Writing to the World

Letters and the Origins of Modern Print Genres

Author: Rachael Scarborough King

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421425483

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Ultimately, Writing to the World is a sophisticated look at the intersection of print and the public sphere.

Writing to Change the World

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440679460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Writing to Change the World

Anna Seghers, Authorship, and International Solidarity in the Twentieth Century

Author: Marike Janzen

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 164014014X


Page: 178

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This book begins to recover the global history of solidarity as a principle of authorship, taking Anna Seghers (1900-1983) as an exemplar and reading her alongside prominent contemporaries: Brecht, Carpentier, and Spivak.

Writing in the Real World

Making the Transition from School to Work

Author: Anne Beaufort

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807739006

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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How can we prepare the work-force of tomorrow for the increasing writing demands of the Information Age? Anne Beaufort provides a multidimensional response to this critical question. Offering a vital view of the developmental process entailed in attaining writing fluency in school and beyond, and the conditions that contribute to acquiring such expertise, Beaufort illuminates what it takes to foster the versatility writers must possess in the workplace of the twenty-first century.

Writing for the World of Work

Author: Brenda Robinson,Harley Robinson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466913126

Category: Education

Page: 61

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Writing for the world of work is a communication skill not a writing skill. Writing at work today is our way of communicating – we email more than we converse. Our writing now "speaks" for us. Technology has not changed the need for effective writing skills at work. Indeed, there may actually be an increased demand for good writers as we embrace the world of emails, electronic reporting, instant messaging and .........

Writing in the Works, 2016 MLA Update

Author: Susan Blau,Kathryn Burak

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337281034

Category: Education

Page: 688

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In this fourth edition of WRITING IN THE WORKS, the authors have maintained their dual focus on writing as both an academic and practical tool. At the same time, they have updated the content and the spirit of the book for the contemporary writing environment. Students learn to write for the digital world—where visual and verbal messages are inseparable—and do so by exploring serious ideas that will engage a real-world audience. Throughout the book, and in three new chapters, the authors emphasize the skills of synthesizing, defining, and evaluating—skills central to the development of good academic writing and good real-world writing. Students are encouraged to take chances, think big thoughts, and practice skills which will prepare them to ride the global communications wave as more confident, capable writers. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Women's Writing on the First World War

Author: Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature Agnes Cardinal,Agnes Cardinal,Dorothy Goldman,Judith Hattaway,Lecturer Judith Hattaway,Deputy Director School of Continuing Education Dorothy Goldman,Lecturer in Comparative Literary Studies Agn S Cardinal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198122807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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The First World War inspired a huge outpouring of writing, including many classic accounts of the horrors of the trenches, written by men. What has been less visible until now is the Wars impact upon women writers, whose experience was often very different from that of their male counterparts.This anthology brings together women's writing from across the world, covering every genre of writing about the War from the period 1914 to 1930. Letters, diary entries, reportage, and essays, as well as polemical texts in favour of, or in opposition to, the hostilities, offer an interestingcounterpoint to the novels and short stories through which women sought to encompass the extremes of wartime life as they saw it. This anthology demonstrates how the Great War acted as a catalyst for women writers, enabling them to find a public voice and to assert their own attitude to social andmoral issues.

Sincerely, YOU

Letter-Writing to Change the World

Author: Savannah Maddison

Publisher: Rodale Kids

ISBN: 9781984893710

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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An inspirational guide from Savannah Maddison, the seventeen-year-old founder of Savannah's Soldiers, that tells her story and empowers kids to "bridge the gap" through writing to anyone in need of love and support. Sincerely, YOU is a stirring yet accessible guidebook for tweens and teens looking to remain connected to troops overseas or to any loved ones who can't be by their sides. Inspired by her personal experiences with deployment, author and teenaged singer-songwriter Savannah Maddison shares her journey to creating Savannah's Soldiers, a school-based letter-writing foundation, while offering real-world advice and prompts that encourage readers to write letters to anyone in their lives who might need support. Written in Savannah's authentic and accessible voice, this guide is a celebration of the inspirational, empowering, and creative art of letter-writing--designed to inspire connection, correspondence, creativity, and conversation.

Reading the World

Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

Author: Mary Franklin-Brown

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226260682

Category: History

Page: 446

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The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, or imago mundi—the term encyclopedia was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century—these texts were organized in such a way that a reader could easily locate a collection of authoritative statements on any given topic. Because they reproduced, rather than simply summarized, parts of prior texts, these compilations became libraries in miniature. In this groundbreaking study, Mary Franklin-Brown examines writings in Latin, Catalan, and French that are connected to the encyclopedic movement: Vincent of Beauvais’s Speculum maius; Ramon Llull’s Libre de meravelles, Arbor scientiae, and Arbre de filosofia d’amor; and Jean de Meun’s continuation of the Roman de la Rose. Franklin-Brown analyzes the order of knowledge in these challenging texts, describing the wide-ranging interests, the textual practices—including commentary, compilation, and organization—and the diverse discourses that they absorb from preexisting classical, patristic, and medieval writing. She also demonstrates how these encyclopedias, like libraries, became “heterotopias” of knowledge—spaces where many possible ways of knowing are juxtaposed. But Franklin-Brown’s study will not appeal only to historians: she argues that a revised understanding of late medievalism makes it possible to discern a close connection between scholasticism and contemporary imaginative literature. She shows how encyclopedists employed the same practices of figuration, narrative, and citation as poets and romanciers, while much of the difficulty of the imaginative writing of this period derives from a juxtaposition of heterogeneous discourses inspired by encyclopedias. With rich and innovative readings of texts both familiar and neglected, Reading the World reveals how the study of encyclopedism can illuminate both the intellectual work and the imaginative writing of the scholastic age.