Composition Studies in the New Millennium: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$22.57
(Save 35%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $31.39   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   

Overview

A collection of twenty-four essays assessing and challenging the current state of writing instruction, Composition Studies in the New Millennium: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future emerges from presentations given at the national Writing Program Administrators conference held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 2001. Like its acclaimed and widely used predecessor, Composition in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis and Change, this timely collection by the leading scholars in composition studies responds to concerns about the evolution and future of this field of study. Charting new directions, the contributors grapple with seven distinct questions: What do we mean by composition studies -- past, present, and future? What do and should we teach when we teach composition? Where will composition be taught, and who will teach it? What theories and philosophies will undergird our research paradigms, and what will those paradigms be? How will new technologies change composition studies? What anguages will our students write, and what will they write about? What political and social issues have shaped composition studies in the past and will shape this field in the future? In addressing these queries, the essayists approach composition studies from perspectives ranging from rhetorical to cultural, political to economic, administrative to technological; and they do so with a style and organization appropriate for composition instructors, scholars, and administrators at all levels, from teaching assistants to college presidents. The result proffers an invaluable vision of the future of composition studies in the new millennium.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809325221
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2003
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Z. Bloom is the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut. 

Donald A. Daiker is a professor of English at Miami University.

Edward M. White, professor emeritus of English at California State University, serves as an adjunct professor of English at the University of Arizona.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Challenges and Invitations for Composition Studies in the New Millennium 1
1 Three Mysteries at the Heart of Writing 10
Pt. 1 What Do We Mean by Composition Studies - Past, Present, and Future?
2 The Great Paradigm Shift and Its Legacy for the Twenty-First Century 31
3 Why Composition Studies Disappeared and What Happened Then 48
4 No Discipline? Composition's Professional Identity Crisis 57
Pt. 2 What Do/Should We Teach When We Teach Composition?
5 Because Teaching Composition Is (Still) Mostly about Teaching Composition 65
6 Education for Irrelevance? Or, Joining Our Colleagues in Lit Crit on the Sidelines of the Information Age 78
7 The Juggler 88
Pt. 3 Where Will Composition Be Taught and Who Will Teach It?
8 Reimagining the Landscape of Composition in the Twenty-First Century: Contingent Faculty and the Profession 97
9 Twenty-First-Century Composition: The Two-Year-College Perspective 111
10 Vertical Writing Programs in Departments of Rhetoric and Writing 121
Pt. 4 What Theories, Philosophies Will Undergrid Our Research Paradigms? And What Will Those Paradigms Be?
11 Ethics and the Future of Composition Research 129
12 A Methodology of Our Own 142
13 Celebrating Diversity (in Methodology) 151
Pt. 5 How Will New Technologies Change Composition Studies?
14 Under the Radar of Composition Programs: Glimpsing the Future Through Case Studies of Literacy in Electronic Contexts 157
15 The Challenge of the Multimedia Essay 174
16 Multimedia Literacy: Confessions of a Nonmajor 188
Pt. 6 What Languages Will Our Students Write, and What Will They Write About?
17 Composition's Word Work: Deliberating How to Do Language 193
18 Working with Difference: Critical Race Studies and the Teaching of Composition 208
19 From Classroom to Program 222
Pt. 7 What Political and Social Issues Have Shaped Composition Studies in the Past and Will Shape This Field in the Future?
20 Composition and the Critical Moment 227
21 The Uses of Literacy in a Globalized, Post-September 11 World 237
22 Teaching after September 11 252
Conclusion: Everything Has Changed; Nothing Has Changed 256
Works Cited 263
Contributors 283
Index 289
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)