Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies

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Derek Mueller, Andrea Williams, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, and Jennifer Clary-Lemon

Inkshed and Parlor Press

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978-1-60235-922-2 (paperback, $30); 978-1-60235-923-9 (hardcover, $60); 978-1-60235-924-6 (PDF, $20; available April 2017)© 2017 by Inkshed. 205 pages, with notes, illustrations, bibliography, and index.

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Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies coordinates mixed methods approaches to survey, interview, and case study data to study Canadian writing studies scholars. The authors argue for networked disciplinarity, the notion that ideas arise and flow through intellectual networks that connect scholars not only to one another but to widening networks of human and nonhuman actors. Although the Canadian field is historically rooted in the themes of location and national culture, expressing a tension between Canadian independence and dependence on the US field, more recent research suggests a more hybridized North American scholarship rather than one defined in opposition to "rhetoric and composition" in the US. In tracing identities, roles, and rituals of nationally bound considerations of how disciplinarity has been constructed through distant and close methods, this multi-scaled, multi-scopic approach examines the texture of interdependent constructions of the Canadian discipline.

With an Afterword by Andrea Lunsford.

Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies also launches a collaborative publishing network between Canadian publisher Inkshed and US publisher Parlor Press.

About the Authors

Jennifer Clary-Lemon is Associate Professor in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. Andrea Abernethy Lunsford is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, Emerita, at Stanford University. Derek Mueller is Associate Professor of Written Communication and Director of the First-year Writing Program at Eastern Michigan University. Louise Wetherbee Phelps is Adjunct Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at Old Dominion University and Emeritus Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University. Andrea Williams is Associate Professor of Writing Instruction in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.


1 Derek Mueller, Andrea Williams, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, and
Jennifer Clary-Lemon
Introduction: Becoming Networked, Cross-Border Scholars: Sources and Development of the Project

2 Derek Mueller
Emplaced Disciplinary Networks from Middle Altitude

3 Andrea Williams
Voicing Scholars' Networked Identities through Interviews

4 Louise Wetherbee Phelps
Four Scholars, Four Genres: Networked Trajectories

5 Jennifer Clary-Lemon
A Case-Study Approach to Examining Cross-Border Interdependencies

6 Derek Mueller, Andrea Williams, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, and Jennifer Clary-Lemon

7 Andrea Lunsford

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