Scholarly Articles & Notes

Olson, Gary A. “The Humanities in Crisis—A Time for Action.” Review of Education/ Pedagogy/Cultural Studies 35 (2013): 1-7.

Olson, Gary A. “Struggling over Theory, Struggling over Identity.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 28.1–2 (2008): 585–87.

Olson, Gary A. “Why Distrust the Very Goals with Which You Began?” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 22 (2002): 423–28.

Olson, Gary A. “Lynn Bloom: Composition’s Model Citizen.” Composition Forum 11.2 (2000): 37–39.

Olson, Gary A. “The Death of Composition as an Intellectual Discipline.” Composition Studies 28.2 (2000): 33–41.

Olson, Gary A. “Struggling over Composition.”  JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 20 (2000): 554–55.

Olson, Gary A. “James Kinneavy and the Struggle over Composition.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 19 (1999): 536–39.

West, Thomas, and Gary A. Olson. “Rethinking Negotiation in Composition Studies.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 19 (1999): 241–51. Reprinted with changes as “Critical Negotiation(s): Transformative Action in Cultural Studies and Border Pedagogy.” Review of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies (Spring 1999) 149–63.

Olson, Gary A., and Julie Drew. “Reply to Janice Lauer.” College English 62 (1999): 625–26.

West, Thomas, and Gary A. Olson. “Critical Negotiation(s): Transformative Action in Cultural Studies and Border Pedagogy.” Review of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies (Spring 1999) 149–63. Updated version of “Rethinking Negotiation in Composition Studies.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 19 (1999): 241–51.

Olson, Gary A. “Encountering the Other: Postcolonial Theory and Composition Scholarship.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 18 (1998): 45–55 (special issue edited by Andrea Lunsford). Reprinted in Crossing Borderlands: Composition and Postcolonial Studies. Ed. Andrea A. Lunsford and Lahoucine Ouzgane. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2004. 84–94. Also reprinted in Ethical Considerations in the Composition Classroom. Ed. F. Gale and James L. Kinneavy. New York: Lang, 1999. 91–103.

Olson, Gary A., and Julie Drew. “(Re)reinvisioning the Dissertation in English Studies.” College English 61 (1998): 56–66.

Olson, Gary A. “Paulo Freire in Context.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, and Politics 17 (1997): 322–24.

Olson, Gary A. “Critical Pedagogy and Composition Scholarship.” College Composition and Communication 48 (1997): 297–303.

Olson, Gary A. “Theory and the Rhetoric of Assertion.” Composition Forum 6 (1995): 53–61.

Olson, Gary A., and Evelyn Ashton-Jones. “Doing Gender: (En)Gendering Academic Mentoring.” Journal of Education 174.3 (1993): 114–27.

Olson, Gary A., and Irene Gale. “Selected Bibliography of Rhetorics and Readers for Advanced Composition.” ATAC Forum 4 (1992): 5–9.

Olson, Gary A. “Postcolonial Discourse and the Border Intellectual: Henry Giroux and the Politics of Hope.” Journal of Urban and Cultural Studies 3 (1992): 95–104.

Olson, Gary A., and Irene Gale. “The Politics of Equal Access: Desktop Publishing in the Technical Writing Class.” Computer-Assisted Composition Journal 6 (1992): 37–40.

Olson, Gary A. “The Role of Theory in Composition Scholarship.”  Freshman English News 19 (1991): 4–5.

Moxley, Joseph, and Gary A. Olson. “The English Department Chair: Scholar or Bureaucrat?” Thought & Action: The NEA Higher Education Journal 6 (1990): 51–58.

Olson, Gary A. “The Politics of Empowerment: Admitting Emerging Scholars to the Conversation.” Editor’s Notes (MLA Bulletin of the Conference of Editors of Learned Journals) 8 (1989): 20–22.

Olson, Gary A., and Joseph Moxley. “Directing Freshman Composition: The Limits of Authority.” College Composition and Communication 40 (1989): 51–60.

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

Olson, Gary A., and J. Luchte. “Introducing Undergraduates to Feminist Criticism.” CEA Forum 16–17 (1987): 8–10.

Olson, Gary A. “Extending Our Awareness of the Writing Process.” Journal of Teaching Writing 5 (1986): 227–36.

Olson, Gary A. “Guest Editorial: Writing for Publication.” Technical Communication 34 (1986): 4–5.

Olson, Gary A. “The Generational Cliché: Then You Saw It; Now They Don’t.”  Journal of Advanced Composition 6 (1985–86): 105–16.

Olson, Gary A. “Diagnosing Problems with Invention.” Journal of Teaching Writing 4 (1985): 194–203.

Olson, Gary A., and Jane Bowman Smith. “Establishing a Writing Center in the High School.” Journal of Teaching Writing 3 (1984): 53–62.

Olson, Gary A. “Teaching Readability in Technical Communication.” Technical Communication 31 (1984): 38.

Olson, Gary A. “The Advanced Placement English Course.” Journal of Teaching Writing 3 (1984): 37–44.

Olson, Gary A. “Averting Negative Attitudes in Students Referred to the Writing Center.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 9 (1983): 105–10.

Olson, Gary A. “Using a Tape to Respond to Student Writing.” Improving College and University Teaching 31 (1983): 131–34.

Olson, Gary A. “Gary Olson Responds.” College English 45 (1983): 310–11.

Olson, Gary A. “Clichés: Error Recognition or Subjective Reality?” College English 44 (1982): 190–94.

Olson, Gary A. “Invention: Writing About Literature.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 9 (1982): 35–38.

Olson, Gary A. “Application of the Affective Approach to Eighteenth-Century Poetry.” CEA Critic 44 (1982): 18–26.

Olson, Gary A. “Beyond Evaluation: The Recorded Response to Essays." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 8 (1982): 121–23.

Olson, Gary A. “Research, the Humanistic Tradition, and the Modern Writing Center.” CEA Forum 12 (1982): 8–9.

Olson, Gary A., and John Alton. “Heuristics: Out of the Pulpit and into the Writing Center.” Writing Center Journal 2 (1982): 48–56.

Olson, Gary A. “Incorporating Sentence Combining into the Advanced Composition Class.” Journal of Advanced Composition 2 (1981): 119–26. Reprinted in Landmark Essays on Advanced Composition. Hermagoras/Erlbaum, 1996. 121–27.

Olson, Gary A. “The Role of the Writing Center in Writing Across the Curriculum.”Crosscut 2 (1981): 1–2.

Olson, Gary A. “Attitudinal Problems and the Writing Center.” Liberal Education 67
(1981): 310–18.

Olson, Gary A. “Establishing a Writing Center in the Junior or Community College.” Community College Review 9 (1981): 19–26.

Olson, Gary A. “Unity and the Future of Writing Centers.” Writing Lab Newsletter 6 (1981): 5–7.

Olson, Gary A. “Writing Center Atmosphere: An Experiment.”Writing Lab Newsletter 5
(1980): 6–7.