Composition, Rhetoric and Disciplinarity: Traces of the Past, Issues of the Moment, and Prospects for the Future
Editors: Rita Malenczyk, Susan Miller-Cochran, Elizabeth Wardle, and Kathleen Blake Yancey
Contributing authors: Rita Malencyzk, Neal Lerner, and Elizabeth Boquet
Elizabeth Boquet is a contributing author (with Rita Malencyzk and Neal Lerner), "’Bunch of Nice Friends’: Bruffee and the Making of Knowledge in Writing Program Administration."
Edited by four nationally recognized leaders of composition scholarship, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity asks a fundamental question: can Composition and Rhetoric, as a discipline, continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? In response, contributors to the volume address disagreements about what it means to be called a discipline rather than a profession or a field; elucidate tensions over the defined breadth of Composition and Rhetoric; and consider the roles of research and responsibility as Composition and Rhetoric shifts from field to discipline. Outlining a field with a complex and unusual formation story, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity employs several lenses for understanding disciplinarity—theory, history, labor, and pedagogy—and for teasing out the implications of disciplinarity for students, faculty, institutions, and Composition and Rhetoric itself. Collectively, the chapters speak to the intellectual and embodied history leading to this point; to questions about how disciplinarity is, and might be, understood, especially with regard to Composition and Rhetoric; to the curricular, conceptual, labor, and other sites of tension inherent in thinking about Composition and Rhetoric as a discipline; and to the implications of Composition and Rhetoric’s disciplinarity for the future.
Malencyzk, Rita, Neal Lerner, and Elizabeth Boquet. “’Bunch of Nice Friends’: Bruffee and the Making of Knowledge in Writing Program Administration.” Composition, Rhetoric and Disciplinarity: Traces of the Past, Issues of the Moment, and Prospects for the Future, edited by Rita Malencyzk, Susan MillerCochran, Elizabeth Wardle, Kathleen Yancey. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2018.
Malenczyk, Rita; Miller-Cochran, Susan; Wardle, Elizabeth; Yancey, Kathleen Blake; Malenczyk, Rita; Lerner, Neal; and Boquet, Elizabeth H., "Composition, Rhetoric and Disciplinarity: Traces of the Past, Issues of the Moment, and Prospects for the Future" (2018). English Faculty Book Gallery. 77.