History, Reflection, and Narrative: The Professionalization of Composition 1963-1983 / Edition 1

History, Reflection, and Narrative: The Professionalization of Composition 1963-1983 / Edition 1

by Mary Rosner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567503985

ISBN-13: 9781567503982

Pub. Date: 12/21/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

On October 9-12, 1996, over 400 scholars, researchers, and teachers gathered at the University of Louisville for the first Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition. History, Reflection, and Narrative combines oral histories and reflections collected from the featured speakers at the Conference-scholars, teachers, and researchers whose work has been

Overview

On October 9-12, 1996, over 400 scholars, researchers, and teachers gathered at the University of Louisville for the first Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition. History, Reflection, and Narrative combines oral histories and reflections collected from the featured speakers at the Conference-scholars, teachers, and researchers whose work has been among the most influential in composition's development-with critical perspectives on the period from 1963 to 1983 by another generation of scholars, many of whom will play an important role in defining composition's future. This book offers an important contribution to our ongoing understanding of how composition came to be the profession it is, how the present builds on the past, and how the present may challenge the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567503982
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/21/1999
Series:
Perspectives on Writing Series: Theory, Research, Practice
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction, Debra Journet, Beth Boehm, and Mary Rosner

PART I. HISTORY AND THE MAKING OF HISTORIES

Composition History and Disciplinarity, Robert J. Connors

Veterans' Stories on the Porch, Lester Faigley

Paths Not Taken: Recovering History as Alternative Future, Louise W. Phelps

Watson Conference Oral History #1: Research Forums and Agendas in Composition Studies, Carol Berkenkotter, Lester Faigley, Richard Larson, and Stephen Witte

PART II. AGENDAS IN TEACHING AND IN RESEARCH

Composition Research Agendas in the 1960s and 1970s, Richard Lloyd-Jones

Early Work on Composing: Lessons and Illuminations, Sondra Perl

The Expressivist Menace, James T. Zebroski

A Brief History of Writing Assessment in the Late Twentieth Century: The Writer Comes Center Stage, Kathleen Blake Yancey

Watson Conference Oral History #2: Process Theory and the Shape of Composition Studies, Deborah Brandt, Janet Emig, and Sondra Perl

PART III. INTELLECTUAL INFLUENCES AND DISCIPLINARY NARRATIVES

Rereading Feminism's Absence and Presence in Composition, Kathleen A. Boardman and Joy Ritchie

Is There Still a Place for Rhetorical History in Composition Studies? Gerald P. Mulderig

The Developing Discipline of Composition: From Text Linguistics to Genre Theory, Amy J. Devitt

Two Disciplinary Narratives for Non-Standard English in the Classroom: Citation Histories of Shaughnessy's Errors and Expectations and Smitherman's Talkin' and Testifyin', Shirley K. Rose

Watson Conference Oral History #3: The Breadth of Composition Studies: Professionalization and Interdisciplinary, Joseph Comprone, Lisa Ede, Peter Elbow, Janice Lauer, Andrea Lunsford, and Richard Young

Watson Conference Oral History #4: Classical Rhetoric in the Present and Future of Composition Studies, Edward P.J. Corbett, Frank D'Angelo, Winifred Horner, James Kinneavy, and C. Jan Swearingen

PART IV. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROFESSION

Professionalizing Politics, Richard Ohmann

Evocative Gestures in CCCC Chairs' Addresses, Ellen L. Barton. Whispers from the Margin: A Class-based Interpretation of the Conflict Between High School and College Writing Teachers, Irvin Peckham

Professing Rhetoric and Composition: A Personal Odyssey, Frank J. D'Angelo

Watson Conference Oral History #5: Discourse and Politics in Composition Studies, David Bartholomae, Pat Bizzell, Patty Harkin, and Richard Ohmann

PART V. FUTURE PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

Rethinking Research on Composing: Arguments for a New Research Agenda, Lee Odell and Christina Lynn Prell

Intellectual-Bureaucrats: The Future of Employment in the Twilight of the Professions, Richard E. Miller

Watson Conference Oral History #6: Working Inside and Outside Composition Studies, Charles Bazerman, Charles Cooper, Richard Lloyd-Jones, and Lee Odell

Author Index

Subject Index

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