Virginia Allen
Revised February 16, 2002
 
Chronological Bibliography
2002
        “Mean and petty?”  Ames Tribune, February 16, 2002, p. A6.

         “The quality and value of ISU,” Ames Tribune, January 11, 2002, p. A6.

2001
        “Balderdash and nitwittery,” Ames Tribune, December 18, 2001, p. A6.

         “Open or closed?” October 2, 2001, p. A6.

         “Continual erosion of faculty rights,” August 25, 2001, p. A6.

         “Telling us when we can retire,” August 15, 2001, p. A6.

         “ISU academic integrity challenged,” June 6, 2001, p. A6.

         “Faculty insight on budget survey,” April 16, 2001, p. A6.

         “Time to open Foundation books,” March 15, 2001, p. A6.  Reprinted as “Shame on  Legislature for closing records,” Iowa State Daily, March 20, 2001, p. 5.  (With Christopher Schilling, Andrew Bock, Laurent Hodges, Shu-Min Huang, William Kunerth, Carl Mize, Edward Pollock, Herman Quirmbach, Timo Seppalainen)

         Letter to the Editor, Inside Iowa State, February 23, 2001 p. 3.

         “Language lessons and the teaching of tolerance,” Iowa State Daily,  January 9, 200l, p. 5.

2000
        “Misconduct policy way off mark,” Ames Tribune, October 2, 2000, p. A6.

         “Becoming balanced?” Ames Tribune, September 2, 2000, p. A6.

         “The Carrie Chapman Catt Controversy: The Rhetoric of History in the Public Sphere,” The Midwestern Regional Conference of the Organization of American Historians (Ames, Iowa), August 5, 2000.  (With Lynn Wellnitz)

         “Rah-rah edutainment,” Ames Tribune, July 3, 2000, p. A6.

        “Institutionalized hypocrisy,” Ames Tribune, June 5, 2000, p. A6.

         “ISU's proposed misconduct policy,”  Ames Tribune, January 28, 2000, p. A6.

1999  Letter to the Editor, Inside Iowa State, October 22, 1999, p. 2.

         “ISU faculty to get in line?  Not likely,” Ames Tribune, September 28, 1999, p. A6.

         Letter to the Editor, Inside Iowa State, September 24, 1999, p. 2.

         “New ISU conduct policy is in the works,” Ames Tribune, September 15, 1999, p. A6.

         “Young McCullough is in denial over ISU,” Ames Tribune, August 5, 1999, p. A6.

         Letter to the Editor, Inside Iowa State, April 2, 1999, p. 2.

         Letter to the Editor, Inside Iowa State, March 5, 1999, p. 2.

        “Sword whacks pen,” Iowa State Daily, March 2, 1999, p. 5.

        “Students master art of debate,” Ames Tribune, February 15, 1999, p. A6.

1998
        “ISU boat rocking isn’t recommended,”  Ames Tribune, December 29, 1998, p. A6.

         “Working draft” and “Personal statement,” GSB Catt Hall Review Committee Final Report, November 18, 1998.

         “Amazed Disgust,” Iowa State Daily,  November 6, 1998, p. 5.

         Letter to the Editor, Inside Iowa State, June 26, 1998, p. 2.

         “Commentary: ISU’s stonewalling is abuse of power,” Ames Tribune,  June 22, 1998, p. A6.

         “Trivial oppressions to dehumanization,” Iowa State Daily,  April 15, 1998, p. 5.

         “Commentary: Peer review?  Conflict of interest?  You be the judge,” University Times, April 14, 1998,  p. U5; reprinted as “Commentary: Peer review? You be the judge,” Ames Tribune,  April 16, 1998, A6.

         “Logic and the Stonewall Defense,” September 29 Movement TEACH-IN, February 25, 1998.

         “Contextualizing the Catt Hall debate,” Ames Tribune, January 14, 1998, p. A6.

1997
        “Guest Commentary: Incompetence vs. deception,” Ames Tribune, December 16, 1997, p. A6.

         “Say what?” Iowa State Daily, December 15, 1997, p. 6.

         “It’s SAAD, very SAAD,” Iowa State Daily, December 10, 1997, p. 5.

         “The Empowered Elite Manqué,” University Times,  November 18, 1997, p. U4.

         “While studying the stars, beware the ditch.”  University Times,  November 4, 1997, p. U5.

         “Let’s debate the Senate’s P&T proposal,” University Times, October 28, 1997, p. U4.

         “Another Respectable Argument,” Iowa State Daily,  October 24, 1997, p. 5.

          “Expediency,” Iowa State Daily,  October 22, 1997, p. 5.

         “Think twice before limiting tenure,” Ames Tribune,  April 28, 1997, p. A8; shortened as  “Tenure not the real problem,” Inside Iowa State,  May 2, 1997, p 2.

         “The Organic Approach to the Apostrophe: An Unwarranted Consensus,” Composition Studies: Freshman English News  25.1 (Spring 1997): 83-99.

         “Apology Expected,” Iowa State Daily,  March 6, 1997, p. 5.

         “Argument as Inquiry: The Sequel,” Phorum Symposium, ISU, February 18, 1997.
 

        “Commentary: Silence Doesn’t Help Iowa State,”  Ames Tribune,  February 10, 1997, p. A8.

         “On Liberty  and Logic: The Collaboration of Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill.” Essays on the Rhetorical Activities of Historical Women.  Ed. Molly Meijer Wertheimer. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997.  42-68.

         Rev of Toward a Feminist Rhetoric: The Writings of Gertrude Buck.  (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996) in Journal of Advanced Composition  17.1  (Winter 1997): 115-19.

         Rev of Kress, Nancy, Beggars Ride  (New York: William Morrow, 1996) in SFRA Review  227 (March/April 1997): 67-70.
 “‘A Sense of Injury’: The Rhetoric of Reputation in Mary Shelley’s Last Man”  From Boundaries to Borderlands: Intersections of Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s), Corvallis, Oregon, August 28-30, 1997.

1996
        “99.  English 330. Science Fiction.” in “North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy.”  Compiled by Arthur Evans and R. D. Mullen.  Science Fiction Studies  23.3 (November 1996): 458-59.

         “Commentary: Expediency Triumphed over Integrity.”  The Daily Tribune University Times,  July 30, 1996, p. U4.

1995
        “Rhetoric of the Rl?moni,” ethos Magazine  41.4 (March 1995): 17.

         “On Citizenship,” Department of English, Iowa State University, November 16, 1995.

         “To Define Where Madness Begins and Sanity Ends: The Rhetoric of the McNaughten Case,” International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Edinburgh, Scotland, 21 July 1995.

         “The Bloomsbury Fallacy,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 24 March 1995.

1994
         “Assimilating the Mundane.”  Review of Nancy Kress, Beginnings, Middles, & Ends (Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1993) for SFRA Review  212 (July/August 1994): 11-18.

         Review of Coren, Michael, The Invisible Man: The Life and Liberties of H. G. Wells  (New York: Atheneum, 1993) for SFRA Review  214 (November/December 1994): 33-35.

         Letter to the Editor.  SFRA Review  214 (November/December 1994): 8-10.

         “Commentary, Analysis, and Introduction for Suzy McKee Charnas,” National Women Studies Association, Ames, Iowa, 18 June 1994.

         “A Sense of Injury: Reconstructing Mary Shelley,” International Society for Educational Biography, Chicago, Illinois, May ?, 1994; and Science Fiction Research Association, Arlington Heights, Illinois, July 7-10, 1994.

         “Bishop Whately on “The Origin of Civilization,” Rhetoric Society of America,  Norfolk, Virginia, May 19-22, 1994.

1993
        “The Faculty of Memory.”  Rhetorical Memory and Delivery: Classical Concepts for Contemporary Composition and Communication.  Ed. John Frederick Reynolds.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1993.  45-63.

         “The Ethos of English Departments: Henry James and H. G. Wells, Continued.”  Extrapolation 34.4 (Winter 1993): 305-28.
 Rev of Horner, Winifred Bryan, Nineteenth-Century Scottish Rhetoric: The American Connection  (Southern Illinois University Press, 1993) in Journal of Business and Technical Communication  7.2 (April 1993): 489-93.

         “Notes from Virginia Allen . . . ,”  ISU Linguistics Newsletter  1.2 (Feb. 1993): 2-3

          “A Comment  on ‘Teaching College English as a Woman’ by Lynn Z. Bloom,”  College English  55.5 (September 1993): 544-45.

         Rev of Blyler, Nancy Roundy and Charlotte Thralls, Eds., Professional Communication: The Social Perspective  (Sage Publications, 1993) for ISU Linguistics Newsletter  2.1 (September 1993): 2-3.

         “New Developments in Women’s Life Writing,” Panel Discussion with Lucy Townsend and Betty Franklin, International Society for Educational Biography, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 1, 1993.

1992
        “Ethos and Marginalization in the Henry James/H. G. Wells Affair,” Extrapolation 33.4 (Winter 1992): 317-32.

         Rev of Johnson, Nan, Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric in North America (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991) in Journal of Advanced Composition  12.2 (Fall 1992): 458-60.

         “Terraforming Paz II,” Weekly Reader Series, ISU, Ames, Iowa, 9 April 1992.

          “Investigating the Psychological Dimension of Collaboration: John Stuart Mill, Mrs. Harriet Taylor Mill, and Alexander Bain,” International Society of Educational Biography, 1 May 1992;
 revised for Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 23 May 1992.

1991
        “The Skull Beneath the Skin,” Writing on the Edge  3.1 (Fall 1991): 60-68.

         Rev of Ede, Lisa and Andrea Lunsford.  Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing (Southern Illinois University Press, 1990) in Journal of Advanced Composition 11.2 (Fall 1991): 465-68.

         Rev of Frank, Francine Wattman and Paula Treichler (Eds.).   Language, Gender, and Professional Writing: Theoretical Approaches and Guidelines to Nonsexist Usage  (New York: Modern Language Association, 1989) in Journal of Business and Technical Communication  5.2 (April 1991): 214-17.

         Rev of Bizzell, Patricia and Bruce Herzberg,  The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings From Classical Times to the Present (St. Martin’s Press, 1990) in  Journal of Advanced Composition  11.1 (Winter 1991): 208-211.

          “Alexander Bain on Phrenology,” Conference on College Composition and   Communication, Boston, Massachusetts, 21 March 1991.

1990
        “Writing Book Reviews for Vitae,” Vitae Scholasticae: The Bulletin of Educational Biography  9.1 (Spring 1990): 19-32.

         “Ethos and Marginalization in the Henry James/H. G. Wells Affair,” Science Fiction Research Association, Long Beach, California, 28 June 1990.

         “Guidelines for Writing Book Reviews,” Vitae Scholasticae 9.1 (1990): 33-36.

         “Gertrude Buck’s Rhetoric for the New Psychology,” Conference College Composition and Communication, Chicago, Illinois, 23 March 1990.

1989
         “The Adolescent Diaries of Karen Horney: The Development of a Writer,” Vitae Scholasticae: The Bulletin of Educational Biography  8 (Spring 1989): 125-40.

         Rev of Jeanneret, Marshall, God and Mammon: Universities as Publishers (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990): in Vitae Scholasticae  8.2 (Fall 1989): 367-69.

         Rev of Orton, James, The Liberal Education of Women  (New York: Garland Publishing, 1986, facsimile reprint of 1873  text) in Vitae Scholasticae 8.1 (Spring 1989): 268-72.

         “Alexander Bain: A Biographical Perspective,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Seattle, Washington, 17 March l989.

         “Writing Book Reviews for Vitae,” International Society for Educational Biography, Scottsdale, Arizona, 28 April 1989.

1988
        Rev of Lomask, Milton, The Biographer’s Craft  (New York: Harper and Row, 1987) inVitae Scholasticae  7.2  (Fall 1988): 489-92.

         “Alexander Bain: Psychologist and Sometime Rhetorician,” International Society of Educational Biography, Chicago, Illinois, 30 April 1988.

         “Gertrude Buck: Applications of Psychology to Rhetoric,”  Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri, 18 March 1988.

1987
        “A Survey of the Treatment of Non-Sexist Language in Contemporary College Handbooks,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, 19 March 1987.

         “The Adolescent Diaries of Karen Horney: The Development of a Writer,” International Society of Educational Biography, Montreal, Canada, 2 May 1987.

1986
        “Science and Fiction: Ways of Theorizing about Women.”  Erotic Universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature.  Ed. Donald Palumbo.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.  165-83.  (With Terri Paul)

         “Gertrude Buck and the Emergence of Composition Instruction in the United States,” Vitae Scholasticae: The Bulletin of Educational Biography  5 (Fall 1986): 141-59.

         Rev of Widdowson, Frances, Going up into the Next Class: Women and Elementary Teacher Training 1840-1914 (London: Hutchinson & Co., 1983) in Vitae Scholasticae  5 (Fall 1986): 306-309.

         “A Survey of the Treatment of Non-Sexist Language in Contemporary College Handbooks: A Preliminary Report,” Iowa Council of Teachers of English, Pella, Iowa, 3 October 1986.

         “Non-Sexist Language and the Professional Writer,” Writer’s Guild, Ames, Iowa, 5 May 1986.

         “Epistemological Foundations of Current Theories of Composition,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, Louisiana, 13 March 1986.

1985
        “Gertrude Buck and the Emergence of Composition Instruction in the United States,”  International Society of Educational Biography, San Antonio, Texas, 5 May 1985.

1983 
        Rev of Bruner, Charlotte, Ed.  Unwinding Threads: Writing by Women in Africa (London: Heinemann, 1983) in Explorations in Sights and Sounds: Annual Review Supplement to Explorations in Ethnic Studies 6 (Summer 1986): 11-12.

         “The Reality Paradigm,” Weekly Reader Series,  ISU, Ames, Iowa, 13 April 1983.

1982
            “Some Implications of Kenneth Burke’s ‘Way of Knowing’ for Composition Theory,” Journal of Advanced Composition 3 (1982): 10-23.

         “The Haunting,” Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine  (October 1982): 46-59.

         “Science and Fiction: Ways of Theorizing about Women,” Popular Culture Convention, Louisville, Kentucky, April 1982.

            Rev of Jahnke,  H. N. and M. Otte, Eds.  Epistemological and Social Problems of the Sciences in the Early Nineteenth Century  (D. Reidel Publishing: Dordrecht: Holland, 1981) in Educational Studies 12 (Winter 1981-82): 434-36.

         Rev of Judy, Stephen N., Explorations in the Teaching of English,  second edition (New York: Harper & Row, 1981) in Educational Studies  12 (Winter 1981-82): 469-71.

1981
        College Writing Skills, second edition.  Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1981.  (With Merriellyn Kett)

                 Audio-Cassette Program to Accompany College Writing Skills, second edition.  Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1981.

             Instructor’s Manual: Instructional Supplement to College Writing Skills, second edition. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1981.

             Test Bank for College Writing Skills, second edition.  Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1981.

         “Nancy, Phyllis not free,” Ames Tribune,  June 29, 1981, p. 4.

         “Six Limericks on Graduate School,” Educational Studies 12 (Fall 1981): 220.

         “A Survey of Some Rhetorical Heuristics and Their Implications for the Teaching of Composition,” ERIC/RCS ED 204 749.  (Summary of dissertation, 41 pp.; abstracted in Resources in Education, December 1981.)

         “The 1890’s Reform Movement in Composition,”  Conference on College Composition and Communication, Dallas, Texas, March 1981.

          “Science Fiction and Theorizing: Ways of Knowing and Exploring the Unknown,” Speaker’s Series, English Department, Iowa State University, January 1981.

1980
        “Pedagogical Implications of Non-Sexist Language,” Iowa English Bulletin  30 (Fall 1980): 28-31.

         “Science Fiction as Theorizing,” Women’s Week, Iowa State University October 1980.

         “A Survey of Some Rhetorical Heuristics and Their Implications for the Teaching of Composition,” Unpublished dissertation, Florida State University, 1980.

1979
        “Pedagogical Implications of Non-Sexist Language,” Iowa Council of Teachers of English, Iowa City, October 1979.

         “Untangling the Syntactic Maze,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, April 1979.

         “Sentence Combining Research,” Speakers Series, English Department, Iowa State University, February 1979.

1978
        How to Avoid Sexism: A Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers.  Chicago: Ragan Communications, 1978.  (With Merriellyn Kett)

1977
        Writing Skills.  Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1977.  (With Merriellyn Kett)
                      Audio Cassettes for Writing Skills. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1977.
                     Essential Strategies for Teaching Basic Writing Skills.  Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1977.
                     Test Bank for Writing Skills.  Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1977.

         “The Feminization of Writing Skills,” The Chronicle of Higher Education,  20 June 1977, p. 14.

1976
        “Can and May Defined at Last,” Florida Flambeau, 26 May 1976, p. 5.

1975
        Writing Skills: Preliminary Edition.  Bell & Howell Schools, 1975.  (With Merriellyn Kett)

1972
        “Letter to L & T Realty,” Teaching Suggestions for Heath’s College Handbook of Composition,  8th edition.  Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath and Company, 1972, pp. 36-37.