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ERIC Number: EJ1120653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Multimodal Composing as Healing: Toward a New Model for Writing as Healing Courses
Molloy, Cathryn
Composition Studies, v44 n2 p134-152 Fall 2016
The course the author describes here, WRTC 426: Rhetorical "Ethos" and Personal Disclosures: Explorations in Trauma Writing and Writing as Healing, asks students to explore the "writing as healing" movement in English studies and beyond in order to evaluate the efficacy of claims that writing personal narratives can heal individual pain and lead to clearer writing, thinking, and living for individuals and for communities. Students also consider trauma writing as they move toward their own theories of written emotional disclosure in diverse settings. The course grounds explorations of these topics by engaging with contemporary theories of rhetorical "ethos" and by exploring recent, related publications in health and human sciences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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