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Writing Theory and Critical Theory

Editor(s): John Clifford, John Schilb

Pages: ix & 374 pp.
Published: 1994
ISBN: 9780873525763 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780873525756 (hardcover)

"If theory (and even 'theory talk') can put as much intellectual fun into the study of composition as this volume of essays has, it will be doing teachers and students a great service."
Rocky Mountain Review


Writing Theory and Critical Theory discusses the growing body of work linking composition studies and literary studies. Enlisting the strategies of deconstruction, hermeneutics, postmodernism, feminism, neo-Marxism, neopragmatism, psychoanalysis, reader-response criticism, and cultural studies, the twenty-seven contributors investigate the resources that critical theory can bring to an examination of discourse. Composition teachers, critical theorists, and writing program administrators will find this collection a provocative and insightful overview of the field of composition studies.


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