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753. Composition in and as the Humanities

Sunday, 12 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Addison, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Kurt Spellmeyer, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

Speakers: Douglas Hesse, Univ. of Denver; Deborah H. Holdstein, Columbia Coll., IL; John L. Schilb, Indiana Univ., Bloomington; Kurt Spellmeyer

Session Description:

For decades, composition occupied a liminal position in English, and now, as the field has professionalized, its place is even less clear. By emphasizing fungible skills, composition could easily ally itself with the corporate educational agenda. But the field is also uniquely positioned to resist this trend by affirming its embeddedness in the tradition of the arts and critical literacy.


Subjects:

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – English and American

  • The Profession – English and American

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