Nine commissioned essays introduce the non-specialist to the rapidly evolving field of composition studies, discussing the nature of the field, the relationship between composition and rhetoric and between theory and practice, the history of the discipline, its bibliogrphic sources and problems, its methods of research, teaching writing, and the politics of the profession. A concluding personal essay describes a life in the profession. Written by prominent authorities, these essays describe current developments in the field, outline the major issues, and suggest needed research. Most essays provide a brief bibliography of further readings. This important book gives students and teachers an invaluable overview of composition studies, a vital field of English and literacy education.
"Well-written and ingratiating....Each essay has a bibliography and there is a useful index....Eminently readable."--Humanities "A much needed book for all in composition."--Heidemarie Z. Weidner, Texas Tech University "A good general set of essays for people new to the field."--Elaine Chin, University of Michigan "A valuable introductory text for beginning graduate students."--Catherine Peaden, Illinois State University
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 20th June 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.85 x 14.15 x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.23