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Domain-Specific Cognitive Development through Writing Tasks in a Teacher Education Program. Charles Bazerman, Kelly Simon, Patrick Ewing, and Patrick Pieng. Pragmatics & Cognition, forthcoming.

Sisters and Brothers of the Struggle: Teachers of Writing in their Worlds. College Composition and Communication 65:4 (2014) 646-654.

Análisis de un viaje que dura toda la vida: la evolución de la escritura. Understanding the Lifelong Journey of Writing Development. Revista Infancia y Aprendizaje Journal for the Study of Education and Development. 36:4. 2013. 421-441.

Writing with Concepts: Communal, Internalized, and Externalized. Mind, Culture and Activity 19:3. 2012. pp. 259-272.

Academic Writing, Genre, and Indexicality: Evidence, Intertext and Theory. Intercompreensao: Revista de Didactica das Linguas. 16. 2012.

Standpoints: The Disciplined Interdisciplinarity of Writing Studies. Research in the Teaching of English. 46 (1), p. 8-21. (2011).

Facilitated Immersion at a Distance in Second Language Science Writing.

Presentation (with Dra. Nancy Keranen). Writing Research Across Borders  (WRAB) Conference (2011).



2009 CCC Chair's Address: The Wonder of Writing.

CCC Address, San Francisco, CA 12 March (2009). College Composition & Communication. 61 (3), p. 571-580, (2010).

How Does Science Come to Speak in the Courts? Citations, Intertexts, Expert Witnesses, Consequential Facts and Reasoning. Law and Contemporary Problems. 72 (2), p. 91-120, (2009).

Academic Writing Genre, and Indexicality: Evidence, Intertext, and Theory.

International Presentation: Chile II Congreso Nacional Cátedra -UNESCO para la Lectura y Escritura: At La Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile. October 5th – 7th, (2009).

The Diversity We Become: Education and Agency in Writing Unique Selves within Evolving Communities.

Lecture. Second International Symposium of Linguistic and Literary Studies (2009). Retrieved from: SELL.

Genre and Cognitive Development: Beyond Writing to Learn.

Pratiques N, 143/144 (December, 2009).

Theories of the Middle Range in Historical Studies of Writing Practice. Written Communication. 25 (3), p. 298-318, (2008).

Escritura de la Organización Social y la Situación Alfabetizada de la Cognición: Extendiendo las Implicaciones Sociales de la Escritura de Jack Goody. Revista Signos Magazine. 41 (68), p. 355-380, (2008).

Without Writing: Not Seen, Not Heard.

Santa Barbara Independent. (2007, January 15). Retrieved from: <>.

An Activist Profession, unpublished talk, CCCC 2006


Paying the Rent: Languaging Particularity and Novelty.

Plenary talk. Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Writing, University of Michigan, 24 September, (2005). at CompFAQs.

A Response to Anthony Fleury’s “Liberal Education and Communication Against the Disciplines”: A View from the World of Writing. Communication Education. 54 (1), p. 86-91. (2005).

Practically Human: The Pragmatist Project of the Interdisciplinary Journal Psychiatry.

Linguistics and the Human Sciences. 1 (1), p. 15-38, (2005).

Liberal Education and Communication Against the Disciplines: A View from the World of Writing.

Communication Education. 54 (1), p. 86-91, (2005).

An Essay on Pedagogy By Mikhail M. Bakhtin and Response.

Symposium in Written Communication. 22 (3). p. 333-374, (2005).

What Activity Systems are Literary Genres Part of?

Readerly/Writerly Texts. 10, p. 97-106, (2003). also in Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads. 1 (3), (2004).

Social Forms as Habitats for Action.

Journal of The Interdisciplinary Crossroads. 16 (2), p. 123-142, (2003).

The Production of Information for Genred Activity Spaces.

(with Joseph Little and Teri Chavkin). Written Communication. 20 (4), p. 455-477, (2003).

Textual Performance: Where the Action at a Distance Is?

Journal of Advanced Composition. 23 (2), p. 379-396, (2003).

Statement at the Progressive Caucus.

College Composition and Communication. 55 (2), p. 351-354, (2003).

How Students Argue Scientific Claims: A Rhetorical-Semantic Analysis.

(G. Kelly, Bazerman). Applied Linguistics. 24, p. 28-55, (2003).

The Diversity of Writing.

Quarterly of the National Writing Project. 24 (2), p. 15-18, (2002).

Itext: Future Directions for Research on the Relationship between Information Technology and Writing.

(Itext Working Group: Geisler, Bazerman, Doheny-Farina, Gurak, Haas, Johnson-Eilola, Kaufer, Lunsford, Miller, Winsor, Yates). Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 15 (3), p. 269-308, (2001).

Anxiety in Action: Sullivan's Interpersonal Psychiatry as a Supplement to Vygotskian Psychology.

Mind, Culture and Activity. 8 (2), p. 174-186, (2001).

Writing as a Development in Interpersonal Relations.

Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society. 6 (2), p. 298-302, (2001).

Nuclear Information: One Rhetorical Moment in the Construction of the Information Age.

Written Communication. 18 (3), p. 259-295, (2001).


Changing Regularities of Genre.

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 42 (1), p. 1-2, (1999).

Green Giving: Engagement, Values, Activism, and Community Life.

New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising. 2 (2), p. 7-22, (1998).

Charles Bazerman on John Swales: An Interview with Tony Dudley-Evans.

English for Specific Purposes. 17 (1), p. 105-112, (1998).

Review: Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction.

Mind, Culture, and Activity. 5 (1), p. 73-75, (1998).

The Rhetoric of Technology.

Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 12 (3), p. 381-387, (1998).

Editors' Introduction. with David R. Russell.

Mind, Culture and Activity. 4 (4), p. 223, (1997).

Discursively Structured Activities.

Mind, Culture and Activity. 4 (4), p. 296-308, (1997).

Concepts in Action: Knowledge as Linguistic Practice.

Readerly/Writerly Texts. 4 (2), p. 9-20, (1997).

Book Review: Review Symposium: Cognition in the Wild by E. Hutchins.

Mind, Culture, and Activity. 3 (1), p. 51-54. (1996).

Influencing and Being Influenced: Local Acts Across Large Distances.

Social Epistemology. 9 (2), p. 189-199, (1995).


The Publicity Wizard of Menlo Park.

Electric Perspectives, November 1993.

Electrifying Words: Edison's Announcement of the Incandescent Light.

Journal of Business and Technical Communication 8:1, 1994: 135-147.

Beyond the Composition Ghetto.

Literacy Across the Curriculum 8:3, Winter 1993.


Rhetoric Society Quarterly 23 (2), p.54-58, (1993).

Forums of Validation and Forms of Knowledge: The Magical Rhetoric of Otto von Guericke's Sulfur Globe.

Configurations. 1 (2), p. 201-228, (1993).

Where is the Classroom?

English Basics, Winter 1992. Reprinted in Learning and Teaching Genre, ed. Freedman and Medway. Boynton-Cook, 1994.

The Second Stage in Writing Across the Curriculum.

College English. 53 (2), p. 209-212. (1991).

Discourse Analysis and Social Construction.

Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 11, 1990: 77-83.

What's Interesting?

English Basics, Winter 1990.


Critical Review: Studies of Scientific Writing - E Pluribus Unum?

4S Review. 3 (2), p. 13-20, 1985.

Book Review: Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar, Laboratory Life: The Social Construction of Scientific Facts.

Sage Library of Social Research. 80, p. 14-20, 1979.

Reviews Published in The Nation.

Eight Reviews Published Between 1972-1974.