Composition Studies in the New Millennium: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future

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Contents

Challenges and Invitations for Composition Studies in the New Millennium
1
Three Mysteries at the Heart of Writing
10
What Do We Mean by Composition StudiesPast Present and Future?
29
The Great Paradigm Shift and Its Legacy for the TwentyFirst Century
31
Why Composition Studies Disappeared and What Happened Then
48
No Discipline? Compositions Professional Identity Crisis
57
What DoShould We Teach When We Teach Composition?
63
Because Teaching Composition Is Still Mostly about Teaching Composition
65
How Will New Technologies Change Composition Studies?
155
Under the Radar of Composition Programs Glimpsing the Future Through Case Studies of Literacy in Electronic Contexts
157
The Challenge of the Multimedia Essay
174
Multimedia Literacy Confessions of a Nonmajor
188
What Languages Will Our Students Write and What Will They Write About?
191
Compositions Word Work Deliberating How to Do Language
193
Working with Difference Critical Race Studies and the Teaching of Composition
208
From Classroom to Program
222

Education for Irrelevance? Or Joining Our Colleagues in Lit Crit on the Sidelines of the Information Age
78
The Juggler
88
Where Will Composition Be Taught and Who Will Teach It?
95
Reimagining the Landscape of Composition in the TwentyFirst Century Contingent Faculty and the Profession
97
TwentyFirstCentury Composition The TwoYearCollege Perspective
111
Vertical Writing Programs in Departments of Rhetoric and Writing
121
What Theories Philosophies Will Undergird Our Research Paradigms? And What Will Those Paradigms Be?
127
Ethics and the Future of Composition Research
129
A Methodology of Our Own
142
Celebrating Diversity in Methodology
151
What Political and Social Issues Have Shaped Composition Studies in the Past and Will Shape This Field in the Future?
225
Composition and the Critical Moment
227
The Uses of Literacy in a Globalized PostSeptember 11 World
237
Teaching after September 11
252
Everything Has Changed Nothing Has Changed
256
Works Cited
263
Contributors
283
Index
289
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