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Rhetoric and Reality Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900 - 1985

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ISBN-10: 080931360X

ISBN-13: 9780809313600

Edition: 1987

Authors: James A. Berlin

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Berlin here continues his unique history of American college comshy;position begun in hisWriting Instruction in Nineteenth-Century Colleges(1984), turning now to the twentieth century. nbsp; In discussing the variety of rhetorics that have been used in writshy;ing classrooms Berlin introduces a taxonomy made up of three cateshy;gories: objective rhetorics, subjective rhetorics, and transactional rhetorics, which are distinguished by the epistemology on which each is based. He makes clear that these categories are not tied to a chronology but instead are to be found in the English department in one form or another during each decade of the century. nbsp; His historical treatment includes an…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 2/28/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.43" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

James A. Berlin began his teaching career in elementary schools in Flint and Detroit, Michigan. After earning a Ph.D. in Victorian literature at the University of Michigan, he became an assistant professor of composition at Wichita State University. While there, he also served as first Director of the Kansas Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project. He next taught at the University of Cincinnati, where he was Director of Freshman English. Since 1987, he has been Professor of English at Purdue University.