Trauma and the Teaching of Writing

Trauma and the Teaching of Writing

by Shane Borrowman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791462781

ISBN-13: 9780791462782

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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.  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791462782
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The world wide agora : negotiating citizenship and ownership of response online11
Presence in absence : discourses and teaching (in, on, and about) trauma29
Here and now : remediating national tragedy and the purposes for teaching writing53
Teaching in the wake of national tragedy69
Teaching writing in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor and 9/11 : how to "make meaning" and "heal" despite national propaganda85
Consumerism and the coopting of national trauma99
Discovering the erased feminism of the civil rights movement : beyond the media, male leaders, and the 1960s assassinations113
Writing textbooks in/for times of trauma127
Loss and letter writing141
How little we knew : spring 1970 at the University of Washington157
"This rhetoric paper almost killed me!" : reflections on my experiences in Greece during the revolution of 1974169
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, 2001201

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