Selected Essays of Robert J. Connors / Edition 1

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One of the most influential scholars in the field of rhetoric and composition, Robert J. Connors argued vigorously for the importance of grounding contemporary theories and practice in a richly historicized understanding of the past. This chronological collection, edited by Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford, provides a representative sample of Connors’s most significant work throughout his twenty-year career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312402792
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 531
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note on This Collection

Introduction: Robert J. Connors: A Life in Writing

The Rise and Fall of the Modes of Discourse

Handbooks: History of a Genre

The Rhetoric of Explanation: Explanatory Rhetoric from Aristotle to 1850

The Rhetoric of Explanation: Explanatory Rhetoric from 1850 to the Present

The Genius (short story)

The Rhetoric of Mechanical Correctness

Textbooks and the Evolution of the Discipline

Grammar in American College Composition: An Historical Overview

Personal Writing Assignments

Frequency of Formal Errors in Current College Writing, or Ma and Pa Kettle Do Research

Introduction to Selected Essays of Edward P. J. Corbett

Overwork/Underpay: Labor and Status of Composition Teachers since 1880

How in the World Do You Get a Skunk out of a Bottle? (personal essay)

Writing the History of Our Discipline

Dreams and Play: Historical Method and Methodology

Teachers' Rhetorical Comments on Student Papers

Women's Reclamation of Rhetoric in Nineteenth- Century America

The Abolition Debate in Composition: A Short History

Teaching and Learning as a Man

Introduction to Composition-Rhetoric: Backgrounds, Theory, and Pedagogy

Memorial Tribute to Edward P. J. Corbett, 1919-1998

The Rhetoric of Citation Systems -- Part I: The Development of Annotation Structures from the Renaissance to 1900

The Rhetoric of Citation Systems -- Part II: Competing Epistemic Values in Citation

Adversus Haereses: Robert J. Connors Responds to Roxanne Mountford

Composition History and Disciplinarity

Frances Wright: First Female Civic Rhetor in America

The Erasure of the Sentence

In Memory of Robert J. Connors


Bibliography for Robert J. Connors


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