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ERIC Number: ED370118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The Politics of Space in (Feminist) Composition Theory.
Formo, Dawn M.
The Romantic ivory-tower metaphor literally controls physical space in ways which undermine both composition's place on campuses and much of the pedagogy and theory it employs. Compositionists' academic office space tends to be located in the periphery campus buildings or in the basements of more geographically desirable buildings. Both the focus on writing "geniuses" and the gendered response to them may explain composition/rhetoric's physical position in the academy and the ongoing debate about the "feminization" of the field. Implementation of collaborative-process theory into the classroom resists the lofty, lonely voice that marks the Romantic writing ideology. Genius-focused and gendered Romantic ideology combined with the metaphors expressivist theory and pedagogy use to talk about what writing instructors do, keep the field in its place. (Seven notes are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A