Perspectives on Writing series
Copublished with the WAC Clearinghouse
In A Minefield of Dreams: Triumphs and Travails of Independent Writing Programs, Justin Everett and Cristina Hanganu-Bresch highlight both cautionary tales and stories of resounding success that can inspire and provide paths toward addressing the challenges faced by faculty who lead independent writing programs (IWPs). More than a decade after O'Neill, Crow, and Burton's survey of IWPs—and with attention to some of the same programs addressed in that collection—the contributors to this collection assess the state of IWPs at a variety of American and Canadian institutions. The four sections in the book address key issues faced by IWPs: the quest for independence; disciplinarity, labor, and professionalization; curricular reforms, program design, and faculty training and empowerment; and rhetorics of transformation and justice.
Contributors: Elizabeth Carroll, Laura J. Davies, Michelle Filling-Brown, Seth Frechie, George D. Gopen, Kim Gunter, Keith Hjortshoj, Jennifer K. Johnson, Judith Kearns, William B. Lalicker, W. Brock MacDonald, Barry Maid, Sarah Perrault, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, Margaret Procter, Georgia Rhoades, Katharine Rodger, Valerie C. Ross, Dan Royer, Ellen Schendel, Eric Schroeder, Chris Thaiss, Brian Turner, Carl Whithaus, Andrea Williams
This book is also available as an open access ebook through the WAC Clearinghouse.