Placing the Academy

Essays on Landscape, Work, and Identity

edited by Jennifer Sinor and Rona Kaufman

Twenty-one writers answer the call for literature that addresses who we are by understanding where we are--where, for each of them, being in some way part of academia. In personal essays, they imaginatively delineate and engage the diverse, occasionally unexpected play of place in shaping them, writers and teachers in varied environments, with unique experiences and distinctive world views, and reconfiguring for them conjunctions of identity and setting, here, there, everywhere, and in between.

Contributors: Charles Bergman, Mary Clearman Blew, Jayne Brim Box, Jeffrey M. Buchanan, Norma Elia Cantu, Katherine Fischer, Kathryn T. Flannery, Diana Garcia, Janice M. Gould, Sean W. Henne, Rona Kaufman, Deborah A. Miranda, Erin E. Moore, Kathleen Dean Moore, Robert Michael Pyle, Jennifer Sinor, Scott Slovic, Michael Sowder, Lee Torda, Charles Waugh, Mitsuye Yamada

 

Jennifer Sinor's previous book, The Extraordinary Work of Ordinary Writing, was a blend of the critical and creative. She is associate professor of English at Utah State University and is currently writing a memoir titled Conscripted at Birth. Her work has appeared in Biography, ISLE, and Fourth Genre.

Rona Kaufman is assistant professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University, where she also directs the writing center. She has written about reading, writing, and the grammars of difficulty, and has published in JAC and ISLE. She is starting a new project on the literacy and cultural work of recipes.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Hardcover Price: $38.95
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-87421-657-8
  • Ebook Price: $25.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $5.99
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-549-6
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Pages: 312
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Jennifer Sinor and Rona Kaufman
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-657-8