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Placing the History of College Writing

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Pre-1950s composition history, if analyzed with the right conceptual tools, can pluralize and clarify our understanding of the relationship between the writing of college students and the writing’s physical, social, and discursive surroundings.

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PL AC I N G T H E H I STO RYO F CO L L EG E W R I T I N G: PL ACING COLLEGE W R IT ING STO R I E S F RO M T H EI N CO M PL E T E A RC H I V E
Nathan Shepley
PERSPECTIVES ON WRITING Serîes Edîtors, Susan H. McLeod and Rîc Rîce
PERSPECTIVES ON WRITING Serîes Edîtors, Susan H. McLeod and Rîc Rîce
he Perspectîves on Wrîtîng serîes addresses wrîtîng studîes în a broad sense. Consîstent wît te wîde rangîng approaces caracterîstîc o teacîng and scoarsîp în wrîtîng across te currîcuum, te serîes presents works tat take dîvergent perspectîves on workîng as a wrîter, teacîng wrîtîng, admînîsterîng wrîtîng programs, and studyîng wrîtîng în îts varîous orms.
he WAC Cearîngouse and Paror Press are coaboratîng so tat tese books wî be wîdey avaîabe troug ree dîgîta dîstrîbutîon and ow-cost prînt edî-tîons. he pubîsers and te Serîes edîtor are teacers and researcers o wrîtîng, commîtted to te prîncîpe tat knowedge soud reey cîrcuate. We see te opportunîtîes tat new tecnoogîes ave or urter democratîzîng knowedge. And we see tat to sare te power o wrîtîng îs to sare te means or a to artîcuate teîr needs, înterest, and earnîng înto te great experîment o îteracy.
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Natan Sepey
he WAC Cearîngouse wac.coostate.edu Fort Coîns, Coorado
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© 2016 by Natan Sepey. hîs work îs îcensed under a Creatîve Commons Attrî-butîon-NonCommercîa-NoDerîvatîves 4.0 ïnternatîona.
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Names: Sepey, Natan, 1981- autor. Tîte: Pacîng te îstory o coege wrîtîng : storîes rom te încompete  arcîve / Natan Sepey. Descrîptîon: Perspectîves on wrîtîng. | Anderson, Sout Caroîna ; Fort  Coîns, Coorado Paror Press, [2016] | ïncudes bîbîograpîca  reerences. ïdentîIers: LCCN 2016001110| ïSBN 9781602358010 (pbk. : ak. paper) | ïSBN  9781602358027 (ardcover : ak. paper) Subjects: LCSH: Engîs anguage--Retorîc--Study and teacîng. | Engîs  anguage--Grammar, Generatîve--Study and teacîng. | Report wrîtîng--Study  and teacîng (Hîger) CassîIcatîon: LCC PE1403 .S56 2016 | DDC 808/.042071173--dc23 LC record avaîabe at ttp://ccn.oc.gov/2016001110
Copyedîtor: Juîa Smît Desîgner: Mîke Pamquîst Serîes Edîtor: Susan H. McLeod
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CONTENTS
List of Illustrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Capter One. Placing History, Historicizing Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Capter Two. Customizing Composition: Students Broadening Beavioral Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Capter hree. Tracking Lines of Communication: Student Writing as a Response to Civic Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Capter Four. Composition on Display: Students Performing College Competence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Capter Five. Retinking Links Between Histories of Composition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Capter Six. Composition as Literacy, Discourse, and Retoric . . . . . .121 Works Cited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Fîgure 1. Oîo Unîversîty Cass o 1873. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Fîgure 2.he Cougar, Aprî 1929 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Fîgure 3. Fîrst page o Abert Farîas’ “ï Lîve în Amerîca,” he Harvest, 1941. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Fîgure 4. Engîs Department o te Oîo Unîversîty Coege o Educatîon,Atena107, 1923 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fîgure 5. Engîs Department o te Oîo Unîversîty Coege o Lîbera Arts,Atena109. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 1923
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Many peope înluenced te wrîtîng o tîs book and deserve my tanks. ïn Oîo, Serrîe Gradîn and Mara Hot, among oters, gave tougtu eedback on a drastîcay dîferent versîon o te manuscrîpt. Wîîam (Bî) Kîmok and te oter arcîvîsts at Oîo Unîversîty’s Robert E. and Jean R. Man Center or Arcîves and Specîa Coectîons guîded me toward some o te prîmary sources tat ï anayzed or tîs work and ensured tat ï ad access to needed texts even wen ï was ar away. ïn Houston, Pau Buter îstened patîenty to my evovîng îdeas about tîs project and gave însîgtu suggestîons, as dîd Margot Backus regardîng one o my mîdde capters. Oter peope, încudîng James homas Zebroskî, expressed support or my îstorîca researc we beore ît reaced a natîona audîence. he staf o te Arcîves and Specîa Coectîons o te Unîversîty o Houston generousy assîsted wît ocatîng and copyîng ar-cîved sources. Addîtîonay, Susan McLeod provîded cear edîtorîa guîdance, and te Perspectîves on Wrîtîng serîes’ two anonymous outsîde readers gave rec-ommendatîons tat strengtened my project overa. Last, ï am deîgted tat my grandater, Joe L. Estes, Jr., îs abe to see tîs work în prînt gîven tat my înterest în and esteem o îger educatîon stem party rom îs înluence. Anoter versîon o te Oîo a o Capter Two ormed one sectîon în my artîce “Wen te Margîns Move: Lessons rom te Wrîtîng o One Unîversîty’s Fîrst Femae Graduate,” pubîsed înOpen Words: Access and Englîs Studîes(vo. 8, îssue 1),so tanks goes to tat journa’s coedîtor, Jon Tassonî, or ettîng me pubîs te new versîon ere. he same goes or Byron Hawk, wo et me revîse substantîay and pubîs, în Capter Four, my artîce “Retorîca-Ecoogîca Lînks în Composîtîon Hîstory,” wîc orîgînay appeared înEnculturatîon(vo. 15). Too, ï woud îke to tank Sara Webb-Sunderaus and Kîm Doneower, coedîtors oRe-Readîng Appalacîa: Lîteracy, Place, and Cultural Resîstance, or gîvîng me permîssîon me to pubîs, în te Oîo a o Capter hree, reor-ganîzed and teoretîcay reramed researc rom my capter “Pace-Conscîous Lîteracy Practîces în One Oîo Coege Town” în teîr book. A Marta Gano Houstoun Researc Grant în Lîterary Crîtîcîsm awarded by te Unîversîty o Houston Department o Engîs provîded generous Inancîa support or arcîva vîsîts and potocopyîng. Capter hree în partîcuar bene-Ited rom te scrutîny aowed by mutîpe researc trîps.
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