new books

Because I still have some faculty development money left over for the spring term, I get to order books! Lots of them (the category distinction below is a bit arbitrary):

Rhetoric and Composition Studies:
Textual Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Students and the Making of Discourse Communities by Harriet Malinowitz
Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies by Jonathan Alexander
Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition by Lester Faigley
Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures: Refiguring College English Studies by James Berlin
Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism by Sharon Crowley
Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Differences by Nedra Reynolds
Moving Beyond Academic Discourse: Composition and the Public Sphere by Christian R. Weisser
Literacy in the New Media Age by Gunther Kress
A Place to Stand: Politics and Persuasion in a Working-Class Bar by Julie Lindquist
Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness by Krista Ratcliffe
Tactics of Hope: The Public Turn in English Composition by Paula Mathieu
The Rhetoric of Cool: Composition Studies and New Media by Jeff Rice
Acts of Enjoyment: Rhetoric, Zizek, and the Return of the Subject by Thomas Rickert

Queer Theory/Sexuality Studies:
The Queen Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship by Lauren Berlant
Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex by Judith Butler
The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life by Michael Warner
Publics and Counterpublics by Michael Warner
Queer Online: Media Technology and Sexuality by Kate O’Riordan and David J. Phillips
Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability by Robert McRuer
Queering Gay and Lesbian Studies by Thomas Piontek
Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory, edited by Michael Warner

Not sure if I’ll get each one or not, because it depends on shipping costs, but man, this is a boon! And yet another load of books to take with me on my 3,000 mile trek across the country.

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9 Responses to new books

  1. Laura D. May says:

    Ooh, that Sharon Crowley one will be good for my thesis. That’s the one you mentioned at Jeanna’s party, right? Yep, need that one. Have that one shipped to Yakima, WA, if you would, thanks. 😉

    Seriously, you should have them shipped to Penn and save the lugging them — though fresh books rarely feel burdensome, no matter how heavy they are.

  2. Michael says:

    Yes, that is the book I mentioned, Laura. I’m excited to read it.

    Thought about having them shipped to Penn, but since the Women Studies department is ordering them, it’s easier for it to be shipped there.

  3. Sara J says:

    Thanks for the tip – I just ordered the Weisser from Summit (U of O) library. Looks possible for WR 222 or WR 323

  4. gregory says:

    You get money to order books for professional development? Are you serious?

    I don’t get any money for books. Zero.

    I’m ripe with envy. Enjoy your reads, man!


  5. Michael says:

    I only got it because I taught a course on top of being full time, so it was professional development money to compensate for not being able to be paid. Most of the money went toward CCCC and ACLA, but there was some left over for books. 🙂

  6. chris says:

    That Acts of Enjoyment book about Zizek and Composition Studies sounds interesting.

    If global capitalism contains the superego injunction to “Enjoy!â„¢” then the superego of the writing classroom (as well as new media/web 2.0/net capitalism) demands of us, “Express Yourself!â„¢” — a demand that always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

  7. Michael says:

    Yeah, Chris, I’ve been wanting to read that since I read that it came out. Rickert’s work seems pretty interesting, and recently I’ve been reading more Zizek, so good stuff.

  8. chris says:

    Have you seen Zizek! or The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema yet? Great stuff.

  9. Michael says:

    No, I haven’t. I’ve been wanting to see the former, but haven’t even heard of the latter. I’ll have to look into it.

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