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An inspiring new rhetoric that takes some of the best ideas animating the field of composition and makes them teachable.Everyone’s an Author focuses on writing as it really is today—with words, images, and sounds, in print and online—and encourages students to see the connections between their everyday writing and academic writing. It covers the genres college students need to learn to write—and teaches them to do so across media. It bridges the gap between Facebook and academic writing, showing how the strategies students use instinctively in social media can inform their academic writing. And it provides a strong rhetorical framework that guides students in the decisions they need to make as authors today.
“Everyone’s an Author is about writing as it really is today—writing with words and images and sounds, writing for print and cyberspace, writing for all the venues where it’s happening right now. Right off the bat, that makes it different from the majority of rhetorics out there.”
“I really like the way the authors frame social media as productive tools, rather than as barriers that get in the way of good student writing.”
“I like the way this book grapples with the public turn in writing without sacrificing coverage of the academic genres that we want students to know and to use…. It will appeal immensely to 21st century students, and I suspect it’s going to make me a better writing teacher as well.”
“Everyone’s an Author remains faithful to a rhetorically informed approach to writing instruction, and, as its title suggests, it understands that both rhetoric and writing are undergoing profound changes as a result of new technologies. Because it is sharply attuned to such changes, it offers writing teachers new ways to think about old concerns—audience and genre, argument and style, research and rhetoric.”
“The level of guidance is spot on for students, and I’m especially impressed by the attention to writing across academic fields, across cultures and communities, across media, and across genres. This book encourages rhetorical savvy.”
Gary A. Olson
“Everyone’s an Author is a fresh, original, and innovative writing textbook that sets a new standard in the field. Students and instructors alike will love its contemporary, multimodal approach.”
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Meet the Author
Andrea Lunsford is Professor of English and Rhetoric at Stanford University and is on the faculty at the Bread Loaf School of English. Her scholarly interests include contemporary rhetorical theory, women and the history of rhetoric, collaboration, style, and technologies of writing. Among her favorite courses to teach are “The Language Wars” and “The Rhetoric of Graphic Narratives.” She’s received both the Braddock and Shaughnessy Awards (with Lisa Ede), and in 1994 she received the CCCC Exemplar Award. One of her most recent books is The Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies, and she’s currently at work on The Norton Anthology of Rhetoric and Writing.
Lisa Ede is Professor of English at Oregon State University, where she’s directed the Center for Writing and Learning and teaches courses in language and technology, composition, rhetoric, and literacy studies. Together with Andrea Lunsford, she’s been the recipient of both the Braddock and Shaughnessy Awards for their written work on audience and collaboration. Her recent books include Situating Composition: Composition Studies and the Politics of Location and (with Andrea) Writing Together: Essays on Collaboration in Theory and Practice.
Beverly J. Moss is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, where she teaches in the Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy program, and is on the faculty at the Bread Loaf School of English. Her research and teaching interests focus on community literacy, composition theory and pedagogy, and writing center theories and practices. Some of her favorite courses to teach are “Memory in African American Literary and Public Discourse” and “Issues and Methods in Tutoring Writing.” Her books include Literacy Across Communities and A Community Text Arises: A Literate Text and a Literacy Tradition in African American Churches.
Carole Clark Papper is Associate Professor in the Department of Writing Studies and Composition at Hofstra University, where she also directs the University Writing Center. Prior to that, she served for many years as the Director of the Ball State University Writing Program (winner of the CCCC Certificate of Excellence). Her scholarly interests include visual literacy, composition theory and pedagogy, and writing center theories and practices. Her favorite courses to teach include the practicum in writing center pedagogy, “From Pictograph to Pixel: The Impact of Writing Technologies on Literacies,” and “Navigating the Information Ocean: Research, Writing, and the Web.”
Keith Walters is Professor and Chair of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University, where he teaches sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and research design and methods. Among his favorite courses are “Language and Nationalism in the Middle East” and a writing workshop for TESOL students. Much of his research has focused on issues of language and identity in Tunisia, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, and the Arab world more broadly. He’s the author of two other textbooks, Everything’s an Argument with Readings and What’s Language Got to Do with It?