In the Archives of Composition

In the Archives of Composition offers new and revisionary narratives of composition and rhetoric’s history.

Author: Lori Ostergaard

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822981015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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In the Archives of Composition offers new and revisionary narratives of composition and rhetoric’s history. It examines composition instruction and practice at secondary schools and normal colleges, the two institutions that trained the majority of U.S. composition teachers and students during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Drawing from a broad array of archival and documentary sources, the contributors provide accounts of writing instruction within contexts often overlooked by current historical scholarship. Topics range from the efforts of young women to attain rhetorical skills in an antebellum academy, to the self-reflections of Harvard University students on their writing skills in the 1890s, to a close reading of a high school girl’s diary in the 1960s that offers a new perspective on curriculum debates of this period. Taken together, the chapters begin to recover how high school students, composition teachers, and English education programs responded to institutional and local influences, political movements, and pedagogical innovations over a one-hundred-and-thirty-year span.

Working in the Archives

Packed with useful recommendations, this volume draws on the knowledge and experiences of experts to present a well-rounded guidebook to the often winding paths of academic archival investigation.

Author: Alexis E. Ramsey

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809386895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Archival research of any magnitude can be daunting. With this in mind, Alexis E. Ramsey, Wendy B. Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa Mastrangelo have developed an indispensable volume for the first-time researcher as well as the seasoned scholar. Working in the Archives is a guide to the world of rhetoric and composition archives, from locating an archival source and its materials to establishing one’s own collection of archival materials. This practical volume provides insightful information on a variety of helpful topics, such as basic archival theory, processes, and principles; the use of hidden or digital archives; the intricacies of searching for and using letters and photographs; strategies for addressing the dilemmas of archival organization without damaging the provenance of materials; the benefits of seeking sources outside academia; and the difficult (yet often rewarding) aspects of research on the Internet. Working in the Archives moves beyond the basics to discuss the more personal and emotional aspects of archival work through the inclusion of interviews with experienced researchers such as Lynée Lewis Gaillet, Peter Mortensen, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Kenneth Lindblom, and David Gold. Each shares his or her personal stories of the joys and challenges that face today’s researchers. Packed with useful recommendations, this volume draws on the knowledge and experiences of experts to present a well-rounded guidebook to the often winding paths of academic archival investigation. These in-depth yet user-friendly essays provide crucial answers to the myriad questions facing both fledgling and practiced researchers, making Working in the Archives an essential resource.

Local Histories

In Local Histories, the contributors seek to challenge the widely held belief that the origin of American composition as a distinguishable discipline can be traced to a small number of elite colleges such as Harvard, Yale, and Michigan in ...

Author: Patricia Donahue

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973188

Category: Education

Page: 260

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In Local Histories, the contributors seek to challenge the widely held belief that the origin of American composition as a distinguishable discipline can be traced to a small number of elite colleges such as Harvard, Yale, and Michigan in the mid- to late nineteenth century. Through extensive archival research at liberal arts colleges, normal schools, historically black colleges, and junior colleges, the contributors ascertain that many of these practices were actually in use prior to this time and were not the sole province of elite universities. Though not discounting the elites' influence, the findings conclude that composition developed in many locales concurrently. Individual chapters reflect on student responses to curricula, the influence of particular instructors or pedagogies in the context of compositional history, and the difficulties inherent in archival research. What emerges is an original and significant study of the developmental diversity within the discipline of composition that opens the door to further examination of local histories as guideposts to the origins of composition studies.

Archives of Instruction

Archives of Instruction suggests strategies for re-reading the texts and details the watersheds in the genre, providing a new perspective on the material conditions of schooling, book publication, and emerging practices of literacy ...

Author: Jean Ferguson Carr

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809326112

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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Both a historical recovery and a critical rethinking of the functions and practices of textbooks, Archives of Instruction: Nineteenth-Century Rhetorics, Readers, and Composition Books in the United States argues for an alternative understanding of our rhetorical traditions. The authors describe how the pervasive influence of nineteenth-century literacy textbooks demonstrate the early emergence of substantive instruction in reading and writing. Tracing the histories of widespread educational practices, the authors treat the textbooks as an important means of cultural formation that restores a sense of their distinguished and unique contributions. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, few people in the United States had access to significant school education or to the materials of instruction. By century’s end, education was a mass—though not universal—experience, and literacy textbooks were ubiquitous artifacts, used both in home and in school by a growing number of learners from diverse backgrounds. Many of the books have been forgotten, their contributions slighted or dismissed, or they are remembered through a haze of nostalgia as tokens of an idyllic form of schooling. Archives of Instruction suggests strategies for re-reading the texts and details the watersheds in the genre, providing a new perspective on the material conditions of schooling, book publication, and emerging practices of literacy instruction. The volume includes a substantial bibliography of primary and secondary works related to literacy instruction at all levels of education in the United States during the nineteenth century.

Retroactivism in American Lesbian Collectives

Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives issues a challenge to feminist and queer scholars to acknowledge how historiographic rhetoric functions in defining and contesting identities and the historical forces that shape them.

Author: Jean Bessette

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809336234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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Grassroots historiography has been essential in shaping American sexual identities in the twentieth century. Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives examines how lesbian collectives have employed "retroactivist" rhetorics to propel change in present identification and politics. By appropriating and composing versions of the past, these collectives question, challenge, deconstruct, and reinvent historical discourse itself to negotiate and contest lesbian identity. Bessette considers a diverse array of primary sources, including grassroots newsletters, place-based archives, experimental documentary films, and digital video collections, to investigate how retroactivists have revised and replaced dominant accounts of lesbian deviance. Her analysis reveals inventive rhetorical strategies leveraged by these rhetors to belie the alienating, dispersing effects of discourses that painted women with same-sex desire as diseased and criminal. Focusing on the Daughters of Bilitis, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and the June L. Mazer Archives, and on historiographic filmmakers such as Barbara Hammer and Cheryl Dunye, Bessette argues that these retroactivists composed versions of a queer past that challenged then-present oppressions, joined together provisional communities, and disrupted static definitions and associations of lesbian identity. Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives issues a challenge to feminist and queer scholars to acknowledge how historiographic rhetoric functions in defining and contesting identities and the historical forces that shape them.

Reimagining Process

Reimagining Process explores how process and attending concepts such as reflection, care, power and portfolios might play a more prominent role in emerging writing studies research.

Author: Kyle Jensen

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809333714

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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Reimagining Process explores how process and attending concepts such asreflection, care, power and portfolios might play a more prominent role in emerging writing studies research.

Beyond the Archives

This collection of highly readable essays reveals that research is not restricted to library archives.

Author: Gesa E Kirsch

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809328402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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This collection of highly readable essays reveals that research is not restricted to library archives. When researchers pursue information and perspectives from sources beyond the archives—from existing people and places— they are often rewarded with unexpected discoveries that enrich their research and their lives. Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process presents narratives that demystify and illuminate the research process by showing how personal experiences, family history, and scholarly research intersect. Editors Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan emphasize how important it is for researchers to tap into their passions, pursuing research subjects that attract their attention with creativity and intuition without limiting themselves to traditional archival sources and research methods. Eighteen contributors from a number of disciplines detail inspiring research opportunities that led to recently published works, while offering insights on such topics as starting and finishing research projects, using a wide range of types of sources and methods, and taking advantage of unexpected leads, chance encounters and simple clues. In addition, the narratives trace the importance of place in archival research, the parallels between the lives of research subjects and researchers, and explore archives as sites that resurrect personal, cultural, and historical memory. Beyond the Archives sheds light on the creative, joyful, and serendipitous nature of research, addressing what attracts researchers to their subjects, as well as what inspires them to produce the most thorough, complete, and engaged scholarly work. This timely and essential volume supplements traditional-method textbooks and effectively models concrete practices of retrieving and synthesizing information by professional researchers.

The Boundaries of the Literary Archive

This volume offers new and challenging interdisciplinary approaches to the use and study of literary archives.

Author: Lisa Stead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317040057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This volume offers new and challenging interdisciplinary approaches to the use and study of literary archives. Interrogating literary and archival methodology and foregrounding new forms of textual scholarship, the collection includes essays from both academics and archivists to address the full complexity of the study of modern literary archives. The authors examine the increasing prominence of archives and their importance to the interdisciplinary study of textual history in the 21st century, exploring both emerging and established areas of literary history. The book is marked by its attention to four distinct core threads that allow the authors to traverse a range of historical periods and literary figures: archival theory and textual production, authorial legacies and digital cultures, gender issues in the archive, and the practical concerns of archival research and curatorship. By offering an investigation of material from a range of historical periods within distinct methodological groupings, the volume seeks to encourage interplay between scholars working in different fields around similar essential questions of methodology, whilst presenting a rich account of archives worldwide.

Contemporary Composition Studies

This volume provides alphabetically arranged entries for 108 scholars and 128 terms and concepts central to composition studies.

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.

Expo 67

11 As the official archival components for my father's Christian pavilion materials have yet to be finalized, ... But this experience also touches on the sensory dimensions of archival composition and research, and the material ...

Author: Rhona Richman Kenneally

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802097088

Category: History

Page: 240

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Expo 67, the world's fair held in Montreal during the summer of 1967, brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package. Heralding the ideal city of the future to its visitors, the Expo site was perceived by critics as a laboratory for urban and architectural design as well as for cultural exchange, intended to enhance global understanding and international cooperation. This collection of essays brings new critical perspectives to Expo 67, an event that left behind a significant material and imaginative legacy. The contributors to this volume reflect a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and address Expo 67 across a broad spectrum ranging from architecture and film to more ephemeral markers such as postcards, menus, pavilion displays, or the uniforms of the hostesses employed on the site. Collectively, the essays explore issues of nationalism, the interplay of tradition and modernity, twentieth-century discourse about urban experience, and the enduring impact of Expo 67's technological experimentation. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir is a compelling examination of a world's fair that had a profound impact locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Historiography of Yugoslavia 1965 1976

The use of archive material for scientific purposes under improved conditions touches on the lawful use of archive ... Obiteljski arhivi sredjivanje i naučna obrada ( The Family Archives Arrangements and the Scientific Composition ) ...

Author: Savez društava istoričara Jugoslavije

Publisher: Beograd : The Association of Yugoslav Historical Societies

ISBN: UOM:39015034334477

Category: Yugoslavia

Page: 522

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Composition Studies 48 3 Fall 2020

CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 48.3 (Fall 2020): FROM THE EDITORS: Checking In AT A GLANCE: CONNECTIONS & COLLABORATIONS How to Stop Harming Students: An Ecological Guide to Antiracist Writing Assessment by Asao B. Inoue and Mya Poe ...

Author: Matt Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1643172085

Category:

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The oldest independent periodical in the field, COMPOSITION STUDIES publishes original articles relevant to rhetoric and composition, including those that address teaching college writing; theorizing rhetoric and composing; administering writing programs; and, among other topics, preparing the field's future teacher-scholars. All perspectives and topics of general interest to the profession are welcome. We also publish Course Designs, which contextualize, theorize, and reflect on the content and pedagogy of a course. Contributions to Composing With are invited by the editor, though queries are welcome (send to [email protected]). Cfps, announcements, and letters to the editor are most welcome. Composition Studies does not consider previously published manuscripts, unrevised conference papers, or unrevised dissertation chapters. CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 48.3 (Fall 2020): FROM THE EDITORS: Checking In AT A GLANCE: CONNECTIONS & COLLABORATIONS How to Stop Harming Students: An Ecological Guide to Antiracist Writing Assessment by Asao B. Inoue and Mya Poe ARTICLES: Queering Ethos: Interrogating Archives in the First Year Writing Classroom by Jennifer Ansley - The Impact of Critical Community-Engaged Writing on Student Understanding of Audience by Debra Dimond Young and Rachel Morgan - Learning Institutional Ecologies for Inventive Collaboration in Writing Center/Classroom Collaboration by Elizabeth Maffetone and Rachel McCabe COURSE DESIGN: English 150: Writing as Inquiry-Explorations of Identity and Privilege by Ashanka Kumari and Brita M. Thielen - English 1900: A Writing (and Writing Program) Laboratory by Laura Hardin Marshall and Paul Lynch - English 402: Technical and Professional Writing by Vanessa Cozza WHERE WE ARE: It's (Not) All Bullshit by James Fredal - An Ethics of Bullshit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Joshua Cruz - On Bullshit and the Necessity of Balance by Bruce Bowles Jr. - On Not Bullshitting Yourself, or Your Teaching by Patricia Roberts-Miller BOOK REVIEWS: (Inter-)Cultural Literacies: Towards Inclusive Writing Pedagogies and Practices by Christina V. Cedillo - The New "Available Means" Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Teaching of Writing by Jamie White-Farnham - Changing the Subject: A Theory of Rhetorical Empathy, by Lisa Blankenship, reviewed by Lydia Wilkes - The Archive as Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches to the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives, edited by Kathryn Comer, Michael Harker, and Ben McCorkle, reviewed by Moira Connelly - Understanding the Paragraph and Paragraphing, by Iain McGee, reviewed by Mike Duncan - Toward Translingual Realities in Composition: (Re)Working Local Language Representations and Practices, by Nancy Bou Ayash, reviewed by Demet Yigitbilek - CONTRIBUTORS

Queering Composition Queering Archives

I examine the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN), an open-access archives of personal stories about literacy.

Author: Deborah Marie Kuzawa

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:912439257

Category:

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I examine the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN), an open-access archives of personal stories about literacy. Examining the DALN's structure, implicit values, and contents, I argue that the DALN is both a queer and queering resource for composition studies, and may help expand understandings of literacy, expertise, and the relevancy of the personal and openness in composition classrooms and research. In this context, queerness is not about sexuality or gender but a heuristic: a way to critically question the traditional frameworks and epistemologies used to interpret and explore the world. My overarching research questions are: 1. What might the DALN (as a classroom and research resource) and queerness (as an epistemological and ontological concept) offer to the discipline of composition studies? 2. To what degree does the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives reflect and/or push against the epistemology and ontology of different conceptions of archives? 3. How have composition teacher-scholars positioned/used the personal, literacy narratives, and archives within composition scholarship, and how might they use the DALN to push against conventional approaches/understandings of archives and personal narratives in classrooms? 4. Does the queer nature of the DALN shape or manifest itself in teachers' perceptions of the DALN and how teachers use and discuss the DALN in their classrooms? If so, how and why, and if not, why?

Class Politics

Progressive Composition Caucus Newsletter 1 ( 1 ) : 2 . ... NCTE Archives , Urbana , Ill . Committee on the English Language ( CEL ) . n . d . ... NCTE Archives , Urbana , Ill . “ Composition as Death Attendance Sheet , 1969 . ” 1969 .

Author: Stephen Parks

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106015206086

Category: Education

Page: 353

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The author examines the issues of the 1960's and early 1970's that influenced the language arts curriculum and the movement to allow students to use their own language in the classroom.

Counterinsurgency and the United States Marine Corps

Report of the Fleet Marine Force Organization and Composition Board, January 7, 1957, Archives and Special Collections Branch, Library of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia. (Hereafter Hogaboom Board Report.) 61. Ibid., C-7. 62.

Author: Leo J. Daugherty III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786462735

Category: History

Page: 473

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This book continues to tell the story of the U.S. Marine Corps' involvement in what were called "Small Wars" beginning after World War II with their advisory efforts with the Netherlands Marine Korps (1943-1946); The book is a detailed look at the Marine Corps' Counterinsurgency efforts during the Korean War (1950-1953); the development of vertical assault in the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s in Vietnam; Marine Corps Counterinsurgency in Southeast Asia, 1962 thru 1975; involvement in Central America 1983-1989; and the current conflicts including the War on Terror, Operations Iraqi Freedom and 'Enduring Freedom', Libya; U.S. marine Corps force structure, 1980-2015, and a special chapter on marines and War Dogs in combat operations. Based on extensive research and analysis, the book illustrates the Marine Corps' contribution to the current, on-going efforts in the Middle East and Africa in combatting global terrorism.

Management and Participation in the Public Sphere

The diversification of the circle of researchers also produced some spectacular changes in the composition of archival users. On the one hand, the fields of scholarship diversified, and on the other, the representatives of such academic ...

Author: Merviö, Mika Markus

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466685543

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across the globe, impacting the ways that governments and citizens interact both within and across borders. Management and Participation in the Public Sphere is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the interplay of public affairs and the domestic realm, providing innovative methods on managing public policy across various nations, cultures, and governments. Featuring expansive coverage on a multitude of relevant topics in civic involvement, information technology, and modes of government, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current developments in novel approaches to public policy studies. This publication features timely, research-based chapters on the critical issues of public policy including, but not limited to, archival paradigms, Internet censorship, media control, civic engagement, virtual public spaces, online activism, higher education, and public-private partnerships.