Reason to Believe: Romanticism, Pragmatism, and the Teaching of Writing / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- State University of New York Press
Explores current theories of teaching and demonstrates that English studies can benefit from the work of 19th-century American romanticism and pragmatism, both of which affirm the possibility of growth and development. The book argues eloquently for the importance of hope and relies extensively for its theoretical underpinnings on the influential writings of Cornel West and Paulo Freire.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
Hephzibah Roskelly is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She is the coauthor, with Eleanor Kutz, of An Unquiet Pedagogy: Transforming Practice in the English Classroom.
Kate Ronald is Roger and Joyce L. Howe Professor in the Department of English at Miami University. Roskelly and Ronald are also the coeditors of Farther Along: Transforming Dichotomies in Rhetoric and Composition.
Table of Contents
One Is Teaching Still Possible?
Two The Doctrine of Use: Seeds of Romantic/Pragmatic Rhetoric
Three Romantic Dialectics and the Principle of Mediation
Four Imperfect Theories: The Pragmatic Question of Experience and Belief
Five A Way of Seeing is Also a Way of Not Seeing: Whatever Happened to Romanticism and Pragmatism?
Six Changing the Course of the Stream: Romantic/Pragmatic Perspectives on Systems
Seven What Difference Does It Make? Romantic/Pragmatic Rhetoric in Action