First-Year Composition

From Theory to Practice


Author: Deborah Coxwell-Teague,Ronald F. Lunsford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602355194

Category: Education

Page: 422

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Responding to a widespread belief that the field of composition studies is less unified than it was in the late twentieth century, the editors have asked twelve well-known composition theorists to create detailed syllabi for a first-year composition course and then to explain their theoretical foundations. Each contributor discusses the major goals and objectives for their course, its major assignments, their use of outside texts, the role of reading and responding to these texts, the nature of classroom discussion, their methods of responding to student writing, and their assessment methods. Their twelve essays provide a window into these teachers' classrooms that will help readers, teachers, and writing program administrators appreciate the strengths of unity and diversity in rhetoric and composition as a field. The editors frame the twelve essays with an introductory chapter that identifies key moments in composition's history and a concluding chapter that highlights the varied and useful ways the contributors approach the common challenges of the first-year composition course. -- From publisher's website.

Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies: First-year composition courses


Author: Grace Veach

Publisher: Purdue Information Literacy Ha

ISBN: 155753828X

Category: Education

Page: 330

View: 2321

This volume, edited by Grace Veach, explores leading approaches to foregrounding information literacy in first-year college writing courses. Chapters describe cross-disciplinary efforts underway across higher education, as well as innovative approaches of both writing professors and librarians in the classroom. This seminal work unpacks the disciplinary implications for information literacy and writing studies as they encounter one another in theory and practice, during a time when "fact" or "truth" is less important than fitting a predetermined message. Topics include reading and writing through the lens of information literacy, curriculum design, specific writing tasks, transfer, and assessment.

History, Reflection, and Narrative

The Professionalization of Composition, 1963-1983


Author: Mary Rosner,Beth Boehm,Debra Journet

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503975

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 333

Offers an important contribution to our ongoing understanding of how composition came to be the profession it is, how the present builds on the past and how the present may challenge the future.


A Cultural Moment in Composition


Author: Brent Henze,Jack Selzer,Wendy Sharer

Publisher: Parlor Pr


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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As Debby Boone and Rocky Balboa raised the hopes of a country in financial and political crisis, U.S. colleges sought to meet the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse student body while also responding to the public outcry for tangible results. Within English departments, especially in publicly funded institutions, writing instruction came under heightened scrutiny as politicians and taxpayers wondered "Why Johnny Can't Write." Scholars and teachers of writing responded as best they could to these pressures, conducting research on writing processes, developing new pedagogies better suited than skills-and-drills to new student populations, and slowly establishing themselves as disciplinary professionals within rapidly changing and often tumultuous institutions. A product of extensive archival research and numerous interviews, 1977: A CULTURAL MOMENT IN COMPOSITION examines the local, state, and national forces (economic, political, cultural, and academic) that fostered the development of the first-year composition program at one representative site, Penn State University, in the late 1970s. Sidebar commentaries from Stephen A. Bernhardt, Hugh Burns, Sharon Crowley, Lester Faigley, Janice Lauer, Elaine Maimon, Jasper Neel, and John Warnock-many of whom were just beginning in the field in 1977-enrich and complicate the story. In the emerging tradition of program-based histories, such as Barbara L'Eplattenier and Lisa Mastrangelo's HISTORICAL STUDIES OF WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION (Parlor Press, 2005), 1977: A CULTURAL MOMENT IN COMPOSITION offers a counterpoint to broader institutional histories of composition by investigating how local phenomena can be explained by largermovements and how larger movements can be understood through local contexts. - BRENT HENZE is Associate Professor of English at East Carolina University. His research on the rhetoric of science, reporting genres in ethnological science, scientific institutions, and the scientific treatment of racial difference has appeared in TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, RHETORIC REVIEW, and elsewhere. JACK SELZER is Professor of English and Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State. Currently President of the Rhetoric Society of America, he is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of KENNETH BURKE IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, KENNETH BURKE IN THE 1930S, KENNETH BURKE AND HIS CIRCLES (Parlor Press, 2008), RHETORICAL BODIES, UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PROSE, and GOOD REASONS. - WENDY SHARER is Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition at East Carolina University. She is the author of VOTE AND VOICE: WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS AND POLITICAL LITERACY, 1915-1930 (2004) and co-editor of RHETORICAL EDUCATION IN AMERICA (2004). Her work appears in several edited collections, as well as in journals such as RHETORIC REVIEW and RHETORIC SOCIETY QUARTERLY.

Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games

Reshaping Theory and Practice of Writing


Author: R. Colby,M. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137307676

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 664

An edited collection whose contributors analyze the relationship between writing, learning, and video games/videogaming, these essays consist of academic essays from writing and rhetoric teacher-scholars, who theorize, and contextualize how computer/video games enrich writing practices within and beyond the classroom and the teaching of writing.

Perspectives on Rhetorical Invention


Author: Janet Atwill,Janice M. Lauer

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572332010

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Rhetorical invention--the discursive art of inquiry and discovery--has great significance in the history of spoken and written communication, dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Yet invention has received relatively little attention in recent discussions of rhetoric, writing, and communication. This collection of essays is the first book in years to focus on current research in rhetorical invention. The contributors include many well-established scholars, as well as new voices in the field. They reflect a variety of approaches and perspectives: theory, history, culture, politics, institutions, pedagogy, and community service. Several of the essays address the relationship between invention and postmodernism--some by refiguring invention, others by challenging postmodernism. Still other essays explore multicultural conceptions of invention, the civic function of invention and rhetoric, and the role of rhetorical invention in institutions and in comunity problem solving. Taken together, these essays provide a much-needed forum for ongoing study of rhetorical invention within the framework of recent developments in both scholarship and the culture at large. "If inventional research is to continue and flourish," notes Janice Lauer in her foreword, "it must remain sensitive to shifts in epistemology, ethics, and politics. The essays in this volume undertake this effort.." The Editors: Janet M. Atwill is associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee. The author of Rhetoric Reclaimed: Aristotle and the Liberal Arts Tradition and coauthor of Four Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and Action in Context and Writing: A College Handbook, she has published articles in Rhetoric Review, Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, and the Journal of Advanced Composition. Janice M. Lauer is Reece McGee Distinguished Professor of English at Purdue University, where she founded, directed, and teaches in the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition. She is coauthor of Four Worlds of Writing and Composition Research: Empirical Designs and has published numerous articles on rhetoric and composition. Contributors: Frederick J. Antczak, Janet M. Atwill, Julia Deems, Richard Leo Enos, Theresa Enos, Linda Flower, Debra Hawhee, Janice M. Lauer, Donald Lazere, Yameng Liu, Arabella Lyon, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, Jay Satterfield, Haixia Wang, Mark T. Williams.

Westwärts 1 & 2



Author: Rolf Dieter Brinkmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499224515


Page: 183

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Einführung in die Textlinguistik


Author: Robert-Alain de Beaugrande,Wolfgang Ulrich Dressler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111349306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 6028

Ad Herennium


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,Marcus Tullius Cornificius

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270460667

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 638

View: 9353

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Changing of Knowledge in Composition

Contemporary Perspectives


Author: Lance Massey,Richard C. Gephardt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 9442

Lance Massey and Richard Gebhardt offer in this collection many signs that composition again faces a moment of precariousness, even as it did in the 1980s—the years of the great divorce from literary studies. The contours of writing in the university again are rapidly changing, making the objects of scholarship in composition again unstable. Composition is poised to move not from modern to postmodern but from process to postprocess, from a service-oriented "field" to a research-driven "discipline." Some would say we are already there. Momentum is building to replace "composition" and the pedagogical imperative long implied in that term with a "writing studies" model devoted to the study of composition as a fundamental tool of, and force within, all areas of human activity. Appropriately, contributors here use Stephen M. North's 1987 book The Making of Knowledge in Composition to frame and background their discussion, as they look at both the present state of the field and its potential futures. As in North's volume, The Changing of Knowledge in Composition describes a body of research and pedagogy brimming with conflicting claims, methodologies, and politics, and with little consensus regarding the proper subjects and modes of inquiry. The deep ambivalence within the field itself is evident in this collection. Contributors here envision composition both as retaining its commitment to broad-based, generalized writing instruction and as heading toward content-based vertical writing programs in departments and programs of writing studies. They both challenge and affirm composition's pedagogical heritage. And they sound both sanguine and pessimistic notes about composition's future.

Encountering student texts

interpretive issues in reading student writing


Author: Bruce Lawson,Susan Sterr Ryan,W. Ross Winterowd

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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New Historicism

Literaturgeschichte als Poetik der Kultur


Author: Moritz Bassler,Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

View: 5233

Culture Shock and the Practice of Profession

Training the Next Wave in Rhetoric and Composition


Author: Virginia Anderson,Susan Romano

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

View: 1252

This collection steps into the debate about how doctoral programs should prepare students for the profession. Contributors include professionals reinventing PhD programs, graduate students who are the targets of this reinvention, and new PhDs caught between assumptions nurtured by the graduate experience and the reality of the postgraduate world.

Weibliche Rede, Rhetorik der Weiblichkeit

Studien zum Verhältnis von Rhetorik und Geschlechterdifferenz


Author: Doerte Bischoff,Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783793093213

Category: Feminism

Page: 504

View: 9301

Roman rhetoric

revolution and the Greek influence


Author: Richard Leo Enos

Publisher: Parlor Pr


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 221

View: 2116

Greek and Roman traditions dominate classical rhetoric. Conventional historical accounts characterize Roman rhetoric as an appropriation and modification of Greek rhetoric, particularly the rhetoric that flourished in fifth and fourth centuries BCE Athens. However, the origins, nature and endurance of this Greco-Roman relationship have not been thoroughly explained. ROMAN RHETORIu REVOLUTION AND THE GREEK INFLUENCE reveals that while Romans did benefit from Athenian rhetoric, their own rhetoric was also influenced by later Greek and non-Hellenic cultures, particularly the Etruscan civilization that held hegemony over all of Italy for hundreds of years before Rome came to power. Through the examination of archaeological, epigraphical, historical and literary evidence, ROMAN RHETORIC reveals that the relationship between Greek and Roman rhetoric was dynamic, evolving, and socially interactive. The long history of interaction between Greeks and Romans facilitated a cross-cultural rhetoric that evolved over time and was shaped by social and political forces. These forces often do not appear explicitly in rhetorical theory and practice, but they undeniably influenced classical rhetoric. ROMAN RHETORIC clarifies the relationships between Greek and Roman classical rhetoric by showing the historical forces that shaped their evolution as Romans conquered the Etruscans, as Greeks colonized areas of southern Italy that came to be called Magna Graecia, as Rome changed from Republic to Empire, and as the educational dominance of the Second Sophistic was challenged by efforts to create an emerging Christian rhetoric. RICHARD LEO ENOS is Professor and holder of the Lillian Radford Chair of Rhetoricand Composition at Texas Christian University. His research concentration is in classical rhetoric with an emphasis in the relationship between oral and written discourse. He is past president of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric (19801981) and the Rhetoric Society of America (19901991). He received the RSA George E. Yoos Award Distinguished Service and was inducted as an RSA Fellow in 2006. He is the founding editor of ADVANCES IN THE HISTORY OF RHETORIC and the editor (with David E. Beard) of ADVANCES IN THE HISTORY OF RHETORIu THE FIRST SIX YEARS (2007, Parlor Press).

English Studies

An Introduction to the Discipline(s)


Author: Bruce McComiskey

Publisher: National Council of Teachers


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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