Great news! This project will be published as a book by Routledge in late 2023. Keep an eye out for information about pre-sale!

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The project aims to learn what types of documents and material artifacts most make cancer patients feel supported, help them make meaning from their illness, and understand how these effects are achieved in order to put forward recommendations to medical practitioners, community partners, and those who interact with the ill and recovering about how best…


Bryna Siegel Finer is Professor of English and the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research can be found in Rhetoric Review, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Praxis, the Journal of Writing Assessment, the Journal of Teaching Writing and others. With Jamie White-Farnham, she is the co-editor of…


Our book is now under contract with Routledge. Please look for it in Fall/Winter 2023 under the title: Patients Making Meaning: Theorizing Sources of Information and Forms of Support in Women’s Health. The aim of this study, situated in the field of Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM), is to learn what types of documents…

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