Author: Victor Villanueva
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
Category: Literary Criticism
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This revised and updated resource contains a total of 43 essays that serve to initiate graduate students and more experienced teachers into the theories that inform composition studies. Under Section One--The Givens in Our Conversations: The Writing Process--are these essays: "Teach Writing as a Process Not Product" (Donald M. Murray); "Writing as a Mode of Learning" (Janet Emig); "The Composing Processes of Unskilled College Writers" (Sondra Perl); "Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers" (Nancy Sommers); "The Writer's Audience Is Always a Fiction" (Walter J. Ong); "Audience Addressed/Audience Invoked: The Role of Audience in Composition Theory and Pedagogy" (Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford); "Post-Process 'Pedagogy': A Philosophical Exercise" (Lee-Ann M. Kastman Breuch). Under Section Two--Talking in Terms of Discourse: What It Is; How It's Taught--are these essays: "Basic Aims of Discourse" (James L. Kinneavy); "An Ontological Basis for a Modern Theory of the Composing Process" (Frank J. D'Angelo); "Spectator Role and the Beginnings of Writing" (James Britton); "A Discourse-Centered Rhetoric of the Paragraph" (Paul C. Rodgers, Jr.); "Frequency and Placement of Topic Sentences in Expository Prose" (Richard Braddock); "Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar" (Patrick Hartwell); "Coherence, Cohesion, and Writing Quality" (Stephen P. Witte and Lester Faigley); "Contemporary Composition: The Major Pedagogical Theories" (James A. Berlin). Under Section Three--Scientific Talk: Developmental Schemes--are these essays: "A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing" (Linda Flower and John R. Hayes); "Cognitive Development and the Basic Writer" (Andrea A. Lunsford); "Diving In: An Introduction to Basic Writing" (Mina P. Shaughnessy); "William Perry and Liberal Education" (Patricia Bizzell); "Is Teaching Still Possible? Writing, Meaning, and Higher Order Reasoning" (Ann E. Berthoff); "Narrowing the Mind and Page: Remedial Writers and Cognitive Reductionism" (Mike Rose); "Cognition, Convention, and Certainty: What We Need to Know about Writing" (Patricia Bizzell). Under Section Four--Talking about Writing in Society--are these essays: "Collaborative Learning and the 'Conversation of Mankind'" (Kenneth A. Bruffee); "Reality, Consensus, and Reform in the Rhetoric of Composition Teaching" (Greg Myers); "Consensus and Difference in Collaborative Learning" (John Trimbur); "'Contact Zones' and English Studies" (Patricia Bizzell); "Professing Multiculturalism: The Politics of Style in the Contact Zone" (Min-Zhan Lu). Under Section Five--Talking about Selves and Schools: On Voice, Voices, and Other Voices--are these essays: "Democracy, Pedagogy, and the Personal Essay" (Joel Haefner); "Beyond the Personal: Theorizing a Politics of Location in Composition Research" (Gesa E. Kirsch and Joy S. Ritchie); "Language of Exclusion: Writing Instruction at the University" (Mike Rose); "Composing as a Woman" (Elizabeth A. Flynn); "Feminism in Composition: Inclusion, Metonymy, and Disruption" (Joy Ritchie and Kathleen Boardman); "When the First Voice You Hear Is Not Your Own" (Jacqueline Jones Royster); "Inventing the University" (David Bartholomae); "Arts of Complicity: Pragmatism and the Culture of Schooling" (Richard E. Miller); "On the Subjects of Class and Gender in 'The Literacy Letters'" (Linda Brodkey); "Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing" (Maxine Hairston). Under Section Six--Continuing the Conversation--are these essays: "Rhetoric and Ideology in the Writing Class" (James Berlin); "Cognition, Context, and Theory Building" (Linda Flower); "Composition Studies and ESL Writing: A Disciplinary Division of Labor" (Paul Kei Matsuda); "Distant Voices: Teaching and Writing in a Culture of Technology" (Chris M. Anson); "The Public Intellectual, Service Learning, and Activist Research" (Ellen Cushman); and "On the Rhetoric and Precedents of Racism" (Victor Villanueva). Contains a 77-item resource list. (NKA).