Nancy Enright's Community: A Reader for Writers explores the theme of writing as community through a variety of readings organized around the communities out of which they arose. The selections-spanning from familial and cultural to economic and artistic-all attest to the text's underlying
message that writing, when seen as an act of community, becomes essentially a dialogue, linking the writer with others who have written in the past and will write in the future. Developed for courses in first-year writing, Community: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections. It provides students with the rhetorical knowledge and analytical strategies required to participate effectively in discussions about
community. Community: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief, single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.
About the Author
Nancy Enright holds a Ph.D. in English from Drew University and a master's degree in English from Seton Hall University. She is Associate Professor of English and Catholic Studies at Seton Hall, where she is also the Coordinator for the inter-disciplinary Core course for first year students, Journey of Transformation. She served as director of first year writing for twelve years and has taught both literature and writing for many years. Her publications include articles on Dante, Augustine, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Julian of Norwich. She is interested in the connectionsbetween spiritual and community values and the academic subjects of writing and literature. She is also interested in the use of film in connection with literature.