 (Fall 1996): 156-73.

Bullock, Richard H. “Athens/Arts: Involving Students in Research on Their Community.” College Composition and Communication 36.2 (May 1985): 237-9.

Eaton, Maria, and Rita Pougiales. “Work, Reflection, and Community: Conditions that Support Self-Evaluations.” Student Self-Evaluation: Fostering Reflective Learning. Ed. Jean MacGregor. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994. 47-64.

Eberly, Rosa A. “From Writers, Audiences, and Communities to Publics: Writing Classrooms as Protopublic Spaces.” Rhetoric Review 18 (1999): 165-78.

Gee, James Paul. “Affinity Spaces: From Age of Mythology to Today’s Schools.” 16 June 2009. eb.

Henson, Darold Leigh. “Using the Internet as a Tool for Public Service: Creating a Community History Web Site.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 35.1 (2005).

Osterud, Nancy Grey. Bonds of Community: The Lives of Farm Women in Nineteenth-Century New York. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1991.

Rafoth, Bennett A. “Discourse Community: Where Writers, Readers, and Texts Come Together.” The Social Construction of Written Comunication. Ed. Bennett A. Rafoth and Donald L. Rubin. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1988. 131-46.

Rose, Gillian. “Spatialities of ‘Community’, Power and Change: The Imagined Geographies of Community Projects.” Cultural Studies 11.1 (1997).

Shepherd, Gregory J., and Eric W. Rothenbuhler, eds. Communication and Community. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2001.

Smith, Marc, and Peter Kollock, eds. Communities in Cyberspace. New York: Routledge, 1998.

Zappen, James P., Laura J. Gurak, and Stephen Doheny-Farina. “Rhetoric, Community, and Cyberspace.” Rhetoric Review 15.2 (Spring 1997): 400-421.

Assessment Response

Callahan, Susan, “Responding to the invisible student” Assessing Writing, vol. 7, no. 1, 2000, pp. 57-77.

Connors, Robert J. and Andrea A. Lunsford. “Teachers’ Rhetorical Comments on Student Papers” College Composition and Communication, vol. 44, no. 2, 1993, pp. 200-23.

Ferris, Dana F. “Responding to student writing: teacher’s philosophies and practices” Assessing Writing, vol. 19, 2014, pp. 6-23.

Hester, Vicki, “Responding to Student Writing: Locating our Theory/Practice Among Communities” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver, CO, March 14-17, 2001. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED451539.pdf.

O’Neill, Peggy and Jane Mathison Fife. Listening to Students: Contextualizing Response to Student Writing” Composition Studies, vol. 27, no 2, 1999, pp 39-51.

O’Neill, Peggy, “From the writing process to the responding sequence: Incorporating self-assessment and reflection in the classroom” Teaching English in the Two Year College, vol. 26, no. 1, 1998, pp. 61-

Phelps, Louise Wetherbee, “Surprised by Response: Student, Teacher, Editor, Reviewer” JAC, vol. 18, no. 2, 1998, p. 247-273.

Sommers, Jeff. “Response Rethought…Again: Exploring Recorded Comments and the Teacher-Student Bond” The Journal of Writing Assessment, vol. 5, no. 1, 2012. http://journalofwritingassessment.org/article.php?article=59.

Sommers, Nancy, “Across the Drafts” College Composition and Communication, vol. 58, no. 2, 2006, pp. 248-257.

—–. “Responding to Student Writing” College Composition and Communication, vol. 33, no. 2, 1982, p. 148-56.

Straub, Richard, and Ronald F. Lunsford. Twelve Readers Reading: Responding to College Student Writing. Hampton Press, 1995.

Straub, Richard, “Teacher response as conversation: More than casual talk, an exploration” Rhetoric Review, vol. 14, no. 2, 1996, pp. 374-399.

—–. “Students’ Reactions to Teacher Comments: An exploratory Study” Research in the Teaching of English, vol. 31, no. 1, 1997, pp. 91-119.

—–. “The student, the text, and the classroom context: A case study of teacher response” Assessing Writing, vol. 7, no. 1, 2000, pp. 23-55.

Wiltse, Eric M, “Correlates of College Students’ Use of Instructors’ Comments” Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, vol. 57, no. 2, 2002, pp. 126-

Writing Assessment, Misc

Hamp-Lyons, Liz. “Writing Assessment: Shifting issues, New Tools, Enduring questions” Assessing Writing. vol 16, no 1, 2011, pp 3-5.

Hanson, Allan F. Testing Testing: Social Consequences of the Examined Life. University of California Press, 1994.

Huot, Brian. “The Need for a Theory of Writing Assessment” Composition in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis and Change, eds Lynn Z Bloom, Donald A Daiker, and Edward M. White. Southern Illinois UP, 1996, pp. 112-117

Liang, Mei-Ya. “Rethinking Authenticity: Voice and Feedback in Media Discourse” Computers and Composition. 30.3 (2013): 157-179.

Poe, Mya, Norbert Elliot, John Aloysius Cogan Jr. and Tito G. Nurudeen Jr. “The Legal and the Local: Using Disparate Impact Anaylsis to Understand Consequences of Writing Assesment” CCC 65.5 (2014)


Writing Theory

Dobrin, Sidney I. Postcomposition. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2011. Print.

Papacharissi, Zizi, Affective publics: Sentiment, technology, and politics, NYU University press, 2014.

Poe, Mya Asao B. Inoue. Special Issue of College English. “Toward Writing Assessment as Social Justice” 79.2. 2016

Prior, Paul, and Jody Shipka. “Chronotopic Lamination: Tracing the Contours of Literate Activity.” Writing Selves, Writing Societies: Research from Activity Perspectives. Ed. Charles Bazerman and David R. Russell. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse, 2003. N. pag. Print. Perspectives on Writing.

Roozen, Kevin. “From Journals to Journalism: Tracing Trajectories of Literate Development.” College Composition and Communication 60.3 (2009): 541-72. JSTOR. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.

Roozen, Kevin. “Tracing Trajectories of Practice: Repurposing in One Student’s Developing Disciplinary Writing Processes.” Written Communication 27.3 (2010): 318-54. Print.

Rice, Jenny, “Para-Expertise, Tacit Knowledge, and Writing Problems” College English 78.2 (2015).

Sirc, Geoffrey. English Composition as a Happening. Logan: Utah State UP, 2002.


Kennedy, Krista. “Textual Curation” Computers and Composition 40 (2016): 175-189.



Castells, Manuel The Rise of the Network Society. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1996.

Taylor, Charles. Modern Social Imaginaries. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003.

Jones, John, “Programming in network Exchanges” computers and composition. 34 (2014): 23-38



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