Placing the Academy

Placing the Academy

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A set of creative writers here responds to the call for literature that addresses who we are by understanding where we area€”where, for each of them, being somehow part of the academy. Their personal essays delineate the diverse, sometimes unexpected roles of place in shaping them, as writers and teachers in varied environments, through unique experiences and distinctive worldviewsa€”in reconfiguring their conjunctions of identity and setting, here, there, everywhere, and in between. Offering creative comments on place, identity, and academic work are authors Charles Bergman, Mary Clearman Blew, Jayne Brim Box, Jeffrey M. Buchanan, Norma Elia CantAo, Katherine Fischer, Kathryn T. Flannery, Diana Garcia, Janice M. Gould, SeAin W. Henne, Rona Kaufman, Deborah A. Miranda, Erin E. Moore, Kathleen Dean Moore, Robert Michael Pyle, Jennifer Sinor, Scott Slovic, Michael Sowder, Lee Torda, Charles Waugh, and Mitsuye Yamada.Many writing teachers start with the personal essay, not necessarily because ita#39;s easier than other forms but because the personal essay can help some students develop their own questions, understand how experience positions them asanbsp;...

Title:Placing the Academy
Author:Jennifer Sinor, Rona Kaufman
Publisher:Utah State University Press - 2007-03-31


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