Title: Conversations in Cultural Rhetoric and Composition StudiesAuthors/editors: Keith Gilyard and Victor E. TaylorSeries: Critical Studies in the HumanitiesImprint: The Davies Group, Publisherssoft cover258 pp.USD 24.00ISBN 978-1935452170October 2009Conversations in Cultural Rhetoric and Composition Studies is a collection of interviews featuring leading figures from across the composition and rhetoric field. With topics ranging from issues of cultural, racial, and ethnic identity to the history of composition and rhetoric in higher education, these conversations define cutting-edge concepts in a postmodern context. Developed for teachers and students in composition and rhetoric, this volume provides authoritative commentary on the major issues in writing studies, cultural analysis, and rhetoric. ContentsPrefaceConversation with Louise Wetherbee PhelpsConversation with Steven MaillouxConversation with C. Jan SwearingenConversation with Jaime Armin MejíaConversation with Michael BérubéConversation with Haivan V. Hoang and LuMing Mao Conversation with Bronwyn T. WilliamsConversation with Gwendolyn D. PoughConversation with Ernest StrombergConversation with Jack SelzerConversation with James ZebroskiConversation with Elizabeth WardleConversation with David E. KirklandAbout the EditorsVictor E. Taylor teaches in the English and Humanities Department at York College of Pennsylvania and is the author of Para/Inquiry: Postmodern Religion and Culture(Routledge), The Religious Pray, The Profane Swear (Pen Mark Press),and Religion After Postmodernism: Retheorizing Myth and Literature (University of Virginia Press). He is the executive editor of The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory and a visiting scholar in the German and Romance Languages and Literatures Department at The Johns Hopkins University. Keith Gilyard received an American Book Award for Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence (1991). Among his many books are the more recent Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democracy (2008), and a forthcoming biography, titled For Freedom, of noted author and civil rights activist John Oliver Killens. His poetry volumes include American Forty (1993), Poemographies (2001), and How I Figure (2003). Professor Gilyard has served on the executive committees of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the Conference on English Education (CEE), and the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). He is currently Distinguished Professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University.