Getting Restless: Rethinking Revision in Writing Instruction

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Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
In Getting Restless, Nancy Welch asks compositionists to rethink what they mean by "revision," urging them to examine long-held beliefs about teacher-student relations and writing practices. Drawing primarily on feminist and psychoanalytic theories, she considers how revision can be redefined as a process of disorientation: an act of restlessness 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.

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NANCY WELCH is Assistant Professor in English and Women's Studies at the University of Vermont, where she teaches a wide variety of courses in writing, literacy, and theory. Her essays and short stories have appeared in such journals as College English, College Composition and Communication, Sonora Review, and Threepenny Review. She hopes that anyone seeking more information about or support for VHL will contact the VHL Family Alliance, 171 Clinton Road, Brookline, MA 02445,

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