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Charles Bazerman
University of California, Santa Barbara

Anis Bawarshi
University of Washington

Mary Jo Reiff
University of Kansas

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Parlor Press and the WAC Clearinghouse

Reference Guides Series LogoThe Series provides compact, comprehensive and convenient surveys of what has been learned through research and practice as composition has emerged as an academic discipline over the last half century. Each volume is devoted to a single topic that has been of interest in rhetoric and composition in recent years, to synthesize and make available the sum and parts of what has been learned on that topic. These reference guides are designed to help deepen classroom practice by making available the collective wisdom of the field and will provide the basis for new research. The Series is intended to be of use to teachers at all levels of education, researchers and scholars of writing, graduate students learning about the field, and all who have interest in or responsibility for writing programs and the teaching of writing. 

Parlor Press and The WAC Clearinghouse are collaborating so that these books will be widely available through low-cost print editions and free digital distribution. The publishers and the Series editor are teachers and researchers of writing, committed to the principle that knowledge should freely circulate. We see the opportunities that new technologies have for further democratizing knowledge. And we see that to share the power of writing is to share the means for all to articulate their needs, interest, and learning into the great experiment of literacy.

Submission and Contact Information

Queries should be directed to one or more of the series editors:

Dr. Charles Bazerman

Dr. Mary Jo Reiff

Dr. Anis Bawarshi

General prospectus guidelines:


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Books in the Series

From most recent to earliest.

Writing Knowledge Transfer: Theory, Research, Pedagogy
Rebecca S. Nowacek, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, and Angela Rounsaville

Style: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy
Brian Ray

Reconnecting Reading and Writing
Edited by Alice S. Horning and Elizabeth W. Kraemer

Genre: An Introduction: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy
Anis S. Bawarshi and Mary Jo Reiff

Basic Writing
George Otte and Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk

Argument in Composition
John Ramage, Micheal Callaway, Jennifer Clary-Lemon, and Zachary Waggoner

Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics
Elenore Long

Writing Program Administration
Susan H. McLeod

Reference Guide to Revision
Edited by Alice Horning and Anne Becker

Reference Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum
Charles Bazerman, Joseph Little, Lisa Bethel, Teri Chavkin, Danielle Fouquette, and Janet Garufis

Invention in Rhetoric and Composition
Janice M. Lauer