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Teachers on the Edge The WOE Interviews, 1989-2017 by John Boe

Teachers on the Edge The WOE Interviews, 1989-2017


Teachers on the Edge The WOE Interviews, 1989-2017 by John Boe

For over 25 years, the journal Writing on the Edge has published interviews with influential writers, teachers, and scholars. Now, Teachers on the Edge: The WOE Interviews, 1989-2017 collects the voices of 39 significant figures in writing studies, forming an accessible survey of the modern history of rhetoric and composition. In a conversational style, Teachers on the Edge encourages a remarkable group of teachers and scholars to tell the stories of their influences and interests, tracing the progress of their contributions. This engaging volume is invaluable to graduate students, writing teachers, and scholars of writing studies.

About the Author

John Boe taught writing at the University of California, Davis for over thirty years. He has published more than a hundred articles and essays and his essay collection Life Itself (1994). He was an editor of Writing on the Edge from 1989 to 2012. He performs as a professional storyteller and is currently completing a book of interviews, Living the Shakespearean Life. David Masiel teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, where he has served as editor of Writing on the Edge since 2012. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Outside Magazine, and The Washington Post. He is the author of two novels: 2182 Kilohertz (2003), a New York Times Notable Book in 2002 and The Western Limit of the World (2007). Eric Schroeder taught writing at the University of California, Davis for thirty years. He co-founded Writing on the Edge, serving for many years as senior editor, with primary responsibility for editing the WOE interviews. His book, Vietnam, We've All Been There: Interviews with American Writers, was published in 1992. Lisa Sperber teaches a range of writing classes at the University of California, Davis. In addition, she is a consultant in the University Writing Program's robust Writing Across the Curriculum program. Her other teaching and research interests include transfer and threshold concepts.

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Publication date

21st February 2017


John Boe

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


498 pages


Teaching of a specific subject
Language teaching theory & methods
Writing skills



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