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Who Speaks for Writing

Stewardship in Writing Studies in the 21st Century


Jennifer Rich and Ethna D. Lay

Who Speaks for Writing confronts a range of current debates about stewardship in writing studies in the 21st century.
In recent years, writing studies has become more and more institutionalized in departments, programs, and majors. Specializations within the discipline have proliferated as have moments of collaboration. These circumstances make an exploration and understanding of the stakes in this burgeoning field important.
The authors represent a broad range of expertise and specialization in the field, and they seek to answer questions not only about the current ownership of writing studies but also about the theoretical and practical applications of this ownership. Their chapters offer new directions for composition theorists, teachers, and administrators for the 21st century.
Contents: Ethna Dempsey Lay/Jennifer Rich: Redrawing the Lines: Stewardship and Writing Studies – Douglas Hesse: Who Speaks for Writing? Expertise, Ownership, and Stewardship – Scott Stevens: Who Stole Our Subject? – Mary R. Boland: Disciplinary Ownership, Academic Freedom and the Corporate University – Lisa DeTora: Owning Our Limits: Composition and the Discourse of Science – Trudy Smoke: Starting the Conversation: Who Speaks for Writing in the University? – Carole Clark Papper: «We Have a Voice!»: Cultural Change, Social Media, and Composition – Paul G. Cook: Disciplinarity, Identity Crises, and the Teaching of Writing – Letizia Guglielmo: Classroom Interventions: Feminist Pedagogy and Interruption – Brian Gogan: Revising Ownership in the Critical Classroom: Writing, Rhetoric, and the Wager of Reciprocity – Frank Gaughan: Learning to Live with a Mess: Fake Writing and the Desire for Certainty – Daisy Miller: Composition Battlefields: Teaching Writing at the United States Military Academy – Risa Gorelick: Food for Thought: Argument Writing in a Fast Food Nation – Christina Sassi-Lehner: Blueprints for Writing: Using Architecture, Literature, and History in Freshman Composition to Help Students Develop Their Authorial Voice – Stephanie Oppenheim: «I Couldn’t Relate to It»: Virginia Woolf and the Limits of Autobiographical Reading in the Community College Classroom.