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Paul Cook
Paul Cook,  Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English, Director of Writing


In Progress

“Rhetoric, Politics, and the Ideological State Apparatus.” (Co-authored with Chris Darr. Under review at Communication Law Review.)

“Assessing Information Literacy on a Regional Campus.” (Co-authored with Yan He, Polly Boruff-Jones, and Chris Darr. Under review at Assessment Update.)

Journal Articles 

“Notes from the Margins: WAC/WID and the Institutional Politics of Place(ment).” Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing 11 (2014): n. pag. Web.

“Survival Guide Advice and the Spirit of Academic Entrepreneurship: Why Graduate Students Will Never Just Take Your Word for It.” Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor 21 (2013): 25-39. Web.

“What Is Pedagogy? Ethnographic Questions and Ethological Encounters.” JAC 29 (2009): 757-92. Print.

“The Rhetoricity of Cultural Literacy.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 9 (2009): 487-500. Print.

“Disciplinarity, Pedagogy, and the Future of Education: Introduction.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 9 (2009): 471-74. Print. (Co-authored and co-edited with Adam Ellwanger.)

Book Chapters

“First-year Composition Should Be Skipped.” Bad Ideas about Writing. Eds. Drew M. Loewe and Cheryl E. Ball. Morgantown, WV: Digital Publishing Institute, 2017. Print and Web. (Forthcoming in 2017.)

“Voicing Graduate Student Writing Experiences: A Study of Hybrid Courses at Two Master’s-level, Regional Institutions.” Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting. Eds. Trixie Smith and Katie Manthey. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse, 2017. Print. (Forthcoming in 2017: co-authored with Brian R. Henderson.)

“Education.” American Decades: 2000-2009. Ed. Eric Bargeron. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale/Cengage, 2012. 123-55. Print. (Co-authored with Ashley Stimpson.)

“Disciplinarity, Identity Crises, and the Teaching of Writing.” Who Speaks for Writing: Stewardship for Writing Studies in the 21st Century. Eds. Jennifer Rich and Ethna Lay. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. Print.

“Why Argue?” Introduction. The Carolina Reader. Eds. Lee Bauknight, Brooke Rollins, and Emily Crawford. New York: Pearson Custom, 2007. 2-10. Print.


Rev. of “Composition in the Age of Austerity,” pres. by Tom Fox, Tony Scott, and Nancy Welch. Chair. Lil Brannon. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention. JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN. 20 Mar. 2014. Conference presentation. Kairos 19.1 (2014): n. pag., Web.

Rev. of Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University, by William Clark. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 38 (2008): 352-55. Print.

Rev. of The Function of Theory in Composition Studies, by Raúl Sánchez. Rhetoric Society Quarterly37 (2007): 109-12. Print.


Write to Success: A Handbook and Rhetoric with Readings for First-year Writing. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead P, 2014. Print. (Co-compiled with Kristen Snoddy.)

Last updated: 08/15/2017