Faigley, Lester 1947-

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Faigley, Lester 1947-


PERSONAL:

Born 1947, in Charleston, WV. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: North Carolina State University, B.A., 1969; Miami University, Oxford, OH, M.A., 1972; University of Washington, Seattle, Ph.D., 1976.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of English, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, professor of English, 1979—. National University of Singapore, senior fellow, 1986-87; Pennsylvania State University, visiting professor, 1990; Oxford University, visiting professor at Brasenose College, 1992.

MEMBER:

Conference on College Composition and Communication (chair, 1996).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Mina P. Shaughnessy Award, outstanding research publication in the field of teaching language and literature, Modern Language Association of America, 1992, and Outstanding Book Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1994, both for Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition.

WRITINGS:


(With Norton D. Kinghorn and Thomas Clemens) A Syntactic Approach to College Writing: An Analysis of Theory and Effect, North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation, University of North Dakota (Grand Forms, ND), 1981.

(With Stephen P. Witte) Evaluating College Writing Programs, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1983.

(With Roger Cherry, David Jolliffe, and Anna Skinner) Assessing Writers' Knowledge and Processes of Composing, Ablex Publishing (Norwood, NJ), 1985.

Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1992.

(With Jack Selzer) Good Reasons, Allyn & Bacon (Boston, MA), 2000, 2nd edition published as Good Reasons: Designing and Writing Effective Arguments, Longman (New York, NY), 2003, 3rd edition, 2006.

The Longman Guide to the Web, Longman (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Jack Selzer) Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments, Allyn & Bacon (Boston, MA), 2001, 2nd edition published as Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments: Reading, Designing, and Writing Effective Arguments, Longman (New York, NY), 2004, 3rd edition, 2007.

The Brief Penguin Handbook, custom edition, Pearson Custom Publishing (Boston, MA), 2003, 2nd edition, 2006.

The Penguin Handbook, Longman (New York, NY), 2003, 2nd edition, 2006.

(Coauthor) Picturing Texts, W.W. Norton (New York, NY), 2004.

Writing: A Guide for College and Beyond, Pearson Longman (New York, NY), 2006.

The Little Penguin Handbook, Pearson Longman (New York, NY), 2007.