Rhetoric and Composition As Intellectual Work

Full of insights , courage , and hope , Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work is an invaluable book for educators , students , and others who believe that analyzing and writing the word represents a form of public intervention ...

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809389339



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Composition Rhetoric and Disciplinarity

“Writing Studies as a Mode of Inquiry.” In Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work, ed. Gary Olson, 41–54. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Moneyhun, Clyde. 1994. “All Dressed Up and OTM: One ABD's View of the ...

Author: Rita Malenczyk

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326953

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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Edited by four nationally recognized leaders of composition scholarship, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity asks a fundamental question: can Composition and Rhetoric, as a discipline, continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? In response, contributors to the volume address disagreements about what it means to be called a discipline rather than a profession or a field; elucidate tensions over the defined breadth of Composition and Rhetoric; and consider the roles of research and responsibility as Composition and Rhetoric shifts from field to discipline. Outlining a field with a complex and unusual formation story, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity employs several lenses for understanding disciplinarity—theory, history, labor, and pedagogy—and for teasing out the implications of disciplinarity for students, faculty, institutions, and Composition and Rhetoric itself. Collectively, the chapters speak to the intellectual and embodied history leading to this point; to questions about how disciplinarity is, and might be, understood, especially with regard to Composition and Rhetoric; to the curricular, conceptual, labor, and other sites of tension inherent in thinking about Composition and Rhetoric as a discipline; and to the implications of Composition and Rhetoric’s disciplinarity for the future. Contributors: Linda Adler-Kassner, Elizabeth H. Boquet, Christiane Donahue, Whitney Douglas, Doug Downs, Heidi Estrem, Kristine Hansen, Doug Hesse, Sandra Jamieson, Neal Lerner, Jennifer Helene Maher, Barry Maid, Jaime Armin Mejía, Carolyn R. Miller, Kelly Myers, Gwendolynne Reid, Liane Robertson, Rochelle Rodrigo, Dawn Shepherd, Kara Taczak


This is specifically the difference that books like Olson's Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work can help make between the academic role of composition studies and the potential ofthe intellectual and theoretical work of, ...

Author: Sidney I Dobrin

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809387885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Leading a burgeoning self-critical moment in composition studies and writing program administration, Postcomposition is a fundamental reconsideration of the field that attempts to shift the focus away from pedagogy and writing subjects and toward writing itself. In this forceful and reasoned critique of many of the primary tenets and widely accepted institutional structures of composition studies, Sidney I. Dobrin delivers a series of shocks to the system meant to disrupt the pedagogical imperative and move beyond the existing limits of the discipline. Dobrin evaluates the current state of composition studies, underscoring the difference between composition and writing and arguing that the field's focus on the administration of writing students and its historically imposed prohibition on theory greatly limit what can be understood about writing. Instead he envisions a more significant approach to writing, one that questions the field's conservative allegiance to subject and administration and reconsiders writing as spatial and ecological. Using concepts from ecocomposition, spatial theory, network theory, complexity theory, and systems theory, Postcomposition lays the groundwork for a networked theory of writing, and advocates the abandonment of administration as a useful part of the field. He also challenges the usefulness of rhetoric in writing studies, showing how writing exceeds rhetoric. Postcomposition is a detailed consideration of how posthumanism affects the field's understanding of subjectivity. It also tears at the seams of the "contingent labor problem." As he articulates his own frustrations with the conservatism of composition studies and builds on previous critiques of the discipline, Dobrin stages a courageous-and inevitably polemical-intellectual challenge to the entrenched ideas and assumptions that have defined composition studies.

Reinventing with Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Bringing the behind-the-scenes work into the classroom as collaborative inquiry and investigation, teachers can design studio ... On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse. ... In Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work, ed.

Author: Andrea Alden

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies collects original scholarship that takes up and extends the practices of inventive theorizing that characterize Sharon Crowley’s body of work. Including sixteen chapters by established and emerging scholars and an interview with Crowley, the book shows that doing theory is a contingent and continual rhetorical process that is indispensable for understanding situations and their potential significance—and for discovering the available means of persuasion. For Crowley, theory is a basic building block of rhetoric “produced by and within specific times and locations as a means of opening other ways of believing or acting.” Doing theory, in this sense, is the practice of surveying the common sense of the community (doxa) and discovering the available means of persuasion (invention). The ultimate goal of doing theory is not to prescribe certain actions but to ascertain what options exist for rhetors to see the world differently, to discover new possibilities for thought and action, and thereby to effect change in the world. The scholarship collected in Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies takes Crowley’s notion of theory as an invitation to develop new avenues for believing and acting. By reinventing the understanding of theory and its role in the field, this collection makes an important contribution to scholarship in rhetorical studies and writing studies. It will be valuable to scholars, teachers, and students interested in diverse theoretical directions in rhetoric and writing studies as well as in race, gender, and disability theories, religious rhetorics, digital rhetoric, and the history of rhetoric. Publication supported in part by the Texas Tech University Humanities Center. Contributors: Jason Barrett-Fox, Geoffrey Clegg, Kirsti Cole, Joshua Daniel-Wariya, Diane Davis, Rebecca Disrud, Bre Garrett, Catherine C. Gouge, Debra Hawhee, Matthew Heard, Joshua C. Hilst, David G. Holmes, Bruce Horner, William B. Lalicker, Jennifer Lin LeMesurier, James C. McDonald, Timothy Oleksiak, Dawn Penich-Thacker, J. Blake Scott, Victor J. Vitanza, Susan Wyche

A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators 2e

“Rhetorical Situations and Their Constituents.” Rhetoric Review 15 (1997): 264–79. Print. ... Gaining Ground in College Writing: Tales of Development and Interpretation. ... Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work. Ed. Gary Olson.

Author: Rita Malenczyk

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602358492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

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A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators (2nd Edition) presents the major issues and questions in the field of writing program administration. The collection provides aspiring, new, and seasoned WPAs with the theoretical lenses, terminologies, historical contexts, and research they need to understand the nature, history, and complexities of their intellectual and administrative work.

Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism

Demonstrating the centrality of this issue within the field, in 2002 a book titled Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work was dedicated to showcasing the variety of intellectual work being done in the field.

Author: Kelly Bradbury

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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In Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism, Kelly Susan Bradbury challenges the image of the lazy, media-obsessed American by examining and reimagining widespread conceptions of American intellectualism that assume intellectual activity is situated solely in elite institutions of higher education.

The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

Rhetoric and composition as a coherent intellectual discipline: A meditation. In G. Olson (Ed.), Rhetoric and composition as intellectual work (pp. 12–22). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Trimbur, J., Bullock, R., ...

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc

ISBN: 9781412909501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

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The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.

The Function of Theory in Composition Studies

Olson , Gary A. " Jane Tompkins and the Politics of Writing , Scholarship , and Pedagogy . " JAC 15 ( 1995 ) : 1-17 . " The Death of Composition as an Intellectual Discipline . " Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work .

Author: Raul Sanchez

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791464784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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Offers an extended critique of key assumptions in composition theory and a now paradigm for thinking about writing in an increasingly globalized and textualized world.

Over Ten Million Served

I was affectively linked to the service of rhetoric and composition. Service, Administration, and Intellectual Work As my narrative suggests, service and administrative work are closely allied with and for rhetoric and composition ...

Author: Michelle A. Massé

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438432045

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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First book on gender and academic service.

The Rhetoric of Intellectual Property

Scholarship in rhetoric and composition on intellectual propertyissues duringthepast 15years orsohas focused on severallines ... efficiently archive and access thebulkof artistic and intellectual work created sincethedawn of humanity.

Author: Jessica Reyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135160555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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In recent years we have witnessed a rising tension between the open architecture of the Internet and legal restrictions for online activities. The impact of digital recording technologies and distributed file sharing systems has forever changed the expectations of everyday users with regard to digital information. At the same time, however, U.S. Copyright Law has shown a decided trend toward more restrictions over what we are able to do with digital materials. As a result, a gap has emerged between the reality of copyright law and the social reality of our everyday activities. Through an analysis of the competing rhetorical frameworks about copyright regulation in a digital age, this book shows how the stories told by active parties in the debate shape our cultural understanding of what is and is not acceptable in the use of copyrighted works on digital networks. Reyman posits recent legal developments as sites of conflict between competing value systems in our culture: one of control, relying heavily on comparisons of intellectual property to physical property, and emphasizing ownership, theft, and piracy, and the other a value of community, implementing new concepts such as that of an intellectual "commons," and emphasizing exchange, collaboration, and responsibility to a public good.