Belated thanks to all those who pointed me to articles on the
historical roots of Canadian and American commposition/rhetoric
programs. Henry Hubert's article in Inkshed's Social Reflections on
Writing provided the info I needed and got me thinking again about these
contexts we are in institutionally. I'm glad I re-discovered the book on
my dusty bookshelf and am reading the other articles with pleasure as
well. Thanks all!