Writing Matters: Rhetoric in Public and Private Lives - Georgia Southern University Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Series (Hardback)Andrea A. Lunsford (author)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 216 x 127 x 14 mm
This small book delivers big ideas. The essays perturb and unsettle and spark fresh thought on a range of topics from the meaning of authority to the definition of literacy. Writing Matters is vintage Lunsford.--Mike Rose "author of An Open Language: Selected Writings on Literacy, Learning, and Opportunities "
In Writing Matters, a set of palm-of-the-hand essays, Lunsford cogently engages the status of contemporary writing and writing instruction. Her keen insights into new rhetorics, language wars, and classroom dynamics makes for a very smart read--indeed, a must read for teachers, students, and legislators.--Cheryl Glenn "coauthor of The Writer's Harbrace Handbook, third edition "
In Writing Matters, readers receive a joyous gift, the luxury of experiencing a remarkable mind at work. Lunsford recasts conceptual frameworks in encouraging us to see writing as an enabling technology. She connects important 'performance pieces' from the human landscape (orality, literacy, personal identity, culture) and helps us to think provocatively about what it really means to be human and how important it is to recognize the critical roles that writing as a technology and a tool plays in this process. We journey with her through a curious maze as she interrogates her own pathways as a person who has worked passionately as a teacher, scholar, and mentor in rhetoric, language, and composition. With her guiding hand, we walk away from this text sobered by her thinking and indeed by her conclusion that writing really does matter.--Jacqueline Jones Royster "coeditor of Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture "
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