Composition in the University

The essays in this book are informed by Crowley's long career of teaching composition, administering a composition program, and training teachers of the required introductory course.

Author: Sharon Crowley

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822971909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Composition in the University examines the required introductory course in composition within American colleges and universities. Crowley argues that due to its association with literary studies in English departments, composition instruction has been inappropriately influenced by humanist pedagogy and that modern humanism is not a satisfactory rationale for the study of writing. Crowley envisions possible nonhumanist rationales that could be developed for vertical curricula in writing instruction, were the universal requirement not in place. Composition in the University examines the required introductory course in composition within American colleges and universities. According to Sharon Crowley, the required composition course has never been conceived in the way that other introductory courses have been--as an introduction to the principles and practices of a field of study. Rather it has been constructed throughout much of its history as a site from which larger educational and ideological agendas could be advanced, and such agendas have not always served the interests of students or teachers, even though they are usually touted as programs of study that students "need." If there is a master narrative of the history of composition, it is told in the institutional attitude that has governed administration, design, and staffing of the course from its beginnings--the attitude that the universal requirement is in place in order to construct docile academic subjects. Crowley argues that due to its association with literary studies in English departments, composition instruction has been inappropriately influenced by humanist pedagogy and that modern humanism is not a satisfactory rationale for the study of writing. She examines historical attempts to reconfigure the required course in nonhumanist terms, such as the advent of communications studies during the 1940s. Crowley devotes two essays to this phenomenon, concentrating on the furor caused by the adoption of a communications program at the University of Iowa. Composition in the University concludes with a pair of essays that argue against maintenance of the universal requirement. In the last of these, Crowley envisions possible nonhumanist rationales that could be developed for vertical curricula in writing instruction, were the universal requirement not in place. Crowley presents her findings in a series of essays because she feels the history of the required composition course cannot easily be understood as a coherent narrative since understandings of the purpose of the required course have altered rapidly from decade to decade, sometimes in shockingly sudden and erratic fashion. The essays in this book are informed by Crowley's long career of teaching composition, administering a composition program, and training teachers of the required introductory course. The book also draw on experience she gained while working with committees formed by the Conference on College Composition and Communication toward implementation of the Wyoming Resolution, an attempt to better the working conditions of post-secondary teachers of writing.

Composition in the Twenty first Century

3 Inventing the University Student RESPONSE BY KURT SPELLMEYER A
hundred years from now , after poring over documents like this collection of
essays , historians may remember our century as the Age of Education . The
Athens of ...

Author: Lynn Z. Bloom

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809321289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The essays in this book, stemming from a national conference of the same name, focus on the single subject required of nearly all college students-- composition. Despite its pervasiveness and its significance, composition has an unstable status within the curriculum. Writing programs and writing faculty are besieged by academic, political, and financial concerns that have not been well understood or addressed. At many institutions, composition functions paradoxically as both the gateway to academic success and as the gatekeeper, reducing access to academic work and opportunity for those with limited facility in English. Although writing programs are expected to provide services that range from instruction in correct grammar to assisting-- or resisting-- political correctness, expanding programs and shrinking faculty get caught in the crossfire. The bottom line becomes the firing line as forces outside the classroom determine funding and seek to define what composition should do. In search of that definition, the contributors ask and answer a series of specific and salient questions: What implications-- intellectual, political, and institutional-- will forces outside the classroom have on the quality and delivery of composition in the twenty-first century? How will faculty and administrators identify and address these issues? What policies and practices ought we propose for the century to come? This book features sixteen position papers by distinguished scholars and researchers in composition and rhetoric; most of the papers are followed by invited responses by other notable compositionists. In all, twenty-five contributors approach composition from a wide variety of contemporary perspectives: rhetorical, historical, social, cultural, political, intellectual, economic, structural, administrative, and developmental. They propose solutions applicable to pedagogy, research, graduate training of composition teachers, academic administration, and public and social policy. In a very real sense, then, this is the only book to offer a map to the future of composition.

Composition in the Digital World

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the
University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by
publishing worldwide. Oxford New York Auckland Cape Town Dar es Salaam ...

Author: Robert Raines

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199357031

Category: Music

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American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines leads the intimate conversations through subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the realities of the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. The musicians who participated in these conversations are as different from one another as might be imagined, both in styles of music and approaches to life and art, resulting in a series of stories that offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many paths to creativity, yet a common thread that runs through the interviews is the passionate artistic drive that is shared by all. The inspirational stories of struggles and successes, told in the artists' own words and distinctively framed by their individual personalities - humorous, curmudgeonly, serious, serene, and playful by turns - is a delightful and thought-provoking journey full of personal insights, advice, and sharp observations on composing music in a changing, technology-driven world. A loving homage to the artistic spirit, this book is a must-read for students of composition, professors and scholars of music, composers and aspiring composers, and anyone interested in the subjective process of writing music. This rich and entertaining collection provides a unique glimpse into the workings of the creative spirit in the digital age." -- Publisher's description.

The Locations of Composition

"Writer's Block, Merit, and the Market: Working in the University of Excellence."
College English 65, no. 6 (July): 626-45. Crowley, Sharon. 1998. Composition in
the University: Historical and Polemical Essays. Pittsburgh: University of
Pittsburgh ...

Author: Christopher J. Keller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791471462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Explores the concepts of space and place within composition studies.

School of Music Theatre Dance University of Michigan Publications

He came to the University of Victoria in 1971 , where he is associate professor of
composition and theory . BRUCE DAVIS , having completed studies in
composition at McGill University in 1970 , came to Vancouver and worked until
1976 with ...

Author: University of Michigan. School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015071889302

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Includes miscellaneous newsletters (Music at Michigan, Michigan Muse), bulletins, catalogs, programs, brochures, articles, calendars, histories, and posters.

The Honours Register of the University of Oxford

UNIVERSITY PRIZES , THE Subjects for all Prize Compositions are given out by
the ViceChancellor , generally about ... Each writer is required to send in his
Composition under a sealed cover , and to conceal his name , distinguishing his
 ...

Author: University of Oxford

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXQ3YB

Category:

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Renewing Rhetoric s Relation to Composition

Crowley's Composition in the University (1998) argued that the exploitation of
composition teachers was due to the universal requirement because it created
the demand for cheap labor. In the decade before Crowley came to that
conclusion, ...

Author: Shane Borrowman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135263560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Renewing Rhetoric’s Relation to Composition comprehensively examines the development of rhetoric and composition, using the writings of Theresa Jarnagin Enos as points of departure for studies of broader trends. Chapters explore such topics as the historical relations of rhetoric and composition, their evolution within programs of study, and Enos’s research on gender. The volume presents the growing disjunction between rhetoric and composition and paints a compelling picture of the current state of both disciplines as well as their origins. This volume acknowledges the influential role that Theresa Enos has had in the writing and rhetoric disciplines. Her career provides benchmarks for plotting developments in rhetoric and composition, including the evolving relations between the two. This collection offers a tribute to her work and to the new directions in the discipline stemming from her research. With an all-star line-up of contributors, it also represents the state of the art in rhetoric and composition scholarship, and it will serve current and future scholars in both disciplines.

University of Michigan Official Publication

... there will be a meetin from 4 to 5 P . M . in Angell Hall , Judi torium C , open to
the general public and to all interested students , on aspects of the subject : “ The
Teaching of English Composition , Written and Oral , in the High School .

Author:

Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015078929208

Category: Education, Higher

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Women s Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition

JarrattisProfessor of ComparativeLiteratureand Campus Writing Coordinator at
the University of California at Irvine, where she teaches courses in the histories
and theories of rhetoric, feminist theory, and composition pedagogy. Jarratt is ...

Author: Michelle Ballif

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135627775

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This volume explores how women in the fields of rhetoric and composition have succeeded, despite the challenges inherent in the circumstances of their work. Focusing on those women generally viewed as "successful" in rhetoric and composition, this volume relates their stories of successes (and failures) to serve as models for other women in the profession who aspire to "make it," too: to succeed as women academics in a sea of gender and disciplinary bias and to have a life, as well. Building on the gains made by several generations of rhetoric and composition scholars, this volume provides strategies for a newer generation of scholars entering the field and, in so doing, broadens the support base for women in the field by connecting them with a greater web of women in the profession. Offering frank discussion of professional and personal struggles as well as providing reference materials addressing these concerns, solid career advice, and inspirational narratives told by women who have "made it" in the field of rhetoric and composition, this work highlights such common concerns as: dealing with sexism in the tenure and promotion process, maintaining a balance between career and family, struggling for scholarly and/or administrative respect, mentoring junior women, finding one’s voice in scholarship, and struggling to say "no" to unrewarded service work The profiles of individual successful women describe each woman’s methods for success, examine the price each has paid for that success, and pass along the advice each has to offer other women who are beginning a career in the field or attempting to jumpstart an existing career. With resources and general advice for women in the field of rhetoric and composition to guide them through their careers—as they become, survive, and thrive as professionals in the discipline – this book is must-have reading for every woman making her career in the rhetoric and composition fields.

Musical Composition Awards 1943 1999

From 1946 to 1948 he studied composition with Ernst Toch. He then enrolled at
Yale University, where he was instructed by Paul Hindemith and where he
became Bachelor of Music in 1952. Turning away from jazz, he was a regular
member ...

Author: Heinz-Dietrich Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110955750

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.

Composition Studies in the New Millennium

Sharon Crowley , Composition in the University Not long ago , while serving as
acting chair of my department , I was summoned to the dean ' s office because
the history department had decided it wanted to offer freshman composition .

Author: Lynn Z. Bloom

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809388898

Category: English language

Page: 295

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Theorizing Composition

CHRISTOPHER J. THAISS is Professor of English at George Mason University,
where he directs the composition and writing across the curriculum programs.
Active in the development of cross-curricular writing since 1978, Thaiss
coordinates ...

Author: Mary Lynch Kennedy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

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The last 25 years have witnessed extraordinary growth in the field variously known as composition studies or as rhetoric and composition. What was noticeable about the field in its infancy was a preoccupation with practice, a lack of emphasis on theory, and an exclusive reliance on writing as a process. As its disciplinary status has grown, composition studies has expanded its focus, reconceptualized the writing process, and embraced a wide range of contemporary critical perspectives. This reference book is a guide to the numerous theories that now form the foundation for composition studies.

Master the College Composition CLEP Test

Develop your response into a well-written essay. Sample 1: Reasons for a Large
University Large universities offer students more for their money today. Because
the cost of higher education rises dramatically every year, more students are ...

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780768937428

Category: Study Aids

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Peterson's Master the College Composition CLEP Test offers a comprehensive review of the skills assessed in this general examination. You will start by taking a 50-question pre-test, complete with detailed answer explanations, to help find your strengths and weakneses. This is followed by a thorough discussion of the conventions of Standard Written English, revision skills, the ability to use source materials, and rhetorical analysis. Each of these subject areas includes review questions with answer explanations. You will review how to write a successful essay, and then go through an in-depth usage review. You can then practice with a 50-question post-test, which is also accompanied by answer explanations.

The Queer Composition of America s Sound

As dean of the University of Michigan School of Music when I began this project,
Paul C. Boylan lent pivotal support through a junior-faculty nurturing leave and
through his vocal encouragement. A grant from Earl Lewis, dean of the Rackham
 ...

Author: Nadine Hubbs

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520937953

Category: Music

Page: 293

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In this vibrant and pioneering book, Nadine Hubbs shows how a gifted group of Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive "American sound" and in the process served as architects of modern American identity. Focusing on a talented circle that included Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem, The Queer Composition of America's Sound homes in on the role of these artists' self-identification—especially with tonal music, French culture, and homosexuality—in the creation of a musical idiom that even today signifies "America" in commercials, movies, radio and television, and the concert hall.

The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College 1875 1925

THE COMPOSITION COURSE AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, like the university that
teaches it, is a product of late-nineteenth-century America. Both began life in the
18705, in the age of invention that saw the birth of the hydraulic elevator, the ...

Author: John Brereton

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822990567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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This volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the actual student papers that provoked discussion. Includes writings by leading scholars of the era such as Adams Sherman Hill, Gertrude Buck, William Edward Mead, Lane Cooper, William Lyon Phelps, and Fred Newton Scott.

Exercises in Latin Prose Composition

By Alexander Bain , M . A . , Professor of Logic in the University of Aberdeen . . 28
. 6d . English Composition and Rhetoric ; a Manual . . - English Extracts ; a
Supplement to Do . . . . 6d . Mental and Moral Science , a Compendium of
Psychology ...

Author: Alexander Beverly

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590080404

Category: English language

Page: 174

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The Oxford University Calendar

Each writer is required to send in his Composition under a sealed cover , and to
conceal his name , distinguishing his ... LATIN ESSAY . The Earl of Lichfield ,
who was Chancellor of the University during 1762 — 1772 , began the practice ...

Author: University of Oxford

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555085563

Category:

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Annual Report of the Regents of the University to the Legislature of the State of New York

University of the State of New York. Board of Regents. English composition . It
seems to ... There are no definite standards arranged for the different stages of
the work in English composition . We have an essay required in elementary
English ...

Author: University of the State of New York. Board of Regents

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2986939

Category: Education

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