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Aristotle and Alexander

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I started Inventing the Discipline to gather my thoughts on various texts in the field of rhetoric and composition while preparing for comprehensive exams.

Each post is a “review” of sorts, presenting an overview of a book or article, as well as my own observations, questions, and occasional lame attempts at humor.

The blog reflects my own research interests, but since I began it to document a survey of major texts in the field, I’ll cover a wide range of topics, including, but by no means limited to: classical rhetoric, creative writing pedagogy, histories of the discipline, rhetoric and democracy, critical pedagogy, the politics of teaching writing, the current state of rhetoric and composition programs (and the humanities in general), as well as the professional status of writing teachers.

Academic knowledge takes the form of conversation, and I welcome comments and feedback.

Thanks for visiting!

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