English Department

Faculty: Jessica Yood

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Professor Yood's scholarship and teaching look at writing in our culture, and how it intersects with epistemology, politics, education, technology, and pedagogy.  In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate writing courses, Prof. Yood also teaches contemporary literature and M.A. and Ph.D. courses in literary, rhetorical, and composition theory and practice.  She has been a co-coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Lehman since 2000 and helped create the new Writing in the Majors program at the College.

Research:

Writing and rhetorical theory and practice understood in relation to cultural and epistemological changes, the history of English studies in America, contemporary literature.

Books:

  • Reunion: Writing, Teaching, and Other Complex Connections (under review)
  • Public Voices: WAC in an Urban Setting (Editor, with Marcie Wolfe, in progress)

Sample Articles and Book Chapters:

  • "Composition and the Collaboration of All Things.” Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC): Winter 2011
  • “The Post-Paradigm Academy?” The Society for Critical Exchange: Published Proceedings of the MLA  (Jan 2008): http://www.cwru.edu/affil/sce/Texts_2007/Yood.html
  • “The City University of New York and the Shaughnessy Legacy: Today’s Scholars Talk Back.”  with Judith Summerfield, Peter Gray, Cheryl C. Smith, Crystal Benedicks, Linda Hirsch, Mary Soliday. Journal of Basic Writing.  26.2 (Fall 2007): 5– 29.
  • “Present Process: The Composition of Change” Lead article: Journal of Basic Writing 24.2 (Dec 2005): 30-51.
  • "The Next Stage is a System: WAC and the New Knowledge Society." Journal of Language and Learning Across the Disciplines. November 2004
  • "Writing the Discipline: A History of a Genre." College English 65.5 (May 2003): 526-40.
  • "The New Disciplinary Mix." Field of Dreams: Independent Writing Units and the Future of English Studies. Eds. Peggy O'Neill, Angela Crow, Lary Burton. Utah: Utah State UP, 2002.

Last modified: Feb 27, 2012

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