Exploring Composition Studies Sites, Issues and Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0874218829

ISBN-13: 9780874218824

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kelly Ritter, Paul Kei Matsuda

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Kelly Ritter and Paul Kei Matsuda have created an essential introduction to the field of composition studies for graduate students and instructors new to the study of writing. The book offers a careful exploration of this diverse field, focusing specifically on scholarship of writing and composing. Within this territory, the authors draw the boundaries broadly, to include allied sites of research such as professional and technical writing, writing across the curriculum programs, writing centers, and writing program administration. Importantly, they represent composition as a dynamic, eclectic field, influenced by factors both within the academy and without. The editors and their sixteen seasoned contributors have created a comprehensive and thoughtful exploration of composition studies as it stands in the early twenty-first century. Given the rapid growth of this field and the evolution of it research and pedagogical agendas over even the last ten years, this multi-vocal introduction is long overdue.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 4/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Foreword: Defining Composition Studies … Again, and Again
Introduction: How Did We Get Here?
The State of the Field(S)
Creation Myths and Flash Points: Understanding Basic Writing through Conflicted Stories
Teaching Composition in the Multilingual World: Second Language Writing in Composition Studies
Remapping Professional Writing: Articulating the State of the Art and Composition Studies
Writing Center Scholarship: A "Big Cross-Disciplinary Tent"
WAC's Disappearing Act
Scholarly Positions in Writing Program Administration
Innovations, Advancements, and Methodologies
Reimagining the Nature of FYC Trends in Writing-about-Writing Pedagogies
Transfer, Portability, Generalization: (How) Does Composition Expertise "Carry"?
Writing Assessment in the Early Twenty-first Century: A Primer
Studying Literacy in Digital Contexts: Computers and Composition Studies
"What Goes On Here?": The Uses of Ethnography in Composition Studies
Archival Research in the Field of Rhetoric and Composition
Writing Pedagogy Education: Instructor Development in Composition Studies
Afterword: Redefining the Ineffable-Or, Creating Scholarly Presence and a Usable Future: An Editor's Perspective
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