PhD Course Reading List

Instead of deleting this page, I thought I would continue adding to it as the years pass by. I’m categorizing each under the semester read for and under the individual class.

Fall 2007

Studies in New Media

Scott, Melissa. Trouble and Her Friends. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 1994.

Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.

* more for this class as I order them.

Major Rhetorical Theories: Visual Rhetoric

Barry, Ann Marie Seward. Visual Intelligence:Perception, Image and Manipulation in Visual Communication. Albany: State U of NY Press, 1997.

Hill, Charles A. and Marguerite Helmers. Defining Visual Rhetorics. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.

Summer II 2007

Strategies in Teaching Composition

Murphy, James J. and Richard A. Katula. A Synoptic Hisotry of Classical Rhetoric. 3rd ed.Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.

Summer I 2007

Multiple Literacies

Cope, Bill and Mary Kalantzis. Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures. London: Routledge, 2000.

Gee, James Paul. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning Literacy. New York: Palgrave, 2003.

Spring 2007

History of Rhetoric

Aristotle. Art of Rhetoric.

Augustine. Political Writings.

Cicero. De Inventione.

—. De Optimo Genere.

Dillion. Greek Sophists.

Homer. Iliad.

—. Odyssey.

Loraux. Invention of Athens.

Plato. Phaedrus.

—. Protagoras.

Studies in Rhetorical Criticism: Foucault

Foucault, Michel. Archaeology of Knowledge.

—. Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Percpetion.

—. Care of the Self: History of Sexuality.

—. Discipline and Punishment: The Birth of the Prison.

—. Fearless Speech.

—. History of Sexuality.

—. Language, Counter-memory and Practice.

—. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason.

—. Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences.

—.Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings.

—. Technologies of the Self.

—. This is Not a Pipe.

—. Use of Pleasure.

Studies in Rhetoric and Composition: Electronic Texts

Selber. Stuart A. Multiliteracies for a Digital Age: Studies in Writing and Rhetoric.

Wysocki, Anne Frances. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition.

Fall 2006

Major Rhetorical Theories: The Rhetoric of Film

Braudy, Leo and Marshall Cohen, eds. Film Theory and Criticism. 6th Ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2004.

Giannetti, Louis. Understanding Movies. 10th ed. New Jersey: Pearson, 2005.

Nichols, Bill. Introduction to Documentary. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 2001.

World Mythology

Rhetoric and Composition Teaching Methods I

Clark, Irene. Concepts in Composition. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.

Lindemann, Erika. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers. New York: Oxford UP, 2001.

Villanueva, Victor, ed. Cross-Talk in Composition Theories: A Reader. Illinois: NCTE, 2003.


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FYI for anybody looking for a way to put together a doctoral reading list, this does not work at most universities. Talk to your advisor; there is generally a specific set of texts that are required and from there you can supplement.

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