Testimonial Rhetoric in Nineteenth-Century Composition
So much comp history strives to defamiliarize the past to cast the present into greater relief, yet Composing Legacies refamiliarizes that pastmaking it less alien, which makes it harder to comfortably reject as not-I. The books brand of critical historicism gives us useful ways to think about the future while inviting other scholars to do the same. It thereby offers not just an introduction but an open invitation to the Schultz Archive, which is newly available in digital and print-based formats.Charles Paine, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of New Mexico and author of The Resistant Writer: Rhetoric as Immunity, 1850 to the Present Engaging, impactful, and instructive, Composing Legacies makes an essential contribution to both the history of the field and our understanding of historiographic methods. By attending to the overlooked testimonial rhetoric of nineteenth-century composition textbooks, this meticulously researched book complicates our understanding of early composition practices and challenges archival researchers to develop more reflexive and dialogic microhistories of the field.Lori Ostergaard, Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University and editor of In the Archives of Composition: Writing and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools
Christopher Carter is Divisional Dean of Humanities at the University of Cincinnati. His recent books include Rhetorical Exposures: Confrontation and Contradiction in US Social Documentary Photography, Metafilm: Materialist Rhetoric and Reflexive Cinema, and The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America: Billionaires, Bureaucrats, and Body Slams. Russel K. Durst is Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches courses in composition, writing pedagogy and research, and English linguistics. He has published numerous books, articles, and chapters in the field of composition studies.
Lucille M. Schultz: Foreword Christopher Carter and Russel K. Durst: Textbook Histories and Testimonial Legacies Christopher Carter: Testimony of the Senses: Materialist Pedagogy in Nineteenth-Century Composition Textbooks Russel K. Durst: Testimony of the Tongue: Grammar, Aspirational Pedagogy, and the Cult of Correctness in Long- Nineteenth- Century Composition Daniel Floyd: Composing American Rhiannon Scharnhorst: Jessie Macmillan Anderson: A Composition Microhistory Kathleen Spada: Elizabeth Spalding: Fellow- Worker in Composition Christopher Carter and Russel K. Durst: The Long Memory Contributors Index.