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Patience and Salvation in Third Century North Africa

Sarah Klitenic Wear
Patience and Salvation in Third Century North Africa: A Christian Latin Reader features the entirety of Tertullian's To Martyrs and The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, with selections from Cyprian's On the Good of Patience and a short appendix on Augustine's Commentary on Psalm 121.6. The Latin text has facing vocabulary and theological, historical, philosophical, and grammatical notes. In the first three centuries, Roman Carthage...

Designing Effective Language Learning Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages

Öner Özçelik, Amber Kennedy Kent
A step-by-step guide to designing materials for learning world languages, from expert instructional designers Many teachers of less commonly taught languages, or LCTLs, find themselves in the position of needing access to quality language teaching and learning materials where none exist, or where those that do are extremely outdated. Designing Effective Language Learning Materials for Less...

A Flame Called Indiana

Doug Paul Case, with contributions by Kaveh Akbar, Dason Anderson, Noah Baldino, Bryce Berkowitz, Joe Betz, Callista Buchen, Steve Castro, Su Cho, C.L. Clark, Tia Clark, Nandi Comer, Paul Cunningham, Mitchell L.H. Douglas, M.A. Dubbs, Laura Dzubay, Kelsey Parker Ervick, Shreya Fadia, Samantha Fain, Scott Fenton, Ashley C. Ford, Megan Giddings, Maggie Graber, Silas Hansen, Rajpreet Heir, Joe Heithaus, B.J. Hollars, Allison Joseph, Yalie Kamara, Christopher Kempf, Patrick Kindig, Karen Kovacik, Ki...
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Indigenous America in the Spanish Language Classroom

Anne Fountain
A critical resource for inclusive teaching in the Spanish classroom Although Indigenous peoples are active citizens of the Americas, many Spanish language teachers lack the knowledge and understanding of their history, culture, and languages that is needed to present the Spanish language in context. By presenting a more complete picture of the Spanish speaking world, Indigenous America in the Spanish Language Classroom invites teachers to adjust their curricula to create...

The Rhetoric of Outrage

Jeff Rice
An accessible and important look at what is truly behind our digital outrage On any given day, at any given hour, across the various platforms constituting what we call social media, someone is angry. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Reddit. 4Chan. In The Rhetoric of Outrage: Why Social Media is Making Us Angry Jeff Rice addresses the critical question of why anger has become the dominant digital response on social media. He examines the theoretical and rhetorical explanations for...

Liturgy of Change

Elizabeth Ellis Miller
Original archival research invites new ways of understanding the rhetorics of the civil rights movement In Liturgy of Change, Elizabeth Ellis Miller examines civil rights mass meetings as a transformative rhetorical, and religious, experience. Scholars of rhetoric have analyzed components of the civil rights movement, including sit ins, marches, and voter registration campaigns, as well as meeting speeches delivered by well-known figures. The mass meeting itself...

Lost Texts in Rhetoric and Composition

edited by Deborah H. Holdstein
Rediscovered texts for teaching composition and rhetoric. A project of recovery and reanimation, Lost Texts in Rhetoric and Composition foregrounds a broad range of publications that deserve renewed attention. Contributors to this volume reclaim these lost texts to reenvision the rhetorical tradition itself. Authors discussed include not only twentieth-century American compositionists but also a linguist, a poet, a philosopher, a painter, a Renaissance rhetorician, and a...

Rowinataworu Luhchi Yoroni / Tunica Language Textbook

Kuhpani Yoyani Luhchi Yoroni / The Tunica Language Working Group, OtherRaina Heaton
The essential guide for learning the Tunica language. For many years, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana collaborated with students and faculty at Tulane University on a project to revitalize the Tunica language. Tunica had not been spoken or used regularly in the community since the last known speaker, Sesostrie Youchigant, passed away in 1948. The center of the revitalization of the Tunica language...

A Sourcebook for English Lyric Poetry

John Tomarchio
This Sourcebook is not a survey of English lyric poems but rather a florilegium. It singles out great poems of the last five centuries worthy of study in liberal education—in Great Books programs, Core curricula, and the Humanities generally. The poems were selected not as representative of the author's time or oeuvre, but rather as addressed to the reader and the reader's time by virtue of their representing the nature of things. That is what makes a poem great and worthy of inquiry, in John...

Hillsville Remembered

Travis A. Rountree
"What did happen here there have been so many tales and outright lies told. It has been hard to see through the smoke to see the truth. Now memory, memory is like a loaded pistol it can turn again who's a-holdin' it."—J. Sidna Allen in Thunder in the Hills by Frank Levering On March 14, 1912, Hillsville, Virginia, native Floyd Allen (1856–1913) was convicted of three criminal charges: assault, maiming, and the rescue of...

Get the Damn Story

Thomas W. Lippman
The captivating story of an influential journalist demonstrates the value of a free press to democratic society In the decades between the Great Depression and the advent of cable television, when daily newspapers set the conversational agenda in the United States, the best reporter in the business was a rumpled, hard-drinking figure named Homer Bigart. Despite two Pulitzers and a host of other prizes, he quickly faded from public view after retirement.

Literacies in Language Education

Kate Paesani, Mandy Menke
A practical and innovative guide to emphasizing literacies development when teaching world languages Literacies in Language Education introduces multiliteracies pedagogy, which focuses on critical engagement with texts, intercultural understanding, and language proficiency development. Kate Paesani and Mandy Menke, seasoned workshop leaders and multiliteracies scholars, define what the approach is, its benefits, and how to create curricula...

Approaches to Teaching the Romance of the Rose

edited by Daisy Delogu, Anne-Hélène Miller
Essays on teaching love, ethics, and medieval allegory. One of the most influential texts of its time, the Romance of the Rose offers readers a window into the world view of the late Middle Ages in Europe, including notions of moral philosophy and courtly love. Yet the Rose also explores topics that remain relevant to readers today, such as gender, desire, and the power of speech. Students, however, can find the work challenging because of its dual...

Mastering Italian through Global Debate

Marie Bertola, Sandra Carletti
Critical engagement with complex global issues that provides an effective approach to promoting linguistic proficiency and social responsibility Mastering Italian through Global Debate is a one-semester textbook designed for students with Advanced-level Italian language skills, moving toward Superior and above. Over the course of each chapter, students gain linguistic and rhetorical skills as they prepare to debate on broad, timely topics, including environmental...

Cherokee Earth Dwellers

Christopher B. Teuton, with Loretta Shade, Hastings Shade, with Larry Shade, illustrated by MaryBeth Timothy
Ayetli gadogv—to "stand in the middle"—is at the heart of a Cherokee perspective of the natural world. From this stance, Cherokee Earth Dwellers offers a rich understanding of nature grounded in Cherokee creature names, oral traditional stories, and reflections of knowledge holders. During his lifetime, elder Hastings Shade created booklets with over six hundred Cherokee...

Beyond Fitting In

edited by Kelly Ritter
Guidance on teaching writing to first-generation college students. Beyond Fitting In interrogates how the cultural capital and lived experiences of first-generation college students inform literacy studies and the writing-centered classroom. Essays, written by scholar-teachers in the field of rhetoric and composition, discuss best practices for teaching first-generation students in writing classrooms, centers, programs, and other environments.

Because Data Can't Speak for Itself

David Chrisinger and Lauren Brodsky
A guide for how to tell clear, data-driven stories that will make an impact. People with important evidence-based ideas often struggle to translate data into stories their readers can relate to and understand. And if leaders can't communicate well to their audience, they will not be able to make important changes in the world. Why do some evidence-based ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the...

Subatomic Writing

Jamie Zvirzdin
In Subatomic Writing, Johns Hopkins University instructor Jamie Zvirzdin goes bravely into uncharted territory by offering a totally new kind of guide for writing about science—from the subatomic level up! Subatomic Writing teaches readers that the building blocks of language are like particles in physics. These particles, combined and arranged, form something greater than their parts: all matter in the literary universe. The six levels of language covered in this...

Teaching Postwar Japanese Fiction

edited by Alex Bates
Essays about teaching postwar Japanese fiction in its cultural and historical contexts. As Japan moved from the devastation of 1945 to the economic security that survived even the boom and bust of the 1980s and 1990s, its literature came to embrace new subjects and styles and to reflect on the nation's changing relationship to other Asian countries and to the West. This volume will help instructors introduce students to novels, short stories, and manga that confront postwar Japanese...

A Sourcebook for Classical Logic

John Tomarchio
This Sourcebook offers a brief sequence in classical Logic befitting an unspecialized study for students of liberal arts and sciences. The sequence is made up of select texts of the Aristotelian Organon, mostly the opening chapters of each treatise, in the traditional order, where Aristotle lays out the primary elements of reasoning. Study aids accompany these primary texts, providing students with mnemonics and diagrams developed for classroom use in the great books programs St. John's College. The...