How We Work

by Marla B. Morris (Volume editor) Mary Aswell Doll (Volume editor) William F. Pinar (Volume editor)
©1999 Textbook XVIII, 282 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 90


How We Work is a collection of essays by writers from across the disciplines on the ways they produce work. Each writer offers a description of the processes and quirks of putting thoughts into form. Some of the essays are humorous, confessing to the ways writers confront the terror of the blank page. Others are helpful, offering hints and analyses. All give personal reflection on how creating is both horizontal and vertical, involving the writer with places, sensual experiences, and other bodies, as well as with other parts of the self. Deliberately interdisciplinary and multicultural, this collection contains the work of curriculum theorists, fiction writers, poets, musicians, and professors of mathematics, English, philosophy, and women's studies. We hope to encourage readers to become more aware of their own creative potential by reading these essays.


XVIII, 282
ISBN (Softcover)
Multiculturalism Personal reflection Sensual experience Interdisciplinarity Fiction writer
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Wien, 1999. XVIII, 282 pp.

Biographical notes

Marla B. Morris (Volume editor) Mary Aswell Doll (Volume editor) William F. Pinar (Volume editor)

The Editors: Marla Morris is completing her doctorate in curriculum theory at Louisiana State University. She has published articles in the fields of curriculum theory, philosophy of education, and religious studies. Mary Aswell Doll is Professor of English at Our Lady of Holy Cross College. She is author of Beckett and Myth: An Archetypal Approach, and To the Lighthouse and Back: Writings on Teaching and Living, and co-editor of In the Shadow of the Giant: Thomas Wolfe. Her book Like Letters in Running Water: A Mythopoetics of Curriculum is forthcoming. She has published articles in the fields of education, religion and literature, and women's studies. William F. Pinar is the St. Bernard Parish Alumni Endowed Professor of Curriculum Theory at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Autobiography, Politics, and Sexuality, senior author of Understanding Curriculum, and editor of Curriculum: Toward New Identities. His work emphasizes racial and queer theory, especially their intersections.


Title: How We Work