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Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader

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The book is written in English. The subjects for the book include Art, Education, History and Literature.
Paperback, Third Edition, 899 pages
Published August 10th 2011 by National Council of Teachers of English (first published March 1st 2003)
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Eric
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: field-exam, rhet-comp
The third edition of Villanueva’s anthology contains six sections, the last of which is a section on technology and composition curated by Arola. The first focuses on comp theory’s “given” focus on process, beginning with Donald Murray and Janet Emig, moving through considerations of audience (Ong, Ede and Lunsford), and ending with Lee-Ann M. Kastman Breuch’s 2002 article on post-process pedagogy. Breuch claims post-process pedagogy does not reject process-based approaches or pedagogy itself, b ...more
Matt Sautman
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While I remain somewhat disappointed in Strategies for Teaching First-Year Writing, I am thoroughly impressed with this anthology as it provides key relevant texts to Comp Theory that emphasize the relative plurality of approaches in the field. Every text in this collection feels as if it has something to say, either in conversation to other essays in this anthology, or in regards to larger social issues that relate to the classroom. Nothing here feels outdated. And considering some of the key t ...more
Erin
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Anthology of readings about composition theory.

Update Nov. 2013. Used this anthology for my papers this semester.
Mainly used Min Zhan Lu's article.

Lu (1994/2011) sees English courses as "informed by a view of language as a site of struggle among conflicting discourses with unequal socio-political power" (p. 469).
Joe
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teaching, writing
Used the third edition in English 688, Seminar in Teaching Composition. The essays offer a offer a nice sense of the questions and issues driving work in the field.

My one complain might be that there's actually not a whole lot of "cross-talk" among the essays, or promptings about how to put the pieces in conversation.
Adam Sprague
Sep 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
How much can you expect from a reader that has a preface that states "these are my biases, and they remain unchanged from the first 2 editions"...well, exactly that, nothing better than the first 2 editions. Waste of money.
Lizzie Jones
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I had to read the majority of the essays in here for a class. Some were remarkable and talked about educational and pedagogical approaches. Some were super boring and pointless.
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