Singular Texts plural Authors

"Why write together?" the authors ask. They answer that question here, in the first book to combine theoretical and historical explorations with actual research on collaborative and group writing.

Author: Lisa S. Ede

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809317931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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"Why write together?" the authors ask. They answer that question here, in the first book to combine theoretical and historical explorations with actual research on collaborative and group writing. Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford challenge the assumption that writing is a solitary act. That challenge is grounded in their own personal experience as long-term collaborators and in their extensive research, including a three-stage study of collaborative writing supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. The authors urge a fundamental change in our institutions to accommodate collaboration by radically resituating power in the classroom and by instituting rewards for collaborative work that equal rewards for single-authored work. They conclude with the injunction: "Today and in the twenty-first century, our data suggest, writers must be able to work together. They must, in short, be able to collaborate."

Writing Together

Five new pieces written especially for this collection reflect on thirty years of co-authorship while looking forward to the changing face of writing and collaboration in the age of participatory media.

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 0312601786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 576


Friends since graduate school, Andrea A. Lunsford and Lisa Ede have spent much of their careers writing together. Along the way, they have laid important theoretical groundwork for plural authorship in the humanities. Writing Together features their ground-breaking scholarship on collaboration, audience, rhetorics and feminisms, and writing centers. Five new pieces written especially for this collection reflect on thirty years of co-authorship while looking forward to the changing face of writing and collaboration in the age of participatory media.

My Word

2002. “In Praise of Hucksters.” March 16, 362, no. 8264:40. Ede, Lisa, and
Andrea Lunsford. 1990. Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on
Collaborative Writing. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. 2004.

Author: Susan D. Blum

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801458408

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 354


"Classroom Cheats Turn to Computers." "Student Essays on Internet Offer Challenge to Teachers." "Faking the Grade." Headlines such as these have been blaring the alarming news of an epidemic of plagiarism and cheating in American colleges: more than 75 percent of students admit to having cheated; 68 percent admit to cutting and pasting material from the Internet without citation. Professors are reminded almost daily that many of today's college students operate under an entirely new set of assumptions about originality and ethics. Practices that even a decade ago would have been regarded almost universally as academically dishonest are now commonplace. Is this development an indication of dramatic shifts in education and the larger culture? In a book that dismisses hand-wringing in favor of a rich account of how students actually think and act, Susan D. Blum discovers two cultures that exist, often uneasily, side by side in the classroom. Relying extensively on interviews conducted by students with students, My Word! presents the voices of today's young adults as they muse about their daily activities, their challenges, and the meanings of their college lives. Outcomes-based secondary education, the steeply rising cost of college tuition, and an economic climate in which higher education is valued for its effect on future earnings above all else: These factors each have a role to play in explaining why students might pursue good grades by any means necessary. These incentives have arisen in the same era as easily accessible ways to cheat electronically and with almost intolerable pressures that result in many students being diagnosed as clinically depressed during their transition from childhood to adulthood. However, Blum suggests, the real problem of academic dishonesty arises primarily from a lack of communication between two distinct cultures within the university setting. On one hand, professors and administrators regard plagiarism as a serious academic crime, an ethical transgression, even a sin against an ethos of individualism and originality. Students, on the other hand, revel in sharing, in multiplicity, in accomplishment at any cost. Although this book is unlikely to reassure readers who hope that increasing rates of plagiarism can be reversed with strongly worded warnings on the first day of class, My Word! opens a dialogue between professors and their students that may lead to true mutual comprehension and serve as the basis for an alignment between student practices and their professors' expectations.

Literary Couplings

... not on collaborative authorship. 29. Carpenter quote cited by Ede and Lunsford
, Singular Texts/ Plural Authors, 93; Ede and Lunsford, Singular Texts/ Plural
Authors, 14. 30. Koestenbaum is interested in the "double signature" (Double
Talk, ...

Author: Marjorie Stone

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299217647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 373

View: 968


This innovative collection challenges the traditional focus on solitary genius by examining the rich diversity of literary couplings and collaborations from the early modern to the postmodern period. Literary Couplings explores some of the best-known literary partnerships—from the Sidneys to Boswell and Johnson to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes—and also includes lesser-known collaborators such as Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland. The essays place famous authors such as Samuel Coleridge, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats in new contexts; reassess overlooked members of writing partnerships; and throw new light on texts that have been marginalized due to their collaborative nature. By integrating historical studies with authorship theory, Literary Couplings goes beyond static notions of the writing "couple" to explore literary couplings created by readers, critics, historians, and publishers as well as by writers themselves, thus expanding our understanding of authorship.

Authorship Contested

Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author Amy E. Robillard, Ron
Fortune ... Scholars in rhetoric and composition, most notably Andrea Lunsford
and Lisa Ede in Singular Texts/Plural Authors, have written extensively about the

Author: Amy E. Robillard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317433194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 895


This volume explores a dimension of authorship not given its due in the critical discourse to this point—authorship contested. Much of the existing critical literature begins with a text and the proposition that the text has an author. The debates move from here to questions about who the author is, whether or not the author’s identity is even relevant, and what relationship she or he does and does not have to the text. The authors contributing to this collection, however, ask about circumstances surrounding efforts to prevent authors from even being allowed to have these questions asked of them, from even being identified as authors. They ask about the political, cultural, economic and social circumstances that motivate a prospective audience to resist an author’s efforts to have a text published, read, and discussed. Particularly noteworthy is the range of everyday rhetorical situations in which contesting authorship occurs—from the production of a corporate document to the publication of fan fiction. Each chapter also focuses on particular instances in which authorship has been contested, demonstrating how theories about various forms of contested authorship play out in a range of events, from the complex issues surrounding peer review to authorship in the age of intelligent machines.

The Academic Writer

Abundant student models, advice on writing in the disciplines, and attention to visuals and design make this text a perfect introduction to college writing -- at a great price.

Author: Lisa Ede

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312603199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 211


Written in Lisa Ede's accessible, supportive style, The Academic Writer is an affordable, brief guide to the essentials of academic writing and research. By framing writing situations in terms of the writer, reader, text, and medium, the text helps students think rhetorically and make effective choices as they write. Abundant student models, advice on writing in the disciplines, and attention to visuals and design make this text a perfect introduction to college writing -- at a great price.

Collaborative Writing in Composition Studies

Scenario Two : Singular Texts / Plural Authors The story of Andrea Lunsford and
Lisa Ede ' s professional writing collaboration has become canonical in the field
of Composition Studies . In fact , their groundbreaking research on collaboration

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 0155069683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

View: 227


This text explores the topic of collaborative writing in composition and is part of THE WADSWORTH SERIES IN COMPOSITION STUDIES, a new series for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in Composition, is designed to contextualize the theory, history, and practice of the field within the particular subjects of study and practice that are unique to specialists in the discipline. Each book in the SERIES will introduce the discipline by examining one particular kind of work in which composition specialists engage: administration, teaching first-year composition, writing as it is taught across campus, and so forth. Although each contribution to the series will provide practical information, it will also present to students the related theoretical underpinnings of this practice, contextualizing the practice in the discipline using terminology and historical explanations that beginning students in the field need and can understand.

The Academic Writer A Brief Guide

Much has changed since the first edition of Lisa Ede’s Work in Progress; students need more rigorous help working with sources, creating effective arguments, and addressing the greater demands of academic writing in a digital age.

Author: Lisa Ede

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 9780312591205

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 619


Much has changed since the first edition of Lisa Ede’s Work in Progress; students need more rigorous help working with sources, creating effective arguments, and addressing the greater demands of academic writing in a digital age. Refocused on the kinds of academic writing students do now, The Academic Writer is a radical revision of Work in Progress. Written in Lisa Ede’s accessible, supportive style, The Academic Writer gives students easy-to-use guidelines to make effective choices at each stage of the writing process.

Twentieth century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

WRITING AS COLLABORATION Lunsford is best known for challenging the
romantic notion of the author that has been ... Their work culminated in a major
study of collaborative writing , Singular Texts / Plural Authors , published in 1990 .

Author: Michael G. Moran

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028493968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

View: 957


Much work has been done on rhetoric and rhetorical theory in the 20th century, with scientists discussing the rhetoric of the scientific method and philosophers debating the rhetoric of the metaphysical tradition. This reference summarizes major trends in rhetoric during the last hundred years. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on 40 20th- century rhetoricians, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Edward P. J. Corbett, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Walter J. Ong, and I. A. Richards. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, an analysis of the figure's rhetorical theory, and a bibliography of primary and secondary works. The volume concludes with extensive bibliographical material.


The text of the Dalkey Archive Nightwood reflects Plumb ' s argument that
Coleman ' s editorial input represents a “ genuine collaboration ... See their co -
authored Singular Texts / Plural Authors ( Carbondale : Southern Illinois UP ,
1991 ) .

Author: W. Speed Hill


ISBN: 0472111949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 351

View: 421


TEXT 13continues to bring an international perspective on textual theory and practice to this scholarly journal. The contributions of Dutch scholars Annemarie Kets-Vree and H. T. M. van Vliet join Klaus Hurlebusch's essay in encouraging a more global approach to scholarly editing. Other highlights of this volume include: "Evidence for an Authorial Sequence in Donne's Elegies" by Gary A. Stringer, "Reading FinnegansWake Genetically" by Sam Slote, and "No Marriage in Heaven: Editorial Resurrection in Djuna Barnes's Nightwood" by Catherine Hollis. Review essays and book reviews in this volume examine James Grier's The Critical Editing of Music: History, Method, and Practice and recent textual scholarship on the work of William Wordsworth, Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, and Mary Shelley, among others.

Hyper text theory

... I'icriture hypertextuelle, and the notes of feminist collaborative authorship
proposed by Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford in Singular Texts/Plural Authors:
Perspectives on Collaborative Writing (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University
Press, ...

Author: George P. Landow

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

ISBN: UOM:39015049728796

Category: Computers

Page: 377

View: 310


In his widely acclaimed book Hypertext George P. Landow described a radically new information technology and its relationship to the work of such literary theorists as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes. Now Landow has brought together a distinguished group of authorities to explore more fully the implications of hypertextual reading for contemporary literary theory. Among the contributors, Charles Ess uses the work of Jurgen Habermas and the Frankfurt School to examine hypertext's potential for true democratization. Stuart Moulthrop turns to Deleuze and Guattari as a point of departure for a study of the relation of hypertext and political power. Espen Aarseth places hypertext within a framework created by other forms of electronic textuality. David Kolb explores what hypertext implies for philosophy and philosophical discourse. Jane Yellowlees Douglas, Gunnar Liestol, and Mireille Rosello use contemporary theory to come to terms with hypertext narrative. Terrence Harpold investigates the hypertextual fiction of Michael Joyce. Drawing on Derrida, Lacan, and Wittgenstein, Gregory Ulmer offers an example of the new form of writing hypertextuality demands.

A Community Text Arises

A Literate Text and a Literacy Tradition in African-American Churches Beverly J.
Moss. Bloome, D., & Bailey ... Literacy as involvement: The acts of writers,
readers, and texts. ... Singular texts/plural authors: Perspectives on collaborative

Author: Beverly J. Moss

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106016640796

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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A Community Text Arises emerges from an ethnographic study of literacy in three African-American churches. These data illuminate the ways that the primary model of a literate text is shaped and used in African-American churches. Chapter 1 examines how the African-American church has operated as a community within the larger African-American communities. Chapter 2 introduces, through ethnographic descriptions, the churches that the authors studies and Chapter 3 highlights the features of the major literacy event and text in African-American churches - the sermon. Through close analysis of individual sermons the author illustrates how the sermon functions as a community text. Chapter 4 focuses solely on the sermons of one minister to highlight rhetorical strategies that are used to create and main community identity. The analysis in chapters 3 and 4 provides a view of a text that calls into question traditionally held notions of text inside and outside the community. Therefore, chapter 5 deals with the implications of this study for how text is defined and the relation between oral and written texts.

Pluralizing Plagiarism

Why Write . . . Together ? ” Rhetoric Review , 1 : 150 – 157 . Ede , Lisa and
Andrea Lunsford . 1990 . Singular Texts / Plural Authors : Perspectives on
Collaborative Writing . Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press . Edwards ,
Suzanne .

Author: Rebecca Moore Howard

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131790391

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 841


The recent cases of Doris Kearns Goodwin and Kaavya Viswanathan demonstrate that plagiarism is a hot-button issue. It is also pervasive, occurring in universities, four-year colleges, community colleges, and secondary schools. In graduate programs, international classrooms, and multicultural classrooms. In writing centers and writing-across-the-curriculum programs. In scholarly publications and the popular media. How do we understand a literacy practice that is simultaneously so abhorred and so present in the lives of both beginning and advanced writers, students, and Pulitzer Prize winners? Pluralizing Plagiarism offers multiple answers to this question - answers that insist on taking into account the rhetorical situations in which plagiarism occurs. While most scholarly publications on plagiarism mirror mass media's attempts to reduce the issue to simple black-and-white statements, the contributors to Pluralizing Plagiarism recognize that it takes place not in universalized realms of good and bad, but in specific contexts in which students' cultural backgrounds often play a role. Teachers concerned about plagiarism can best address the issue in the classroom - especially the first-year composition classroom - as part of writing pedagogy and not just as a matter for punishment and prohibition. Pluralizing Plagiarism opens a productive dialogue about what is at stake in plagiarism - one that approaches the topic with students rather than for or about them. Leading the way toward curricular reform, its contributors take student work seriously and, therefore, encourage teachers to take student writing and learning seriously.

English Journal

... the romantic notion of the single , original author expressing his innermost
feelings through art , and the capitalist notion of private property . ... intellectual
property is Andrea Lunsford and Lisa Ede ' s Singular Texts / Plural Authors (
1990 ) .



ISBN: UOM:39015069091976

Category: English language


View: 738


Writing on the Edge

In fact , the year before Stewart's volume appeared , we published Singular Texts
/ Plural Authors , a study of collaboration , which we found was often viewed as a
suspicious if not criminal form of writerly activity , both for the issues it raises ...



ISBN: UCLA:L0083620229

Category: English language


View: 788


Ethics and Representation in Qualitative Studies of Literacy

The outcome of these actions suggests ways in which authors may extend their
collaborative networks to support their text production and inventional processes
and to assist them ... For example , in their book , Singular Texts / Plural Authors ...

Author: Peter Mortensen

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106017184638

Category: Education

Page: 317

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Reflecting on the practice of qualitative literacy research, this book presents 14 essays that address the most pressing questions faced by qualitative researchers today: how to represent others and themselves in research narratives; how to address ethical dilemmas in research-participant relations; and how to deal with various rhetorical, institutional, and historical constraints on research. After a foreword ("Considering Research Methods in Composition and Rhetoric" by Andrea A. Lunsford and others) and an introduction ("Reflections on Methodology in Literacy Studies" by the editors), essays in the book are (1) "Seduction and Betrayal in Qualitative Research" (Thomas Newkirk); (2) "Still-Life: Representations and Silences in the Participant-Observer Role" (Brenda Jo Brueggemann); (3) "Dealing with the Data: Ethical Issues in Case Study Research" (Cheri L. Williams); (4) "'Everything's Negotiable': Collaboration and Conflict in Composition Research" (Russel K. Durst and Sherry Cook Stanforth); (5) "Dilemmas of Fidelity: Qualitative Research in the Classroom" (Helen Dale); (6) "Ethnography and the Problem of the 'Other'" (Patricia A. Sullivan); (7) "Turning in upon Ourselves: Positionality, Subjectivity, and Reflexivity in Case Study and Ethnographic Research" (Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater); (8) "Constructing Voices in Writing Research: Developing Participatory Approaches to Situated Inquiry" (Ann M. Blakeslee and others); (9) "A Text for Many Voices: Representing Diversity in Reports of Naturalistic Research" (Lucille Parkinson McCarthy and Stephen M. Fishman); (10) "Culture on the Page: Experience, Rhetoric, and Aesthetics in Ethnographic Writing" (Bonnie S. Sunstein); (11) "Engendering Ethnography: Insights from the Feminist Critique of Postmodern Anthropology" (Roxanne D. Mountford); (12) "Writing, Rap, and Representation: Problematic Links between Texts and Experience" (Jabari Mahiri); (13) "Social and Institutional Power Relationships in Studies of Workplace Writing" (Jennie Dautermann); and (14) "Ethics, Institutional Review Boards, and the Involvement of Human Participants in Composition Research" (Paul V. Anderson). An afterword ("Ethics and Representation in Teacher Research" by Ruth E. Ray) is attached. Each chapter contains references. (RS)

The Allyn Bacon Sourcebook for College Writing Teachers

Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford The concepts of author and authorship , so
radically destabilized in contemporary ... Both fields , she continues , have shifted
attention from " extracting truth from autonomous texts " to understanding the ...
The Pedagogy of Collaboration " from Singular Texts , Plural Authors :
Perspectives on Collaborative Writing , © 1990 Board of Trustees of Southern
Illinois University .

Author: James C. McDonald

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0205175058

Category: English language

Page: 408

View: 113


Designed for college writing teachers who are faced with teaching composition for the first time or re-examining their teaching goals and methods, "The Allyn & Bacon Sourcebook for College Writing Teachers" is a collection of writings on important theories and pedagogies in composition studies. The selections discuss a range of theories and approaches to teaching writing and present readers with a number of options for instruction rather than a single way to teach. Written by some of today's foremost scholars and teachers, the articles range from discussing how to integrate critical thinking and reading into writing instruction to methods for responding to and evaluating student writing to dealing with grammar and editing. For those who teach writing.