Ways of Reading Words and Images

Overview

Adapting the methods of the much admired and extremely successful composition anthology Ways of Reading, this brief reader offers eight substantial essays about visual culture (illustrated with evocative photographs) along with demanding and innovative apparatus that engages students in conversations about the power of images.

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Overview

Adapting the methods of the much admired and extremely successful composition anthology Ways of Reading, this brief reader offers eight substantial essays about visual culture (illustrated with evocative photographs) along with demanding and innovative apparatus that engages students in conversations about the power of images.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312403812
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 457
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky are both of the University of Pittsburgh. Highly regarded members of the composition community, together they have published Facts, Artifacts, and Counterfacts: Theory and Method for a Reading and Writing Course (1986), The Teaching of Writing: Eighty-fifth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education (1986), and Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002).

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Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors
Introduction
James Agee and Walker Evans, from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Roland Barthes, from Camera Lucida
John Berger, Appearances
Robert Coles, The Tradition: Fact and Fiction
Marianne Hirsch, Projected Memory: Holocaust Photographs in Personal and Public Fantasy
Dorothea Lange and Paul S. Taylor, Old South, Foreword, and Plantation Under the Machine
W. J. T. Mitchell, The Photographic Essay: Four Case Studies
Edward Said and Jean Mohr, States

Assignment Sequences
Sequence One: The Documentary Tradition
Sequence Two: Fact and Fiction
Sequence Three: Memory, Image, and Text
Sequence Four: Words and Images
Sequence Five: Writing Projects

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