Leading with the provocative observation that writing programs administration lacks “an established set of texts that provides a baseline of shared knowledge . . . in which to root our ongoing conversations and with which to welcome newcomers,” Landmark Essays on Writing Program Administration focuses on WPA identity to propose one such grouping of texts. This Landmark volume is the cornerstone resource for new Writing Program Administrators and graduate students seeking an ever-important overview of the literature on Writing Program Administration. Drawing broadly across scholarship in writing programs and writing centers, Ritter and Ianetta work to historicize, theorize, and problematize the ever-shifting answers offered to the question: Who—or what—is a WPA?
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Canon Fodder? Surveying Our WPA Landmarks – Melissa Ianetta and Kelly Ritter
- Emerson C. Shuck, Administration of the Freshman English Program
- Gary Olson and Joseph M. Moxley, Directing Freshman Composition: The Limits of Authority
- Barbara L’Eplattenier, Finding Ourselves in the Past: An Argument for Historical Work on WPAs
- Charlton, Jonikka and Shirley Rose, Twenty More Years in the WPA’s Progress
- Neal Lerner, Searching for Robert Moore
- Joseph Harris, Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Class Consciousness in Composition
- Marc Bousquet, Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers
- Shirley K. Rose and Irwin Weiser, "The WPA as Researcher and Archivist
- Paul Kei Matsuda, Let’s Face it: Language Issues and the Writing Program Administrator
- Amy Vidali, Disabling Writing Program Administration
- Anne Ellen Geller and Harry Denny, Of Ladybugs, Low Status and Loving the Job: Writing Center Professionals Navigating Their Careers
- Thomas Amorose, WPA Work at the Small College or University: Re-Imagining Power and Making the Small School Visible
- Tim Taylor, Writing Program Administration at the Two Year College: Ghosts in the Machine
- Jeanne Gunner, Decentering the WPA
- Bruce Horner, Redefining Work and Value for Writing Program Administration
- Donna Strickland,The Managerial Unconscious of Composition Studies
- Laura Micchiche, More than a Feeling: Disappointment and WPA Work
- Linda Adler-Kassner, The WPA as Activist: Systematic Strategies for Framing, Action and Representation
- Melissa Ianetta, If Aristotle Ran the Writing Center: Classical Rhetoric and Writing Center Administration
- Rachael Green-Howard, Building A WPA Library: A Bibliographic Essay
About the Series
Landmark Essays is a series of anthologies providing ready access to key rhetorical studies in a wide variety of fields. The classic articles and chapters that are fundamental to every subject are often the most difficult to obtain, and almost impossible to find arranged together for research or for classroom use. This series solves that problem.
Each book encompasses a dozen or more of the most significant published studies in a particular field, and includes an index and bibliography for further study.
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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies