ERIC Number: EJ944339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
On Not "Making It in Composition"
Composition Studies, v39 n1 p63-72 Spr 2011
That a successful professional life in Rhetoric and Composition depends on a PhD, a tenure line, and an extensive publication record is complicated by the demands that family makes on a professional life. The notion of "making it" in Rhetoric and Composition can also complicate how the field judges the contributions of its participants and the variety of paths to success they take. The essay troubles the concept of "making it" by exploring how a "fatherhood," which looks in many ways like "motherhood," affects the way a practitioner who earns a PhD mid-career finds the authority to speak as a scholar, writer, and parent.
Descriptors: Rhetoric, College Faculty, Writing (Composition), Doctoral Degrees, Writing Instruction, Personal Narratives, Authors, Parents
University of Winnipeg. Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada. Tel: 204-786-9001; Fax: 204-774-4134; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.compositionstudies.uwinnipeg.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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