What does composition mean?
What does it mean to compose?
How do your definitions affect what you teach
in first-year composition and how you teach it?
During the first extended CCC conversation, on March 4, Cindy Selfe and Doug Hesse will continue a conversation they began in the Interchange section of the current issue of College Composition and Communication http://www.ncte.org/cccc/ccc/issues/v61-3.
In the February 2010 issue, Doug responds to Cindy’s June 2009 CCC article, where she uses the metaphor of voice to theorize a definition of composition that is richly multimodal. In response, Doug asks what the limits of our definition of composition might be and what a capacious answer might mean for our teaching. Cindy offers a reply.
Now, together, live online,they consider two questions. First, how do we define composition? And second, what does this definition mean for our teaching of first year composition?
Please join us for the next iteration of this discussion, one that is central to the field. The seats for this electronic conversation are limited, so please reserve your seat early. And when you sign up, feel free to identify questions you’d like Cindy and Doug to consider.
We look forward to talking with you soon!