Teachers on the Edge: the WOE Interviews
collects 27 years worth of interviews, including many key figures in modern Writing Studies, a group that has helped shape the contemporary discipline. Each interview is accompanied by a head-note that introduces the teacher-scholar and provides an overview of his or her main contributions to the field. Following the order of original publication, we begin with Toby Fulwiler from issue 1.1 (Fall 1989) and end with Linda Adler-Kassner, to be published in our Spring 2017 issue. What falls between includes such pivotal scholars as Linda Flower, James Berlin, Peter Elbow, Patricia Bizzell, Charles Bazerman, David Bartholomae, and Carolyn Miller, among many others. This group includes 18 of the authors in The Norton Book of Composition Studies
and 12 of those in Victor Villanueva’s seminal Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader
Teachers on the Edge provides a breadth of insight impossible in any other format. Expressed in highly accessible, conversational styles, these interviews help historicize the broad scholarship in composition theory and pedagogy, while providing entertaining and accessible insights into the scholarly threads in modern composition studies, a must-read for graduate students, teachers of writing, and scholars.