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Part 1: Why this book?
At the beginning of this episode, you'll hear me talk to Danita Berg, one of the co-editors of Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction.
We discuss the different training that MFAs and PhDs in rhet/comp get, the need for this book, and where the split in the fields came from. Eventually, we got into a big, rambly conversation about multimodality and technology in both fields, but it was too crazy to edit down for this episode--so you'll just have to ask us about it later.
Part 2: Digging into Details
Next, you'll hear 3 pieces self-produced by authors of chapters inCreative Composition:
- Denise Landrum-Geyer talks about the importance of essaying, as a verb, a concept that connects our fields.
- Anna Leahy discusses how to cultivate talent, get better at writing, and be gritty.
- Shawn Kerivan defends the teaching of grammar as a tool with its own history, meaning, and depth, not as something dry to discuss in a vacuum.
- Zisotto, "The Depetrification of the Submerged Forest"
- Omni-Psyence & TeraCMusic, "Jewel of Enhasa"
- Disco Dan, "Blue Lightning"
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