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Writing Groups

History, Theory, and Implications

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Anne Ruggles Gere

$35.00

Paperback (Other formats: E-book)
978-0-8093-1354-9
176 pages, 5.5 x 8.5
04/10/1987

Studies in Writing and Rhetoric

 

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About the Book

Drawing upon previously unpublished archival materials as well as historical accounts, Gere traces the history of writing groups in America, from their origins over a century ago to their recent reappearance in the works of Macrorie, Elbow, Murray, and others.

From this historical perspective Gere examines the theoretical foundations of writing groups, challenging the traditional concept of writing as an individual performance. She offers instead a broader view of authorship that includes both individual and social dimensions, with implications not only for the teaching of composition but also for theories of rhetoric and literacy.

Authors/Editors

Anne Ruggles Gere is Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington and is the author of Writing and Learning.