Horner, Bruce. Rewriting Composition: Terms of Exchange. Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.

In this book, I bring together my interest in issues of labor and language, arguing that tenets of monolingualism treating languages as discrete, stable, and internally uniform entities sustain the poor working conditions of composition by rendering invisible the concrete labor of writers, including student writers, in reproducing and revising language(s) through their writing practices.  Alternatively, I argue for honoring the concrete labor composition students engage and focusing not on whether their writing differs from a chimerical language (or modal) norm but, instead, what difference to social relations it inevitably makes in what it sustains and revises.  -BH

Horner, Bruce, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Timothy Lockridge. Translinguality, Transmodality, and Difference: Exploring Dispositions and Change in Language and Learning. Digital Monograph. Enculturation Intermezzo, 2015. 

Horner, Bruce, and Karen Kopelson, editors. Reworking English in Rhetoric and CompositionSouthern Illinois University Press, 2014

Horner, Bruce, Min-Zhan  Lu, and Paul Kei Matsuda, editors. Cross-Language Relations in Composition. Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Winner of the 2012 CCCC Outstanding Book Award for its work in the field of Composition and Rhetoric

Lu, Min-Zhan, and Bruce Horner. Writing ConventionsPearson Longman Press, 2008.


Horner, Bruce. Terms of Work for Composition: A Materialist Critique. State University of New York Press, 2000.

Winner of the W. Ross Winterowd Award for the Most Outstanding Book Published Each Year on Composition Theory.

Horner, Bruce, and Min-Zhan Lu. Representing the “Other”: Basic Writers and the Teaching of Basic Writing. National Council of Teachers of English, 1999.

Horner, Bruce, and Thomas Swiss. Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture. Blackwell, 1999.