Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone: Using Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom

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Overview

Authors/Editors: Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Rebecca Bobbitt. This Cengage/Wadsworth professional development text offers insights and strategies about using pop culture in the writing classroom. This volume is edited by the authors of The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically about Popular Culture and includes essays by authors who share details of their most effective class ideas and writing assignments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428231016
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Allison D. Smith is professor of English and Coordinator of Graduate Teaching Assistants at Middle Tennessee State University. She received a BA in Teaching Language and Composition and an MA in Applied Linguistics from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her primary teaching and research areas include writing pedagogy, writing about pop culture, writing assessment, discourse analysis, and pedagogical grammar. Recent publications include a book chapter in More Ways to Handle the Paper Load, an article on journal writing for the English Leadership Quarterly, and COMPbiblio: Leaders and Influences in Composition Theory and Practice, a book focusing on the career arcs of leaders in composition. In addition, she is one of the series editors for the Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development. She is the co-author of THE POP CULTURE ZONE: WRITING CRITICALLY ABOUT POPULAR CULTURE (Cengage/Wadsworth, 2009). She is an active participant in the National Council of Teachers of English, the Conference on Composition and Communication, and the Research Network Forum.

Trixie G. Smith is Director of The Writing Center and a member of the faculty in Rhetoric and Writing at Michigan State University. After earning a BA in English and Elementary Education from Mobile College, she spent several years teaching middle and high school students in southern Alabama. She then received an MA in English, an MLIS in Library and Information Science, and a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of South Carolina, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. Her teaching and research revolve around writing center theory and practice, writing across the curriculum, writing pedagogy, and teacher training. These areas often intersect with her interests in pop culture, service learning, gender studies, and activism. Recent and upcoming publications include a book chapter in (E)merging Identities: Graduate Students in the Writing Center, several articles in Southern Discourse, and COMPbiblio: Leaders and Influences in Composition Theory and Practice, a reference book focusing on the career arcs of leaders in composition studies; she is also one of the series editors for the Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development. She is the co-author of THE POP CULTURE ZONE: WRITING CRITICALLY ABOUT POPULAR CULTURE. She is an active participant in the National Council of Teachers of English, the Conference on Composition and Communication, the Research Network Forum, the National Writing Project, and the International Writing Center Association.

Rebecca Bobbitt is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) with a concentration in popular culture and composition. She earned an MA from Murray State University and a BA from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is the author of the Instructor's Manual for THE POP CULTURE ZONE (authored by Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Stacia Watkins), and she has a chapter on Patricia Bizzell in COMPbiblio: Leaders and Influences in Composition Theory and Practice (edited by Smith, Smith, and Karen Wright). Her pop culture obsessions include Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV series, not the movie), Supernatural, horror movies of varying quality, and online fandom. She is currently finishing her dissertation on Buffy and fairy tales.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Assigning the Obituary: Using Figures from Popular Culture to Help Students Argue from Research. Stephanie Roach. 2. Beyond the Boob Tube: Using Television Fandom to Create Community. Hillary Robson. 3. Bringing Social Networking Sites into the Writing Classroom Using MySpace and Facebook. Stephanie Vie. 4. Composition Fellows: The Pop-culturation of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Fellowship of the Ring. Karen Wright. 5. Conflict in the Borderlands: Using Multiculturalism in the Writing Classroom to Help Students Articulate Cultural Identity. Keri Mayes Tidwell. 6. Evaluation, Plus: Using the Review Assignment to Move Students from Passive to Active Learners. Sarah Huffines. 7. Fastest Pen in the West: Using Quickmuse in the Composition Classroom. Aaron Herschel Shapiro. 8. Graphic Novels in the Composition Course: Are They Really Novels? Clifton Kaiser. 9. The Graphic Novel: Writing as Close Focus. Kevin Haworth. 10. Inspired Artists and Office Drones: Taking Literacy Narratives to the Movies. Bronwyn T. Williams. 11. Pop Culture and Pedagogy: Using Urban Legends in the Composition Classroom. Allison A. Hutira. 12. A Sound Education: Popular Music in the College Composition Classroom. Robert McParland. 13. Subvert this Image: Negotiating Multiple Literacies & Deconstructing Consumerism through Photoshop. Jessica Ketcham Weber. 14. Video Didn't Kill the Radio Star… Laurel Taylor. 15. Virtual Spaces: Building Communities in the Composition Classroom. Maria A. Clayton. 16. Writing Students Should Write about Advertisements. Claire Lutkewitte. Contributors. For Further Reading.

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