Trauma and the Teaching of Writing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Deepening and broadening our understanding of what it means to teach in times of trauma, writing teachers analyze their own responses to national traumas ranging from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the various appropriations of 9/11. Offering personal, historical, and cultural perspectives, they question both the purposes and pedagogies of teaching writing.
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Trauma and the Teaching of Writing

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Overview

Deepening and broadening our understanding of what it means to teach in times of trauma, writing teachers analyze their own responses to national traumas ranging from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the various appropriations of 9/11. Offering personal, historical, and cultural perspectives, they question both the purposes and pedagogies of teaching writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791484111
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 658 KB

Meet the Author

Shane Borrowman is Assistant Professor of English at Gonzaga University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The world wide agora : negotiating citizenship and ownership of response online 11
Presence in absence : discourses and teaching (in, on, and about) trauma 29
Here and now : remediating national tragedy and the purposes for teaching writing 53
Teaching in the wake of national tragedy 69
Teaching writing in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor and 9/11 : how to "make meaning" and "heal" despite national propaganda 85
Consumerism and the coopting of national trauma 99
Discovering the erased feminism of the civil rights movement : beyond the media, male leaders, and the 1960s assassinations 113
Writing textbooks in/for times of trauma 127
Loss and letter writing 141
How little we knew : spring 1970 at the University of Washington 157
"This rhetoric paper almost killed me!" : reflections on my experiences in Greece during the revolution of 1974 169
Are you now, or have you ever been, an academic? 181
"We have common cause against the night" : voices from the WPA-1, September 11-12, 2001 201
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