Series Editors

Trace Daniels-Lerberg, University of Utah
Bryna Siegel Finer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Mary Stewart, California State University San Marcos
Matthew Vetter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Writing Spaces logoWRITING SPACES is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses. Each volume in the Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing series contains peer-reviewed collections of essays about writing—all composed by teachers for students—with each book available for download for free under a Creative Commons license from the Writing Spaces website and the WAC Clearinghouse and in low-cost printed versions from Parlor Press.

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing, much like the model made famous by Wendy Bishop’s "The Subject Is . . ." series. In each chapter, a rich variety of authors will present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers will invite students to join in the larger conversation about developing nearly every aspect of their craft. Consequently, each essay will function as a standalone text which will easily complement other selected readings in writing or writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level. Thus with your submissions and the publication of subsequent volumes of essays, the Writing Spaces website will become a large library of student-centered instructional essays on writing for all across our field to use in the composition classroom.


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About the Series Editors

Dr. Trace Daniels-Lerberg is Associate Professor (lecturer) and former Associate Director of First Year Writing at the University of Utah. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies. Daniels-Lerberg’s research and scholarly interests focus on rhetoric and representation of gender and race in literature, film, public and private discourses. She is editor of Forum: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty, a publication of CCCC, and serves on the CCCC’s Executive Committee.

Dr. Bryna Siegel Finer is a Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she serves as the Director of Undergraduate Writing Programs (general education writing and literature, university-wide and first-year writing assessment, first-year writing placement). She is a regular presenter at the Conference on College Composition and Communication; her published work has appeared in Rhetoric of Health and MedicineRhetoric Review, Teaching Writing in the Two-Year College, Praxis, Composition Studies, and the Journal of Teaching Writing, among others. She is the co-editor of Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research (2017) and Women’s Health Advocacy: Rhetorical Ingenuity for the 21st Century (2019) and the co-author of Patients Making Meaning: Theorizing Sources of Information and Forms of Support in Women’s Health (2023). She is also the managing assistant editor for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine journal. For more information, visit her website.

Dr. Mary Stewart is Associate Professor and the General Education Writing Coordinator for the Literature & Writing Studies Department at California State University San Marcos. Her research focuses on collaborative learning, online writing instruction, and writing program assessment and administration. Her work has appeared in journals such as Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, The Internet and Higher Education, Kairos, and Journal of Response to Writing.

Dr. Matthew Vetter is a Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A scholar in writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities, his research explores how technologies shape writing and writing pedagogy. Vetter’s work has appeared in College English, Composition Studies, Composition Forum, Computers and Composition, Pedagogy, Rhetoric Review, and Studies in Higher Education, among other journals. His co-authored book, Wikipedia and the Representation of Reality, is available as an open access ebook from Routledge. For more information on his work, check out Matt’s digital portfolio.

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