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After the first issue of PRE/TEXT appeared in 1981, a colleague told Victor Vitanza, the creator, editor and publisher of the journal, how disgusted she was by it, how unreadable it was, how devoted to self-aggrandizement-and how much she enjoyed two articles in it. Devoted to exploring and expanding the field of rhetoric and composition by publishing articles considered a€œinappropriatea€ by other journals in the field, PRE/TEXT has, from its inception, made people angry. Yet it has survived, and thrived. This collection of essays pays tribute to the first ten years of the journal, and each reprinted article is paired with a short comment by the author. Also included is Victor Vitanza's retrospective history of the journal and prospectives for the future.The material in Kameena#39;s essay was not normal, nor was the style of his argument. At a time when the aquot;reportaquot; (the presentation of new knowledge) had the greatest intellectual cachet, Kameen took as his work a aquot;rewordingaquot;a€” a working on theanbsp;...

Author:Victor Vitanza
Publisher:University of Pittsburgh Pre - 1993-12-15


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