MA-RTW Comprehensive Examination Reading List

[revised 9/02 effective 9/02]

Students are responsible for all works listed here plus a minimum of 10 works selected in consultation with their advisor.

Aristotle On Rhetoric (1991 Kennedy translation)

Kenneth Burke A Rhetoric of Motives

Ellen Cushman, et. al. Literacy: A Critical Sourcebook.

Peter Elbow. Writing Without Teachers.

Lester Faigley Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition.

Helen Fox Listening to the World: Cultural Issues in Academic Writing

Brian Huot (Re)Articulating Writing Assessment

James Kinneavy A Theory of Discourse

Thomas Kuhn: Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Thomas Newkirk The Performance of Self in Student Writing.

Plato Phaedrus, Gorgias

Rebecaa Powell Literacy as a Moral Imperative: Facing the Challenges of a Pluralistic Society.

Michelle Sidler, et. al. Computers in the Composition Classroom: A Critical Sourcebook