An Introduction to Composition Studies

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorErika Lindemann, Gary Tate

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Nine commissioned essays introduce the non-specialist to the rapidly evolving field of composition studies, discussing the nature of the field, the relationship between composition and rhetoric and between theory and practice, the history of the discipline, its bibliogrphic sources andproblems, its methods of research, teaching writing, and the politics of the profession. A concluding personal essay describes a life in the profession. Written by prominent authorities, these essays describe current developments in the field, outline the major issues, and suggest needed research.Most essays provide a brief bibliography of further readings. This important book gives students and teachers an invaluable overview of composition studies, a vital field of English and literacy education.

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Nine commissioned essays introduce the non-specialist to the rapidly evolving field of composition studies, discussing the nature of the field, the relationship between composition and rhetoric and between theory and practice, the history of the discipline, its bibliogrphic sources andproblems, its methods of research, teaching writing...

Erika Lindemann is at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Gary Tate is at Texas Christian University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195063635

ISBN - 13:9780195063639

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Table of Contents

Andrea A. Lunsford: The Nature of Composition StudiesJohn T. Gage: On "Rhetoric" and "Composition"Charles I. Schuster: Theory and PracticeRobert J. Connors: Writing the History of Our DisciplinePatrick Scott: Bibliographical Resources and ProblemsLillian Bridwell-Bowles: Research in Composition: Issues and MethodsLisa Ede: Teaching WritingJames F. Slevin: The Politics of the ProfessionCharles Moran: A Life in the ProfessionIndex

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"A valuable introductory text for beginning graduate students."--Catherine Peaden, Illinois State University