Composition Studies

Composition Studies is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, Fall

A Conversation with Gary Tate
On the occasion of the return of Composition Studies to Texas Christian University, where it was founded as Freshman English News by Gary Tate in 1972, the new editors, Ann George and Carrie Leverenz asked the founding editor to share his views on the...
An Uneasy Relationship: Feminist Composition and Peter Elbow
Feminist scholars in rhetoric and composition have been troubled in their attempts to wrestle women from the confines of traditional scholarship and to create a field that is free of oppressive qualities. The trouble often appears during the process...
Conflicts and Crises in the Composition Classroom-And What Instructors Can Do about Them
Conflicts and Crises in the Composition Classroom-and What Instructors Can Do About Them, edited by Dawn Skorczewski and Matthew Parfitt. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 2003. Reviewed by Joe Marshall Hardin, Northwestern State University of...
Editor's Note
With this issue of Composition Studies, the journal comes home to Texas Christian University, where it began as Freshman English News under the editorship of Gary Tate. As Tate tells it, he intended the newsletter to serve as a clearinghouse for ideas...
English 890: Studies in Composition and Rhetoric "Teaching Creative Writing: Theories and Practices"
COURSE DESCRIPTIONEnglish 890: Studies in Composition and Rhetoric is a seminar designed for graduate students in English at the University of South Carolina, a public research university with a population of approximately 25,000 students, about 8,500...
Kairos and the Subject of Expressive Discourse
In his important essay, "Kairos: A Neglected Concept," James Kinneavy asks, "What happens when kairos, that is, situational context, dominates a composition program?" (95). In order to pose an answer to this question Kinneavy then describes the epistemological,...
Moving a Mountain: Transforming the Role of Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education
Moving a Mountain: Transforming the Role of Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education, edited by Eileen E. Schell and Patricia Lambert Stock. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2001. Reviewed by Kristine Hansen, Brigham Young UniversityIt's clear...
Noise from the Writing Center
Noise front the Writing Center by Elizabeth H. Boquet. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2002.Reviewed by Kurt Bouman, Indiana University of PennsylvaniaI bought my first electric amplifier fifteen years ago, a little, silverface, Fender Champ, all tube-driven....
Punishment and Possibility: Representing Writing Centers, 1939-1970
There is perhaps no term more feared by those who work in and direct writing centers than remedial. After all, remedial teaching holds little cache among state legislators, who don't want to fund it; academic disciplines, who are reluctant to recognize...
Speaking the Fool's Rhetoric: A Woman's Critical Praxis for Power-Sharing in a Gendered Writing Classroom
THKORIZING A REVISED CRITICAL PRAXIS: A juGGLER'S ACTI count myself among the many women and people of eolor who struggle to achieve the goals of a critical pedagogy in their writing classrooms but who meet with enough student resistance that they may...
What a Tangled Web: Teachers, Students, and the Knot of Plagiarism in the Postmodern Academy
WHAT A TANGLED WEB: TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND THE KNOT OF PLAGIARISM IN THE POSTMODERN ACADEMY Rebecca Moore Howard. Standing in the Shadow of Giants: Plagiarists, Authors, Collaborators. Stanford, CTT: Ablex, 1999. Lise Buranen and Alice M. Roy, ed. Perspectives...
Writing Partnerships: Service-Learning in Composition
Writing Partnerships: Service-Learning in Composition by Thomas Deans. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2000.Reviewed by Amy Rupiper Taggart, North Dakota State UniversityA few years ago, when I began to read extensively the literature of service learning and think...