The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College, 1875-1925: A Documentary History (Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture)

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This volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the actual student papers that provoked discussion. Includes writings by leading scholars of the era such as Adams Sherman Hill, Gertrude Buck, William Edward Mead, Lane Cooper, William Lyon Phelps, and Fred Newton Scott.

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Overview

This volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the actual student papers that provoked discussion. Includes writings by leading scholars of the era such as Adams Sherman Hill, Gertrude Buck, William Edward Mead, Lane Cooper, William Lyon Phelps, and Fred Newton Scott.

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“With [this book] John C. Brereton does for composition studies what Gerald Graff and Michael Warner did in 1989 for literary studies: establishes a context for the discipline’s institutionalization and professionalism in the academy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822955351
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/1996
  • Series: Pitt Comp Literacy Culture
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 3
2 The First Composition Program: Harvard, 1870-1900 26
3 The New Writing Curriculum, 1895-1915 132
4 The Attack on the Harvard Program, 1890-1917 236
5 Textbooks for a New Discipline 313
6 Writing the Essay 437
7 Conclusion 545
Bibliography 563
Index 575
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