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dc.contributor.authorBranson, Tyler Shaneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T21:10:00Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T21:10:00Z
dc.date.created2015.en_US
dc.date.created2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/8306
dc.descriptionTitle from dissertation title page (viewed Aug. 13, 2015).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of English; advisor, Carrie Leverenz.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.descriptionThis dissertation argues that public engagement in the field of rhetoric and composition is more than publishing texts that explain the field to outside audiences. It also involves the cultivation of strategic relationships made durable by the ways practitioners orient themselves to public issues. These public orientations are potential stances toward public problems that writing studies practitioners use situationally to engage in public debates about writing. This dissertation suggests three possible public orientations: Agitation, which is a default stance oriented toward critique of the status quo; intervention, which is oriented toward partnership with members of the status quo; and disruption, which is oriented toward overthrowing the status quo entirely. By rhetorically analyzing the successes and shortcomings of public orientations in three discursive moments from the history of the field, this project shows how compositionists have relied upon public orientations in the past as a way to imagine how compositionists can adopt orientational approaches to contribute to future public issues related to writing. Such a move positions writing studies practitioners to make more meaningful and sustained engagements into public issues relevant to the field by bringing the disciplinary knowledge of writing studies to bear on immediate problems in our communities in addition to reinforcing and reclaiming the democratic mission of the university.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language Rhetoric.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPersuasion (Rhetoric)en_US
dc.subject.lcshRhetoric Political aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRhetoric and psychology.en_US
dc.titleWhen writing goes public [electronic resource] : agitation, intervention, and disruption in public arguments about writing /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.academicunitDepartment of English
local.subjectareaEnglish


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