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Olson, Gary A. 1954-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 18,805 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PE1404, 808
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary A Olson
Writing centers : theory and administration by Gary A Olson( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 519 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)
Philosophy, rhetoric, literary criticism : (inter)views by Gary A Olson( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, rhetoric, and the postcolonial by Gary A Olson( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 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
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 )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women writing culture by Gary A Olson( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition theory for the postmodern classroom( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 311 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
Advanced placement English : theory, politics, and pedagogy( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justifying belief : Stanley Fish and the work of rhetoric by Gary A Olson( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishing in rhetoric and composition by Gary A Olson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 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
Rhetoric and composition as intellectual work by Gary A Olson( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical intellectuals on writing by Lynn Worsham( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 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
Landmark essays on advanced composition( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 195 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style and readability in technical writing : a sentence-combining approach by James DeGeorge( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 108 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. His meteoric rise through the academic ranks at a troubled Viet Nam-era UC-Berkeley was complemented by a 1966 romp through Europe that included drag racing through the streets of Seville in his Alfa Romeo. He went on to become an internationally prominent scholar at Johns Hopkins before moving to Duke, where he built a star-studded academic department that became a key site in the culture and theory wars of the 1980s and 1990s. Olson discusses Fish's tenure as a highly visible dean at the University of Illinois-Chicago who clashed publicly with the state legislature. He also discusses Fish's most remarkable and controversial books, including Fish's masterpiece, Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost, which was a critical sensation and forever changed the craft of literary criticism, as well as Professional Correctness and Save the World on Your Own Time, two books that alienated Fish from most liberal-minded professors in English studies. Olson concludes his biography of Fish with an in-depth analysis of the contradictions between Fish's public persona and private personality, examining how impulses and events from Fish's childhood shaped his lifelong practices and personality traits. Also included are a chronology of the major events of Fish's life and never-before-published photos. Based on hundreds of hours of recorded interviews with friends, enemies, colleagues, former students, family members, and Fish himself, along with material from the Stanley Fish archive, Stanley Fish, America's Enfant Terrible is a clearly written narrative of the life of an important and controversial scholar."--
Education as civic engagement : toward a more democratic society by Gary A Olson( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Education in the Post-9/11 Decade 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. The essays in Part 1 attempt to historicize higher education and to unpack many of its underlying dynamics. Part 2 examines emerging trends in the politics of education--trends that to the authors in this collection are alarming. Balancing the anxiety and seeming pessimism of Part 2 are the distinctly optimistic essays in Part 3, which collectively interject a note of hope for the future of education. Collectively, the essays in this volume analyze in a substantive and rigorous manner a number of key issues in the politics of education. This volume should be of great interest to university faculty and graduate students regardless of their disciplinary areas, and generally to anyone interested in the future of higher education in an increasingly corporatized academic setting"--
A creature of our own making : reflections on contemporary academic life by Gary A Olson( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Race, rhetoric, and the postcolonial
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Olson, Gary

Languages
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The Gender readerPostmodern sophistry : Stanley Fish and the critical enterpriseWomen writing culture(Inter)views : cross-disciplinary perspectives on rhetoric and literacyJustifying belief : Stanley Fish and the work of rhetoricPublishing in rhetoric and compositionRhetoric and composition as intellectual workCritical intellectuals on writing