Department of English

Faculty Bio

Young, Art

Young, Art

Professor Emeritus, English and engineering

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
Arthur Young's main research interests are in communication across the curriculum, particularly writing across the curriculum, as well as theories and practices in teaching writing and teaching literature. Currently, he is working on research projects involving poetry across the curriculum, electronic communication across the curriculum, the preparation of English teachers, and the transference of writing skills and abilities from composition classes to classes in the disciplines and from school to work.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Teaching and Learning Creatively: Inspirations and Reflections. Co-edited with Patricia Connor-Greene, Catherine Mobley, Catherine E. Paul, Jerry A. Waldvogel, and Liz Wright. West Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor Press, 2006. Print.

Teaching Across the Curriculum. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall Resources for Writing, 1994. Second Edition, 1997. Revised Third Edition, 2000. Revised Fourth Edition, 2006. Fourth Edition republished 2010 by WAC Clearinghouse. Digital.

Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum. Co-edited with Donna Reiss and Richard Selfe. Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English, 1998. Republished 2008 by WAC Clearinghouse. Digital.

When Writing Teachers Teach Literature: Bringing Writing to Reading. Co-edited with Toby Fulwiler. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 1996. Print.

Critical Theory and the Teaching of Literature: Politics, Curriculum, Pedagogy. Co-edited with James F. Slevin. Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English, 1995. Print.

Programs and Practices: Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum. Co-edited with Pamela Farrell-Childers and Anne Ruggles Gere. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 1994. Print.

Programs That Work: Models and Methods for Writing Across the Curriculum. Co-edited with Toby Fulwiler. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 1990. Print.

Writing Across the Disciplines: Research into Practice. Co-edited with Toby Fulwiler. Upper Montclair, New Jersey: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1986. Print.

Language Connections: Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. Co-edited with Toby Fulwiler. Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English, 1982. Republished 2000 by WAC Clearinghouse. Digital.

Shelley and Nonviolence. The Hague, the Netherlands: Mouton, 1975. Print.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

""Poetry Across the Curriculum: Four Disciplinary Perspectives, with Patricia Connor-Greene, Jerry Waldvogel, and Catherine Paul in The Journal of Language and Learning Across the Disciplines, June, 2003.

"Writing Across and Against the Curriculum" in College Composition and Communication, Vol. 54, No. 3, February, 2003.

"The Poetics of Computers: Composing Relationships with Technology," with Bernadette Longo, Donna Reiss, and Cynthia L. Selfe, in Computers and Composition, Vol. 20 (2003).

"Writing for Empathy," (with by Patricia Connor-Greene and Hayley Schilling), in The WAC Casebook, ed. Chris M. Anson (Oxford University Press, 2002).

WAC Wired: Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum, (with Donna Reiss), in WAC for the New Millennium, edited by Susan H. McLeod, Eric Miraglia, Margot Soven, and Christopher Thaiss, Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2001.

Discovery Reading: Conversations about Trifles with Karen Schiff, in The Subject Is Reading, edited by Wendy Bishop, Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, 2000.

Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum, Prentice Hall Resources for Writing, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999. Third Edition, republished May 29, 2002, by academic.writing

Voice, Creativity, and the Critical Essay in Teaching Writing Creatively, edited by David Starkey, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1998.

Surprising Myself as a Teacher in Houghton, America, in Teaching College English and English Education," edited by Thomas McCracken and Richard L. Larson, with Judith Entes, Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1998.

Rethinking Genre in the First Year Composition Course: Helping Student Writers Get Things Done, with Carl R. Lovitt Profession 97, an annual publication of the Modern Language Association (December 1997).

Mentoring, Modeling, Monitoring, Motivating: Response to Students' Ungraded Writing as Academic Conversation, in Writing to Learn: Strategies for Assigning and Responding to Writing Across the Disciplines, edited by Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Peter Elbow (San Francisco: Josey-Bass Publishers, 1997).

The WAC Archives Revisited, with Toby Fulwiler, in Assessing Writing Across the Curriculum: Diverse Approaches and Practices, edited by Kathleen Blake Yancey and Brian Huot, Volume 1 in the series Perspectives on Writing: Theory, Research, Practice (Greenwich, CT: Ablex Publishing, 1997).

Bringing Writing to Reading: When Writing Teachers Teach Literature, co-edited with Toby Fulwiler, Boynton/Cook Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH, 1996.