Getting Restless: Rethinking Revision in Writing Instruction
In Getting Restless, Nancy Welch calls for a reconception of what we mean by "revision," urging compositionists to rethink long-held beliefs about teacher-student relations and writing practices. Drawing primarily on feminist and psychoanalytic theories, she considers how revision can be redefined not as a process of increasing orientations toward a particular thesis or discourse community, but instead as a process of disorientation: an act of getting restless with received meanings, familiar relationships, and disciplinary or generic boundaries--a practice of intervening in the meanings and identifications of one's text and one's life.
Using ethnographic, case-study, and autobiographical research methods, Welch maintains two consistent aims throughout the study:
In achieving these ends Welch examines three academic sites: a campus writing center, undergraduate writing classrooms, and a summer workshop for K-12 teachers.
This book will appeal to a wide audience, including classroom and writing center teachers, historians and theorists in composition and rhetoric, feminist theorists, and those engaged in literacy studies, teacher education, and connections/tensions among teaching, writing, and psychoanalysis.
Results 1-3 of 26
She had been beaten about the face and strangled , but police do not believe a
sexual assault had taken place . ” But ? Did I really write , “ but police do not
believe a sexual assault had taken place ” as if this makes the beating and the ...
Her fears of being criticized are apparent in her first - day ' s writing , prompted by
my request that she " talk on paper " about the work she ' d like to do in the center
this semester : I can ' t believe I have gone through everything I have gone ...
The campus writing center , I believe , is a site in which the tensions between
these dominant modes of authority are most keenly felt , and , in my experience
as a teacher and administrator in a small writing center at a large land - grant ...