Here's the list we're using this year.

Roger Graves, DePaul

MA in Writing Comprehensive Exam Reading List, 1995-96

Anderson, Chris.  Style as Argument.  Carbondale: Southern
Illinois UP, 1987.
Berlin, James A.  Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction
in American Colleges, 1900-1985.  Carbondale: Southern
Illinois UP, 1987.  0-8093-1360-x
Brown, Gillian and George Yule.  Discourse Analysis.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983.  0-521-28475-9
Capote, Truman.  In Cold Blood.  New York: Random House,
Didion, Joan.  The White Album.  London: Flamingo, 1979,
Flannery, Kathryn T.  The Emperor's New Clothes: Literature,
Literacy, and the Ideology of Style.  Pittsburgh: U of
Pittsburgh P, 1995.  0-8229-5525-3
Hauser, Gerard A.  Introduction to Rhetorical Theory.
Prospect Heights: Waveland, 1986. 0-88133-607-6
Lindemann, Erika.  A Rhetoric For Writing Teachers. 2nd Ed.
New York: Oxford, 1987.  0-19-504889-x
Williams, Joseph M.  Style: Toward Clarity and Grace.
Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.  0-226-89914-4
Wolfe, Tom.  The Right Stuff.