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CCCC Outstanding Book Award - Previous Revision

The CCCC Outstanding Book Award is presented annually for work in the field of composition and rhetoric. A work eligible for the 2012 award will have been published in calendar year 2010 or 2011. Single or multiple authored books, as well as edited volumes, are evaluated for scholarship and research in the areas of pedagogy, practice, history, and theory that have informed the work of past award recipients. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member of CCCC and/or NCTE at the time of nomination. To nominate a volume for the award, the author, editor, publisher, or reader must be a CCCC and/or NCTE member. Nominations must be received by May 1, 2011, and must include a brief statement of the book’s contribution to the profession (Note: You do not need to send copies of the nominated book with the nomination.).  Please send the statement of the book’s contribution to the CCCC Outstanding Book Award Committee via email at cccc@ncte.org or via regular mail to c/o CCCC, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096.

Outstanding Book Award Selection Committee Review Criteria and Timeline (pdf)

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Outstanding Book Award Winners

2011
Xiaoye You, Writing in the Devil’s Tongue: A History of English Composition in China

2010
David Gold, Rhetoric at the Margins: Revising the History of Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1873-1947

2009 
Charles Bazerman, Handbook of Research on Writing: Society, School, Individual, Text

John M. Duffy, Writing from These Roots: Literacy in a Hmong-American Community

2008
Sharon Crowley, Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism

2007
Norbert Elliot, On a Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment in America

Krista Ratcliffe, Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness

2006
Morris Young, Minor Re/Visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship

2005
Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Embodied Literacies: Imageword and a Poetics of Teaching

Catherine Prendergast, Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown v. Board of Education

2004
Mary Soliday, The Politics of Remediation: Institutional and Student Needs in Higher Education
 
2003
Deborah Brandt, Literacy in American Lives

Eileen Schell and Patricia Lambert Stock, Moving a Mountain
 
2002
Paul Kameen, Writing/Teaching:  Essays Toward a Rhetoric of Pedagogy
 
2001
Halasek, Kay, A Pedagogy of Possibility: Bakhtinian Perspectives on Composition Studies
 
2000
Susan Miller, Assuming the Positions: Cultural Pedagogy and the Politics of Commonplace Writing 

Barbara Couture, Toward a Phenomenological Rhetoric: Writing, Profession, and Altruism
 
1999
Marilyn Sternglass, Time to Know Them: A Longitudinal Study of Writing and Learning at the College Level
 
1998
James A. Berlin, Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures: Refiguring College English Studies
 
1997
John Brereton, The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College, 1875-1925: A Documentary History
 
1996
Susan Peck MacDonald, Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
 
1995
Thomas L. Kent, Paralogic Rhetoric: A Theory of Communicative Interaction
 
1994
Lester Faigley, Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition
 
1993
Richard Bullock, Charles Schuseter, and John Trimbur, The Politics of Writing Instruction: Postsecondary
 
1992
Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present

Susan Miller, Textual Carnivals: The Politics of Composition
 
1991
Mike Rose, Lives on the Boundary, The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared

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