Composition-rhetoric: Backgrounds, Theory, and Pedagogy

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 374 pages
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Connors provides a history of composition and its pedagogical approaches to form, genre, and correctness. He shows where many of the today's practices and assumptions about writing come from, and he translates what our techniques and theories of teaching have said over time about our attitudes toward students, language and life.

Connors locates the beginning of a new rhetorical tradition in the mid-nineteenth century, and from there, he discusses the theoretical and pedagogical innovations of the last two centuries as the result of historical forces, social needs, and cultural shifts.

This important book proves that American composition-rhetoric is a genuine, rhetorical tradition with its own evolving theria and praxis. As such it is an essential reference for all teachers of English and students of American education.

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Used two of his chapters as support for my paper this semester on the history of First Year Composition (FYC). The first composition class was taught at Harvard in 1880 in response to concerns about ... Read full review

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Connors book is a highly theoretical history of rhetoric in American colleges. He has some startling claims that have consequences for teaching. His Marxist analysis of teaching conditions in colleges ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Robert J. Connors is Assistant Pro­fessor and Director of the English Writ­ing Laboratory at Louisiana State Uni­versity, Baton Rouge.
 
Lisa S. Ede is Coordinator of Composi­tion and Director of the Communication Skills Center at Oregon State University.
 
Andrea A. Lunsford is Associate Pro­fessor of English and Coordinator of Composition at the University of British Columbia.

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