Crafting Presence

However, the scope of Crafting Presence in American Essays also allows us to analyze essays across types. In this way, the book contributes to existing knowledge about particular kinds of essays, and it also addresses fundamental ...

Author: Nicole B. Wallack

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607325352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Essays are central to students’ and teachers’ development as thinkers in their fields. In Crafting Presence, Nicole B. Wallack develops an approach to teaching writing with the literary essay that holds promise for writing students, as well as for achieving a sense of common purpose currently lacking among professionals in composition, creative writing, and literature. Wallack analyzes examples drawn primarily from volumes of The Best American Essays to illuminate the most important quality of the essay as a literary form: the writer’s “presence.” She demonstrates how accounting for presence provides a flexible and rigorous heuristic for reading the contexts, formal elements, and purposes of essays. Such readings can help students learn writing principles, practices, and skills for crafting myriad presences rather than a single voice. Crafting Presence holds serious implications for writing pedagogy by providing new methods to help teachers and students become more insightful and confident readers and writers of essays. At a time when liberal arts education faces significant challenges, this important contribution to literary studies, composition, and creative writing shows how an essay-centered curriculum empowers students to show up in the world as public thinkers who must shape the “knowledge economy” of the twenty-first century.

Mindful Crafting

Kathryn Vercillo, author of the book Crochet Saved My Life, claims that craft has helped people through a wide range of illnesses from depression to chronic pain. Our Gift of Presence When we craft with others, we are sharing our ...

Author: Sarah Samuel

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782406488

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 147

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Apart from the sheer enjoyment of using our hands to create something new, crafting helps us to connect with who we are. Mindful Crafting explores our relationship with our creativity and self-expression, and reveals how the act of making is the beautiful epitome of conscious living. Sarah Samuel casts fresh light on how the basic human need to create is often forgotten as mass-consumerism grows, and how we can all still find our unique path, craft and our own means of individual, joyful self-expression. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, this book unearths the true value of craft, and how we can meet our soul’s yearning to be creative and open ourselves up to infinite possibilities.

Crafting Minoanisation

Domestic items such as conical cups and cooking wares and non-elite practices such as weaving customs were therefore regarded in terms of their potential for more reliably indicating an actual Cretan presence (ibid., 20).

Author: Joanne Elizabeth Cutler

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785709678

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 544

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The mid second millennium BC material record of the southern Aegean shows evidence of strong Cretan influence. This phenomenon has traditionally been seen in terms of ‘Minoanisation’, but the nature and degree of Cretan influence, and the process/processes by which it was spread and adopted, have been widely debated. This new study addresses the question of ‘Minoanisation’ through a study of the adoption of Cretan technologies in the wider southern Aegean: principally, weaving technology. By the early Late Bronze Age, Cretan-style discoid loom weights had appeared at a number of settlements across the southern Aegean. In most cases, this represents not only the adoption of a particular type of loom weight, but also the introduction of a new weaving technology: the use of the warp-weighted loom. The evidence for, and the implications of, the adoption of this new technology is examined. Drawing upon recent advances in textile experimental archaeology, the types of textiles that are likely to have been produced at a range of sites both on Crete itself and in the wider southern Aegean are discussed, and the likely nature and scale of textile production at the various settlements is assessed. A consideration of the evidence for the timing and extent of the adoption of Cretan weaving technology in the light of additional evidence for the adoption of other Cretan technologies is used to gain insight into the potential social and economic strategies engaged in by various groups across the southern Aegean, as well as the motivations that may have driven the adoption and adaptation of Cretan cultural traits and accompanying behaviors. By examining how technological skills and techniques are learned and considering possible mechanisms for the transmission of such technical knowledge and know-how, new perspectives can be proposed concerning the processes through which Cretan techniques were taken up and imitated abroad.

After Method

If we use this then method assemblage becomes the enactment of presence, manifest absence, and absence as Otherness. More specifically, method assemblage becomes the crafting or bundling of relations or hinterland into three parts: (a) ...

Author: John Law

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134294312

Category: Science

Page: 200

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John Law argues that methods don't just describe social realities but are also involved in creating them. The implications of this argument are highly significant. If this is the case, methods are always political, and it raises the question of what kinds of social realities we want to create. Most current methods look for clarity and precision. It is usually said that only poor research produces messy findings, and the idea that things in the world might be fluid, elusive, or multiple is unthinkable. Law's startling argument is that this is wrong and it is time for a new approach. Many realities, he says, are vague and ephemeral. If methods want to know and help to shape the world, then they need to reinvent themselves and their politics to deal with mess. That is the challenge. Nothing less will do.

QDR 2001 Strategy Driven Choices for America s Security

This naval version of overseas presence, independently known as naval presence or forward presence, ... is to identify options for the Bush administration to consider when crafting the overseas presence portion of its defense policy.


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428980877



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The Cambridge Companion to The Essay

Most students in the US education system are taught to craft “five- paragraph essays,” colorfully known as ... grammatical correctness, and organized thinking.17 As Nicole Wallack argues in Crafting Presence: The American Essay and the ...

Author: Kara Wittman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316519776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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The book studies the history and theory of the essay and its social, political, and aesthetic contexts.

Crafting Secular Ritual

Professionals who craft bespoke ceremonies must charge higher rates; typically they invest 20–40 hours in crafting a ... and respect for the values of the person at the centre Calm presence Selfless service (others' desires, needs, ...

Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503505

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Answering the call for new rituals in our secular age, this book recognises the essential importance of rituals to the psychological, physical and spiritual health of individuals, families, organisations, and society as a whole. The book examines and explains the history, function and place of emerging rituals in different cultures, as well as providing practical guidance for creating your own secular rituals. The author includes examples, risk factors and checklists for the stages of planning new rituals for life events such as birth, marriage, and death, as well as for public occasions such as graduation and protest marches.

Crafting Creativity Creating Craft

I would venture to note that craft galleries are the only real/physical world spaces that might compare with digital sites in ... and visitors may even “lurk” or visit a site without making one's presence known as in the physical world.

Author: Courtney Lee Weida

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462098398

Category: Education

Page: 76

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This nine chapter volume explores creativity in art teaching through contemporary craft. A variety of artists, educators and historians share with readers their wealth of practical resources and frameworks for utilizing craft media (fiber, ceramics, baskets, needlepoint, knitting, etc.) and craft approaches (grassroots projects, digital communities, craftivism, etc.) within contemporary K-12 art education, museum and community programming, and teaching artist residencies. Authors representing a variety of specialties in craft, art, and education examine the resurgence of the handmade and homemade in contemporary youth culture, digital implications of how we define and teach craft creatively, and the overlap of design, function, and beauty in artists’ work. The anthology also describes the challenges and potentialities of working with craft in education settings, including the overarching craft of teaching practices. Each chapter provides a range of creative frameworks and practical models that educators can use comprehensively: from dynamic digital resources, to community groups, and lesson plans and activities in craft with art classes and special needs classes. The book serves to propose a working definition and rationale of the functions of craft in daily life, popular and youth culture, and larger social issues (including craft, D.I.Y., and activism/“craftivism”).

Crafting Identity

in for the exhibition , which encouraged a conceptual approach to craft or " architectural clothing " - as Aarons called the ... “ The presence of the international craft leader Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb , " wrote the Canadian Craftsmen's ...

Author: Sandra Alfoldy

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773572645

Category: Art

Page: 256

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By contrasting American experience with the Canadian context, which includes a unique Quebec identity and a Native dimension, Sandra Alfoldy argues that the development of organizations, advanced education for craftspeople, and exhibition and promotional opportunities have contributed to the distinct evolution of professional craft in Canada over the past forty years. Alfoldy focuses on 1964-74 and the debates over distinctions between professional, self-taught, and amateur craftspeople and between one-of-a-kind and traditional craft objects. She deals extensively with key people and events, including American philanthropist Aileen Osborn Webb and Canadian philanthropist Joan Chalmers, the foundation of the World Crafts Council (1964) and the Canadian Crafts Council (1974), the Canadian Fine Crafts exhibition at Expo 67, and the In Praise of Hands exhibition of 1974. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unexploited materials, this richly documented survey includes descriptions and illustrations of significant works and identifies the challenges that lie ahead for professional crafts in Canada.

Crafting Writers K 6

Because I had learned such specific swimming techniques from Chris, I could notice the presence and absence of the skills when I watched others swim. What I really wanted to say was, “Wow. All right, Nate. You need to work on keeping ...

Author: Elizabeth Hale

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571107398

Category: Education

Page: 271

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How do we teach elementary students to independently use the different elements of craft that are discussed and taught in lessons? We begin by honoring the reality that terms like voice, sentence fluency, and writing with detail are descriptions of where we want our students to be, not next steps on how to reach those goals. In Crafting Writers, K?6 Elizabeth Hale shows us how to identify specific elements of craft when assessing student work and planning instruction, and use them to teach students the specific craft techniques that will move them forward as writers. Liz offers practical information that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. She also presents a concrete process for noticing craft in writing so teachers can develop and plan craft lessons based on their students' writing. Learning the techniques that make up good writing also allows teachers to see craft in many different levels of writing, a skill that is particularly powerful when conferring with below-grade-level writers. Additional chapters look closely at assessment and classroom management practices like group conferring. Most of us know good writing when we read it, but writing teachers need to know what makes it work. Filled with easy-to-use charts, and practical lessons, Crafting Writers, K?6 provides clear insight into identifying and teaching the small elements that make good writing successful.