753. Composition in and as the Humanities
Tuesday, 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
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.
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