Getting Restless: Rethinking Revision in Writing Instruction
- Journal of Advanced Composition
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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Similarly, psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1977a) argues against the view that an
individual's psychology can ever be known. He insists that the speaking subject,
the text he or she generates, always "goes well beyond what is experienced ...
... including aggressiveness, hostility, frustration, anger, fear — that
psychoanalytic theorist Jacques Lacan places at the center of teaching and
learning, and that I've experienced especially in the one-to-one relationships of
the writing center.
... of Jacques Lacan, and their narratives of the encounter between an individual
and society.3 In particular I'll examine how one offshoot of Freud, "ego
psychology," along with Lacanian rereadings, shape composition's dominant
beliefs about ...
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