Local Histories: Reading the Archives of Composition - Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture (Paperback)Patricia Donahue (editor), Gretchen Flesher Moon (editor), Mariolina Rizzi Salvatori (foreword), Jean Ferguson Carr (foreword)
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
"A stunning achievement--and long overdue. This book does more to dislodge that narrative form from our disciplinary self-consciousness than any other project of its kind."
"Represents the best that we know about constructing our histories and refiguring our archive. I heartily applaud the writers and editors, and their work."
--Writing on the Edge
"The nineteenth century was full of interesting local composition and rhetoric courses, and this volume attempts to construct an 'alternative' history of composition from efforts at small colleges and normal schools, not just at so-called 'major' universities like Harvard, which so far have received most of the attention. The archival work, and a refreshingly different cast of scholars working in new territory make Local Histories a welcome study."----John Brereton, Boston Athenaeum
"This valuable collection challenges prior understandings of the history of composition studies as a history of elite institutions only. At a time of increasing pressures to homogenize the standards and outcomes of what continues to be called 'higher education, ' Local Histories usefully reminds us to be wary of any particular institution's claims to uniqueness, representativeness, and exemplarity, offering instead a 'complicated and discontinuous array of alternative histories.'"
--Jonathan Monroe, Cornell University