The Resource Compelled to write : alternative rhetoric in theory and practice, David L. Wallace

Compelled to write : alternative rhetoric in theory and practice, David L. Wallace

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Compelled to write : alternative rhetoric in theory and practice
Title
Compelled to write
Title remainder
alternative rhetoric in theory and practice
Statement of responsibility
David L. Wallace
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
David Wallace argues that any understanding of writing studies must include the conception of discourse as an embodied force with real consequences for real people. Informed in important ways by queer theory, Wallace calls to account users of dominant discourses and at the same time articulates a theory base from which to interpret "alternative rhetoric." To examine the practice of writing from varied margins of society, Compelled to Write offers careful readings of four exemplar American writers, each of whom felt compelled within their own time and place to write in response to systemic injustices in American society. Sarah Grimké, a privileged white woman advocating for abolition, is forced to defend her right to speak as a woman; Frederick Douglass begins his public career almost as a curiosity (the articulate ex-slave) and ends it as one of the most important rhetors in American history; Gloria Anzaldúa writes not only in multiple languages and dialects but from marginalized positions related to gender, race, class, sexual identity, and physical abled-ness; David Sedaris uses his privileged position as a middle-class white male humorist to speak unabashedly of his sexuality, his addictions, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Through these writers, Wallace explores a range of strategies that comprise alternative rhetorical practice, and demonstrates how such practice is inflected by social constraints on rhetorical agency and by how writers employ alternative discourses to resist those constraints. Grounding and personalizing Compelled to Write with rich material from his own teaching and his own experience, Wallace considers a number of implications for teachers of writing
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, David L.
Index
index present
LC call number
P302
LC item number
.W35 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • Language and languages
  • REFERENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • English language
Label
Compelled to write : alternative rhetoric in theory and practice, David L. Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; 1: Defining Alternative Rhetoric: Embracing Intersectionality and Owning Opacity; Interchapter: Piano Lessons; 2: Sarah Grimké: Breaking the Bonds of Womanhood; Interchapter: Jumper Cables and Double Consciousness as a Habit of Mind; 3: Frederick Douglass: Taking an Ell to Claim Humanity; Interchapter: Pickles; 4: Gloria Anzaldúa: Borderlands and Fences; Literacy and Rhetoric; Interchapter: The Light of the World; 5: David Sedaris: Expanding Epideictic-A Rhetoric of Indirection; Interchapter: Day Four in Paris; 6: Alternative Rhetoric and Marked Writing
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874218138
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47p6dq
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741614565
  • (OCoLC)ocn741614565
Label
Compelled to write : alternative rhetoric in theory and practice, David L. Wallace
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; 1: Defining Alternative Rhetoric: Embracing Intersectionality and Owning Opacity; Interchapter: Piano Lessons; 2: Sarah Grimké: Breaking the Bonds of Womanhood; Interchapter: Jumper Cables and Double Consciousness as a Habit of Mind; 3: Frederick Douglass: Taking an Ell to Claim Humanity; Interchapter: Pickles; 4: Gloria Anzaldúa: Borderlands and Fences; Literacy and Rhetoric; Interchapter: The Light of the World; 5: David Sedaris: Expanding Epideictic-A Rhetoric of Indirection; Interchapter: Day Four in Paris; 6: Alternative Rhetoric and Marked Writing
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874218138
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47p6dq
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741614565
  • (OCoLC)ocn741614565

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