ERIC Number: ED444176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Inventing a Discipline: Rhetoric Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Young.
Goggin, Maureen Daly, Ed.
Heeding the call of noted rhetoric scholar Richard E. Young to engage in serious, scholarly investigations of the assumptions that underlie established practices and habits about writing, the contributors to this critical volume study a diverse array of disciplinary issues, situate their work in a wide matrix of theoretical perspectives, and engage in multiple modes of inquiry and in multiple discourses. In section 1, the authors consider the history, present state, and potential future directions of the research, scholarship, and pedagogies of the field. Section 2 presents the theoretical, historical, and empirical investigations of particular kinds of rhetorical theories and practices. Section 3 offers discussions of specific writing programs and pedagogical approaches. After an introduction by Maureen Daly Goggin, essays in the book are: (1) "A Rhetoric for Literate Society: The Tension between Expanding Practices and Restricted Theories" (Charles Bazerman); (2) "Accounting for 'Well-Worn Grooves': Composition as a Self-Reinforcing Mechanism" (Maureen Daly Goggin and Steve Beatty); (3) "Cross-Disciplinarity in Rhetorical Scholarship?" (Janice M. Lauer); (4) "Shaping Sophisticates: Implications of the Rhetorical Turn for Rhetoric Education" (Joseph Petraglia); (5) "Rhetoric and the Ecology of the Noosphere" (Robert Inkster); (6) "The Modesty of Aristotle's 'Rhetoric'" (Eugene Garver); (7) "Classical Rhetoric in American Writing Textbooks, 1950-1965" (Karen Rossi Schnakenberg); (8) "Reinventing Memory and Delivery" (Winifred Bryan Horner); (9) "From Heuristic to Aleatory Procedures; Or, Toward 'Writing the Accident'" (Victor J. Vitanza); (10) "Bridging the Gap: Integrating Visual and Verbal Rhetoric" (Lee Odell and Karen McGrane); (11) "Inventing the American Research University: Nineteenth-Century American Science and the New Middle Class" (Danette Paul and Ann M. Blakeslee); (12) "Scientific Writing and Scientific Thinking: Writing the Scientific Habit of Mind" (Carol Berkenkotter); (13) "The Rhetoric of Social Action: College Mentors Inventing the Discipline" (Elenore Long); (14) "WAC, WHACK: You're an Expert--NOT!" (Sam Watson); (15) "Can Writing Be Taught? Being 'Explicit' in the Teaching and Learning of Writing across the Curriculum" (Stuart Greene and Rebecca Schoenike Nowacek); (16) "Notes on the Evolution of Network Support for Writing across the Curriculum" (Mike Palmquist); and (17) "Pedagogical Invention and Rhetorical Action in Writing across the Curriculum" (Jo-Ann M. Sipple, William L. Sipple, and J. Stanton Carson). (Each chapter contains references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Rhetorical Theory, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Research
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Foreword by Richard Leo Enos.