Subject: Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing

Subject: Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing

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Fragments of Rationality

|9780822954927|Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition|In an insightful assessment of the study and teaching of writing against the larger theoretical, political, and technological upheavals of the past thirty years, Fragments of Rationality questions why composition studies has been less affected by postmodern theory than other humanities and social science disciplines.| Lester Faigley| Composition, Literacy, and Culture| Education / Comparative Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing Language Arts & Disciplines / General

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PRE/TEXT

|9780822955139|The First Decade|After the first issue of PRE/TEXT appeared in 1981, a colleague told Victor Vitanza, the creator, editor and publisher of the journal, how disgusted she was by it, how unreadable it was, how devoted to self-aggrandizement-and how much she enjoyed two articles in it. Devoted to exploring and expanding the field of rhetoric and composition by publishing articles considered “inappropriate” by other journals in the field, PRE/TEXT has, from its inception, made people angry. Yet it has survived, and thrived. This collection of essays pays tribute to the first ten years of the journal, and each reprinted article…

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

|9780822955252|Literature, Literacy, and the Ideology of Style|Since the Renaissance, what has been considered the “best” style of writing has always been connected with the dominant cultural agenda of the time. In this book, Kathryn Flannery offers a demystifying perspective on theorists who have argued for an essential distinction between “content” and “style,” and focuses on the importance of understanding written prose style as a cultural asset. She addresses the development of prose criticism, the evolution of English teaching, the history of Francis Bacon and Richard Hooker's writing, and a modern discourse on stylistics.| Kathryn T. Flannery| Composition, Literacy, and Culture|…

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Feminine Principles & Women’s Experience in American Composition & Rhetoric

|9780822955443|In this unique collection, the editors and authors examine, against a rich historical background, the complex contributions that women have made to composition and rhetoric in American education. Using varied and at times experimental modes of presentation to portray teachers and learners at work, including the very young and the elderly, the text provides a generous and fresh feminine perspective on the field.| Louise Phelps Janet Emig| Composition, Literacy, and Culture| Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing Language Arts & Disciplines / General Language Arts & Disciplines / Rhetoric

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The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College, 1875–1925

|9780822955351|A Documentary History|This volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the actual student papers that provoked discussion. Includes writings by leading scholars of the era such as Adams Sherman Hill, Gertrude Buck, William Edward Mead, Lane Cooper, William Lyon Phelps, and Fred Newton Scott.| John C. Brereton| Composition, Literacy, and Culture| Education / History Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing Language Arts & Disciplines / General

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