Composition Studies As A Creative Art

This work focuses on the creative dynamics that arise from the interrelation of writing, teaching writing, and ways of reading—and the scholarship and administrative issues engendered by it.

Author: Lynn Bloom

Publisher: Utah State University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106013956260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Bloom gathers twenty of her most recent essays (some previously unpublished) on critical issues in teaching writing. She addresses matters of philosophy and pedagogy, class and marginality and gender, and textual terror transformed to textual power. Yet the body of her work and this representative collection of it remains centered, coherent, and personal. This work focuses on the creative dynamics that arise from the interrelation of writing, teaching writing, and ways of reading—and the scholarship and administrative issues engendered by it. To regard composition studies as a creative art is to engage in a process of intellectual or aesthetic free play, and then to translate the results of this play into serious work that yet retains the freedom and playfulness of its origins. The book is fueled by a mixture of faith in the fields that compose composition studies, hope that efforts of composition teachers can make a difference, and a sense of community in its broadest meaning. Included are Bloom's well-known essays "Teaching College English as a Woman," "Freshman Composition as a Middle Class Enterprise," and many more recent works, equally provocative and insightful.

Composition Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities

Wendy Bishop's Elements of Alternate Style and Lynn Bloom's Composition Studies as a Creative Art, for example, stand as formative examples.

Author: Adam Koehler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In an era of blurred generic boundaries, multimedia storytelling, and open-source culture, creative writing scholars stand poised to consider the role that technology-and the creative writer's playful engagement with technology-has occupied in the evolution of its theory and practice. Composition, Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities is the first book to bring these three fields together to open up new opportunities and directions for creative writing studies. Placing the rise of Creative Writing Studies alongside the rise of the digital humanities in Composition/Rhetoric, Adam Koehler shows that the use of new media and its attendant re-evaluation of fundamental assumptions in the field stands to guide Creative Writing Studies into a new era. Covering current developments in composition and the digital humanities, this book re-examines established assumptions about process, genre, authority/authorship and pedagogical practice in the creative writing classroom.

Composition Studies As A Creative Art

relation of teaching writing to community literacy , local , state , and ... the seven years ' work represented in Composition Studies as a Creative Art ...

Author: Lynn Bloom

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047112308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is a book about the creative dynamics that arise from the interrelation of writing, teaching writing, and ways of reading - and the scholarship and administrative issues engendered by both. To regard composition studies as a creative art is to engage in a process of intellectual or aesthetic free play, and then to translate the results of this play into serious work that yet retains the freedom and playfulness of its origins. The book is fueled by a mixture of faith in the fields that compose composition studies, hope that the efforts of composition teachers can make a difference, and a sense of community in its broadest meaning.

Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies

Volume 2, Upper-Level and Graduate Courses Grace Veach ... In our title, we use the word “art” to imply the creativity involved in research and writing, ...

Author: Grace Veach

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612495569

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

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This volume, edited by Grace Veach, explores leading approaches to teaching information literacy and writing studies in upper-level and graduate courses. Contributors describe cross-disciplinary and collaborative efforts underway across higher education, during a time when "fact" or "truth" is less important than fitting a predetermined message. Topics include: working with varied student populations, teaching information literacy and writing in upper-level general education and disciplinary courses, specialized approaches for graduate courses, and preparing graduate assistants to teach information literacy.

Establishing Creative Writing Studies as an Academic Discipline

Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority ... Research-Led Practice in the Creative Arts (Research Methods for the Arts and ...

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847695895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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This book advances creative writing studies as a developing field of inquiry, scholarship, and research. It discusses the practice of creative writing studies, the establishment of a body of professional knowledge, and the goals and future direction of the discipline within the academy.

Arts Based Research Methods in Writing Studies

For the field of writing studies (WS), this might seem like familiar territory as WS has close family relationships to literature and creative writing, ...

Author: Kate Hanzalik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000352450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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As the arts become an increasingly popular pedagogical tool in writing studies, Arts-Based Research Methods in Writing Studies offers scholars and educators in the field ways to leverage the arts for their own scholarship through the practice of arts-based research (ABR). Tailored to the needs of writing studies scholars, this concise guide presents ways of exploring and addressing unresolved research questions from the past as well as new, pressing questions that are emerging in light of increasingly fraught and complicated current contexts. It explores motives and methods for taking up ABR, sheds light on the processes of representing research and the ethical imperative of methodological disclosure, and looks critically at the complexities of fully realizing ABR in writing studies while offering some pedagogical applications. Connecting theory to practice, this book also performs ABR through a co-created mixed-media text about the everyday and extraordinary stories woven into the fabric of new American artists’ composing processes. Arts-Based Research Methods in Writing Studies lends itself to insight that is at once personal for writing studies researchers, useful for research communities, and a catalyst for social change beyond institutional walls; as such, it will be an important resource for scholars, educators, and graduate students in writing studies and those interested in multimodal, multilingual, and translingual learning; equitable pedagogies and administrative practices; online writing instruction; transnational literacies; research methods; community-based research; and disability studies in composition.

The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays

Bloom , Lynn Z. Composition Studies as a Creative Art : Teaching , Writing , Scholarship , Administration . Logan : Utah State University Press , 1998 .

Author: Lynn Z. Bloom

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570037302

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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This volume contains 15 eye-opening essays which probe the assumptions and values - ethical, intellectual, social, aesthetic, and inevitably political - of what Bloom has found to be the most complicated, challenging, and satisfying aspects of her loves and labours.

Concepts in Composition

Composition studies as a creative art. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press. Bloom discusses the role of creativity in the composition class through ...

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136657931

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 488

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Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing is designed to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice, enabling prospective teachers to develop their own comprehensive and coherent conception of what writing is or should be and to consider how people learn to write. This approach allows readers to assume the dual role of both teacher and student as they enter the conversation of the discipline and become familiar with some of the critical issues. New to this second edition are: up-to-date primary source readings; a focus on collaborative writing practices and collaborative learning; additional assignments and classroom activities an emphasis on new media and information literacy and their impact on the teaching of writing These new directions will inform the content of this revision, reflecting significant advancements in the field. Each chapter addresses a particular theoretical concept relevant to classroom teaching and includes activities to help readers establish the connection between theoretical concepts and classroom lessons. Online resources include overviews, classroom handouts, exercises, a sample syllabus, and PowerPoint presentations. Bringing together scholars with expertise in particular areas of composition, this text will serve as an effective primer for students and eductors in the field of composition theory.

Trauma and the Teaching of Writing

A former writ- ing center director and writing program administrator, ... as a Creative Art (1998) and Composition Studies in the New Millennium (2003).

Author: Shane Borrowman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791484111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Analyzing their own responses to national traumas, writing teachers question both the purposes and pedagogies of teaching writing.

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography K Z

An associate at the Institute of Creative Writing, she has published four volumes of ... include composition studies (Composition Studies as a Creative Art; ...

Author: Victoria Boynton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313327394

Category: Autobiography

Page: 625

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Women have been writing autobiographical works for centuries, and these texts are a valuable source of information about their lives and times. They reflect the personal experiences of their authors as well as the larger cultural, political, and intellectual contexts in which they lived and wrote. Multicultural in scope and the first work of its kind, this encyclopedia overviews more than 400 years of autobiographical writing by women.

Teachers on the Edge

... uniqueness of 263; writer's role in 122 Composition Research (Lauer, Asher) 62 Composition Studies as a Creative Art: Teaching, Writing, Scholarship, ...

Author: John Boe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351974318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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For over 25 years, the journal Writing on the Edge has published interviews with influential writers, teachers, and scholars. Now, Teachers on the Edge: The WOE Interviews, 1989–2017 collects the voices of 39 significant figures in writing studies, forming an accessible survey of the modern history of rhetoric and composition. In a conversational style, Teachers on the Edge encourages a remarkable group of teachers and scholars to tell the stories of their influences and interests, tracing the progress of their contributions. This engaging volume is invaluable to graduate students, writing teachers, and scholars of writing studies.

Contemporary Composition Studies

Expressionist or expressive theories of rhetoric emphasize the individual, and writing is seen as a creative art through which the self is discovered.

Author: Edith H. Babin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313300879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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Composition studies is a rapidly growing and constantly changing field. At present, however, graduate students and writing teachers have little choice of current reference works that define key terms in the field and provide information about the scholars and researchers who have shaped and are shaping the discipline. This volume provides alphabetically arranged entries for 108 scholars and 128 terms and concepts central to composition studies. The entries for individuals chronicle the history of their contributions to the field, while the entries for terms record term development over time. The book includes generous bibliographical information and an appendix of scholars from other disciplines who have contributed to composition studies.

Women s Life Writing and Imagined Communities

... Creative Art ( 1998 ) and Composition Studies in the New Millennium ( 2003 ) . Gay Breyley teaches in the School of English Literatures , Philosophy and ...

Author: Cynthia Anne Huff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415372208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Recognising the great legacy of women's life writings, this book draws on a wealth of sources to critically examine the impact of these writings on our communities.

Writers Without Borders

In Writers Without Borders: Writing and Teaching Writing in Troubled Times, Lynn Z. Bloom presents groundbreaking research on the nature of essays and on the political, philosophical, ethical, and pragmatic considerations that influence how ...

Author: Lynn Z. Bloom

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602350618

Category: Education

Page: 244

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In Writers Without Borders: Writing and Teaching Writing in Troubled Times, Lynn Z. Bloom presents groundbreaking research on the nature of essays and on the political, philosophical, ethical, and pragmatic considerations that influence how we read, write, and teach them in times troubled by terrorism, transgressive students, and uses and abuses of the Internet. Writers Without Borders reinforces Bloom’s reputation for presenting innovative and sophisticated research with a writer’s art and a teacher’s heart. Each of the eleven essays addresses in its own way the essay itself as one way to live and learn with others.

Responding to Creative Writing

The visit also introduced students to the potential of archival research, ... Composition Studies as a Creative Art. (Logan: Utah State University Press, ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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Creative writing is a responsive human activity. We use it to respond to the world, to our feelings, to ideas, to observations, to other people, to historical and cultural events, and to the wonders created in our imaginations. This book shows how we go about doing this responding. Contributors discuss practice-led research in creative writing. They look at the ways a writer can use language or employ genre and consider how we each define themes and subjects and use writing techniques to explore to these themes and subjects. In examining creative writing teaching, the contributions gathered here suggest that teaching can be more responsive, more engaged with student interests, and more successful. This book shows that exploring creative writing, through a variety of means, can produce inventive, energetic results that can improve our own creative writing, as well as substantially contribute to our critical understanding of creative writing.

Writing at the State U

WPA: Writing Program Administration 25 (3): 9–40. Bloom, Lynn Z. 1998. Composition Studies as a Creative Art: Teaching, Writing, Scholarship, Administration ...

Author: Emily Isaacs

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Writing at the State U presents a comprehensive, empirical examination of writing programs at 106 universities. Rather than using open survey calls and self-reporting, Emily Isaacs uses statistical analysis to show the extent to which established principles of writing instruction and administration have been implemented at state comprehensive universities, the ways in which writing at those institutions has differed from writing at other institutions over time, and how state institutions have responded to major scholarly debates concerning first-year composition and writing program administration. Isaacs’s findings are surprising: state university writing programs give lip service to important principles of writing research, but many still emphasize grammar instruction and a skills-based approach, classes continue to be outsized, faculty development is optional, and orientation toward basic writing is generally remedial. As such, she considers where a closer match between writing research and writing instruction might help to expose and remedy these difficulties and identifies strategies and areas where faculty or writing program administrators are empowered to enact change. Unique in its wide scope and methodology, Writing at the State U sheds much-needed light on the true state of the writing discipline at state universities and demonstrates the advantages of more frequent and rigorous quantitative studies of the field.

Settlements in the Americas

Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, University of Maryland ... such works as Composition Studies as a Creative Art ( 1998 ) and Composition Studies ...

Author: Ralph Francis Bennett

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874134110

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Teaching Writing

Her most recent works include Composition Studies as a Creative Art ( 1998 ) ; " The Essay Canon " ( College English , 1999 ) ...

Author: Christina Russell McDonald

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809324547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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By its arrangement and its contents, this collection of essays performs at least two important functions for teachers of writing: it demonstrates that the work of our recent past is still valuable, and it contributes to the efforts of recent years to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Such a new vision of our history and a new level of understanding between practitioners and theorists could provide the foundation for a more productive, enlightened disciplinary future, explains Gary Tate in the foreword to this collection. Teaching Writing: Landmarks and Horizons, edited by Christina Russell McDonald and Robert L. McDonald, is designed to present an overview of some of the major developments in the establishment of composition studies as a field during the past thirty-five years. The essays are theoretically grounded but are focused on pedagogy as well. Divided into two parts, the first presents nine landmark essays, selected and introduced by distinguished composition scholars, and the second brings together eight new essays by emerging scholars.

The Critical Waltz

Other research interests include autobiography ( Doctor Spock : Biography of a ... as Composition Studies as a Creative Art ( 1998 ) and Composition Studies ...

Author: Rhonda S. Pettit

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 379

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This is the first collection of critical essays devoted to the writing of Dorothy Parker. Its four part organisation reflects a necessary shift away from her identity as primarily a humorist or Jazz Age literary celebrity.