Edited by Tara Roeder and Roseanne Gatto
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Tara Reeser.
Critical Expressivism is an ambitious attempt to re-appropriate intellectual territory that has more often been charted by its detractors than by its proponents. Indeed, as Peter Elbow observes in his contribution to this volume, "As far as I can tell, the term 'expressivist' was coined and used only by people who wanted a word for people they disapproved of and wanted to discredit." The editors and contributors to this collection invite readers to join them in a new conversation, one informed by "a belief that the term expressivism continues to have a vitally important function in our field."
Preface: Yes, I Know That Expressivism Is out of Vogue, But ..., Lizbeth Bryant
Re-Imagining Expressivism: An Introduction, Tara Roeder and Roseanne Gatto
Section One: Critical Self-Construction
Selfhood and the Personal Essay: A Pragmatic Defense, Thomas Newkirk
Critical Expressivism's Alchemical Challenge, Derek Owens
Essai—A Metaphor: Writing to Show Thinking, Lea Povozhaev
Section Two: Personal Writing and Social Change
From the Personal to the Social, Daniel F. Collins
Section Three: Histories
Section Four: Pedagogies
Revisiting Radical Revision, Jeff Sommers
Tara Roeder is an Associate Professor with the Institute for Writing Studies at St. John's University. She earned her doctorate in English from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2014. Her research focuses on feminist theory and women's memoir; non-oedipal psychoanalytic theory and pedagogy; and queer theory and pedagogy.
Roseanne Gatto is an Associate Professor with the Institute for Writing Studies at St. John's University. She earned her doctorate in composition and rhetoric at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Her research interests include archival research methods and social justice in composition/rhetoric.
Publication Information: Roeder, Tara, & Gatto, Roseanne (Eds.). (2014). Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. Available at https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/expressivism/
Publication Date: November 28, 2014.
Series Editor: Susan H. McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara
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