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Argument Revisited; Argument Redefined
Negotiating Meaning in the Composition Classroom

Edited by:
  • Barbara Emmel - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • Paula Resch - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut USA
  • Deborah Tenney - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut USA

June 1996 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Does traditional argument still have a place in the composition classroom? How can the process of argument be used productively by students? In this edited volume, some of the leading composition scholars today consider the ways in which argumentation as an approach to teaching writing remains valuable, in spite of the postmodern theories of composition that have challenged its relevance. First, the contributors "revisit" and explain the traditional approaches to argument--enthymeme, evidence, Toulmian, Rogerian, and classical rhetoric--and show why they are more relevant today than ever. They then "redefine" argument by connecting it with theoretical movements that have been adverse to it--feminism, narratology, and reflexive reading. As a result, the book unites apparently conflicting approaches into a new definition of argument that emphasizes inquiry over discord and understanding over entrenched difference. Argument Revisited, Argument Redefined enables compositions scholars and teachers to incorporate argumentative inquiry more effectively into the classroom, and demonstrates that argument as a genre and as a process can still serve students well. This unparalleled volume will be of use to professors and researchers in written communication, rhetoric, linguistics and communication.
Barbara Emmel, Paula Resch, and Deborah Tenney
Introduction
 
ARGUMENT REVISITED
John T Gage
The Reasoned Thesis
The E-Word and Argumentative Writing as a Process of Inquiry  
Barbara Emmel
Evidence as a Creative Act
An Epistemology of Argumentative Inquiry  
Richard Fulkerson
The Toulmin Model of Argument and the Teaching of Composition
Doug Brent
Rogerian Rhetoric
Ethical Growth through Alternative Forms of Argumentation  
Jeanne Fahnestock and Marie Secor
Classical Rhetoric
The Art of Argumentation  
 
ARGUMENT REDEFINED
Pamela J Annas and Deborah Tenney
Positioning Oneself
A Feminist Approach to Argument  
Judith Summerfield
Principles for Propagation
On Narrative and Argument  
Mariolina Salvatori
The `Argument of Reading' in the Teaching of Composition
David Bartholomae
The Argument of Reading

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