Into the Field

Sites of Composition Studies

  • Editor: Anne Ruggles Gere
  • Pages: vi + 222
  • Published: 1993
  • ISBN: 9780873523998 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780873523981 (Cloth)
Into the Field Cover
“I have read no other collection in composition studies that can equal the level of engagement Into the Field offers.”—Timothy W. Crusius, author of A Teacher’s Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics

This collection brings together writings by thirteen scholars united in the belief that composition shapes other fields as much as it is shaped by them. In part 1, six essays examine the interaction of composition studies and various philosophical traditions, particularly hermeneutics; the six essays in part 2 discuss subjectivity from a postmodern perspective. Focusing on theoretical concerns, the authors also consider implications for teaching. The volume concludes with a forum in which the contributors raise questions about one another’s essays.

James A. Berlin
David Bleich
George Dillon
Rosemary Gates
Barbara Gleason
Judith Halden-Sullivan
Richard J. Murphy, Jr.
Derek Owens
Irene Papoulis
Brenda Deen Schildgen
Kurt Spellmeyer
John Trimbur