notes from my conversation with Chris this afternoon re my thesis

Notes from my conversation with Chris this afternoon about my thesis.

James L. Kinneavy’s Greek Rhetorical Origins of Christian Faith: An Inquiry (New York: Oxford UP, 1987).

Steven L. Carter’s Culture of Disbelief

David Tracy’s Plurality and Ambiguity (re Augustine and composition studies both emphasizing meaning as thick, relative)

Compare Christian social justice with Composition’s service learning?

Lisa’s Situating Composition: Composition Studies and the Politics of Location.
– issue of composition pulling away from praxis (into theory)

Kurt Spellmeyer’s Arts of Living: Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-first Century (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003) [Lisa — good source of argument for the personal]
Critique of higher education. Composition is in ideal place to deal with problem.

Kurt Spellmeyer’s Common Ground: Dialogue, Understanding, and the Teaching of Composition (1992) (covers B&E debate)

Gerald Graff’s Professing Literature: An Institutional History
Critiques professorship as transfer of some sacred status to secular academics (could lead to cult of personality)

Lisa and Andrea’s “Audience Addressed/Audience Invoked: The Role of Audience in Composition Theory and Pedagogy” CCC 35.2 (May, 1984): 155-171
– as model for a review of an issue/topic

Or consider using something like James Berlin’s method of looking through the lens of four major theoretical categories.

And lots more angles and thoughts………… Whew!!! :-)


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