Book Chapters

Olson, Gary A. “Transforming the Discourse of Crisis.” Preservation and Transformation in English Studies: New Voices in an Emerging Genre. Ed. Lori Ostergaard, Jeff Ludwig, and Jim Nugent. Parlor Press, 2009.

Olson, Gary A. “Encountering the Other: Postcolonial Theory and Composition Scholarship.” Crossing Borderlands: Composition and Postcolonial Studies. Ed. Andrea A. Lunsford and Lahoucine Ouzgane. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2004. 84–94. Reprinted from JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 18 (1998): 45–55.

Olson, Gary A., and Lynn Worsham. “Changing the Subject: Judith Butler’s Politics of Radical Resignification.” The Judith Butler Reader. Ed. Sara Salih. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2004. 325–56.  Reprinted from JAC 20 (2000): 727–65.

Olson, Gary A. “Working with Difference: Critical Race Studies and the Teaching of Composition.” Composition Studies in the Twenty-First Century: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future. Ed. Lynn Bloom, Donald Daiker, and Edward White. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2003. 208–21.

Olson, Gary A. Foreword. The Allyn and Bacon Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators. New York: Allyn and Bacon, 2002. ix–x.

Olson, Gary A. “Toward a Productive Engagement with Cultural Difference.” Signs of Struggle: The Rhetorical Politics of Cultural Difference. Thomas West. Albany: State U of New York P, 2002. v–vi.

Olson, Gary A. “Public Discourse and the Future of Composition Pedagogy.” Moving Beyond Academic Discourse. Christian Weisser. Albany: State U of New York P, 2002. vi–vii.

Olson, Gary A. “Resistance and the Work of Theory.” Insurrections: Approaches to Resistance in Composition Studies. Ed. Andrea Greenbaum. Albany: State U of New York P, 2001. xi–xii.

Olson, Gary A. “Critical Literacy for a New Generation.” Words in the Wilderness: Critical Literacy in the Borderlands. Stephen Gilbert Brown. Albany: State U of New York P, 2000. ix–x.

Olson, Gary A. “Be Just A Little Bit Innovative—But Not Too Much.” (Re)Visioning Composition Textbooks: Conflicts of Culture, Ideology, and Pedagogy. Ed. Fredric Gale and Xin Liu Gale.  Albany: State U of New York P, 1999. ix–xi.

Olson, Gary A. “Toward a Post-Process Composition: Abandoning the Rhetoric of Assertion.” Post-Process Theory: New Directions for Composition Research. Ed. Thomas Kent. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1999. 7–15. Reprinted in Dialogue on Writing: Rethinking ESL, Basic Writing, and First‑Year Composition.  Ed. Geraldine DeLuca et al. Erlbaum, 2002. 233–41. 

Olson, Gary A. “Encountering the Other: Postcolonial Theory and Composition Scholarship.” Ethical Considerations in the Composition Classroom. Ed. F. Gale and James L. Kinneavy. New York: Lang, 1999, 91–103. Reprinted from JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 18 (1998): 45–55 (special issue edited by Andrea Lunsford).

Olson, Gary A. “Countering the Ghosts of Theory Fear Among Us. Constructing Knowledges: The Politics of Theory-Building and Pedagogy in Composition.” Sidney Dobrin. Albany: State U of New York P, 1997. 159–62.

Olson, Gary A. Foreword. Teachers, Discourses, and Authority in the Postmodern Composition Classroom. Xin Liu Gale. State U of New York P, 1996.

Olson, Gary A. “Jacques Derrida on Rhetoric and Composition: A Conversation.” Rhetoric: Concepts, Definitions and Boundaries. Ed. William Covino and David Jolliffe. Allyn and Bacon, 1995. 545–67. Reprinted from JAC 10 (1990): 1–21.

Olson, Gary A. “Fish Tales: A Conversation with ‘The Contemporary Sophist.’” There’s No Such Thing As Free Speech: And It's a Good Thing Too. Stanley Fish. New York: Oxford UP, 1994. 281–307. Reprinted from JAC 12 (1992): 253–77.

Olson, Gary A. Foreword to Literacy as Social Exchange. M. Hourigan. State U of New York P. 1994, ix–xi.

Olson, Gary A., and Evelyn Ashton-Jones. “The Politics of Gendered Sponsorship: Mentoring in the Academy.” Gender in Aacdeme. Ed. Sara Deats and Lagretta Lenker. Rowman and Littlefield, 1994. 231–46.

Olson, Gary A. “Advanced Composition.” Encyclopedia of English Studies and Language Arts. NCTE, 1994. 25–26. Reprinted in Landmark Essays on Advanced Composition. Hermagoras/ Erlbaum, 1996. 3–5.

Olson, Gary A. Introduction. Japanese and American Rhetoric. Gay Claiborne. International Scholars P, 1993. ix–x.

Olson, Gary A. “Publishing Scholarship in Humanistic Disciplines: Joining the Conversation.” Writing and Publishing for Academic Authors. Ed. Joseph Moxley. University P of America, 1991. 85–105. Reprinted in a 2nd ed. Ed. Joseph Moxley and Todd Taylor. Rowman and Littlefield, 1997. 51–69.

Olson, Gary A. “Needed Scholarship in Advanced Composition.” Teaching Advanced Composition: Why and How.  Ed. Katherine H. Adams and John L. Adams. Heinemann, 1990. 283–88.

Olson, Gary A., and Evelyn Ashton-Jones. “From Artifact to Utterance: Toward a Revised Conception of Critical Thinking in Advanced Composition.” Teaching Advanced Composition: Why and How. Ed. Katherine H. Adams and John L. Adams. Heinemann, 1990. 195–210.

Olson, Gary A., and Evelyn Ashton-Jones. “Writing Center Directors: The Search for Professional Status.” Landmark Essays on Writing Centers. Ed. Christina Murphy and Joe Law. Hermagoras, 1995. 47–55. Reprinted from WPA: Writing Program Administration 12 (1988): 19–28.

Olson, Gary A. “Publishing in Technical Communication.”  Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Practical Conference on Communication. STC/ETC (1986): 7–11.

Olson, Gary A. “Maintaining a Writing Center in a Two-Year College.” Writing Centers: Theory and Administration. NCTE, 1984. 87–100.

Olson, Gary A. “The Problem of Attitudes in Writing Center Relationships.” Writing Centers: Theory and Administration. NCTE, 1984. 155–69.