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Composition Theory – 1979-1990: Berlin to Fulkerson

Writing from 1979, James Berlin identified the following ideological divergence in contemporary composition theory, “Rhetorical theories differ from each other in the way writer, reality, audience, and language are conceived–both as separate units and in the way the units relate … Continue reading

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The Deathbed of Literary Theory – Response to Chad’s Post

Okay, I was particularly amused by the description of Literary Theory as a teenager. As a funded lit student, I too am deeply concerned with the state of the English Department! So long as Rhet/Comp continues to be intrinsically tied … Continue reading

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The Theory/Practice Divide

The issue of theory versus the actual experience of classroom instruction in composition is addressed first by Stephen M. North in his chapter “composition Becomes Composition” (1). What quickly becomes evident moving from Kitzhaber (2) to North and then to … Continue reading

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