A Closer Look: The Writer's Reader

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Sidney I. Dobrin, Anis S. Bawarshi
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Jan 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 832 pages
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Organized alphabetically by author, A Closer Look is a unique composition reader that features 84 essays by 21 of the most important writers of our time. The focus of the book’s substantial apparatus is on writing itself, the choices writers make in developing expository essays and making arguments.

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Sidney I. Dobrin is Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs in English at the University of Florida where he teaches composition theory, technical and professional writing, ecocriticism, environmental rhetoric, and the literature of fishing. He also serves on the faculty for the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies at UF. He received his Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition in 1995 from the University of South Florida. He is author of "Saving Place: An Ecocomposition Reader"; "A Closer Look: The Writer's Reader"; and "Constructing Knowledges: The Politics of Theory-Building and Pedagogy in Composition", and he is co-editor of "Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom "(with Gary A. Olson), "The Kinneavy Papers: Theory and the Study of Discourse "(with Gary A. Olson and Lynn Worsham), "Ecocomposition: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches "(with Christian Weisser). He is also co-author of "Natural Discourse: Composition Studies and Environmental Theory "(with Christian Weisser). He has also written "Distance Casting: Words and Ways of the Saltwater Fishing Life". His articles and essays cover a range of subjects about composition theory and writing and have appeared in a variety of journals and books. He is past co-editor of "JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory". Dobrin is a former field editor with Florida's "The Fisherman "magazine and writes freelance articles for various fishing and outdoor magazines. When he is not teaching or writing, Dobrin spends his free time in, on, or under the water, and like Paul, in the movie version of "A River Runs Through It", only needs another three years until he will be able to think like a fish.

Bawarshi is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Washington, where he teaches courses in composition theory and pedagogy, genre theory, discourse analysis, and language policy.

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