Search results for: james-a-berlin-and-social-epistemic-rhetorics

James A Berlin and Social Epistemic Rhetorics

Author : Victor J. Vitanza
File Size : 80.39 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 827
Read : 783
Download »
The field of rhetoric and composition has, at last, received a long-lost message delivered in the form of Victor J. Vitanza’s seminar on James A. Berlin. In this book that is an untext on Berlin’s work and its impact on the field, Vitanza acquaints us with Berlin by virtue of many Berlins, in multiplicity, and via the figure of an “excluded third” that wants to deliver to us a new message that was undelivered from Berlin to us, and from Vitanza to Berlin, after Berlin’s untimely death in 1994. A seminar on a seminar on the teaching of writing . . . it is teaching all the way down. They met at the historical NEH seminar at Carnegie Mellon in 1978. Their friendship and rhetorical dialogues spanned only sixteen years, but Vitanza continues the conversation through the seminar, through this book (rife with reflections and, yes, homework for his readers), and through our reception of it. It is up to us now to carry it forward. As Vitanza writes, “I would prefer not to not think that what remains unsaid stays undelivered.”

James A Berlin and Social Epistemic Rhetorics

Author : Victor J. Vitanza
File Size : 26.12 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 436
Read : 225
Download »
The field of rhetoric and composition has, at last, received a long lost message delivered in the form of Victor J. Vitanza's seminar on James A. Berlin. In this book that is an untext on Berlin's work and its impact on the field, Vitanza acquaints us with Berlin by virtue of many Berlins, in multiplicity, and via the figure of an "excluded third" that wants to deliver to us a new message that was undelivered from Berlin to us, and from Vitanza to Berlin, after Berlin's untimely death in 1994. A seminar on a seminar on the teaching of writing . . . it is teaching all the way down. They met at the historical NEH seminar at Carnegie Mellon in 1978. Their friendship and rhetorical dialogues spanned only sixteen years, but Vitanza continues the conversation through the seminar, through this book (rife with reflections and, yes, homework for his readers), and through our reception of it. It is up to us now to carry it forward. As Vitanza writes, "I would prefer not to not think that what remains unsaid stays undelivered." -Cynthia Haynes, author of The Homesick Phonebook: Addressing Rhetorics in the Age of Perpetual Conflict Victor J. Vitanza is Professor Emeritus of English and founding director of the PhD transdisciplinary program in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design at Clemson University. Vitanza is the author of Negation, Subjectivity, and the History of Rhetoric (1997) and Sexual Violence in Western Thinking and Writing: Chaste Rape (2011). He has edited and contributed to PRE/TEXT: The First Decade and Writing Histories of Rhetoric, among many other books and journals. He founded PRE/TEXT in 1983 and has been its editor ever since.

Rhetorics Poetics and Cultures

Author : James A. Berlin
File Size : 34.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 571
Read : 471
Download »
Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures is James Berlin's most comprehensive effort to refigure the field of English Studies. Here, in his last book, Berlin both historically situates and recovers for today the tools and insights of rhetoric-displaced and marginalized, he argues, by the allegedly disinterested study of aesthetic texts in the college English department. Berlin sees rhetoric as offering a unique perspective on the current disciplinary crisis, complementing the challenging perspectives offered by postmodern literary theory and cultural studies. Taking into account the political and intellectual issues at stake and the relation of these issues to economic and social transformations, Berlin argues for a pedagogy that makes the English studies classroom the center of disciplinary activities, the point at which theory, practice, and democratic politics intersect. This new educational approach, organized around text interpretation and production-not one or the other exclusively, as before-prepares students for work, democratic politics, and consumer culture today by providing a revised conception of both reading and writing as acts of textual interpretation; it also gives students tools to critique the socially constructed, politically charged reality of classroom, college, and culture. This new edition of Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures includes JAC response essays by Linda Brodkey, Patricia Harkin, Susan Miller, John Trimbur, and Victor J. Vitanza, as well as an afterword by Janice M. Lauer. These essays situate Berlin's work in personal, pedagogical, and political contexts that highlight the continuing importance of his work for understanding contemporary disciplinary practice.

Rhetoric and Reality

Author : James A. Berlin
File Size : 35.42 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 496
Read : 827
Download »
Berlin here continues his unique history of American college composition begun in his Writing Instruction in Nineteenth-Century Colleges (1984), turning now to the twentieth century. In discussing the variety of rhetorics that have been used in writing classrooms Berlin introduces a taxonomy made up of three categories: objective rhetorics, subjective rhetorics, and transactional rhetorics, which are distinguished by the epistemology on which each is based. He makes clear that these categories are not tied to a chronology but instead are to be found in the English department in one form or another during each decade of the century. His historical treatment includes an examination of the formation of the English department, the founding of the NCTE and its role in writing instruction, the training of teachers of writing, the effects of progressive education on writing instruction, the General Education Movement, the appearance of the CCCC, the impact of Sputnik, and today’s “literacy crisis.”

Contemporary Composition Studies

Author : Edith H. Babin
File Size : 54.7 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 976
Read : 876
Download »
Composition studies is a rapidly growing and constantly changing field. At present, however, graduate students and writing teachers have little choice of current reference works that define key terms in the field and provide information about the scholars and researchers who have shaped and are shaping the discipline. This volume provides alphabetically arranged entries for 108 scholars and 128 terms and concepts central to composition studies. The entries for individuals chronicle the history of their contributions to the field, while the entries for terms record term development over time. The book includes generous bibliographical information and an appendix of scholars from other disciplines who have contributed to composition studies.

Dialectical Rhetoric

Author : Bruce McComiskey
File Size : 41.19 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 595
Read : 573
Download »
In Dialectical Rhetoric, Bruce McComiskey argues that the historical conflict between rhetoric and dialectic can be overcome in ways useful to both composition theory and the composition classroom. Historically, dialectic has taken two forms in relation to rhetoric. First, it has been the logical development of linear propositions leading to necessary conclusions, a one-dimensional form that was the counterpart of rhetorics in which philosophical, metaphysical, and scientific truths were conveyed with as little cognitive interference from language as possible. Second, dialectic has been the topical development of opposed arguments on controversial issues and the judgment of their relative strengths and weaknesses, usually in political and legal contexts, a two-dimensional form that was the counterpart of rhetorics in which verbal battles over competing probabilities in public institutions revealed distinct winners and losers. The discipline of writing studies is on the brink of developing a new relationship between dialectic and rhetoric, one in which dialectics and rhetorics mediate and negotiate different arguments and orientations that are engaged in any rhetorical situation. This new relationship consists of a three-dimensional hybrid art called “dialectical rhetoric,” whose method is based on five topoi: deconstruction, dialogue, identification, critique, and juxtaposition. Three-dimensional dialectical rhetorics function effectively in a wide variety of discursive contexts, including digital environments, since they can invoke contrasts in stagnant contexts and promote associations in chaotic contexts. Dialectical Rhetoric focuses more attention on three-dimensional rhetorics from the rhetoric and composition community.

The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

Author : Andrea A. Lunsford
File Size : 52.29 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 843
Read : 770
Download »
The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.

Reading Writing and the Rhetorics of Whiteness

Author : Wendy Ryden
File Size : 68.69 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 607
Read : 1064
Download »
In this volume, Ryden and Marshall bring together the field of composition and rhetoric with critical whiteness studies to show that in our "post race" era whiteness and racism not only survive but actually thrive in higher education. As they examine the effects of racism on contemporary literacy practices and the rhetoric by which white privilege maintains and reproduces itself, Ryden and Marshall consider topics ranging from the emotional investment in whiteness to the role of personal narrative in reconstituting racist identities to critiques of the foundational premises of writing programs steeped in repudiation of despised discourses. Marshall and Ryden alternate chapters to sustain a multi-layered dialogue that traces the rhetorical complexities and contradictions of teaching English and writing in a university setting. Their lived experiences as faculty and administrators serve to underscore the complex code of whiteness even as they push to decode it and demonstrate how their own pedagogical practices are raced and racialized in multiple ways. Collectively, the essays ask instructors and administrators to consider more carefully the pernicious nature of whiteness in their professional activities and how it informs our practices.

Rational Rhetoric

Author : David J. Tietge
File Size : 46.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 260
Read : 613
Download »
David J. Tietge examines the place and influence of scientific discourse in the popular consciousness of contemporary American society, offering critical strategies for recognizing, decoding, and understanding scientific language as it is used by both scientific and a-scientific agents and agencies.

Terms of Work for Composition

Author : Bruce Horner
File Size : 42.30 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 445
Read : 1209
Download »
A cultural materialist critique of six key terms used in composition studies to define its work.