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ERIC Number: EJ960937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Aloneness and the Complicated Selves of Donald M. Murray
Stewart, Thomas J.
Composition Studies, v39 n2 p45-60 Fall 2011
This article examines Donald M. Murray's ideas about what he considered the essential solitude of all writing and what happens within that solitude. Murray, a pioneer of the process and modern expressivism movements in composition, identified a number of forces that he felt were at work within his mind whenever he wrote; this complicated aloneness strongly influenced his model of writing and his pedagogy. The author links Murray's aloneness both to the rhetorical self theorized by Jean Nienkamp and to postmodern ideas about self and identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire