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ERIC Number: EJ1008730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Emerging Voices: Unpredictable Encounters--Religious Discourse, Sexuality, and the Free Exercise of Rhetoric
Geiger, T. J., II
College English, v75 n3 p248-269 Jan 2013
In this essay, I develop a pedagogical stance called the "free exercise of rhetoric" as a way to approach teaching and student writing at the intersection of LGBT and religious discourses. Through this stance, I work with students' personal commitments and build their rhetorical competence using a process that involves encountering uncommon arguments, valuing misreading, and embracing unpredictability. I suggest the free exercise of rhetoric as a pedagogical option for taking religion seriously as a topic and identity in writing classrooms, but one that does not start from students' personal experience with religion. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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