UC, Santa Barbara
Parlor Press and the WAC Clearinghouse
The Series provides compact, comprehensive
and convenient surveys of what has been learned through research and
practice as composition has emerged as an academic discipline over thelast half century. Each volume
is devoted to a single topic that has been of interest in rhetoric and
composition in recent years, to synthesize and make available the sum
and parts of what has been learned on that topic. These reference
guides are designed to help deepen classroom practice by making available
the collective wisdom of the field and will provide the basis for new
research. The Series is intended to be of use to teachers at all levels
of education, researchers and scholars of writing, graduate students
learning about the field, and all who have interest in or responsibility
for writing programs and the teaching of writing.
The Renaissance and Medieval Studies series focuses on editions, comparative studies, translations, and reprints of primary texts of the Renaissance and earlier in Italy, England, and France. The series also offers an outlet for electronic distribution of supplementary material for each printed volume from art history, film, and the history of the book.
Alan G. Gross
University of Minnesota
The rhetoric of science and technology is a branch of rhetorical criticism that has grown rapidly since its inception four decades ago. Its initial focus was the texts of such well-known scientists as Darwin, Newton, and Watson and Crick. The field has since expanded to encompass important work on interdisciplinarity, the role of rhetorical schemes, the popular meanings of the gene, the rhetorical history of the scientific article, the question of incommensurability, and the critical engagement with emergent technologies. But this work and these topics by no means exhaust the field. Although the point has already been made that science and technology are in some sense rhetorical, the field remains open to new topics and innovative approaches. The Rhetoric of Science and Technology series of Parlor Press will publish works that address these and related topics:
Paul Kei Matsuda
Arizona State University
Second language writing emerged in the late twentieth century as an
interdisciplinary field of inquiry, and an increasing number of researchers
from various related fields—including applied linguistics, communication,
composition studies, and education—have come to identify themselves
as second language writing specialists. The Second Language Writing series
aims to facilitate the advancement of knowledge in the field of second
language writing by publishing scholarly and research-based monographs
and edited collections that provide significant new insights into central
topics and issues in the field.
University of Wisconsin-Oskosh
Visual culture studies and visual rhetoric have been increasing
areas of emphasis in scholarly studies. Drawing on the work of a variety
of theorists, from Kenneth Burke in rhetorical studies to Roland Barthes
in semiotics, and addressing a wide range of subjects, from supermarkets
to new media, scholars established visual cultural studies as a thriving
and significant area of inquiry for the new century. The impetus for
such study has been the awareness that Americans’ primary information
sources (television and the World Wide Web) are strongly graphic (or
visual) rather than print- or text-based in nature. This series will
encourage scholars working in rhetoric, cultural studies, and communication
to create new scholarly works that analyze visual phenomena. The intent
is to assist in the development of a dedicated publication venue for
visual rhetorical studies in order to establish coherence in what is
currently a disparate discipline.
Susan H. McLeod
University of California, Santa Barbara
La Salle University
In the past few decades writing program administration has emerged as a field of inquiry, a field with its own national organization, journal, and conference. The Writing Program Administration series provides a venue for scholarly monographs and projects that are research or theory-based and that provide insights into important issues in the field. We encourage submissions that examine the work of writing program administration, broadly defined (e.g., not just administration of first-year composition programs).
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Writing Travel series publishes work in the new field of travel studies.
The series publishes . . .
- Editions of out-of-print travel books or previously unpublished
- English translations of important travel books in other
- Theoretical and historical treatments of ways in which
travel and travel writing engage such questions as religion, nationalism/cosmopolitanism,
and empire; gender and sexuality; race, ethnicity, and immigration;
the history of the book, print culture, and translation