Category Archives: Victor Vitanza

4C’s reflection: Friday

a continuation of my previous two posts: Friday: F.06 old + old = new: Writing Multimedia, Remixing Culture, Remixing Identity Some graduate students and an undergraduate student from Michigan State shared some really interesting ideas and experiences of their own … Continue reading

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my contribution to the carnival

Here’s my carnival contribution on John Trimbur’s article “Changing the question: Should writing be studied?” (Composition Studies 31.1, Spring 2003): The discussion so far is pretty rich (see my previous post for a list of other contributors; Ten Minutes a … Continue reading

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on “The Rhetorician as an Agent of Social Change”

Lisa also suggested that I read Cushman’s article “The Rhetorician as an Agent of Social Change,” which I enjoyed a lot. She advocates for crossing the ivory tower/reality divide that separates universities and their work from the real life work … Continue reading

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Vitanza’s concerns with cynicism

In “‘The Wasteland Grows,’” Vitanza asks what I think are some amazing questions regarding the creation of cynicism in students when we teach cultural studies. Drawing on Sloterdijk and Zizek, he wonders whether students, after instruction in cultural studies, “‘they … Continue reading

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miasmic cynicism

I just read the following two articles: Langstraat, Lisa. “The Point Is There Is No Point: Miasmic Cynicism and Cultural Studies Composition.” JAC 22.2 (2002): 293-325. Crawford, Ilene. “Building a Theory of Affect in Cultural Studies Composition Pedagogy.” JAC 22.3 … Continue reading

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