The dissertation & the discipline : reinventing composition studies /

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Imprint:Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook, Heinemann, c2002.
Description:ix, 163 p. ; 24 cm.
CrossCurrents (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Subject:Dissertations, Academic -- United States.
Academic writing -- United States.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Academic writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Dissertations, Academic.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Welch, Nancy, 1963-
ISBN:0867095202 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 7. "She Herself Is the Writing," But the Form Doesn't Fit: The Dissertation as a Site of Becoming
  • Part 3. Writing Between Tradition and Change
  • 8. Writing Wrong: The Dissertation as Dissent
  • 9. The Multiple Voices in the Dissertation and Beyond
  • 10. The Personal Narrative in Dissertation Writing: A Matter of Academic Honesty
  • 11. Dissertating in a Digital Age: The Future of Composition Scholarship
  • Part 4. So What Is a Dissertation for--And What Comes Next?
  • 12. Why Write a Dissertation?
  • 13. "You Both Looked the Same to Me": Collaboration as Subversion
  • 14. In Search of My "Jingle": Reconciling Voice and Identity After the Dissertation Defense
  • Part 1. (Re)Writing the Dissertation Initiation Ritual
  • Works Cited
  • Contributors
  • 1. Writing Selves, Establishing Academic Identity
  • 2. Behind the Accordion-Shaped Door, or Living the Questions of a Personal Academic Dissertation
  • 3. Participation: On an Ethics of Beginnings
  • 4. Other Than Oedipus: Sideshadowing Tales of Dissertation Authority 34
  • Part 2. Locating and Pluralizing Advising
  • 5. Dissertation Writing and Advising in a Postmodern Age
  • 6. Mothers, Spinsters, Othermothers: Metaphors for Women Mentors and Their Students