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ERIC Number: ED361692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 10
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Metaphors for Creating a Department of Writing.
Rose, Shirley K.
At present, the composition program at San Diego State is located in two departments. The Academic Skills Center offers pre-baccalaureate courses for basic writers and developmental ESL writers. The Department of English and Comparative Literature offers most of the required general education two-semester sequence, advanced composition courses, and a M.A. in English with a rhetoric specialization. Six faculty from Academic Skills and English have proposed a restructuring which would eliminate the current Academic Skills Center and place its faculty and curriculum in a new Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies along with the general education composition, advanced composition, and graduate rhetoric curriculum and faculty now in English. Memoranda written by English and Comparative Literature faculty who opposed the restructuring can be grouped into three categories: metaphors of emotional loss or deprivation, metaphors of diminishment, and metaphors of violence and brutalization. As the restructuring proceeds, metaphors of reconciliation might be substituted for metaphors of emotional loss, metaphors of mutual gain for metaphors of material loss, and metaphors of healing for metaphors of physical loss. (SAM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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