Other Shore Essays on Writers and Writing

ISBN-10: 0520275268
ISBN-13: 9780520275263
Edition: 2012
Authors: Michael Jackson
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

In this book, ethnographer and poet Michael Jackson addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world. Drawing on literary, anthropological and autobiographical sources, he explores writing as a technics akin to ritual, oral storytelling, magic and meditation, that enables us to reach beyond the limits of everyday life and forge virtual relationships and imagined communities. Although Maurice Blanchot wrote of the impossibility of writing, the passion and paradox of literature lies in its attempt to achieve the impossible--a leap of faith that calls to mind the mystic's dark night of the soul, unrequited love, nostalgic or utopian longing, and the ethnographer's attempt to know the world from the standpoint of others, to put himself or herself in their place. Every writer, whether of ethnography, poetry, or fiction, imagines that his or her own experiences echo the experiences of others, and that despite the need for isolation and silence his or her work consummates a relationship with them.

Kathleen Blake Yancey is the Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Director of the Graduate Program in Rhetoric and Composition at Florida State University. Past President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA) and Past Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), she is President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). In addition, she co-directs the Inter/National Coalition on Electronic Portfolio Research. She has directed several institutes focused on electronic portfolios and on service learning and reflection, and with her colleagues in English Education, she is working on developing a program in new literacies. Previously, she has taught at UNC Charlotte and at Clemson University, where she directed the Pearce Center for Professional Communication and created the Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication, both of which are dedicated to supporting communication across the curriculum.Contact Information: Kathleen Blake Yancey The Florida State University Department of English 224 Williams Building Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580 Phone: 850 645 6896 kyancey@english.fsu.edu

Preface
The Other Shore
The Red Road
Kindred Spirits
Writing under the Influence
A Typewriter Collecting Dust
Writing in Limbo
The Magical Power of Words
Flights of Fancy
Writing Fellowship
There Go I
Love Letters
Writing for Bare Life
Writing So As Not to Die
Chinese Boxes
The Writing on the Wall
Writing out of the Blue
A Storyteller's Story
Writing in the Dark
Writing in the Zone
Writing, Naturally
Writing Workshop
The Books in My Life
Writing Utopia
Writing in Search of Lost Time
Writing about Writers
Writing in Ruins
Writing as a Way of Life
Notes
Acknowledgments

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