Geographies of Writing

Geographies of Writing

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Twenty-first-century technological innovations have revolutionized the way we experience space, causing an increased sense of fragmentation, danger, and placelessness. In Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference, Nedra Reynolds addresses these problems in the context of higher education, arguing that theories of writing and rhetoric must engage the metaphorical implications of place without ignoring materiality. Geographies of Writing makes three closely related contributions: one theoretical, to reimagine composing as spatial, material, and visual; one political, to understand the sociospatial construction of difference; and one pedagogical, to teach writing as a set of spatial practices. Aided by seven maps and illustrations that reinforce the booka€™s visual rhetoric, Geographies of Writing shows how composition tasks and electronic space function as conduits for navigating reality.PowerPoint was not invented for composing, yet its use is ubiquitous in business culture and in college classrooms, making its flaws or features harder to see. ... This is a familiar problem in writing instruction: rather than seeing what shape an essay or argument might take, among many ... to a known form: the five- paragraph theme, the comparison/contrast essay, the research paper, the thesis paragraph.

Title:Geographies of Writing
Author: Nedra Reynolds
Publisher:SIU Press - 2007-09-03

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