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Barfield, Ray

A Word from Our Viewers: Reflections from Early Television Audiences. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2008. Print.

Tracing public and critical responses to TV from its pioneering days, this book gathers and gives context to the reactions of those who saw television's early broadcasts—from the privileged few who witnessed experimental and limited-schedule programming in the 1920s and 1930s, to those who bought TV sets and hoisted antennae in the post-World War II television boom, to still more who invested in color receivers and cable subscriptions in the 1960s.

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Bennett, Alma

Thomas Green Clemson. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press, 2009. Digital.

Thomas Green Clemson (1807–1888) was no ordinary man. He was, in fact, as unique as he was highly educated, skilled, pragmatic, visionary, and complex. To introduce us to this man, fifteen scholars and specialists of history, science, agriculture, engineering, music, art, diplomacy, law, and communications come together to address Clemson’s multifaceted life, the century and issues that helped shape him, and his ongoing influence today.

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An Annotated Guide to the Writings and Papers of Leonard Woolf, Third Edition. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press, 2010. Digital.

The Annotated Guide is an on-going project at the digital press, with plans to publish notes on relevant archives in Sussex, Cambridge, and elsewhere. Its mission is to share with a global audience vital information about the location, nature, and extent of primary materials widely distributed in their physical state.

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The Dreaming of Bones and Cavalry

Chapman, Wayne

The Dreaming of the Bones and Cavalry. Editor. Ithaca, New York and London, England: Cornell University Press, 2003. Print.

This book reproduces the complete set of extant manuscripts that preceded publication of both plays. In addition to a perceptive introductory essay, the book includes several appendixes of Yeats's notes and commentaries on the plays from their preparation in 1921 onward.

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Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry

Chapman, Wayne

Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry. Editor. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press, 2010. Digital.

This volume reintroduces Edward Dowden, a significant poet of the nineteenth century, to a modern audience which has forgotten, probably, that this distinguished Irish authority on Shakespeare, Goethe and Shelley thought of himself as a poet first. This is part of the CUDP’s ongoing series “Ireland in the Arts and Humanities.”

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The W.B. and George Yeats Library: A Short-title Catalog. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press, 2006. Digital.

This online catalog accounts for every publication that has been a part of the W. B. Yeats Library. The searchable alphabetical list constitutes a census of items that currently define the Yeats Library as a body, including links to and notes on related matters.

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Yeats and English Renaissance Literature

Chapman, Wayne

Yeats and English Renaissance Literature. London, England: Palgrave Macmillan Press; and New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. Print.

This book makes extensive use of unpublished manuscripts to show how a period of English literature affected W.B.Yeats's development as a poet, presenting a factual account of his acquaintance with English Renaissance writers based on evidence from his library and elsewhere.

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Hilligoss, Susan

Visual Communication: A Writer’s Guide. 2nd ed. Co-authored with Tharon Howard. Longman, 2001. Print.

Originally a supplement to John Trimbur's innovative composition text "The Call to Write," "Visual Communication: A Writer's Guide" became a textbook on its own, one of the first to focus on the rhetoric of multimodal texts with attention to the complex history of visual communication. The second edition welcomed Dr. Tharon Howard as co-author and expanded coverage of web design.

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Hilligoss, Susan

Originally a supplement to John Trimbur’s innovative composition text "The Call to Write," "Visual Communication: A Writer’s Guide" became a textbook on its own, one of the first to focus on the rhetoric of multimodal texts with attention to the complex history of visual communication. Visual Communication: A Writer’s Guide. Longman, 1999. Print.

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Hilligoss, Susan

Robert Coles. Twayne Publishers, United States Authors Series, 1997. Print.

Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the MacArthur Award, Robert Coles is author of more than 50 books of on such subjects as psychoanalysis, integration, the social psychology of children and adults, photography, literature, and spirituality. He is best known for his series "Children of Crisis," an account of mainly poor and minority children of the U.S. in the 1960s and 70s, and "The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination". This overview gives shape to Coles’s work and identifies as major themes in his work the quest and the tension among three aspects of the searching mind the scientist, the artist, and the pilgrim.

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Hilligoss, Susan

Literacy and Computers: The Complications of Teaching and Learning with Technology. Co-edited with Cynthia L. Selfe. Modern Language Association of America, 1994.

"Literacy and Computers" is an influential early contribution to studies of computers in writing, part of MLA’s series on Research and Scholarship in Composition. Although these essays by scholars of digital writing predate widespread access to the web, they ably describe the possibilities--and the difficulties--posed by the new technologies and argue that computers are transforming texts, language, and literacy itself.

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Katz Writing Sciences

Katz, Steven B

Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse (with Ann Penrose). 3rd Edition. NY: Allyn and Bacon Series in Technical Communication (Addison Wesley Longman), 2010.

Writing in the Sciences gives a guide to scientific writing across disciplines and contexts, from research reports to grant proposals.  The authors investigate scientific writing in a variety of rhetorical situations and contexts stemming from real scientific research, and analyze similarities and differences in the rhetorical composition of those texts.

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Katz, Steven B

Nana! (poems) Raleigh, NC: Moses, Ink, 2005  

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Katz Music Rhetoric

Katz, Steven B

The Epistemic Music of Rhetoric: Toward the Temporal Dimension of Affect in Reader Response and Writing.  Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.  

Arguing for an oral theory of Reader Response Criticism, Steven B. Katz conducts a philosophical investigation into the possibility and desirability of teaching reading and writing as rhetorical music.  

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Palmer, R. Barton

Larger than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s.

Larger than Life offers a comprehensive view of the star system in 1950s Hollywood and also in-depth discussions of the decade’s major stars, including Montgomery Clift, Judy Holliday, Jerry Lewis, James Mason, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, Bing Crosby Gene Kelly, Jayne Mansfield, and Audrey Hepbur.

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Palmer, R. Barton

A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film.

World-renowned film scholars put this myth to rest in A Little Solitaire, which offers the only multidisciplinary critical account of Frankenheimer's oeuvre. They emphasize his deep and passionate engagement-- not only with national politics and people’s irrepressible need to assert their rights against those who would reduce them to silence and anonymity, but also with a mise-en-scène filmed from just the right angles.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen.

The essays in this collection analyze major film adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon to Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Combining cinematic and literary approaches, this volume explores the adaptation process from conception through production and reception. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on nineteenth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Hitchcock as the Source: The Auteur as Adaptor

Rather than examining the processes by which a particular author has been adapted into a diversity of films by different filmmakers, the contributors in Hitchcock at the Source consider the processes by which a varied range of literary sources has been transformed by one filmmaker into an impressive body of work.

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Palmer, R. Barton

The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh

The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh gathers scholars of philosophy, film studies, and English to explore the ideas that form the basis of work of this prominent director who has become one of the most innovative and commercially successful filmmakers of our tie.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar Media

Going well beyond the scripts themselves, Hollywood's Tennessee showcases findings culled from poster and billboard art, press books, and other production and advertising material. The result is a sweeping account of how Williams's adapted plays were crafted, marketed, and received, as well as the lasting implications of this history for commercial filmmakers and their audiences.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Screen Adaptations: Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird the Relationship between Text and Film

This book, by a leading literary and film scholar, shines light on the complex and fascinating adaptation process that brought Lee’s work to the commercial screen. R. Barton Palmer deftly places Mockingbird within both its fictional setting-- a 1930s Southern town marked deeply by racial injustice-- and the postwar Civil Rights era that saw the novel and film emerge to such popularity. Palmer demonstrates, with learning and subtlety, how the indirect indictment of the insupportable evil of Jim Crow in both novel and film has proven spectacularly successful in changing hearts and minds for nearly half a century.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Nineteenth-Century American Fiction on Screen

The fourteen essays collected here provide an up-to-date survey of the important films based on, or inspired by, nineteenth-century American fiction, from James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans to Owen Wister’s The Virginian. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on twentieth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Chaucer’s French Contemporaries: The Poetry/Poetics of Self and Tradition

This collection grows out of the Spring 1987 issue of ""Studies in the Literary Imagination"". Along with the original 6 essays, now revised for book publication, this volume adds 8 new examinations of the connections between the authors of medieval France and England. The volume editor is a translator of Machaut and intimately involved in scholarly investigations that provide connections between culture and texts. Framed by diverse studies that investigate the ""genius of the patron"" and the shaping role of the editor, those articles serve as models both of how to study particular authors or texts, and as paradigms for other researchers to follow.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Contemporary Film Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen

In Joel and Ethan Coen, R. Barton Palmer argues that the Coen oeuvre also forms a central element in what might be called postmodernist filmmaking. Mixing high and low cultural sources and blurring genres like noir and comedy, the use of pastiche and anti-realist elements in films such as The Hudsucker Proxy and Barton Fink clearly fit the postmodernist paradigm. Palmer argues that for a full understanding of the Coen brothers unique position within film culture, it is important to see how they have developed a new type of text within general postmodernist practice that Palmer terms commercial/independent. Analyzing their substantial body of work from this generic framework is the central focus on this book.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Traditions in World Cinema

In Traditions in World Cinema brings together a colorful and wide-ranging collection of world cinematic traditions--national, regional, and global-- all of which are in need of introduction, investigation, and in some cases, critical reassessment. Bringing fresh insights to movements that have provided significant and noteworthy alternatives to Hollywood, this book is an essential introduction to the rich diversity of world cinema.

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Paul, Catherine

Poetry in the Museums of Modernism: Yeats, Pound, Stein. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, 2002. Print.

This book explores the relationships among four modernist poets and the museums that helped shape their writing. During the early twentieth century, museums were trying to reach a wider audience, using displayed objects to teach that audience about art, culture, and ecology. And writers such as W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, and Gertrude Stein borrowed these strategies and techniques, creating new ways of negotiating culture, structuring words, and addressing readers. In Poetry in the Museums of Modernism, Catherine Paul contextualizes these writers' poetry and prose in the gallery spaces, curatorial practices, displayed objects, and exhibition objectives of the museums that inspired them, exposing the ways in which museums helped develop literary modernism.

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Paul, Catherine

W.B. Yeats, A Vision: The Original 1925 Edition. Co-edited with Margaret Mills Harper. New York, New York: Scribner, 2008. Print.

Edited by Yeats scholars Catherine E. Paul and Margaret Mills Harper, the volume presents the "system" of philosophy, psychology, history, and the life of the soul that Yeats and his wife George (née Hyde Lees) received and created by means of mediumistic experiments from 1917 through the early 1920s. Yeats obsessively revised the book, and the revised 1937 version is much more widely available than its predecessor. The original 1925 version of "A Vision," poetic, unpolished, masked in fiction, and close to the excitement of the automatic writing that the Yeatses believed to be its supernatural origin, is presented here in a scholarly edition for the first time.

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Paul, Catherine

Writing Modern Ireland. Editor. South Carolina Review, 43.1. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press, 2010. Digital.

This special number of The South Carolina Review guest-edited by Catherine E. Paul, focuses on Irish literature. It includes scholarship on Irish writers as well as contemporary Irish creative writing. For example, the issue features work by Ronald Schuchard, Michael Sidnell, and Jeff Holdridge, as well as translations by Patrick Crotty of modern poetry in Irish, poetry in English by young Irish poets, and a host of contributions from scholars in the USA, UK, Belgium, and France.

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Sparks, Elisa

Woolf and the Art of Exploration: Selected Papers from the Fifteenth International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Co-editor with Helen Southworth. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2006. Print.

The wide range of selected papers explore such topics as Woolf's life; her relationship to nature and to scientific and environmental thinking; her attitudes towards London, America, and the Middle East; and the cultural origins and contexts of her outlook on art and empire.

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Sparks, Elisa

Engendering the Word: Feminist Essays in Psyco-Sexual Politics. Co-editor with Temma F. Berg, Anna Shannon Elfenbein, and Jeanne Larsen. Woolf and the Art of Exploration: Selected Papers from the Fifteenth International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1989. Print.

This collection of essays originating from a post-doctoral seminar at the School for Criticism and Theory with Sandra Gilbert examines gender differences in the experiences of reading and writing, in light of psychosexual theories of identity.

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Vitanza, Victor

Sexual Violence in Western Thought and Writing: Chaste Rape. New York, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Print.

Focuses on rape scripts and narratives as informed by a sacrificial economy that grounds subjectivity and legitimizes community. Vitanza rethinks rape through a close examination of how sexual violence is a pedagogy that has become canonized in the form of rape stories.

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Vitanza, Victor

Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996. Print.

Examines the principles of historiography. Focusing on the Sophists Gorgias and Isocrates, and on how each has been received and refigured by historians, the book moves beyond these approaches to postmodernist ones.

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Vitanza, Victor

CyberReader. 2nd ed. New York, New York: Longman, 1998. Print.

The impact of technology -- on individuals, society, economy, legal issues such as freedom of expression and copyright, politics and reporting political issues, sexual politics, and education -- is immense and ever-changing. This book explores some of today's hottest topics and the increasingly important role that new technologies play in society.

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Vitanza, Victor

Writing for the World Wide Web. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1997. Print.

This Internet writing guide explores Internet communication with the aim that readers will become better writers in both print-based and electronic formats.

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Vitanza, Victor

Writing Histories of Rhetoric. Editor. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994. Print.

A collection of essays summarizing recent accomplishments in revised traditional histories of rhetoric and theorizing future accomplishments.

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Young, Art

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.

This book, co-edited by five Clemson University professors from different disciplines and a MAPC graduate student, offers poetry and images composed by students in a variety of disciplines, together with teachers’ reflections on their students’ achievements.

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Young, Art

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.

Written for college teachers in all disciplines, this monograph provides an introduction to WAC, its theory and practice -— on teaching, on using writing as a tool for learning the subject matter being studied, and as a strategy for improving the confidence and the ability of students to communicate effectively.

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Young, Art

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.

This collection of essays explores what happens when proponents of writing across the curriculum use the latest computer-mediated tools and techniques—including email, asynchronous learning networks, MOOs, and the Internet—to expand and enrich their teaching practices, especially the teaching of writing.

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Young, Art

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

How does instruction change when teachers apply composition theory and practice to the study of literature? The book confirms the value of diverse theoretical perspectives that merge interactive pedagogical practices, and especially of the emergence of writing along with reading as the central business of English studies.

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Young, Art

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.

This collection of essays explores the relationships among politics, curriculum, and pedagogy. Critical theory, this book suggests, is generated in and through classroom practice. It invites teachers to see students not as the receivers of our theoretical knowledge but as participants in the making of it.

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Young, Art

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.

Contributors to this collection describe and critique various ways the writing across the curriculum (WAC) has been incorporated into schoolwide, districtwide, and statewide programs. The book provides philosophical foundations for WAC programs and numerous specific classroom applications.

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Young, Art

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

This book describes in detail successful WAC programs at fourteen college and universities across the nation. Contributors discuss the nature and history of their programs, successful practices and strategies, sources of funding, problems confronted, and future prospects for WAC.

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Young, Art

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

This book reports research and assessment studies to describe the impact of a WAC program on the professional life of a single university department and on the pedagogical life of an entire campus community.

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Young, Art

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.

This book offers a rationale and a practical plan for campus-wide cooperation in writing and reading development. Its premise is that writing, reading, speaking, and listening is the responsibility of the entire academic community, and this it must be continuous, in all departments, through all four undergraduate years.

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Young, Art

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

This book describes the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley’s nonviolent philosophy as seen through an analysis of his poetry, drama, and prose. A comparison of Shelley’s and Gandhi’s nonviolent philosophies forms a framework within which to examine Shelley’s insights into the problem of human violence.

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