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Olson, Gary A. 1954-

Works: 41 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 19,833 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Gary A Olson
Race, rhetoric, and the postcolonial by Gary A Olson( )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial brings together six scholarly interviews with internationally renowned intellectuals outside of rhetoric and composition whose work has direct implications for scholarship within the discipline. Included are interviews with postcolonial theorist Homi Bhabha, postcolonial feminist and race theorist Gloria Anzaldua, African American race scholar Michael Eric Dyson, British cultural studies scholar Stuart Hall, Argentinean political theorist Ernesto Laclau, and French philosopher Chantal Mouffe."--Jacket
Publishing in rhetoric and composition by Gary A Olson( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition is a collection of essays about the politics and practices of generating scholarship in rhetoric and composition. The contributors to this book, many of whom are current or past editors of the discipline's most prestigious scholarly journals, undoubtedly have their finger on the pulse of composition's most current scholarship and offer invaluable insight into the production and publication of original research. They discuss publishing articles and reviews, as well as book-length projects, including scholarly monographs, edited collections, and textbooks. They also address such topics as how composition research is valued in English departments, recent developments in electronic publishing, the work habits of successful academic writers, and the complications of mentoring graduate students in a publish-or-perish profession. An inviting and helpful tone makes this an ideal textbook for research methodology and professional writing courses
Philosophy, rhetoric, literary criticism : (inter)views by Gary A Olson( )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to a foreword by Clifford Geertz and an introduction by Patricia Bizzell, this book features 12 essays by rhetoric and composition scholars responding to interviews with prominent scholars outside the discipline. The commentaries in the book entertain a range of topics, including language, rhetoric, philosophy, feminism and literary criticism. Each section of the book contains one interview and two essays: (1) Susan Wells and Reed Way Dasenbrock respond to Thomas Kent's interview with Donald Davidson ("Language Philosophy, Writing, and Reading: a Conversation with Donald Davidson"); (2) Patricia Bizzell and John Trimbur respond to Gary Olson's interview with Stanley Fish ("Fish Tales: a Conversation with 'The Contemporary Sophist'"); (3) Joyce Irene Middleton and Tom Fox respond to Olson's interview with bell hooks ("bell hooks and the Politics of Literacy: a Conversation"); (4) Patricia Harkin and Jasper Neel respond to Olson's interview with J. Hillis Miller ("Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, and the Future of Critical Theory: a Conversation with J. Hillis Miller"); (5) Susan C. Jarratt and Elizabeth A. Flynn respond to Olson's interview with Jane Tompkins ("Jane Tompkins and the Politics of Writing, Scholarship, and Pedagogy"); (6) Arabella Lyon and C. Jan Swearingen respond to Olson's interview with Stephen Toulmin ("Literary Theory, Philosophy of Science, and Persuasive Discourse: Thoughts from a Neo-premodernist"). The book concludes with an essay ("Commentary: The Performance Model of Teaching and Scholarship"), in which David Bleich observes that the interviewees show a continuing devotion to the university faculty member as an intellectual and individual "performer" for students and administrators. (Tb)
Women writing culture by Gary A Olson( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kinneavy papers : theory and the study of discourse by Lynn Worsham( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Inter)views : cross-disciplinary perspectives on rhetoric and literacy by Gary A Olson( )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and composition as intellectual work by Gary A Olson( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In response to those who insist that rhetoric and composition should remain only a service discipline, editor Gary A. Olson's Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work demonstrates that it already is an intellectual discipline, that for at least a quarter of a century the field has developed an impressive tradition of intellectual work in a remarkable assortment of subject areas. Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work suggests the diversity of intellectual projects that have and will continue to make rhetoric and composition more than a service to the university, more than a field devoted solely to improving writing pedagogy, and more than a preliminary to literary studies. This collection of nineteen essays by some of the most distinguished scholars in the discipline illustrates that rhetoric and composition has much to contribute to the intellectual milieu of the contemporary university, as the field continues to push its disciplinary borders and discover new sites of investigation."--Publisher's description
Critical intellectuals on writing by Lynn Worsham( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing is central to the work of all intellectuals, yet any given scholar's relationship to writing is a uniquely personal one. Gary A. Olson and Lynn Worsham bring together some of the world's leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to examine how they conceive of their own relationship to writing and to the work of being a critical intellectual. Using excerpts from interviews, originally published in JAC, each scholar's thoughts are revealed about writing habits, how writing relates to intellectual work, and the politics of intellectual work." "Included are excerpts of interviews with the following: Gloria Anzaldua, Mary Field Belenky, Homi Bhabha, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Donald Davidson, Jacques Derrida, Michael Eric Dyson, Stanley Fish, Paulo Freire, Clifford Geertz, Henry Giroux, Stuart Hall, Donna Haraway, Sandra Harding, bell hooks, Luce Irigaray, Ernesto Laclau, Jean-Francois Lyotard, J. Hillis Miller, Chantal Mouffe, Avital Ronell, Richard Rorty, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tompkins, Stephen Toulmin, and Slavoj Zizek."--Jacket
Justifying belief : Stanley Fish and the work of rhetoric by Gary A Olson( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A creature of our own making : reflections on contemporary academic life by Gary A Olson( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Fish, America's enfant terrible : the authorized biography by Gary A Olson( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the twentieth century's most original and influential literary theorists, Stanley Fish is also known as a fascinatingly atypical, polarizing public intellectual; a loud, cigar-smoking contrarian; and a lightning rod for both the political right and left. The truth and the limitations of this reputation are explored in Stanley Fish, America's Enfant Terrible by Gary A. Olson. At once a literary biography and a traditional life story, this engrossing volume details Fish's vibrant personal life and his remarkably versatile career. Born into a tumultuous family, Fish survived life with an emotionally absent father and a headstrong mother through street sports and troublemaking as much as through his success at a rigorous prep school. As Olson shows, Fish's escape from the working-class neighborhoods of 1940s and 1950s Providence, Rhode Island came with his departure for the university life
Writing centers : theory and administration by Gary A Olson( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by writing center directors, the articles in this book examine the pedagogical theories of tutorial services and relate them to actual center practices. The 19 articles are arranged into three categories: writing center theory, writing center administration, and special concerns. Specific topics discussed in the articles include the following: (1) collaborative learning, (2) writing center research, (3) promoting cognitive development in the writing center, (4) writing centers in the two-year college, (5) developing a peer tutoring program, (6) the handbook as a supplement to a tutor training program, (7) reluctant students, (8) prewriting for the laboratory, (9) meeting the needs of foreign students, (10) tutoring business and technical students, (11) attitudes in writing center relationships, (12) financial responsibility, (13) form design and record management, and (14) undergraduate staffing in the center. A selected bibliography concludes the book. (Fl)
The Gender reader by Evelyn Ashton-Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodern sophistry : Stanley Fish and the critical enterprise( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced placement English : theory, politics, and pedagogy( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition theory for the postmodern classroom( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom is a collection of the most outstanding articles published in the Journal of Advanced Composition over the last decade. Together these essays represent the breadth and strength of composition scholarship that has fruitfully engaged with critical theory in its many manifestations. In drawing on the critical discourses of philosophers, feminists, literary theorists, African Americanists, cultural theorists, and others, these compositionists have enriched discourse in the field, broadened intellectual conceptions of the multiple roles and functions of discourse, and opened up an infinite number of questions and new possibilities for composition theory and pedagogy
Landmark essays on advanced composition( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of higher education : perspectives from America's academic leaders by Gary A Olson( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education as civic engagement : toward a more democratic society by Gary A Olson( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Education as Civic Engagement: Toward a More Democratic Society is a collection of ten essays examining education--mostly higher education--as civic engagement. These essays are the finest works of scholarship on education published over the last decade in JAC, an award-winning journal of rhetoric, politics, and culture. Collectively, the works in this volume analyze in a substantive and rigorous manner a number of key issues in the politics of education"--
Style and readability in technical writing : a sentence-combining approach by James DeGeorge( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Publishing in rhetoric and composition
Publishing in rhetoric and compositionWomen writing cultureThe Kinneavy papers : theory and the study of discourse(Inter)views : cross-disciplinary perspectives on rhetoric and literacyRhetoric and composition as intellectual workCritical intellectuals on writingJustifying belief : Stanley Fish and the work of rhetoricThe Gender reader
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Olson, Gary

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