Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democracy

Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democracy

by Keith Gilyard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809328542

ISBN-13: 2900809328542

Pub. Date: 05/19/2008

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democracy identifies and explains key aspects of the work of Cornel West as they relate to composition studies, focusing on rhetorical strategies that comprise an updated form of cultural criticism that West calls prophetic pragmatism.

This is the first book to comprehensively connect the ideas of one of America's

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Overview

Composition and Cornel West: Notes toward a Deep Democracy identifies and explains key aspects of the work of Cornel West as they relate to composition studies, focusing on rhetorical strategies that comprise an updated form of cultural criticism that West calls prophetic pragmatism.

This is the first book to comprehensively connect the ideas of one of America's premier scholars of religion, philosophy, and African American studies with composition theory and pedagogy, and it contains the only interview in which Cornel West directly addresses the field of composition.

About the Author:
Keith Gilyard is Distinguished Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and an award-winning author of numerous books and publications

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900809328542
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
05/19/2008
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
176

Table of Contents

1 Flight West 1

2 The Roots of a Deep-Democratic Project 7

3 Socratic Commitment and Critical Literacy 27

4 Tracking Prophetic Witness 52

5 Tragicomic Hope in Democracy 77

6 Landing Song 99

Notes 123

Bibliography 137

Index 153

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