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Teachers on the Edge

The WOE Interviews, 1989–2017, 1st Edition

Edited by John Boe, David Masiel, Eric Schroeder, Lisa Sperber

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498 pages

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For over 25 years, the journal Writing on the Edge has published interviews with influential writers, teachers, and scholars. Now, Teachers on the Edge: The WOE Interviews, 1989–2017 collects the voices of 39 significant figures in writing studies, forming an accessible survey of the modern history of rhetoric and composition. In a conversational style, Teachers on the Edge encourages a remarkable group of teachers and scholars to tell the stories of their influences and interests, tracing the progress of their contributions. This engaging volume is invaluable to graduate students, writing teachers, and scholars of writing studies.

Table of Contents

Preface: David Masiel Project Notes and Acknowledgements: Lisa Sperber

Forward: John BoeandEric Schroeder

Toby Fulwiler (1.1) – Fall 1989 – "The Mechanism is Writing" - Eric James Schroeder

Mike Rose (1.2) – Spring 1990 – "Imagine a Writing Program" -Susan Palo

Richard Lanham (2.1) – Fall 1990 – "Learning by Going Along" – Carolyn Handa & Gretchen Flesher

Andrea Lunsford and Lisa Ede (2.2) – Spring 1991 – "Collaboration as a Subversive Activity" - Alice H. Calderonello, Donna B. Nelson, and Sue C. Simmons

Linda Flower (3.1) – Fall 1991 – "Helping Writers Build Mansions with More Rooms" - Jill Wilson

James Berlin 15 (3.2) – Spring 1992 – "Dialectical Notions" - Brian A. Connery and Van E. Hillard

Peter Elbow 23 (4.1) – Fall 1992 – "Going in Two Directions at Once" - John Boe and Eric Schroeder

Cynthia Selfe 16 (4.1) – Fall 1992 – "Nomadic Feminist Cyborg Guerilla" - Carolyn Handa

Donald Murray 14 (4.2) – Spring 1993 – "Mucking about in Language I Save my Soul" - Driek Zirinsky

Joseph Williams and Gregory Colomb 18 (5.1) – Fall 1993 – "The Takeaway" - Donald Johns

Patricia Bizzell (5.2) – Spring 1994 – "Radical Pedagogy" - Sidney I. Dobrin and Todd Taylor

James J. Murphy (5.2) – Spring 1994 – "Setting Minds in Motion" - Mardena Creek

James Moffett (6.1) – Fall 1994 – "Individualize" - Eric Schroeder & John Boe

Charles Bazerman (6.2) – Spring 1995 – "Writing Is Motivated Participation" - Margaret Eldred

Joseph Harris (7.2) – Spring 1996 – "Changing Habits of Thinking" - Thomas West

Ira Shor (8.2) – Spring 1997 – "Every Difference Will Be Used Against Us" - Andrea Greenbaum

Walter Nash (9.2) – Spring 1998 – "Incertitude's Her Element" - David Stacey

David Bartholomae (10.1) – Fall 1998 – "Stop Being So Coherent" - John Boe & Eric Schroeder

Walker Gibson (11.2) – Spring 2000 – "A Nest of Singing Rhetorical Birds" - Margaret M. Strain

Charles Moran (11.2) – Spring 2000 – "A Sense of Professional Well Being"- Margaret M. Strain Nancy Welch (12.1) – Fall 2000 – "Imagining Stories"- Fred Santiago Arroyo and Alice Gillam

Lynn Z. Bloom (12.2) – Spring 2001 – "Once More to the Essay" – Jenny Spinner

William E. Coles (13.1) – Fall 2002 –"Failure is the Way We Learn" - John Boe and Eric Schroeder

Keith Gilyard (14.2) – Spring 2004 – "I Have Fun Playing with Language" - Sharon James McGee

Ken Macrorie (15.1) – Fall 2004 – "Arrangements for Truthtelling" - John Boe and Eric Schroeder

Wayne Booth (15.2) – Spring 2005 – "Covering Almost All of Life" - John Boe

Pat Hoy (17.1) – Fall 2006 – "I Want to Rip Your Heart Out" - Mel Livatino

Claude Hurlbert (18.1) – Fall 2007 –"Where Meaning and Being Gathers" - Krystia Nora, Roseanne Gatto, Dawn Fels, and Elizabeth Campbell

Sondra Perl (20.2) – Spring 2010 – There‘s Humor and There‘s Tears" - John BoeDeirdre McCloskey (21.2) – Spring 2012 – "Humanomics" - Ed Kahn and John Boe

Doug Hesse (23.2) – Spring 2013 – "Cultivating Writerly Sensibilities" - Eric Leake Victor Villanueva (24.1) – Fall 2013 – "Some of It Is Serendipity" - Donna Evans

Quintilian (24.1) – Fall 2013 – "Data Don’t Breathe" - James J. Murphy

Nancy Sommers (25.1) – Fall 2014 – "Enter the Process in Uncertainty" – Eric Leake and David Masiel

Kathleen Blake Yancey – (25.2) – Spring 2015 – "It’s Their Story That Turns Your Head" – David Masiel, William Sewell, and Hogan Hayes

Carolyn Miller – (27.1) – Fall 2016 – "A Set of Shared Expectations" – Brenda Rinard and David Masiel

Linda Adler-Kassner – (27.2 – Spring 2017 – "Everything Gets to Writing" – Lisa Sperber and Carl Whithaus Appendix: Composition Flow Chart

About the Editors

John Boe taught writing at the University of California, Davis for over thirty years. He has published more than a hundred articles and essays and his essay collection Life Itself (1994). He was an editor of Writing on the Edge from 1989 to 2012. He performs as a professional storyteller and is currently completing a book of interviews, Living the Shakespearean Life.

David Masiel teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, where he has served as editor of Writing on the Edge since 2012. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Outside Magazine, and The Washington Post. He is the author of two novels: 2182 Kilohertz (2003), a New York Times Notable Book in 2002 and The Western Limit of the World (2007).

Eric Schroeder taught writing at the University of California, Davis for thirty years. He co-founded Writing on the Edge, serving for many years as senior editor, with primary responsibility for editing the WOE interviews. His book, Vietnam, We've All Been There: Interviews with American Writers, was published in 1992.

Lisa Sperber teaches a range of writing classes at the University of California, Davis. In addition, she is a consultant in the University Writing Program’s robust Writing Across the Curriculum program. Her other teaching and research interests include transfer and threshold concepts.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN005000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing