--> Scenes of Writing: Strategies for Composing with Genres
Devitt, Amy, Mary Jo Reiff, and Anis Bawarshi. Scenes of Writing:
Strategies for Composing with Genres. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2004.
This text draws on the very recent scholarly growth of genre theory, which
views genres as "social actions" rather than as static forms. In their
"Preface to Instructors," the editors write: "Our goal in this book is to
help students write more effectively, knowingly, and critically in
different writing contexts--what we call scenes of writing. Our approach
teaches students how to become more agile and astute writers, writers who
understand how and why to make writing choices as they negotiate among and
particpate in various scenes of writing" (xvii).
>Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:29:16 -0700
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>From: Rick Coe <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: genre mastery inquiry
> * Genre and the Invention of the Writer: Reconsidering the Place of
> Invention in Composition. Utah State Univ. Press. 2003.
> * "The Ecology of Genre." Ecocomposition: Theoretical and Pedagogical
> Approaches. Eds. Sidney I. Dobrin and Christian R. Weisser. State
> University of NY Press. (2001) 69-80.
> * "The Genre Function." College English 62.3 (January 2000): 327-52.
> * (co-authored with Stephanie Peklowski). "Postcolonialism and the
> Idea of a Writing Center." The Writing Center Journal 19.2 (Spring/Summer
> 1999): 41-58
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