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.
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... writes : The fire Soul shadows is what scared me Blue I seem never To get in
the right position Today I ' m also reading a book by feminist cultural critic Sheila
Rowbotham ( 1973 ) who describes her difficulty with getting into the right
Brooke ' s connection between transference and teaching offers me a way to
understand how student and teacher become the kind of allies that Warnock and
Warnock describe , helping me to see the process Lee describes of “ opening up
Imagine some symbol or idea that , when it is attacked , you take it personally ,
right down to the autonomic level of faster pulse and breathing . " When he
returns to the writing center after the MLA , Max describes people coming up to
talk with ...