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Speaker, Audience, Subject

So much of the reading for this week is concerned with the problems of rhetorical situation and how to convey this idea in the First Year Composition classroom. In his essay “Kairos: A Neglected Concept in Classical Rhetoric,” Kinneavy articulates … Continue reading

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Defining the ‘Contact Zone’ – Response to Chad’s Post

Chad’s response to Bizzell’s theory of reorienting our approach to literature instruction brings up the serious flaw in that theory — exactly how do we define the curriculum for an individual course? If we are expected to toss out chronology as … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Education – Response to Brianne’s Post

Taking a holistic approach to the study of a contact zone, as Brianne contemplates after reading of Bizzell’s essay about ‘Contact Zones’, seems like such a sensible approach. If we consider, for example, nineteenth century American literature, it would, of … Continue reading

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Literatures of ‘Contact Zones’

The readings for this week seemed to be primarily concerned with classifications of pedagogies. What kinds of teachers are we? What kinds of teachers should we be? Berlin[1], in particular, set out somewhat rigid categories of pedagogical style; but the … Continue reading

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