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Utah State University Press

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  • Writing across Contextsby Kathleen Yancey; Liane Robertson; Kara Taczak

    Utah State University Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    Addressing how composers transfer both knowledge about and practices of writing,  Writing across Contexts  explores the grounding theory behind a specific composition curriculum called Teaching for Transfer (TFT) and analyzes the efficacy of the approach. Finding that TFT courses aid students in transfer in ways that other kinds of composition courses... more...

  • Rearticulating Writing Assessment for Teaching and Learningby Brian Huot

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 18.95

    Brian Huot's aim for this book is both ambitious and provocative. He wants to reorient composition studies' view of writing assessment. To accomplish this, he not only has to inspire the field to perceive assessment--generally not the most appreciated area of study--as deeply significant to theory and pedagogy, he also has to counter some common... more...

  • Alaska's Daughterby Elizabeth Pinson

    Utah State University Press 2004; US$ 16.95

    Elizabeth B. Pinson shares with us her memories of Alaska's emergence into a new and modern era, bearing witness to history in the early twentieth century as she recalls it. She draws us into her world as a young girl of mixed ethnicity, with a mother whose Eskimo family had resided on the Seward Peninsula for generations and a father of German heritage.... more...

  • All That Divides Usby Elinor Benedict

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 9.95

    Although the poems in this collection are not narrative, they do present a narrative, gradually unspooling the tale of the poet's rebel aunt, who left the family "to marry a Chinaman" in the 1930s. It's an old story, full of poignancy, mystery, family pride, and doubt. When the aunt returns to die, the poet, now grown, discovers in herself... more...

  • Building The Goodly Fellowship Of Faithby Frederick Quinn

    Utah State University Press 2004; US$ 17.95

    As this critical, independent history, which ends with the ordination of one of the first women bishops in the nation, shows, Utah Episcopalians have had, despite small numbers, a remarkably eventful and significant history, which included complex relations with Mormons and Native Americans, early experience of women and homosexuals in the ministry,... more...

  • Coming To Termsby Patricia Lynne

    Utah State University Press 2004; US$ 18.95

    In a provocative book-length essay, Patricia Lynne argues that most programmatic assessment of student writing in U.S. public and higher education is conceived in the terms of mid-20th century positivism. Since composition as a field had found its most compatible home in constructivism, she asks, why do compositionists import a conceptual frame for... more...

  • English Composition As A Happeningby Geoffrey Sirc

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    What happened to the bold, kicky promise of writing instruction in the 1960s? The current conservative trend in composition is analyzed allegorically by Geoffrey Sirc in this book-length homage to Charles Deemer's 1967 article, in which the theories and practices of Happenings artists (multi-disciplinary performance pioneers) were used to invigorate... more...

  • Field Of Dreamsby Peggy O'Neill

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    One of the first collections to focus on independent writing programs, A Field of Dreams offers a complex picture of the experience of the stand-alone. Included here are narratives of individual programs from a wide range of institutions, exploring such issues as what institutional issues led to their independence, how independence solved... more...

  • The Flowering Thornby Thomas Mckean

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The flowering thorn expresses the dual nature of the ballad: at once a distinctive expression of European tradition, but also somewhat tricky to approach from a scholarly perspective, requiring a range of disciplines to illuminate its rich composition. Most of this latter quality has to do with the very features that characterize ballads... or... more...

  • Haywireby George Bilgere

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 10.00

    Tenth annual winner of the May Swenson Poetry Award, Haywire is a well-polished collection from a highly accomplished poet. With humor, compassion, and an unflinching eye, Bilgere explores the human condition in accessible lines and a magician's way with language. In images bright and dark, tangible and immanent, Bilgere brings us time... more...