Hall of Languages, Room 306Texas A&M-CommerceApril 29, 2013, 7:20-10:00Final Presentations: English 771Join us as these MA and PhD students present findings from their archival research about reading, writing, andwriting instruction in Northeast Texas.
English 771: Teaching Reading/Writing in CollegeCourse Description:
An overview of the history and theory of teaching reading and writing at the college level.
to gain familiarity with various ways reading and writing have been taught in American colleges
to gain familiarity with the scholarly conversation in composition studies
to develop an awareness of the ways in which local conditions and individual, lived experiences shape writingand writers
to gain familiarity with a variety of resources and professional organizations available to college teachers
to expand research skills by engaging in primary and secondary research inside and outside the library
to learn how to expand initial observations about college reading and writing into an extended argument presenting relevant researchGeoffrey Clegg,
Quantum Echoes: How the Archives, Interdisciplinary Composition, and a ForwardThinking Professor Reshaped Graduate Level Writing
In the Fall of 1983, Joanne Cockelreas began teaching a unique graduate level course at a small Texasuniversity, East Texas State University (ETSU), that focused on bringing in the theoretical and cognitivefields of science to the study of composition. Based partly on her prior research and
(1980-1981), Cockelreas developed a course that shifted away from traditional graduate level pedagogicaltechniques in order to focus on how to integrate different approaches to common themes found in the field atthe time. The purpose of this presentation is to utilize archival evidence to highlight how Dr. Cockelreas
approached her course “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Composition” as well as the ways in which her
small corpus of published work reflect the exchanges of new advances in fields outside of composition.
Agency in Alternatives: The Student Voice in Underground Newspapers at East Texas StateUniversity, 1989-1996
In this study, I explore the relationships between
The East Texan
and the two alternative newspapers,
The East Texan Lit
The Least Texan
, to discover how the underground newspapers create student agency,allowing for alternative viewpoints not expressed in
The East Texan
. I contend that underground newspapersfollow the short tradition of underground student newspapers as a way to create agency for students andvoice concerns not addressed in the university sanctioned student newspaper. I indicate how previousstudent newspapers represent the student voices and how the academic community responds to those voices.
Transcending the fin de siècle Chaos of Comp-
landia’ with Fulkerson’s Enduring Focus onthe Argument”
When Richard Fulkerson arrived at East Texas University in 1970, he did not anticipate a decades-longcareer in composition and rhetoric. At that point, he was a Victorianist whose primary interest was Charles
Dickens. However, by 1979, Fulkerson’s atten
tions had shifted; in that year, he initiated a series of ten-year retrospectives on the field that would become touchstone texts (CCC 1979, 1991, 2005). This work
continues to receive attention in our field’s publications.
Yet, less familiar to composition studies may be hiswork in the area of argumentation which colleagues in Speech Communications and related areas have longrecognized as vital and continue to
praise today as “smart, forward
-thinking, and game-
changing.” In this