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ERIC Number: EJ1151292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
The Perennial Question--"What Do We Want from Public Writing?": A Conversation with Susan Wells
Minnix, Christopher
Composition Forum, v36 Sum 2017
In this interview, Susan Wells discusses the teaching of public writing and the work of public rhetoric as they respond to both shifting and recurring political and social contexts. Drawing on insights from her extensive and current work on public rhetoric, including her foundational essay "Rogue Cops and Health Care: What Do We Want from Public Writing?," Wells discusses the possibilities public writing instruction holds for cultivating students' public agency, while also exploring the boundaries between what can and cannot be accomplished in the public writing classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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