The CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series, established in 1984 and copublished by Southern Illinois University Press, aims to influence how writing gets taught at the college level. The methods of studies vary from the critical to historical to linguistic to ethnographic, and their authors draw on work in the many various fields that inform composition—including rhetoric, communication, education, discourse analysis, psychology, cultural studies, and literature. Their focuses are similarly diverse, ranging from studies of individual writers and teachers, to work on classrooms and communities and curricula, to analyses of the social, political, and material contexts of writing and its teaching.
For questions related to the SWR series, please email Joseph Harris, SWR Editor.
Newest SWR Books
- A Taste for Language
Literacy, Class, and English Studies
Author: James Ray Watkins
In A Taste for Language, James Ray Watkins explores his father’s college experiences and the work of the New Critics to advocate that English Studies must address socioeconomic and pedagogical issues in order play a vital role in and outside of the university.
- The Community College Writer: Exceeding Expectations
Authors: Howard Tinberg and Jean-Paul Nadeau
Tinberg and Nadeau use their research at one community college to reach out to instructors throughout the nation, fostering communication between community college faculty members in the effort to establish full-fledged writing programs geared toward student success.
Learn more about SWR Books with Interactive ContentBefore Shaughnessy: Basic Writing at Yale and Harvard, 1920-1960,
Author: Kelly RitterISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8093-2924-3
Kelly Ritter uses materials from the archives at Harvard and Yale and contemporary theories of writing instruction to reconsider the definition of basic writing and basic writers within a socio-historical context. Learn more about this text and listen to a podcast interview with the author by clicking the link above.