Hi! H-I-G-H. I am a middle-aged teacher living most of my waking hours among young adults. After an appendectomy with some complications, I am floating in a thin atmosphere of pain and morphine. But I just had a visitor, and now, as many artists in fugue are wont to do, I’d like to philosophize about her.
A lot has changed in the last 25 years. In 1976, Richard Ohmann reviewed 14 textbooks typical of those used for teaching freshman composition (as referenced in Lester Faigley’s Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition). Ohmann found these textbooks instructed students exclusively on writing skills and techniques to the exclusion of any analysis of culture. He […]