MA Exam Reading List: Professional Writing

MA Exam Reading List


Professional Writing 2013 - 2015


Exemplary Text:

 

Tebeaux, Elizabeth. The Emergence of a Tradition: Technical Writing in the English Renaissance, 1475-1640. Amityville, NY, Baywood: 1997.


Secondary Texts:

 

Albers, Michael J. "The Future of Technical Communication." Technical Communication 52
(2005): 267-72.
 
Allen, Jo. "The Case Against Defining Technical Writing." Teaching Technical    Communication. Ed. James M. Dubinsky. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. 67-76.
 
Bekins, Linn K., and Sean D. Williams. "Positioning Technical Communication for the Creative Economy." Technical Communication 53 (2006): 287-95.
 
Brooks, Ronald C. "Early Cold War Professional Communication: A Rationale for Progressive Posthumanism." Technical Communication Quarterly 19 (2010): 31-46.
 
Connors, Robert J. "The Rise of Technical Writing Instruction in America." Teaching Technical Communication. Ed. James M. Dubinsky. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. 77-98.
 
Durak, Katherine T. "Gender, Technology, and the History of Technical Communication." Teaching Technical Communication. Ed. James M. Dubinsky. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. 99-109.
 
Hackos, JoAnn T. "The Future of the Technical Communication Profession: The Perspective of a Management Consultant."   Technical Communication 52 (2005): 273-76.
 
Hart, Hillary, and James Conklin. "Toward a Meaningful Model of Technical Communication." Technical Communication 53 (2006): 395-415.
 
Johnson-Eilola, Johndan. "Relocating the Value of Work: Technical Communication in a Post Industrial Age." Teaching Technical Communication. Ed. James M. Dubinsky. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. 573-594.
 
Pringle, Kathy, and Sean D. Williams. "The Future Is The Past: Has Technical Communication Arrived   as a Profession?" Technical Communication 52 (2005): 361-70.
 
Redish, J. "Technical Communication and Usability: Intertwined Strands and Mutual Influences." IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 53 (2010): 191-201.
           
Tebeaux, Elizabeth. "English Agriculture and Estate Management Instructions, 1200-1700: From Orality to Textuality in Modern Instructions." TCQ 19:4 (2010): 352-378.
 
Tebeaux, Elizabeth. "Technical Writing and the Development of the English Paragraph 1473-1700." Journal of Technical Writing Communication 41 (2011): 219-253.

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