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Teaching Writing: Landmarks and Horizons, edited by Christina Russell McDonald and Robert L. McDonald, is designed to present an overview of some of the major developments in the establishment of composition studies as a field during the past thirty-five years. The essays are theoretically grounded but are focused on pedagogy as well. Divided into two parts, the first presents nine landmark essays, selected and introduced by distinguished composition scholars, and the second brings together eight new essays by emerging scholars.

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“By its arrangement and its contents, this collection of essays performs at least two important functions for teachers of writing: it demonstrates that the work of our recent past is still valuable, and it contributes to the efforts of recent years to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Such a new vision of our history and a new level of understanding between practitioners and theorists could provide the foundation for a more productive, enlightened disciplinary future.”—Gary Tate, from the Foreword

“The primary contribution of Teaching Writing: Landmarks and Horizons is to bring together the generations. Moreover, while the discipline seems to be entering into a period of greater attention to pedagogy, part two of this timely collection of stellar contributors and landmark essays brings a new understanding between theory and practice.”—Pat Belanoff, coeditor of Nothing Begins with “N”: New Investigations of Freewriting

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809324545
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Christina Russell McDonald is an associate professor of English and Institute Director of Writing at Virginia Military Institute. She is the coeditor with Robert L. McDonald of Teaching Composition in the 90s: Sites of Contention.


Robert L. McDonald is a professor of English and the associate dean for Academic Affairs at Virginia Military Institute. His publications include two books on the American writer Erskine Caldwell and, most recently, Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in Literary History and Criticism.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Landmarks: Classic Essays on the Teaching of Writing
1 Pre-Writing: The Stage of Discovery in the Writing Process (1965) 3
2 Rhetoric 2001 (1974) 17
3 Writing as a Mode of Learning (1977) 42
4 The Study of Error (1980) 55
5 Responding to Student Writing (1982) 79
6 Reflections on Academic Discourse: How It Relates to Freshmen and Colleagues (1991) 92
7 Rhetoric and Composition Studies: A Multimodal Discipline (1993) 121
8 Two Views on the Use of Literature in Composition 134
Freshman Composition: No Place for Literature (1993)
A Place for Literature in Freshman Composition (1993)
Pt. 2 Horizons: New Essays in Composition Pedagogy
9 The Slave of Pedagogy: Composition Studies and the Art of Teaching 155
10 Imagining Our Teaching Selves 171
11 Imaginative Literature: Creating Opportunities for Multicultural Conversations in the Composition Classroom 184
12 Irrigation: The Political Economy of Personal Experience 193
13 What Are Styles and Why Are We Saying Such Terrific Things about Them?
14 Valuating Academic Writing 228
15 Brave New (Cyber)World: From Reader to Navigator 249
16 Learning to Walk the Walk: Mentors, Theory, and Practice in Composition Pedagogy 259
Postscript: The One Who Attends 268
Contributors 287
Index 293
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