At the University of South Florida, Lynn Worsham and Gary A. Olson are Professors of English.
Sidney I. Dobrin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Florida. Most recently, Olson and Worsham are coeditors of Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial, and Dobrin is author of Constructing Knowledges: The Politics of Theory-Building and Pedagogy in Composition, both published by SUNY Press.
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.