Everyday life in the 21st century involves composing and understanding complex messages in multiple media and in varied contexts. Students in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric receive a comprehensive education in writing and rhetoric that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts. Learn more about our mission and goals.
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University Writing Center

The UWC offers free individual and small-group consultations for any writing in any situation. Students can meet with tutors online or face-to-face in multiple locations.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Joel Schneier
Schneier, J. (2020). “You Broke Minecraft”: Hybrid play and the materialization of game spaces through mobile Minecraft Play. In de Souza e Silva, A., & Glover-Rijkse (Eds.), Hybrid Play: Crossing boundaries in game design, player identities, and play spaces. Routledge.
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Nathan Holic
Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City. Burrow Press (2019).
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Martha Catherine Brenckle
Hard Letters and Folded Wings. Finishing Line Press, 2019.
Blake Scott
Scott, J. Blake, and Catherine C. Gouge. “Theory Building in the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine” Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley, edited by Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, Judy Holiday, and Ryan Skinnell, Utah State UP, 2019, pp. 181-195.
Hartwell Taylor Davis
Davis, Hartwell Paul. Restoring the Fivefold Ministry, 2nd Edition: Avoiding the Pastoral Supremacy Syndrome. Meadville, PA: Christian Faith Publishing, 2019. Print
Dustin W. Edwards
Dieterle, Brandy, Dustin Edwards, and Dan Martin. “Confronting Digital Aggression with an Ethics of Circulation.” Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression, Hate Speech, and Harassment, Eds. Jessica Reyman and Erika Sparby. Routledge, 2019, pp. 197­–213. 

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