ISBN-10:
0791437965
ISBN-13:
9780791437964
Pub. Date:
07/28/1998
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Reason to Believe: Romanticism, Pragmatism, and the Teaching of Writing / Edition 1

Reason to Believe: Romanticism, Pragmatism, and the Teaching of Writing / Edition 1

by Hephzibah Roskelly, Kate Ronald

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Reason to Believe: Romanticism, Pragmatism, and the Teaching of Writing / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791437964
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 187
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

Acknowledgments

Preface

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

Works Cited

Index

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