ERIC Number: ED345245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking with and through Women: New Narratives about Teaching and Writing.
Calderonello, Alice; Karle, Deepika
Pieces of three narratives, related through dramatic readings, recount the experiences of three women who teach and write in the field of rhetoric and composition. One directs a freshman writing program, one is a full-time composition instructor, and one is an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition. Each is employed within the English department of a mid-sized state university. Each of the women was asked why she chose to teach writing and how connected she felt with other women in the field. The three women expressed belief in the importance of their work, but varied over their connections to other women in the writing profession. The three discussed whether they felt that their labor was valued, and whether they felt optimism for their future careers. They also talked about the special problems and rewards for women within rhetoric and composition and whether working in the field should be a goal for women. Each found real benefits and opportunities in rhetoric and composition. (SG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Professional Concerns
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (43rd, Cincinnati, OH, March 19-21, 1992).