February 10, 2009
For immediate release
Charles Bazerman of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has won a 2009 College Conference on Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award for the Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text (Routledge). Endeavoring to synthesize what has been learned about writing in all nations in recent decades, the volume reflects a wide scope of international research activity, with attention to writing at all levels of schooling and in all life situations. This cornerstone volume advances the field by aggregating the broad-ranging, interdisciplinary, multidimensional strands of writing research and bringing them together into a common intellectual space.
“The Handbook of Research on Writing will become a major resource to those doing advanced research in writing studies,” the Outstanding Book Award Committee noted in its discussion of the book. “International in scope, the volume concretizes writing research undertaken during the past thirty years. It is the one place where composition researchers can discover, from the leaders in our field, what we talk about when we talk about research on writing.”
In 1990 Bazerman’s book Shaping Written Knowledge won the American Medical Writers Association John P. McGovern Award and the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Writing: Best Book. In 2000 his book the Languages of Edison’s Light won the American Association of Publishers, Division of Professional and Scholarly Publishers Award for the Best Book in History of Science and Technology.
Bazerman will be presented with the award at the Awards Session of the 2009 CCCC Convention in San Francisco on Friday, March 13.
[Charles Bazerman is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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