From Form to Meaning: Freshman Composition and the Long Sixties, 1957-1974 (U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). Winner, 2012 Outstanding Book Award, CCCC. Winner, 2011 Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize, MLA. Reviews: S. E. Vie, Choice (November 2011); Lucie Moussu, English Studies in Canada, 38.2 (June 2012): 210-215; Lisa Mastrangelo and Wendy Sharer, College English, 75.1 (September 2012): 95-106; Jacob Babb, Composition Studies, 40.2 (Fall 2012): 145-148; Dana Nichols, Academe, 99.1 (January-February 2013): 47-48; Chris Warnick, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 41.2 (December 2013): 192-193; John Scenters-Zapico, College Composition and Communication, 66.2 (December 2014): 351-367. Interview by Annette Vee, Enculturation (February 12, 2012). For chapter 1, click here.
City of Rhetoric: Revitalizing the Public Sphere in Metropolitan America (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008). Reviews: Joan Farber McAlister, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 39.3 (June 2009): 303-306; Richard Marback, Rhetoric Review, 28.4 (October 2009): 433-436; Jordynn Jack, College English, 72.2 (November 2009): 188-198; Samuel C. Shaw, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 12.4 (Winter 2009): 668-670; David Coogan, JAC, 29.4 (2009): 843-848; Jenny Edbauer Rice, Quarterly Journal of Speech, 96.1 (February 2010): 103-106; Ron Davidson, Aether, 8.A (September 2011): 89-91. For chapter 1, click here.
Articles, Chapters, & Essays
“A Role for the Progymnasmata in English Education Today.” Les progymnasmata en pratique, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, eds. Pierre Chiron and Benoît Sans (Paris: Éditions Rue d’Ulm, Presses de l’École normale supérieure [ENS], 2020). 381-400.
“Quintilian: The Perfect Orator.” Encyclopedia of Communication Ethics. Ed. Ronald C. Arnett, Annette M. Holba, and Susan Mancino. Bern: Peter Lang, 2018. 397-401.
“Afterword.” The Memoir of Ednah Shepard Thomas by Ednah Shepard Thomas. Ed. David Stock. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins and Boulder, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2017. 485-494. Available here.
“Quintilian, Progymnasmata, and Rhetorical Education Today.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric, 19.2 (2016): 124-141.
“Rhetoric and Argumentation.” A Guide to Composition Pedagogies, 2nd ed. Eds. Gary Tate, Amy Rupiper Taggart, Kurt Schick, and Brooke Hessler. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 248-265.
“March 1865: The End of Elegance.” Rhetoric Review, 32.4 (2013): 375-396.
“The Lost Meadows of Northampton.” The Massachusetts Review, 54.1 (2013): 115-144.
“Finding a Place for School in Rhetoric’s Public Turn.” Rhetoric and Social Change: The Public Work of Scholars and Students. Ed. David Coogan and John Ackerman. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010. 211-228.
“Rhetoric Revival or Process Revolution? Revisiting the Emergence of Composition-Rhetoric as a Discipline.” Renewing Rhetoric’s Relation to Composition: Essays in Honor of Theresa Jarnagin Enos. Ed. Shane Borrowman, Stuart C. Brown, and Thomas P. Miller. New York: Routledge, 2009. 25-52.
“Becoming Rhetorical: An Education in the Topics.” The Realms of Rhetoric: Inquiries into the Prospects for Rhetoric Education. Ed. Deepika Bahri & Joseph Petraglia. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003. 93-116.
“The Very Idea of a Progymnasmata.” Rhetoric Review, 22.2 (2003): 105-120.
“Subjects of the Inner City: Writing the People of Cabrini-Green.” Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research on Writing, Text, and Discourse. Ed. Martin Nystrand and John Duffy. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. 207-244.
“The Streets of Thurii: Discourse, Democracy, and Design in the Classical Polis.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 32.3 (Summer, 2002): 5-32.
“The End of Composition-Rhetoric.” Visions and Revisions: Continuity and Change in Rhetoric and Composition. Ed. James D. Williams. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002. 109-129.
“Rhetoric as a Course of Study.” College English 61.2 (November, 1998): 169-191.
“Design Talk: Constructing the Object in Studio Conversations.” Design Issues 14.2 (Summer, 1998): 41-62.
“The Space of Argumentation: Urban Design, Civic Discourse, and the Dream of the Good City.” Argumentation 12.2 (May, 1998): 147-166. (Reprinted in Readings on Argumentation. Eds. Angela J. Aguayo and Timothy R. Steffensmeier. State College, PA: Strata Press, 2008.)
“Epistemologies of Style.” Issues in Writing 8.2 (Spring, 1997): 134-157.
“Learning to Link Artifact and Value: The Arguments of Student Designers.” Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 2.1 (April, 1997): 58-84.
“Can Pictures Be Arguments?” Argumentation and Advocacy 33.1 (Summer, 1996): 11-22.
“Professional-Client Discourse in Design: Variation in Accounts of Social Roles and Material Artifacts by Designers and their Clients.” Text 16.2 (April, 1996): 133-160.
“The Search for an Integrational Account of Language: Roy Harris and Conversation Analysis.” Language Sciences 17.1 (January, 1995): 73-98. (Reprinted as “Is Ethnomethodological Conversation Analysis an ‘Integrational’ Account of Language?” in Linguistics Inside Out: Roy Harris and His Critics. Ed. George Wolf and Nigel Love. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1997. 182-207.)
“Collaborative Argument Across the Visual/Verbal Interface.” Technical Communication Quarterly 2.1 (Winter, 1993): 37-49. (Co-authored with David Kaufer, Mark Werner, and Ann Sinsheimer-Weeks.)
Review of The Two Cultures of English: Literature, Composition, and the Moment of Rhetoric by Jason Maxwell (Fordham UP, 2019). The ALH Online Review, 22 (2020): 1-4.
Review of Lincoln’s Last Speech: Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion by Louis P. Masur (Oxford UP, 2015). Presidential Studies Quarterly, 46.2 (2016): 491-492.
Review of The Genuine Teachers of This Art: Rhetorical Education in Antiquity by Jeffrey Walker (U of South Carolina P, 2011). Rhetoric Review, 31.4 (2012): 479-483.
Review of Local Histories: Reading the Archives of Composition, eds., Patricia Donahue and Gretchen Flesher Moon (U of Pittsburgh P, 2007) and Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process, eds., Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan (Southern Illinois UP, 2008). Rhetoric Review, 29.1 (2010): 96-101.
Review of Sizing Up Rhetoric, eds., David Zarefsky and Elizabeth Benacka (Waveland P, 2008). Rhetoric Review, 28.1 (2009): 94-99.
Review of The Viability of the Rhetorical Tradition, eds., Richard Graff, Arthur E. Walzer, and Janet M. Atwill (State U of New York P, 2005). Rhetoric Review, 25.4 (2006): 445-459.
Review of Rhetorical Education in America, eds., Cheryl Glenn, Margaret M. Lyday, and Wendy B. Sharer (U of Alabama P, 2004). Rhetoric Review, 25.2 (2006): 215-220.
The Rhetoric of Design: Argument, Story, Picture, and Talk in a Student Design Project. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University, 1996.