Genre And The Invention Of The Writer

In a focused and compelling discussion, Anis Bawarshi looks to genre theory for what it can contribute to a refined understanding of invention.

Author: Anis Bawarshi

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874214765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In a focused and compelling discussion, Anis Bawarshi looks to genre theory for what it can contribute to a refined understanding of invention. In describing what he calls "the genre function," he explores what is at stake for the study and teaching of writing to imagine invention as a way that writers locate themselves, via genres, within various positions and activities. He argues, in fact, that invention is a process in which writers are acted upon by genres as much as they act themselves. Such an approach naturally requires the composition scholar to re-place invention from the writer to the sites of action, the genres, in which the writer participates. This move calls for a thoroughly rhetorical view of invention, roughly in the tradition of Richard Young, Janice Lauer, and those who have followed them. Instead of mastering notions of "good" writing, Bawarshi feels that students gain more from learning how to adapt socially and rhetorically as they move from one "genred" site of action to the next.

Invention in Rhetoric and Composition

She claimed that writers "write within genres and themselves are invented by genres" (7). Describing the ecology of invention, she maintained that genres ...

Author: Janice M. Lauer

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 193255906X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

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Invention in Rhetoric and Composition examines issues that have surrounded historical and contemporary theories and pedagogies of rhetorical invention, citing a wide array of positions on these issues in both primary rhetorical texts and secondary interpretations. It presents theoretical disagreements over the nature, purpose, and epistemology of invention and pedagogical debates over such issues as the relative importance of art, talent, imitation, and practice in teaching discourse. After a discussion of treatments of invention from the Sophists to the nineteenth century, Invention in Rhetoric and Composition introduces a range of early twentieth-century multidisciplinary theories and calls for invention's awakening in the field of English studies. It then showcases inventional theories and pedagogies that have emerged in the field of Rhetoric and Composition over the last four decades, including the ensuing research, critiques, and implementations of this inventional work. As a reference guide, the text offers a glossary of terms, an annotated bibliography of selected texts, and an extensive bibliography. Janice M. Lauer is Professor of English, Emerita at Purdue University, where she was the Reece McGee Distinguished Professor of English. In 1998, she received the College Composition and Communication Conference's Exemplar Award. Her publications include Four Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and Action in Context, Composition Research: Empirical Designs, and New Perspectives on Rhetorical Invention, as well as essays on rhetorical invention, disciplinarity, writing as inquiry, composition pedagogy, historical rhetoric, and empirical research.

Ecologies of Writing Programs

Situated within an ecological framework, the book explores the dynamic inter-relationships as well as the complex rhetorical and material conditions that writing programs inhabit—conditions and relationships that are constantly in flux as ...

Author: Mary Jo Reiff

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602355132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Ecologies of Writing Programs: Profiles of Writing Programs in Context features profiles of exemplary and innovative writing programs across varied institutions. Situated within an ecological framework, the book explores the dynamic inter-relationships as well as the complex rhetorical and material conditions that writing programs inhabit—conditions and relationships that are constantly in flux as writing program administrators negotiate constraint and innovation.

Genre

GENRE: AN INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY, THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PEDAGOGY provides a critical overview of the rich body of scholarship that has informed a “genre turn” in Rhetoric and Composition, including a range of interdisciplinary ...

Author: Anis S. Bawarshi

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602351738

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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GENRE: AN INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY, THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PEDAGOGY provides a critical overview of the rich body of scholarship that has informed a “genre turn” in Rhetoric and Composition, including a range of interdisciplinary perspectives from rhetorical theory, applied linguistics, sociology, philosophy, cognitive psychology, and literary theory.

Teaching U S Educated Multilingual Writers

A genre play approach can be adapted to a variety of student levels, genres, ... Genre and the invention of the writer: Reconsidering the place of invention ...

Author: Mark Roberge

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472035557

Category: Education

Page: 339

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This volume was born to address the lack of classroom-oriented scholarship regarding U.S.-educated multilingual writers. Unlike prior volumes about U.S.-educated multilinguals, this book focuses solely on pedagogy--from classroom activities and writing assignments to course curricula and pedagogical support programs outside the immediate classroom. Unlike many pedagogical volumes that are written in the voice of an expert researcher-theorist, this volume is based on the notion of teachers sharing practices with teachers. All of the contributors are teachers who are writing about and reflecting on their own experiences and outcomes and interweaving those experiences and outcomes with current theory and research in the field. The volume thus portrays teachers as active, reflective participants engaged in critical inquiry. Contributors represent community college, college, and university contexts; academic ESL, developmental writing, and first-year composition classes; and face-to-face, hybrid, and online contexts. This book was developed primarily to meet the needs of practicing writing teachers in college-level ESL, basic writing, and college composition classrooms, but will also be useful to pre-service teachers in TESOL, Composition, and Education graduate programs.

Generation 1 5 in College Composition

The term “genre” then becomes a jumping off place—a way for writers to draw from ... whose volume, Genre and the invention of the writer (2003) and other ...

Author: Mark Roberge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135591311

Category: Education

Page: 288

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'... A well-organized volume with a strong emphasis on pedagogy.' – Trudy Smoke, Hunter College/City University of New York, USA 'Generation 1.5 is the most interesting topic of concern in ESL today, yet publications are few and far between.... The editors clearly know what they’re doing.... They know the field, know the subject matter, and understand the problems.... This volume contributes to the thinking in the field.' – Linda Lonon Blanton, University of New Orleans, USA Building on the work that has been done over the past decade, this volume provides theoretical frameworks for understanding debates about immigrant students, studies of students’ schooling paths and language and literacy experiences, and pedagogical approaches for working with Generation 1.5 students. Generation 1.5 in College Composition: is designed to help both scholars and practitioners reconceptualize the fields of College Composition and TESOL and create a space for research, theory, and pedagogy focusing on postsecondary immigrant ESL students provides both important new theoretical work (which lays the underpinnings for serious pedagogical innovation) and important new pedagogical approaches. Because of their varied and complex language and literacy profiles, Generation 1.5 students are found in developmental English courses, college ESL courses, and mainstream college writing courses. This volume is directed to preservice and inservice teachers, teacher educators, and researchers involved with educating Generation 1.5 students in these and other contexts.

Genre in a Changing World

Genre and the invention of the writer: Reconsidering the place of invention in composition. Logan: Utah State University Press. Bazerman, C. (1988).

Author: Charles Bazerman

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781643170015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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Genre studies and genre approaches to literacy instruction continue to develop in many regions and from a widening variety of approaches. Genre has provided a key to understanding the varying literacy cultures of regions, disciplines, professions, and educational settings. GENRE IN A CHANGING WORLD provides a wide-ranging sampler of the remarkable variety of current work. The twenty-four chapters in this volume, reflecting the work of scholars in Europe, Australasia, and North and South America, were selected from the over 400 presentations at SIGET IV (the Fourth International Symposium on Genre Studies) held on the campus of UNISUL in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil in August 2007—the largest gathering on genre to that date. The chapters also represent a wide variety of approaches, including rhetoric, Systemic Functional Linguistics, media and critical cultural studies, sociology, phenomenology, enunciation theory, the Geneva school of educational sequences, cognitive psychology, relevance theory, sociocultural psychology, activity theory, Gestalt psychology, and schema theory. Sections are devoted to theoretical issues, studies of genres in the professions, studies of genre and media, teaching and learning genre, and writing across the curriculum. The broad selection of material in this volume displays the full range of contemporary genre studies and sets the ground for a next generation of work.

A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication Second Edition US

1 Anis Bawarshi, Genre and the Invention of the Writer (Logan: Utah State University Press, 2003), 17. appliance or use a software program.

Author: Heather Graves

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781554811076

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication incorporates useful and specific strategies for writers, to enable them to create aesthetically appealing and usable technical documentation. These strategies have been developed and tested on a thousand students from a number of different disciplines over twelve years and three institutions. The second edition adds a chapter on business communication, reworks the discussion on technical style, and expands the information on visual communication and ethics into free-standing chapters. The text is accompanied by a passcode-protected website containing materials for instructors (PowerPoint lectures, lesson plans, sample student work, and helpful links).

Rhetorical Strategies and Genre Conventions in Literary Studies

Genre and the invention of the writer: Reconsidering the place of invention in composition. Logan: Utah State University Press. Bazerman, C. (1981).

Author: Laura Wilder

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809330942

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Laura Wilder fills a gap in the scholarship on writing in the disciplines and writing across the curriculum with this thorough study of the intersections between scholarly literary criticism and undergraduate writing in introductory literature courses. Rhetorical Strategies and Genre Conventions in Literary Studies is the first examination of rhetorical practice in the research and teaching of literary study and a detailed assessment of the ethics and efficacy of explicit instruction in the rhetorical strategies and genre conventions of the discipline. Using rhetorical analysis, ethnographic observation, and individual interviews, Wilder demonstrates how rhetorical conventions play a central, although largely tacit, role in the teaching of literature and the evaluation of student writing. Wilder follows a group of literature majors and details their experiences. Some students received experimental, explicit instruction in the special topoi, while others received more traditional, implicit instruction. Arguing explicit instruction in disciplinary conventions has the potential to help underprepared students, Wilder explores how this kind of instruction may be incorporated into literature courses without being overly reductive. Taking into consideration student perspectives, Wilder makes a bold case for expanding the focus of research in writing in the disciplines and writing across the curriculum in order to grasp the full complexity of disciplinary discourse.

Genre Studies Around the Globe

The genre effect: Exploring the unfamiliar. Composition Studies, 38(1), 2749. Bawarshi, A. (2003). Genre and the invention of the writer: Reconsidering the ...

Author: Natasha Artemeva

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490766324

Category: Education

Page: 500

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Genre Studies around the Globe: Beyond the Three Traditions exemplifies rich and vibrant international scholarship in the area of non-literary genre studies in the early 21st century. Based on the Genre 2012 conference held in Ottawa, Canada, the volume brings under one cover the three Anglophone traditions (English for Specific Purposes, the Sydney School, Rhetorical Genre Studies) and the approaches to genre studies developed in other national, linguistic, and cultural contexts (Brazilian, Chilean, and European). The volume contributors investigate a variety of genres, ranging from written to spoken to multimodal, and discuss issues, central to the field of genre studies: genre conceptualization in different traditions, its theoretical underpinnings, the goals of genre research, and pedagogical implications of genre studies. This collection is addressed to researchers, teachers, and students of genre who wish to familiarize themselves with current international developments in genre studies.

First Year University Writing

The Genre Function. College English, 62(3), 335–360. Bawarshi, A. (2003a). Genre and the Invention of the Writer: Reconsidering the Place of Invention in ...

Author: L. Aull

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137350466

Category: Education

Page: 239

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First-Year Writing describes significant language patterns in college writing today, how they are different from expert academic writing, and how to inform teaching and assessment with corpus-based linguistic and rhetorical genre analysis.

A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication Second Edition Canadian

In Genre and the Invention of the Writer, Anis Bawarshi defines genre as “typified rhetorical strategies communicants use to recognize, organize, ...

Author: Heather Graves

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460401798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication incorporates useful and specific strategies for writers to create aesthetically appealing and usable technical documentation. These strategies have been developed and tested on a thousand students from a number of different disciplines over twelve years and three institutions. The second edition adds a chapter on business communication, reworks the discussion on technical style, and expands the information on visual communication and ethics into free-standing chapters. Particular attention is paid throughout to the needs of Canadian students.

Genre and the Performance of Publics

“Disrupting Conventions: When and Why Writers Take Up Innovation.” PhD Diss., University of Kansas. Bawarshi, Anis S. 2003. Genre and the Invention of the ...

Author: Mary Jo Reiff

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607324430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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In recent decades, genre studies has focused attention on how genres mediate social activities within workplace and academic settings. Genre and the Performance of Publics moves beyond institutional settings to explore public contexts that are less hierarchical, broadening the theory of how genres contribute to the interconnected and dynamic performances of public life. Chapters examine how genres develop within publics and how genres tend to mediate performances in public domains, setting up a discussion between public sphere scholarship and rhetorical genre studies. The volume extends the understanding of genres as not only social ways of organizing texts or mediating relationships within institutions but as dynamic performances themselves. By exploring how genres shape the formation of publics, Genre and the Performance of Publicsbrings rhetoric/composition and public sphere studies into dialogue and enhances the understanding of public genre performances in ways that contribute to research on and teaching of public discourse.

Genres in the Internet

Genre and the invention of the writer: Reconsidering the place of invention in composition. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press. Bazerman, C. 1994.

Author: Janet Giltrow

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027289384

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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This volume brings together for the first time pragmatic, rhetorical, and literary perspectives on genre, mapping theoretical frontiers and initiating a long overdue conversation amongst these methodologies. The diverse approaches represented in this volume meet on common ground staked by Internet communication: an arena challenging to traditional ideas of genre which assume a conventional stability at odds with the unceasing innovations of online discourse. Drawing on and developing new ideas of genre, the research reported in this volume shows, on the contrary, that genre study is a powerful means of testing commonplaces about the Internet world and, in turn, that the Internet is a fertile field for theorising genre.

A Concise Guide to Technical Communication

4 Anis Bawarshi, Genre and the Invention of the Writer (Logan: Utah State University Press, 2003), 17. Further Reading Bean, J. (2011).

Author: Heather Graves

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770487604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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This compact but complete guide shows that less is more—with fewer extraneous details getting in the way of students trying to learn on the run, it allows them to focus on the most important principles of effective technical communication. The Concise Guide takes a rhetorical approach to technical communication; instead of setting up a list of rules that should be applied uniformly to all writing situations, it introduces students to the bigger picture of how the words they write can affect the people intended to read them. Assignments and exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce and test knowledge.

The WPA Outcomes Statement A Decade Later

In his book-length study, Genre and the Invention of the Writer, Anis Bawarshi articulates another ...

Author: Nicholas N. Behm

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602352988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later examines the ways that the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition has informed curricula, generated programmatic, institutional, and disciplinary change, and affected a disciplinary understanding of best practices in first-year composition.

Computing with Instinct

Bawarshi, A.: Genre and the Invention of the Writer: Reconsidering the Place of Invention in Composition. Utah State University, Logan (2003) 8.

Author: Yang Cai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642197567

Category: Computers

Page: 163

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Simplicity in nature is the ultimate sophistication. The world's magnificence has been enriched by the inner drive of instincts, the profound drive of our everyday life. Instinct is an inherited behavior that responds to environmental stimuli. Instinctive computing is a computational simulation of biological and cognitive instincts, which influence how we see, feel, appear, think and act. If we want a computer to be genuinely secure, intelligent, and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, and even to have primitive instincts. This book, Computing with Instincts, comprises the proceedings of the Instinctive Computing Workshop held at Carnegie Mellon University in the summer of 2009. It is the first state-of-the-art survey on this subject. The book consists of three parts: Instinctive Sensing, Communication and Environments, including new experiments with in vitro biological neurons for the control of mobile robots, instinctive sound recognition, texture vision, visual abstraction, genre in cultures, human interaction with virtual world, intuitive interfaces, exploitive interaction, and agents for smart environments.

Mobility Work in Composition

These genres have a whiff of the familiar, put to new rhetorical ends; they constrain ... Genre and the Invention of the Writer: Reconsidering the Place of ...

Author: Bruce Horner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646420209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Mobility Work in Composition explores work in composition from the framework of a mobilities paradigm that takes mobility to be the norm rather than the exception to a norm of stasis and stability. Both established and up-and-coming scholars bring a diversity of geographic, institutional, and research-based perspectives to the volume, which includes in-depth investigations of specific forms of mobility work in composition, as well as responses to and reflections on those explorations. Eight chapters present specific cases or issues of this work and twelve shorter response chapters follow, identifying key points of intersection and conflict in the arguments and posing new questions and directions to pursue. Addressing matters of knowledge transfer and meaning translation, immigrant literacy practices, design pedagogy, academic career changes, student websites, research methodologies, school literacy programs, and archives, Mobility Work in Composition asks what mobility in composition means and how, why, and for whom it might work. It will be of broad interest to students and scholars in rhetoric and composition. Contributors: Anis Bawarshi, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Patrick Danner, Christiane Donahue, Keri Epps, Eli Goldblatt, Rachel Gramer, Timothy Johnson, Jamila Kareem, Carmen Kynard, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, Andrea Olinger, John Scenters-Zapico, Khirsten L. Scott, Mary P. Sheridan, Jody Shipka, Ann Shivers-McNair, Scott Wible, Rick Wysocki

Style

Recently, composition scholars have connected genre with style and grammar. ... discussed by Anis Bawarshi in Genre and the Invention of the Writer.

Author: Brian Ray

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602356146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Style: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy conducts an in-depth investigation into the long and complex evolution of style in the study of rhetoric and writing. The theories, research methods, and pedagogies covered here offer a conception of style as more than decoration or correctness—views that are still prevalent in many college settings as well as in public discourse.

Keywords in Writing Studies

His publications include Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy (with Mary Jo Reiff); Genre and the Invention of the Writer: ...

Author: Paul Heilker

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457193484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Keywords in Writing Studies is an exploration of the principal ideas and ideals of an emerging academic field as they are constituted by its specialized vocabulary. A sequel to the 1996 work Keywords in Composition Studies, this new volume traces the evolution of the field’s lexicon, taking into account the wide variety of theoretical, educational, professional, and institutional developments that have redefined it over the past two decades. Contributors address the development, transformation, and interconnections among thirty-six of the most critical terms that make up writing studies. Looking beyond basic definitions or explanations, they explore the multiple layers of meaning within the terms that writing scholars currently use, exchange, and question. Each term featured is a part of the general disciplinary parlance, and each is a highly contested focal point of significant debates about matters of power, identity, and values. Each essay begins with the assumption that its central term is important precisely because its meaning is open and multiplex. Keywords in Writing Studies reveals how the key concepts in the field are used and even challenged, rather than advocating particular usages and the particular vision of the field that they imply. The volume will be of great interest to both graduate students and established scholars.