Methods and methodology in composition research by Gesa Kirsch, Patricia A. Sullivan

By Gesa Kirsch, Patricia A. Sullivan

In unique essays, fourteen nationally recognized students research the sensible, philosophical, and epistemological implications of quite a few examine traditions. incorporated are discussions of ancient, theoretical, and feminist scholarship; case-study and ethnographic study; textual content and dialog research; and cognitive, experimental, and descriptive study. matters that go methodological limitations, similar to the character of collaborative study and writing, methodological pluralism, the type and coding of analysis information, and the politics of composition learn, also are tested. participants ponder their very own learn practices, and so mirror the present country of composition learn itself.

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But if I claim, as I have been doing lately, that composition burgeoned in America because of the demand of women to be taught rhetoric, the corresponding responses of men, and the general educational changes forced on colleges by coeducation after 1840, I will need to provide considerable evidence and extensive corroboration for Page 28 that claim. It is a novel claim, and one that must be strenuously supported if it is to be accepted. My internal criticism of sources, given the intensely polemical nature of most of the nineteenth-century debates on coeducation and rhetorical training for women, will need to be deep.

Knowledge of the present is important data for any historian, but it is particularly fundamental to the history of composition studies, because that history is relatively short. Historians of classical rhetoric, for instance, use their knowledge of the present day primarily in a general way; they examine claims and written sources from ancient Greece with their own perceptions of rhetorical action and their own knowledge of human and institutional behavior in mind. The knowledge of the present they bring to the task is of general human nature and of the slow evolution of large institutions.

Professional books about the teaching of writing go back to the 1890s, when the first media-driven literacy crisis had produced the freshman composition course as one of its answers. That course created its own methodological problems for curriculum planners, and specialized books for teachers have existed since then. There are descriptions of programs, tips for teachers, various forms of braggadocio and apologia among these books. Biographies and memoirs of various figures can be helpful, although few full-scale biographies of central figures in composition history have yet been done, and memoirs are about as rare.

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