Working and Writing for Change

An Imprint Series of Parlor Press

Series Editors
Steve Parks, Syracuse University
Cristina Kirklighter, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Jess Pauszek, Syracuse University

The Writing and Working for Change series began during the 100th anniversary celebrations of NCTE. It was designed to recognize the collective work of teachers of English, Writing, Composition, and Rhetoric to work within and across diverse identities to ensure the field recognize and respect language, educational, political, and social rights of all students, teachers, and community members. While initially solely focused on the work of NCTE/CCCC Special Interest Groups and Caucuses, the series now includes texts written by individuals in partnership with other communities struggling for social recognition and justice.

Architectural Environments

Series Editors

Akel Ismail Kahera, Clemson University
Craig Anz, Southern Illinois University

Series Description

The Architectural Environments series explores the many ways that designers, authors, artists, architects, and critical theorists contend with and transform spaces. The series challenges authors and readers to rethink the critical dimensions of built environments and design practices across diverse global contexts, from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and beyond. We are also interested in reflective scholarship that examines the constructive nature of architecture, urbanism, planning and design practices, as well as how the environment reciprocally inhabits and becomes inhabited in multifaceted, layered, and even augmented forms.  We would like authors to examine environmental discourses and open alternative avenues of inquiry in epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, dysnomia, identity, otherness, reciprocity, axiology, phenomenology, nomos, modality, chronology, networks of beliefs, topos. and more.

Books in the Architectural Environments series will be published as platforms of interconnected, interdependent texts and media, including print and diverse media formats and networks. Proposals for new books in the series should address the ways that the work will take advantage of these platforms.

Scholars, teachers, and creative professionals are encouraged to submit new work. In addition to books that engage disciplinary conversations, the Architectural Environments series is interested in publishing innovative books that reach out to audiences beyond academic specialists by addressing topics of contemporary relevance or popular interest and writing in an accessible, jargon-free style.

Electracy and Transmedia Studies

Series Editors
Jan Rune Holmevik and Cynthia Haynes
Clemson University

The Electracy and Transmedia Studies Series publishes research that examines the mixed realities that emerge through electracy, play, rhetorical knowledge, game design, community, code, and transmedia artifacts. This book series aims to augment traditional artistic and literate forms with examinations of electrate and literate play in the age of transmedia. Writing about play should, in other words, be grounded in playing with writing. The distinction between play and reflection, as Stuart Moulthrop argues, is a false dichotomy. Cultural transmedia artifacts that are interactive, that move, that are situated in real time, call for inventive/electrate means of creating new scholarly traction in transdisciplinary fields. The series publishes research that produces such traction through innovative processes that move research forward across its own limiting surfaces (surfaces that create static friction). The series exemplifies extreme points of contact where increased electrate traction might occur. The series also aims to broaden how scholarly treatments of electracy and transmedia can include both academic and general audiences in an effort to create points of contact between a wide range of readers. The Electracy and Transmedia Series follows what Gregory Ulmer calls an image logic based upon a wide scope—“an aesthetic embodiment of one’s attunement with the world."

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing

Writing Spaces LogoParlor Press is pleased to announce an exciting new collaborative project with the WAC Clearinghouse and series editors Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is a new textbook series seeking proposals for essays for the composition classroom. Each volume of Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing will contain peer-reviewed collections of essays all composed by teachers for students, freely available for download under a Creative Commons license.

Free Verse Editions

Jon Thompson
Series Editor

North Carolina State University
Parlor Press and Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics

Glassbead Books

Glassbead Books BeakersEditor
John Holbo

National University of Singapore

Glassbead books will exemplify what academic book publishing should be in an age of electronic publishing: namely, a generous gift culture. All Glassbead books will be available as quality, affordable paperbacks, but also as free PDF downloads. All will be released under a Creative Commons (non-commercial) license. Academic book publishing has poor circulation, which is variously diagnosed but generally goes by the name 'the publishing crisis in the humanities'. We propose that free e plus CC will scour a few clogged arteries and—not only will our patient not die—we predict she will feel a  bit better right away. 

Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition

Series Editors
Patricia Sullivan, Purdue University
Catherine Hobbs, University of Oklahoma
Thomas Rickert, Purdue University
Jennifer Bay, Purdue University

The Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition honors the contributions Janice Lauer Hutton has made to the emergence of Rhetoric and Composition as a disciplinary study. It publishes scholarship that carries on Professor Lauer’s varied work in the history of written rhetoric, disciplinarity in composition studies, contemporary pedagogical theory, and written literacy theory and research.

Lenses on Composition Studies

Series Editors
Sheryl I. Fontaine

California State University Fullerton

Steve Westbrook
California State University Fullerton

Lenses on Composition Studies offers authors the unique opportunity to write for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students who are new to the discipline of Composition Studies. While the series aims to maintain the rigor and depth of contemporary composition scholarship, it seeks to offer this particular group of students an introduction to key disciplinary issues in accessible prose that does not assume prior advanced knowledge of scholars and theoretical debates.  Lenses on Composition Studies will provide to instructors of advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students texts that are both appropriate and inviting for this less experienced but professionally directed audience.

New Media Theory

Series Editor: Byron Hawk
University of South Carolina

The New Media Theory series investigates both media and new media as complex rhetorical ecologies. The merger of media and new media creates a global public sphere that is changing the ways we work, play, write, teach, think, and connect. Because these ecologies operate through evolving arrangements, theories of new media have yet to establish a rhetorical and theoretical paradigm that fully articulates this emerging digital life.

Perspectives on Writing

Susan McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara
Rich Rice, Texas Tech University
WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press

The Perspectives on Writing series addresses writing studies in a broad sense. Consistent with the wide ranging approaches characteristic of teaching and scholarship in writing across the curriculum, the series presents works that take divergent perspectives on working as a writer, teaching writing, administering writing programs, and studying writing in its various forms.

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