From Form to Meaning: Freshman Composition and the Long Sixties, 1957-1974 (Paperback)
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From Form to Meaning: Freshman Composition and the Long Sixties, 1957-1974 (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 30/05/2011
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Demonstrates how the growing reliance on TAs, the questioning of traditional curricula by young instructors and their students, and the disinterest of faculty in teaching and administering general education courses affected universities in the US. It also connects the events of this period to the long, embattled history of freshman composition in the United States.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822961536
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


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"Through a detailed history of the collapse of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing program in the late 1960s, Fleming provides a fascinating and vital portrait of a field on the cusp of legitimacy as well as an important reminder to all of us that history and careers are often made (and lost) in the departmental hallways that mark our everyday life."
-Stephen Parks, Syracuse University


"Fleming presents a timely historical study of English departments' inability to come to terms with their dependence on composition. This alienation from our basic work has led to the temping out of teaching and the collapse of tenure-track jobs. Fleming makes a compelling case for the need to reevaluate the critical potentials of general education as a liminal space that is fundamental to the work of the academy and vital to the future of the discipline."
-Thomas P. Miller, University of Arizona


"Through a detailed history of the collapse of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing program in the late 1960s, Fleming provides a fascinating and vital portrait of a field on the cusp of legitimacy as well as an important reminder to all of us that history and careers are often made (and lost) in the departmental hallways that mark our everyday life."
--Stephen Parks, Syracuse University


"Fleming presents a timely historical study of English departments' inability to come to terms with their dependence on composition. This alienation from our basic work has led to the temping out of teaching and the collapse of tenure-track jobs. Fleming makes a compelling case for the need to reevaluate the critical potentials of general education as a liminal space that is fundamental to the work of the academy and vital to the future of the discipline."
--Thomas P. Miller, University of Arizona


"Offers a rich, detailed historical study, a compelling narrative that will fascinate anyone--students and teachers alike--connected to or interested in the teaching of writing and rhetoric in higher education. Highly recommended."
"--Choice"


Through a detailed history of the collapse of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing program in the late 1960s, Fleming provides a fascinating and vital portrait of a field on the cusp of legitimacy as well as an important reminder to all of us that history and careers are often made (and lost) in the departmental hallways that mark our everyday life.
Stephen Parks, Syracuse University"


Fleming presents a timely historical study of English departments inability to come to terms with their dependence on composition. This alienation from our basic work has led to the temping out of teaching and the collapse of tenure-track jobs. Fleming makes a compelling case for the need to reevaluate the critical potentials of general education as a liminal space that is fundamental to the work of the academy and vital to the future of the discipline.
Thomas P. Miller, University of Arizona"


Offers a rich, detailed historical study, a compelling narrative that will fascinate anyone students and teachers alike connected to or interested in the teaching of writing and rhetoric in higher education. Highly recommended.
" Choice""


Through a detailed history of the collapse of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing program in the late 1960s, Fleming provides a fascinating and vital portrait of a field on the cusp of legitimacy as well as an important reminder to all of us that history and careers are often made (and lost) in the departmental hallways that mark our everyday life.
Stephen Parks, Syracuse University

"

Fleming presents a timely historical study of English departments inability to come to terms with their dependence on composition. This alienation from our basic work has led to the temping out of teaching and the collapse of tenure-track jobs. Fleming makes a compelling case for the need to reevaluate the critical potentials of general education as a liminal space that is fundamental to the work of the academy and vital to the future of the discipline.
Thomas P. Miller, University of Arizona

"

Offers a rich, detailed historical study, a compelling narrative that will fascinate anyone students and teachers alike connected to or interested in the teaching of writing and rhetoric in higher education. Highly recommended.
Choice

"

"Through a detailed history of the collapse of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing program in the late 1960s, Fleming provides a fascinating and vital portrait of a field on the cusp of legitimacy as well as an important reminder to all of us that history and careers are often made (and lost) in the departmental hallways that mark our everyday life."
--Stephen Parks, Syracuse University


"Fleming presents a timely historical study of English departments' inability to come to terms with their dependence on composition. This alienation from our basic work has led to the temping out of teaching and the collapse of tenure-track jobs. Fleming makes a compelling case for the need to reevaluate the critical potentials of general education as a liminal space that is fundamental to the work of the academy and vital to the future of the discipline."
--Thomas P. Miller, University of Arizona


"Offers a rich, detailed historical study, a compelling narrative that will fascinate anyone--students and teachers alike--connected to or interested in the teaching of writing and rhetoric in higher education. Highly recommended."
--Choice


-Through a detailed history of the collapse of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing program in the late 1960s, Fleming provides a fascinating and vital portrait of a field on the cusp of legitimacy as well as an important reminder to all of us that history and careers are often made (and lost) in the departmental hallways that mark our everyday life.-
--Stephen Parks, Syracuse University


-Fleming presents a timely historical study of English departments' inability to come to terms with their dependence on composition. This alienation from our basic work has led to the temping out of teaching and the collapse of tenure-track jobs. Fleming makes a compelling case for the need to reevaluate the critical potentials of general education as a liminal space that is fundamental to the work of the academy and vital to the future of the discipline.-
--Thomas P. Miller, University of Arizona


-Offers a rich, detailed historical study, a compelling narrative that will fascinate anyone--students and teachers alike--connected to or interested in the teaching of writing and rhetoric in higher education. Highly recommended.-
--Choice

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