Composition Theory

a course of readings that introduces the composition studies theories that have circulated in the United States since the 1960s when the group began to work toward a disciplinary identity (or two or more). This site supports this course by

Schedule in Brief

August 24, 2010 Course Introduction 
August 26, 2010 Narration into Being -- Stories of Field Origin 
August 31, 2010 Stories of Discipline -- Past, Present, and Future 
September 2, 2010 Visit by Prof. Janice Lauer 
September 7, 2010 Developing Theories/Understandings of Pedagogy Through Classification 
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Recent Discussion

  • Citations, Patchwriting and Plagiarism: A Survey from the mid-1980s to Today Attached is the Plagiarism PowerPoint and handout composed by Alissa Goudswaard, Mary McCall, and Don Unger surveying three textbooks: Strategies for Successful Writing (1986) by James A. Reinking and Andrew ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2010, 7:23 PM by Mary McCall
  • Revision Discussion What follows will be posts related to this prompt:Based on our class discussion of sliding meanings of revision and editing, look at this short piece in a blog attached ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2010, 8:22 AM by D Unger
  • Welcome to the English 591 course site for Fall 2010. I have assembled this site to house course information, distribute readings, collect student postings about readings, maintain a place for groups ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2010, 9:22 PM by Patricia Sullivan
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