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What happened to the bold, kicky promise of writing instruction in the 1960s? The current conservative trend in composition is analyzed allegorically by Geoffrey Sirc in this book-length homage to Charles Deemer's 1967 article, in which the theories and practices of Happenings artists (multi-disciplinary performance pioneers) were used to invigorate college writing. Sirc takes up Deemer's inquiry, moving through the material and theoretical concerns of such pre- and post-Happenings influences as Duchamp and Pollock, situationists and punks, as well as many of the Happenings artists proper.

With this book, already a cult classic, began a neo-avant-garde for composition studies.

Winner of the Ross W. Winterowd Award for most outstanding book in composition theory.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. 0 THE STILL-UNBUILT HACIENDA
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. 1 “WHAT IS COMPOSITION . . . ?” AFTER DUCHAMP (Notes Toward a General Teleintertext)
  2. pp. 33-68
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  1. 2 THE AMERICAN ACTION WRITERS
  2. pp. 69-120
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  1. 3 SCENES FROM LATE SIXTIES COMPOSITION
  2. pp. 121-184
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  1. 4 WRITING CLASSROOM AS A & P PARKING LOT
  2. pp. 207-234
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  1. 5 NEVER MIND THE TAGMEMICS, WHERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS?
  2. pp. 235-262
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  1. 6 ENGLISH COMPOSITION AS A HAPPENING II
  2. pp. 263-294
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  1. REFERENCES
  2. pp. 295-310
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  1. Bonus Track FUNERAL CEREMONY OF THE ANTI-PROC
  2. pp. 311-313
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 314-318
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  1. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  2. p. 319
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874214635
Related ISBN
9780874214352
MARC Record
OCLC
52212636
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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