Donald P. Lazere



Reading and Writing for Civic Literacy





Don at United Campus Workers Rally at the University of Tennessee

Donald Lazere is professor emeritus of English at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and currently teaches at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He is the author of  Reading and Writing for Civic Literacy: The Critical Citizenís Guide to Argumentative Rhetoric (Paradigm Publishers, 2005) and The Unique Creation of Albert Camus (Yale University Press, 1973) and editor of American Media and Mass Culture: Left Perspectives (University of California Press, 1987).




His scholarly articles have appeared in many book collections and in journals including New Literary History, College English, College Composition and Communication, Journal of Advanced Composition, Journal of Basic Writing, Journal of Communication, and American Quarterly.

He has also published opinion columns and reviews in general circulation journals such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, Tikkun, The Nation, In These Times,and The Village Voice

He has organized sessions and presented papers at many conventions of the Modern Language Association and the Conference on College Composition and Communication.