Front Cover, Title Page

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pp. 1-5

Contents

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pp. 6-7

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-x

...I would like to thank those at the University of Texas at Arlington who influenced this book and my desire to become someone who writes such books: Victor J. Vitanza for providing the space to think and write and for stepping in at just the right moments when intervention was crucial to forward movement; Luanne Frank for teaching me to read, write, and perhaps...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-11

...disciplinary discourse has been operating on assumptions that have gone unquestioned. Coded under the umbrella of romanticism—a category often used in the discipline for identifying and excluding particular rhetorical practices— vitalism has been mischaracterized and left out of most...

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1. Mapping Rhetoric and Composition

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pp. 12-48

...solidified one historical trajectory, started another, and covered over a third. Throughout the 1970s, rhetoric and composition was growing as a discipline: theories from the history of rhetoric were coming back to inform composition and composition was developing its own knowledge base through...

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2. Cartography and Forgetting

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pp. 49-85

...Young’s articulation of current-traditional rhetoric and folds vitalism into this category while at the same time revaluing Coleridge. In three articles that appeared in 1980, Berlin establishes his debt to the seminar but also turns the discourse of the field away from the more social-scientific...

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3. Remapping Method

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pp. 86-120

...Kameen was a part of the academic milieu surrounding Richard Young’s NEH seminar at CarnegieMellon University in 1978. William Coles and Otis Walter, also from the University of Pittsburgh, were guests at the seminar, and Kameen was very much aware of their work regarding the composing process and rhetorical invention. Like James Berlin, Kameen was wary of the dubious...

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4. A Short Counter-History

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pp. 121-165

...return, either in retreat as Richard Young does or in return as James Berlin does, Paul Kameen’s reading seems to place Coleridge elsewhere. Certainly Kameen is interested in the ways Coleridge can expand the field’s conceptions of rhetorical invention and the composing process, but his rearticulation...

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5. Technology-Complexity-Methodology

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pp. 166-206

...compositionists look at the concepts of technê, rhetoric, and heuristics. Neither Richard Young nor James Berlin could have anticipated the emergence of digital technologies in the mid-nineties and their cultural dominance in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Young’s understanding...

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6. Toward Inventive Composition Pedagogies

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pp. 207-258

...pedagogies that generally mirror James Berlin’s image of social-epistemic rhetoric. While much other work was done in the period, it inevitably evoked the socialepistemic question: does this pedagogy seek to produce the proper political subject and corresponding critical text? The emergence of technological contexts in the middle and later 1990s changed the landscape in which...

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Afterword

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pp. 259-274

...placing it in a new category with complexity theory requires the production of a counter-history. Consequently, I would situate this book in the line of revisionist histories from Albert Kitzhaber to James Berlin and from Sharon Crowley to Robert Connors. I am building on the examination of what gets...

Notes

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pp. 275-290

Bibliography

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pp. 291-302

Index

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pp. 303-318

Back Cover

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pp. 330-330