Michael G. Moran

Reports

Computers

Business Correspondence

Research in Technical Communication

History of the Royal Society of London

Edited with Debra Journet, this volume collects bibliographical essays in the emerging field of technical communication. The first section, "A Theoretical Examination of Technical Communication," examines technical communication from the point of view of the humanities, history, and communication theory. The second section, "Technical Communication and Rhetorical Concerns," examines invention, audience analysis, arrangement, and style. The third section, "Specific Types of Technical Communication," covers proposals, reports, and business correspondence. Part four, "Related Concerns and Specialized Forms of Technical Communication," discusses computers, oral presentations, legal writing, and writing for the government. The book ends with three appendixes: guides to textbooks, style manuals, and professional issues.

The book won the 1986 National Council of Teachers of English Award for the best collection of essays in the area.

Selected Works

Fiction
A Nick Stirling novella published by Kindle Books
A Nick Stirling novel
Rhetorical Criticism
This book analyzes the rhetorical strategies used in the reports associated with Sir Walter Raleigh's attempts to found a colony on the Outer Banks of present-day North Carolina. It also examines the rhetorical strategies of the maps and ethnographic illustrations of the native Virginians the English colonists met.
Professional Biography
Using a biographical approach, this book examines Frank Aydelotte's career as one of the nation's most important English professors of the early 20th century."Moran has produced the definitive analysis of Frank Aydelotte's contributions to English studies written in the same vein as his excellent reference volumes."--Rhetoric Review
Reference Collections
"Essential....cannot be ignored." --Choice "a milestone in the progress of U.S. rhetoric studies in the twenty-first century." --Rhetorica
Edited with Michelle Ballif, this work collects introductory essays on the major and many minor rhetoricians of the 20th century. --"The editors have done a commendable job of identifying forty critical scholars and have amassed some of the best brief introductions to how these thinkers approach the study of rhetoric." --American Communication Journal --"this book should be welcomed as an efficient and helpful guide to twentieth-century rhetoric. Many a veteran scholar among us will also profit from consulting its neat summaries and assessments." —Rhetoric Review 20.3/4 --"highly recommended addition to the reference shelves." --Choice
"Informative and enjoyable to read." --Rhetoric Review
Theory
This book collects new and classic essays in the growing field of the history of techical, commercial, and scientific communication.
Bibliographies
A collection of bibliographic essays. --"a classic in the field." Technical Communication --Won the National Council of English Award for the Best Collection of Essays in Technical Communication
A collection of bibliographic essays covering the fields of composition studies and rhetoric.
A collection of bibliographical essays that cover various aspects of basic and developmental English.