Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only

Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only

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In the early 1990s, Linda Brodkey landed on the front page of the New York Times and in the columns of George Will and other conservative pundits. The furor was over the qWriting about Differenceq syllabus she helped create at the University of Texas, an effort that came to be more casualty in the debate over multiculturalism in the academy. Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only is made up of Brodkey's dispatches from the front lines of the culture wars. Comprising specific examples of student work in addition to Brodkey's own essays, Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only ranges from personal essay (qWriting on the Biasq) to hard-hitting polemic (qWriting Permitted in Designated Areas Onlyq). Touching on many of the major issues in the teaching of writing today. Brodkey explores alternatives to the standard methods for teaching composition. The result is a passionate plea for the loosing of writing to achieve its full power and potential; to unharness writing - and its teachers - from the institutional structures that stifle both creativity and independent thought.Painter, the 1950 Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation at the University of Texas. ... In addition to the usual entering and exiting in-class writing assignments (prompts not decided on by the date of postponement), everyanbsp;...

Title:Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only
Author:Linda Brodkey
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 1996


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