What We Do
A Sample of Research and Professional Activity within the Program
Immediate Past Editor, College Composition and Communication, Kathleen Blake Yancey
Co-Director, Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research Kathleen Blake Yancey
Past President, National Council of Teachers of English, Kathleen Blake Yancey
Past Co-editor, JAEPL: Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives of Learning Kristie Fleckenstein
Faculty, Student, and Alumni Publications
“Caring for the Future: Initiatives for Further Inclusion in Computers and Writing.” Kairos, vol. 22, no. 1, 2017. With Janine Butler, Victor Del Hierro, Laura Gonzales, Joy Robinson and Angela Haas.
Kristie S. Fleckenstein
"A Pedagogy of Rhetorical Looking: A Pedagogy of Rhetorical Looking: Atrocity Images at the Intersection of Vision and Violence." (with Scott Gage and Katherine Bridgman). College English 80.1 (2017): 11-34.
Assembling Composition. Co-edited collection, with Kathleen Blake Yancey. 2017. NCTE.
Kathleen Blake Yancey
"Writing, Transfer, and ePortfolios: A Possible Trifecta in Supporting Student Learning." In Jessie Moore and Randy Bass, eds., Understanding Writing Transfer and its Implication for Higher Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2017.
Assembling Composition (with Stephen McElroy). CCCC SWR Series, NCTE. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2017.
"Assembling Composition: An Introduction" (with Stephen McElroy). In Kathleen Blake Yancey and Stephen McElroy, eds., Assembling Composition. Studies in Writing and Rhetoric. Urbana, IL: NCTE/CCCC, 2017.
"Assemblage and Memory: The Corresponding Cases of Emigrant Cemetery Tombstones and 'A Line for Wendy.'” In Kathleen Blake Yancey and Stephen McElroy, eds., Assembling Composition. Studies in Writing and Rhetoric. Urbana, IL: NCTE/CCCC, 2017.
"Device. Display. Read: The Design of Reading and Writing and the Difference Display Makes" (with Jacob Craig, Matt Davis, and Michael Spooner). In Patrick Sullivan et al., eds. What Is College-level Reading. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2017.
To the Dog Next Door Who Barks All Day. (p. 121. Poem). Journal of the Assembly for the Expanded Perspectives on Learning.
"The Genome, the Meme, and the Teme Go Off the Map: Observing Naming, Metaphor, and Circulation in Three Contested Terms." Chapter 11 in Rhetorics of Names and Naming, Routledge (Studies in Rhetoric and Communication series).
Using WAW in an Upper-Level Professional Writing and Editing Course. Vignette chapter in Next Steps: New Directions for/in Writing About Writing.
"Jan Tschichold's Renunciation: The Anatomy and Ethics of a Typographic Reversal". Chapter for forthcoming Type Matters: The Rhetoricity of Letterforms.
Kristie S. Fleckenstein
"A Reformer Rides: Photographic Ethos in Frances E. Willards A Wheel within a Wheel." Rethinking Ethos: A Feminist Ecological Approach to Rhetoric. Ed. Kathleen J. Ryan, Nancy Myers, and Rebecca Jones. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 2016. 25-39.
"Materiality's Rhetorical Work: The Nineteenth-Century Parlor Stereoscope and the Second-Naturing of Vision." Rhetorical Ontologies: Rhetoric Through Everyday Things. Ed. Scot Barnett and Casey Boyle. University of Alabama P, 2016. 125-38.
Tarez Samra Graban
"Emergent Taxonomies: Using 'Tension' and 'Forum' to Organize Primary Texts." Reprinted in Landmark Essays on Archival Research (eds. Lynee Lewis Gaillet, Helen Diana Eidson, Don Gammill Jr.). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2016. 218-230
"Teaching Multilingualism, Teaching Identification: Embracing Resident Multilingualism as a Curricular Paradigm." Linguistically Diverse Immigrant and Resident Writers: Transitions from High School to College (eds. Christine Ortmeier-Hooper and Todd Reucker). New York/London: Routledge, 2016. 216-228.
"Beyond the Alphabetic: Using William Blake's 'The Tyger' as a Way to Teach Modal Affordance" The CEA Forum 44.2
“Ways of Knowing and Doing in Digital Rhetoric: A Primer.” Enculturation 23 (2016) (with Matthew Davis and Rory Lee).
"A Space Defined: Four Years in the Life of the FSU Digital Studios." In Rusty Carpenter, Dickie Selfe, Shawn Apostel, and Kristi Apostel, eds. Sustainable Learning Spaces. (with Jennifer Wells, Andrew Burgess, Jeff Naftzinger, Rory Lee, Josh Mehler, Jason Custer, Aimee Jones, and Joe Cirio).
Assembling Composition, NCTE (co-edited collection with Kathleen Blake Yancey, in press: 2017)
"The Perils of Standing Alone: Reflective Writing in Relationship to Other Texts in Portfolio Assessment." A Rhetoric of Reflection. Ed. Kathleen Blake Yancey. Utah State University Press, 2016.
"Creating and Exploring New Worlds: Web 2.0, Information Literacy, and the Ways We Know." Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines. Ed. Barbara D'Angelo, Sandra Jamieson, Barry Maid, and Janice Walker. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2016: 81-97.
“Assembling Knowledge: The Role of Threshold Concepts in Facilitating Transfer” (with Linda Adler-Kassner, Irene Clark, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak). In Chris Anson and Jessie Moore, eds., Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer. WAC Clearinghouse and University of Colorado Press, 2016.
Editor, A Rhetoric of Reflection, Utah State UP, 2016
Introduction: Contextualizing Reflection, in Yancey, ed., A Rhetoric of Reflection, Utah State UP, 2016
Defining Reflection: The Rhetorical Nature and Qualities of Reflection, in Yancey, ed., A Rhetoric of Reflection, Utah State UP, 2016
Against the Rhetoric and Composition Grain: A Microhistorical View (with Jacob Craig, Matt Davis, Christine Martorana, Josh Mehler, Kendra Mitchell, Tony Ricks, and Bret Zawilski).In Bruce McComiskey, ed., Microhistories of Composition. Utah State UP
Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Materials for a New Age of Meaning-Making (SAMLA Presidential Address). South Atlantic Review 80.3-4 (Spring 2016)
Being Literate. In Darren Cambridge and Patricia Stock, eds., Structural Kindness: Essays on Literacy Education in Honor of Kent D. Williamson. NCTE, 2015.
"The Genome, the Meme, and the Teme Go Off the Map: Observing Metaphor and Naming in Three Contested Terms." Rhetorics of Names and Naming (Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication). Forthcoming, 2015.
"Communities, stakeholders, and quality in assessment: A review of Sally O'Hagen's Variability in Assessor Responses to Undergraduate Essay." Journal of Writing Assessment Reading List. 2015.
"Print Made Fluid: Design, Format, and Attention in a Convergence Culture." The Tablet Book. Eds. Caroline Bassett, Ryan Burns, Russell Glasson and Kate O'Riordan. UK: REFRAME Books, 2015.
"Walking Back: Examining Telltale's The Walking Dead as a Radicalized Pedagogical Zone." Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. 2015.
"Grumble, Grumble: The Pitfalls of Gaming Pedagogy." Podcast with Kyle Stedman. Writing Commons. 2015.
"Stepping Beyond, In, and With JAEPL: Twenty Years of Hope." JAEPL: Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning 20 (2015): 35-43.
"Reiterating with a Difference: Feminist Visual Agency and Late Nineteenth-Century Photography." Studies in the Humanities 41.1/2 (2015): 1-30.
"Program Sustainability: Curricular Resilience in Florida State University's Editing, Writing, and Media Concentration." (with Kathleen Blake Yancey, Matthew Davis, and Katherine T. Bridgman). South Atlantic Review 78.1/2 (2015): 10-33. Winner of the South Atlantic Review Essay Prize (Volume 78).
"Cyborg Vision for Cyborg Writing." Writing Posthumanism, Posthuman Writing. Ed. Sid Dobrin. Anderson, SC: Parlor P, 2015. 254-73.
"A Matter of Design: Context and Available Resources in the Development of a New English Major at Florida State University." (with Matt Davis and Kathleen Blake Yancey). Undergraduate Writing Majors: Nineteen Program Profiles. Ed. Greg Giberson, Jim Nugent, and Lori Ostergaard. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2015. 175-89.
Tarez Samra Graban
Women's Irony: Rewriting Feminist Rhetorical Histories. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015.
"#Activism, Circulation, and Affective Entanglements that Matter." (with Dustin Edwards) Circulation, Rhetoric, and Writing. Eds. Laurie Gries and Collin Brooke. Chapter accepted, collection under review with press.
Rhea Estelle Lathan
Freedom Writing: African American Civil Rights Literacy Activism, 1955-1961. Urbana, IL: NCTE Studies in Writing and Rhetoric, 2016.
"Death: The End We All Have to Face(book)." Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion. 2015. Web.
"Facebook and the Post-Death Immersion Memoir." South Atlantic Review. Forthcoming 2015. Print.
"Assemblage by Design: The Postcards of Curt Teich and Company." Computers and Composition 37 (2015): 147-165.
"Many Happy Returns: Student Archivists as Curators of Public Memory" with Michael Neal and Katherine Bridgman. Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museum, Memorials, and Archives. Eds. Laurie Grobman and Jane Greer. Routledge Press, Forthcoming 2015.
"Procedures, Projects, and Programs: Florida State University's Digital Studio Tutor Handbook" with Josh Mehler and Jennifer Wells. Kairos 19.2 (2015).
"Mentoring, Undergraduate Research and Identity Development: An Integrative Conceptual Review and Research Agenda." With R. Palmer, A. Hunt, and B. Wuetherick. Mentoring and Teaching: Partnership in Learning. Forthcoming, 2016.
"The Perils of Standing Alone: Reflective Writing in Relationship to Other Texts in Portfolio Assessment." The Rhetoric of Reflection. Ed. Kathleen Blake Yancey. Forthcoming, 2016.
"Many Happy Returns: Student Archivists as Curators of Public Memory." (with Katherine Bridgman and Stephen McElroy) Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Archives, and Memorials. Eds. Laurie Grobman and Jane Greer. Routledge Press, 2015.
"Jeff Sommers's 'Reflection Revisited.'" The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing, 4th ed. Eds. Chitralekha Duttagupta and Robert Miller. NY: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015.
"Program Sustainability: Curricular Resilience in Florida State University's Editing, Writing, and Media Concentration" (with Kristie Fleckenstein, Matt Davis, and Kathryn Bridgman). South Atlantic Review (SAR) 78 ( 2015): 10-34.
"Relationships Between Writing and Critical Thinking, and Their Significance for Curriculum and Pedagogy." Double Helix 3 (2015): 1-14.
"Grading ePortfolios: Tracing Two Approaches, Their Advantages, and Their Disadvantages." Theory Into Practice 54 (2015): 301-308.
"'It's Their Story That Turns Your Head': An Interview with Kathleen Blake Yancey." Writing on the Edge 25.2 (Spring 2015): 4-15.
"A Matter of Design: Context and Available Resources in the Development of a New English Major at Florida State University," with Matt Davis and Kristie Fleckenstein. In Greg Gibberson, et al., eds., Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2015.
"The Intersection and Interaction of the Delivered, Lived, and Experienced Curricula in Incorporating Threshold Concepts in Rhetoric and Composition Doctoral Education," with Kara Taczak. In Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle, eds., Naming What We Know: Writing at the Threshold. Logan, UT; Utah State UP, 2015.
"Coming to Terms: Composition/Rhetoric, Threshold Concepts, and a Disciplinary Core." In Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle, eds., Naming What We Know: Writing at the Threshold. Logan, UT; Utah State UP, 2015.
"Notes toward a Theory of Writing for the Public." In Christiane Donahue, ed., The Power of Writing: Dartmouth '66 in the Twenty-First Century. New England UP, 2015.
"Reflection." In Paul Heilker and Peter Vandenberg, eds., Keywords in Writing Studies. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2015.
First-Year Composition: From Theory to Practice. Co-edited with Ronald F. Lunsford. Parlor Press, 2014.
Everything's a Text: Readings for Composition. Co-authored with Dan Melzer. Pearson, 2011.
"Makers and Guilds: Teaching Composition in a Creative Economy" Pedagogy and Practice. Pearson. (2014)
"The Three Ds of Procedural Literacy: Developing, Demonstrating, and Documenting Layered Literacies with Valve's Steam for Schools." Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods & Applications at the Intersection. Ed. Jennifer DeWinter and Ryan M. Moeller. Ashgate, 2014. 247-263. Print.
"Designing the New Negro: The Color of Late Nineteenth-Century Multimodality." Computers & Composition. 33.3 (2014): 13-26.
Tarez Samra Graban
"In, Through, and About the Archive: What Digitization (Dis)Allows." Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago: U Chicago P, 2014. Co-authored with Alexis Ramsey-Tobienne and Whitney Myers.
"Humoring the Female Pol: Irony, Consciousness-Raising, and 'Third-Culture' Discourse." Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice. Eds. Peter Dickinson, Ann Higgins, Diana Solomon, Paul Matthew St. Pierre, Sean Zwagerman. Lanham, MD: Fairleigh Dickinson/Rowman, 2014: 201-216.
"Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices." Entry in Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. Ed. Salvatore Attardo. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage P, 2014. 641-644.
"Editors' Introduction: The Critical Place of the Networked Archive." Peitho 17.1 (Fall/Winter 2014): 2-11. Co-authored with Shirley K Rose.
"Re/Situating the Digital Archive in John T. McCutcheon's 'Publics,' Then and Now." Peitho 17.1 (Fall/Winter 2014): 73-88.
Freedom Writing: African American Civil Rights Literacy Activism, 1955-1961. Urbana Champaign, Il; NCTE Studies in Writing and Rhetoric, 2014.
"Testimony As a Sponsor of Literacy: Bernice Robinson and South Carolina Sea Island Citizenship Program's Literacy Activism" Literacy, Economy, and Power: Writing Research Ten Years After Literacy in American Lives. eds. John Duffy, Julie Christoph, Eli Goldblatt, Nelson Graff, Rebecca Nowacek, and Bryan Trabold. Southern Illinois UP, 2014. 30-44
"Leaving Behind the 8.5 x 11." Pedagogy and Practice. Pearson Higher Ed, 2014. Web.
Kathleen Blake Yancey
Writing across Contexts: Composition, Transfer, and Sites of Writing. (with Liane Robertson and Kara Taczak). Utah State UP, 2014.
"The Social Life of Reflection: Notes toward an ePortfolio-based Model of Reflection." In Mary Ryan, ed., Teaching Reflective Learning in Higher Education. New York: Springer, 2014: 189-203.
"Attempting the Impossible: Designing a First-Year Composition Course." In Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ron Lunsford, eds., First-year Composition: From Theory to Practice. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2014.
"Notes toward the Role of Materiality in Composing, Reviewing, and Assessing Multimodal Texts," with Matt Davis. Computers and Composition 31 (Spring 2014): 13-28.
"Permission to Write" (sub essay: "Whole Cloth"), with Doug Hesse. Writing on the Edge 25.1 (Fall 2014): 13-29.
"Revising FYC Outcomes for a Multimodal, Digitally Composed World: the WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (Version 3.0)," with Dylan B. Dryer, Darsie Bowden, Beth Brunk-Chavez, Susanmarie Harrington, and Bump Halbritter. WPA: Writing Program Administration Fall/Winter 2014: 129-44.
"Epideictic Memories: The Argument for Spatial Agency in Frances E. Willard's A Wheel within a Wheel." Political Women: Language and Leadership. Ed. Michele Lockhard and Kathleen Mollick. New York: Lexington Books, forthcoming.
"Affording New Media: Individuation, Imagination and the Hope of Change." Composing (Media)=Composing (Embodiment). Ed. Kristin L. Arola and Anne Frances Wysocki). Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2013. 239-58.
Tarez Samra Graban
"From Location(s) to Locatability: Mapping Feminist Recovery and Archival Activity through Metadata." College English 76.2 (Nov. 2013): 171-193.
"Multivalent Composition and the Re-Invention of Expertise." Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres in Student Compositions (eds. Tracey Bowen, Carl Whithaus). Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2013. 248-280. With Colin Charlton and Jonikka Charlton.
Rev. of Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Public Engagement by Linda Flower. Community Literacy Journal 7.1 (2012): 155-160. Print.
"Rhetorical Approaches to Texts: Expanding our Definition of Rhetoric." English Education 45.3 (2013): 213-216. Print.
"Making Meaning at the Intersections:Developing a Digital Archive for Multimodal Research." Kairos 17.2 (2013). With Katherine Bridgman and Stephen McElroy.
Kathleen Blake Yancey
"Reflection, ePortfolios, and WEPO:A Reflective Account of New Practices in a New Curriculum." With Leigh Graziano, Rory Lee, and Jennifer O'Malley. In Naomi Silver, et al., eds., Reflection and Metacognition in College Teaching. Washington, DC: Stylus, Forthcoming 2013.
"Composing, Networks, and Electronic Portfolios: Notes toward a Theory of Assessing ePortfolios." With Stephen McElroy and Elizabeth Powers. In Dànielle DeVoss and Heidi, McKee, eds., Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State UP, Forthcoming 2013.
"The (Designed) Influence of Culture on Eportfolio Practice." In Lou Ann Reid, et al., International Perspectives on Teaching English in a Globalised World. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013: 266-78.
"A Close Reading of a 1906 San Francisco Scrapbook: Three Concurrent Accounts; Material Form; and Remix Textuality." In Graeme Farnell, ed., The Photograph and the Collection. London, UK: Museum ETC. 2013: 312-40.
"The (De)Contextualisation of the (Digital) Photo Album." The Photograph and the Album: Histories, Practices, Futures. Ed. By Jonathan Carlason, Rosie Miller, and Theresa Wilkie. Boston: MuseumsEtc, 2013. 416-448.
"Preparing a Face: Rhetorical Agency and Symbolic Synthesis." Texts of Consequence: Composing Rhetorics of Social Activism for the Writing Classroom. Ed. Christopher Wilkey and Nick Mauriello. Hampton P. 2012.
"Reclaiming the Mind: Eco-Cognitive Research in Writing Studies." New Directions in in Writing Studies Research: Methods and Models for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy. Ed. Lee Nicholson and Mary P. Sheridan. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP. 2012.
Stephen McElroy, Matt Davis, and Kevin Brock
"Expanding the Available Means of Composing: Three Sites of Inquiry." Enculturation 14 (2012).
Kathleen Blake Yancey
"Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: A Primer." In Ritter and Matsuda, eds., Defining Composition Studies: Research, Scholarship, and Inquiry for the Twenty-First Century. Logan: Utah State UP 2012: 167-88.
"College Admissions and the Insight Resume: Writing, Reflection, and Students' Lived Curriculum as a Site of Equitable Assessment." In Asao Inoue and Mya Poe, eds. Race and Writing Assessment. New York: Peter Lang, 2012: 171-87.
"The Rhetorical Situation of Writing Assessment: Exigence, Location, and the Making of Knowledge." In Les Perelman et al, eds., Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press 2012: 475-95.
"Beyond Composition: Creating an Outcomes Statement for Writing Across the Curriculum" (with Anderson, Paul, Chris M. Anson, and Martha Townsend). The WPA Outcomes Statement: A Decade Later. Ed. Duane Roen, Deborah Holdstein, Nicholas Behm, and Greg Glau. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.
"A Theory of Prior Knowledge and Its Role in College Composers' Transfer of Knowledge and Practice," with Liane Robertson and Kara Taczak. Composition Forum 24. Summer/Fall 2012: http://compositionforum.com/issue/26/prior-knowledge-transfer.php
"Out of 'Wonderful Silence' Come 'Sweet Words': The Rhetorical Authority of St. Catherine of Siena." Listening and Silence as Rhetorical Acts. Ed. Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 2011. 37-55.
Kathleen Blake Yancey
"Handwriting, Literacy, and Technology." In Shane Borrowman, ed, On the Blunt Edge: Technology in Composition's History and Pedagogy. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2011: 72-85.
"Foreword: Remembering Composition." In Patricia Lambert Stock, ed., Composition's Roots in English Education. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2011: vi-xv.
"Portfolios, Learning, and Agency: Promises, Perceptions, Possibilities." JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition, 2011: 717-36.