Composition Studies As A Creative Art - Teaching, Writing, by Lynn Bloom

By Lynn Bloom

Twenty essays addressing the serious concerns fascinated by instructing writing. This paintings makes a speciality of the inventive dynamics that come up from the interrelation of writing, instructing writing, and methods of reading--and the scholarship and administrative concerns engendered via it.

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Composition Studies As A Creative Art - Teaching, Writing, Scholarship, Administration

Twenty essays addressing the severe matters focused on educating writing. This paintings makes a speciality of the inventive dynamics that come up from the interrelation of writing, educating writing, and methods of reading--and the scholarship and administrative matters engendered via it.

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I'm just going to let myself be surprised with the directions this class takes. Risky voyages can take you where you never thought of going. Safe voyages are limited. Dr. Bloom has decided on the risky voyage and I admire her courage for picking it. '' In becoming writers, the class was becoming a community of writers, as well. The depth of their investment in their own writing mirrored a receptivity to the work of their peers: "When [someone] reads a paper aloud, Page 23 intelligent and instructive discussion follows.

Yet in my heart I knew that my work, like my lifeor anyone's, for that matterwas beset by doubts, fallibility, and the random chance and error that can undermine the best of intentions as Page 9 well as of research. " To get published, authors had to play hardball according to guys' rules which, as Gesa Kirsch anatomizes in Women Writing (in) the Academy, are still operative in what for many remains the only game in town. I grew dissatisfied with this game. Like all rule-bound enterprises, the artificial certainty of the argument and the effacement of the author dehumanized a messy process and made it too tidy.

118 TEN Subverting the Academic Masterplot 130 PART III: Creative Scholarship and Publication in Composition Studies ELEVEN Coming of Age in the Field That Had No Name 143 TWELVE Anxious Writers in Context 158 THIRTEEN "I Write for Myself and Strangers": Private Diaries as Public Documents 171 FOURTEEN Making Essay Connections: Editing Readers for First-Year Writers 186 FIFTEEN The Importance of External Reviews in Composition Studies 198 PART IV: Writing Program Administration as a Creative Enterprise SIXTEEN I Want a Writing Director 209 SEVENTEEN Why I (Used to) Hate to Give Grades 212 EIGHTEEN Initiation Rites, Initiation Rights.

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