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Fall 2012 Reading List
October 12, 2012, 3:18 pm
Filed under: rhetoric

I always admire the way Clay Spinuzzi shares reviews of some of what he reads (which is a lot!). And I always feel a sense of mourning when I have to return a book to the library, or when a new amazon delivery is sped-read before bed and then stacked on a shelf.

While I take copious notes, I tend to not make much of my thoughts on the books or articles too public. Sometimes they make their way into literature reviews for current scholarship I’m working on, but sometimes not.

I have fond memories of my comp-exams days (no really!) when I got to spend 8-10 hours a day doing nothing but reading for an entire semester. Each semester I try and put together a reading list for myself, similar to what I did back for comprehensive exams. So, here’s a list of books I’ve currently got out of the library now or recently received from amazon.

I’ll plan to write up little public reviews of them as I can, but probably nothing as useful as Clay’s reviews. If some of what I list below reminds you of other scholarship I should check out, please note that in a comment! Thanks!

The Public Work of Rhetoric: Citizen-Scholars and Civic Engagement. Eds. John M. Ackerman and David J. Coogan. 2010.

The Social Construction of Climate Change. Ed. Mary E. Pettenger. 2007.

Participation and Power: Civic Discourse in Environmental Policy Decisions. W. Michele Simmons. 2007.

The Promise of Reason: Studies in The New Rhetoric. Ed. John T. Gage. 2011.

Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media. Ed. Sidney I. Dobrin. 2012.

The Three Ecologies. Felix Guattari. 2000.

Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Eds. Lee Nickoson and Mary P. Sheridan. 2012.

Interpreting Interviews. Mats Alvesson. 2011.

Facility Siting: Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning. Eds. Asa Boholm and Ragnar E. Lofstedt. 2004.

Re-Reading

Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Community. Berkenkotter and Huckin. 1995.

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You might want to check out Jenny Rice’s book *Distant Publics*. It seems like it would fit right alongside the others you list.

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