Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

In 1953, the Paris Review began publishing a series of interviews with writers of the day, including Truman Capote, Dorothy Parker, and William Faulkner. During Review editor visits to their homes and writing studios, interviewees were asked how specific works came to fruition as well as general questions about the writing process. ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiv

How Writing Faculty Write reveals writing faculty never write alone, and this project is no different. First, a sincere thanks to the interviewees who selflessly and generously offered open and revealing descriptions of their writing processes. I’d also like to thank the inaugural class of Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing students at The University of Findlay who transcribed interviews so meticulously: ...

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Introduction: Faculty Writing as a Research Area for Rhetoric and Composition

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pp. 3-32

Much of our scholarship within the field of rhetoric and composition focuses on how writing “happens.” We’ve studied the composing processes of twelfth graders, first-year composition classes, adult learners, workplace writers, community college students, non-native speakers, and the incarcerated, among other populations. We’ve even studied faculty ...

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1. Cynthia Selfe

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pp. 33-40

Cynthia L. Selfe is, in her words, “blissfully retired.” A former humanities distinguished professor in the Department of English at The Ohio State University and founder and previous co-editor of Computers and Composition: An International Journal, Selfe has a prolific publishing record. To date she has published both print and digital form, ...

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2. Joseph Harris

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pp. 41-49

Joseph Harris is an English professor at the University of Delaware, where he teaches composition, creative nonfiction, and digital writing. Before coming to Delaware, he was the founding director of the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University—a multidisciplinary program noted for teaching writing as a form of critical inquiry. ...

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3. Dànielle DeVoss

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pp. 50-55

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss is a professor of professional writing at Michigan State University (MSU). She currently serves as associate chair and director of graduate programs in the department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. She is the co-author of Cultures of Copyright with Martine Rife and co-editor on several projects ...

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4. Melanie Yergeau

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pp. 56-62

Melanie Yergeau is an assistant professor of English at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness, and her publications have appeared in venues such as Kairos, College English, Computers and Composition, and Disability Studies Quarterly, among others. She has served on the board of the ...

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5. Jessica Enoch

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pp. 63-71

Jessica Enoch is the associate professor and Director of Academic Writing at the University of Maryland, where she teaches classes in rhetorical education, feminist rhetorics, rhetorical historiographies of gender, and public memory. She is author of Refiguring Rhetorical Education: Women Teaching African American, Native American, and Chicano/a Students, 1865–1911 ...

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6. Jonathan Alexander

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pp. 72-82

Jonathan Alexander is chancellor’s professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, where he also serves as the campus writing coordinator and director of the Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication. He is the author, editor, or co-author of eleven books, has guest edited nine special issues of journals, authored ...

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7. Kathleen Yancey

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pp. 83-91

Kathleen Blake Yancey is Kellogg Hunt professor of English and distinguished research professor at Florida State University. Yancey has authored two books—Reflection in the Writing Classroom and Teaching Literature as Reflective Practice—and, with two colleagues, co-authored Writing Across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing, which ...

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8. Chris Anson

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pp. 92-100

Chris Anson is distinguished university professor and director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University. Previously, he spent fifteen years at the University of Minnesota, where he directed the Program in Composition from 1988 to 1996 and was Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor. ...

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9. Duane Roen

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pp. 101-106

Duane Roen is professor of English at Arizona State University (ASU), where he currently serves as dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, dean of University College, vice provost, and coordinator for the Project for Writing and Recording Family History. At ASU he has also served as director of Composition and co-director of the graduate ...

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10. Cheryl Glenn

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pp. 107-112

Cheryl Glenn is university distinguished professor of English and Women’s Studies at Penn State University (PSU), where she is John Moore teaching fellow, director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) and co-founder of PSU’s Center for Democratic Deliberation (CDD). ...

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11. Malea Powell

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pp. 113-119

Malea Powell is a mixed-blood of Indiana Miami, Eastern Shawnee, and Euroamerican ancestry. She is chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, and former director of the Graduate Program in Rhetoric & Writing, as well as a faculty member in American Indian Studies. She is past chair ...

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12. Howard Tinberg

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pp. 120-125

Howard Tinberg, a professor of English at Bristol Community College, Massachusetts and former editor of the journal Teaching English in the Two-Year College, is the author of Border Talk: Writing and Knowing in the Two-Year College and Writing with Consequence: What Writing Does in the Disciplines. ...

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13. Thomas Rickert

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pp. 126-131

Thomas Rickert is professor in the English Department at Purdue University. His areas of interest include histories and theories of rhetoric, critical theory, composition, cultural studies, and network culture. His first book, Acts of Enjoyment, won the Gary Olson Award for best book in rhetoric and cultural studies in 2007. His second book ...

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14. Jacqueline Royster

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pp. 132-137

Jacqueline Jones Royster is the dean of Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She holds the Ivan Allen Jr. dean’s chair in Liberal Arts and Technology and is professor of English in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Royster has authored three books: ...

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15. Kristine Blair

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pp. 138-144

Kristine L. Blair is professor of English and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Youngstown State University. The author or co-author of numerous publications on gender and technology, the politics of distance learning, electronic portfolios, and feminist pedagogies, Blair currently serves as editor of both the international ...

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16. Carving Out a Writing Life in the Discipline of Rhetoric and Composition: What We Can Learn from Writing Faculty

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pp. 145-155

As a collective, the interviews appear to offer two contradictory insights about how writing faculty write. On one hand, successful writing faculty do adopt similar viewpoints toward academic writing and use shared writing techniques as described in the Introduction’s “Patterns for Analysis.” Interviewees approach the writing process with similar attitudes ...

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Afterword

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pp. 156-158

It didn’t seem right to write a book about faculty writing and argue we need more open discussion of our writing process while not revealing anything about my own writing process. The initial idea for How Writing Faculty Write stemmed from a 2009 National Public Radio story I read about the “Writers at Work” series from Maud Newton and her descriptions of the wealth of advice given by prolific authors (Newton 2009). ...

Appendix: Sample Interview Questions

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pp. 159-160

References

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pp. 161-168

About the Author

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pp. 169-170

Index

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pp. 171-178