Composition as a Human Science: Contributions to the Self-Understanding of a Discipline

Composition as a Human Science: Contributions to the Self-Understanding of a Discipline

by Louise Wetherbee Phelps (Author)

Synopsis

The last twenty years have seen an explosion of writing programmes in American schools and universities. However, while composition has firmly established itself as a subject worthy of study, the major philosophical premises that differentiate a subject from a discipline have yet to be agreed upon. This book goes some way to resolving these problems.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: OUP USA
Published: 14 Nov 1991

ISBN 10: 0195067827
ISBN 13: 9780195067828

Media Reviews
Every serious scholar in the field of composition must read Louise Phelp's Composition as a Human Science. The book sets out to do for composition what Chomsky's Syntactic Structures did for linguistics, Derrida's Of Grammatology did for philosophy, and Millett's Sexual Politics did for feminism. * College Composition and Communication *