ERIC Number: EJ846366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
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Composition's Eye/Orpheus's Gaze/Cobain's "Journals"
Composition Studies, v33 n1 p11-30 Spr 2005
Kurt Cobain's "Journals," in the expressive quality of their form and content, cause one to wonder just why the journal has fallen out of fashion in contemporary composition. Certainly, earlier compositionists in our field saw the journal as a crucial tool for learning to write. And critical theorists (e.g., Maurice Blanchot) find the journal significant in helping create a literary space for the writer. In this article, I address this issue, looking at Cobain and other journal-writers (Joseph Cornell and a couple of my students) to give us pause as regards the daybook's elision from our curriculum.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, College Instruction, College Curriculum, Journal Writing, Student Journals, Critical Theory, Writing (Composition), Literary Genres
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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