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Politics of Writing Studies : Reinventing Our Universities from Below - Reprint by Robert Samuels

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The author describes the development of writing studies as a new academic movement and branch of rhetoric and composition, detailing the work of researchers who are building a new vision for the teaching of composition, and its role in transforming universities from a hierarchy involving research over teaching, theory over practice, content over form, reading over writing, the sciences over the humanities, and graduate education over undergraduate. He examines Elizabeth Wardle’s “Intractable Writing Program Problems, Kairos, and Writing about Writing,” and Wardle and Doug Downs’ “Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions: (Re)Envisioning ‘First-Year Composition’ as ‘Introduction to Writing Studies,’” and their consideration of the relation between the labor problems in composition, due to the use of contingent faculty, and new pedagogical strategies in writing studies; Anne Beaufort’s longitudinal study of a single student writer in College Writing and Beyond: A New Framework for University Writing, and the way a focus on transfer of knowledge and genre has positive and negative effects; Yancey, Robertson, and Taczak’s Writing across Contexts, and how transfer, genre, and metacognition in writing studies can aid in the understanding of the nature of self-awareness in composition; Charles Bazerman’s “Genre as Social Action” in terms of how students must adjust the form and content of their writing to specific social contexts; Sid Dobrin’s Postcomposition as an example of how writing studies theorists call for a new conception of writing that privileges theory over teaching; and ways proponents of writing studies can collaborate to change universities from the bottom up through collective action rather than functioning within the system. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 165
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Rhetoric
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado
Author: Robert Samuels
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 2017
TCIN: 51940447
UPC: 9781607325833
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-2904
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