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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

It isn’t possible to thank everyone I need and want to thank, but I will attempt to do so. I would like to thank some of my colleagues and friends who first explicitly welcomed me into the field of composition when they invited me to contribute to proposals for a panel for the Conference on...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-16

In Experimental Writing in Composition: Aesthetics and Pedagogies, I critically examine the role that theories of “aesthetics” (variously defined) play in major composition pedagogies. Scholars in composition and rhetoric such as Peter Elbow, Wendy Bishop, Winston Weathers, Lillian...

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1. Experimental Expressivism: Autonomy and Alienation

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pp. 17-44

Contemporary arguments for experimental writing in composition, with their emphasis on the individual student, echo many of the concerns of expressivist composition of the 1960s and 1970s. Thus, if we want to understand the calls for experimental writing in our time, we need to consider...

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2. Experimental Writing and the Politics of Academic Discourse: Composition’s Institutions

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pp. 45-75

As I showed in the previous chapter, while expressivists who argue for the teaching of experimental writing often critique academic discourse (not only in the forms of current traditionalism but also in the newer cultural studies or rhetorical versions), they are more concerned with the student...

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3. The Crisis of Judgment in Composition: Evaluating Experimental Student Writing

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pp. 76-102

The presence of arguments in composition for experimental writing can be seen both as a response to a crisis of value and judgment in composition and as an attempt to bring about such a crisis. Some teachers of writing are uncertain about the value of teaching academic writing in an...

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4. Collage: Pedagogies, Aesthetics, and Reading Students’ Texts

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pp. 103-146

Numerous cases for the teaching of collage in composition have been made, both explicitly (see Elbow, Weathers, Nies, Owens, Fontaine and Quaas, Ulmer) and by example in textbooks (see assignments in both Text Book [Scholes, Comley, and Ulmer] and Ways of Reading [Bartholomae and...

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5. Postscript: Toward a Multimodal Composition

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pp. 147-159

As with experimental writing, arguments for multimodal composition suggest that especially through the use of new technologies, students may be better allowed to express their individual experiences, articulate marginal or underrepresented social realities, as well as critique the limits...

Notes

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pp. 161-174

Works Cited

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pp. 175-183

Index

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pp. 185-188