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  1. Mar 2017
    1. ccording to Dobrin, without theory, "composition scholarship will stagnate, and composition as a field will be defined within the narrow confines of a service orientation" (23). We risk invisibility and illegiti macy, and those attributes would have dire consequences for the field as a whole.


    1. rather, he doesn't like it because he thinks it makes claims for benefits that cannot be scientifically substantiated and so leaves academe open to all sorts of meddling criticism

      But that's not all, right? I'm thinking in terms of Hawk, though Fish doesn't go so far. More specifically, Hawk says the only to teach such values is to give students opportunity to discover it on their own, right?

    2. an a sentence. Indeed, by characterizing my field as "composition studies" only, Fish leaves out a major part of what we do: addressing not only the structure of language but also the rhetorical means of persuasion

      Not any longer.

    1. erials--debates at the Constitutional Convention ...newspaper accounts of the time, de



    1. al) are convention



    1. Nor can this be just any old deficiency; it will not do, for example, to fault your predecessors for failing to notice that a poem is free of split infinitives or dangling participles.

      Unless, of course, you're in a community who cares about such things?

    2. The lack an interpretation supplies must be related to the criteria by which the literary community recog­nizes and evaluates the objects of its professional attention.

      What Graff calls the "So What?"

    3. prevenience
    4. Rhetorically the new position announces itself as a break from the old, but in fact it is radically dependent on the old, because it is only in the context of some differential relationship that it can be perceived as new or, for that matter, perceived at all.

      Relationships create meaning. Network / Systems theory?

    5. (students always know what they are ex­pected to believe)

      They always know there's a game and no matter how much I try to break out of this game, construct ways to break these bounds, I am still constrained by the situation. I've merely changed the rules of the game.

    6. The Eskimo reading is unaccepta­ble because there is at present no interpretive strategy for pro­ducing it, no way of "looking" or reading (and remember, all acts of looking or reading are "ways") that would result in the emergence of obviously Eskiri:lO meanings. This does not mean, however, that no such strategy could ever come into play, and it is not difficult to imagine the circumstances under which it would establish itself.

      And this is the point.

    1. in Algeria

      So cool. You all should use Zotero (Set up a folder) and hypothes.is to keep your notes. What a cool project!

  2. Feb 2017
    1. So when Fish says “form” he means “school grammar” and syntax.


    2. Winterowd states that “current-traditionalism simply has no advocates” (En-glish 14), and among compositionists this is generally true.


    3. Translated into pedagogy, this belief typically results in some version of current-traditionalism. And despite some novel elements, Fish’s approach to writing instruction is indeed current-traditional, within a belletristic conception of English as the refined appreciation of literature.


    4. belletristic
    5. Meanwhile, current-traditional composition already has its prominent public intellectual: Stanley Fish.


    6. it continues to frame public attitudes toward writing pedagogy, and thus—to the extent that the public assesses practice and influences policy—continues to influence com-position.

      The problem.

    7. current-traditional p
    1. For current-traditional rhetoric, reality is rational, regular and certain - a realm which when it is not static is at least in a predictable, harmonious, symmetrical balance. Meaning thus exists independent of the perceiving mind, reposing in external reality.

      No way Fish believes this.

    1. But no one needs to get a terminal cancer to enter this place.

      Indeed. This paragraph too.

    2. In Greek thought there are two ways of viewing time: Chronos and Kairos. Chronos Time is chronological and measurable. Kairos Time is more open-ended and expansive such that one can experience an “eternity” in a brief instant. It is not a cold finality at all. While we mainly live in Chronos Time, it is possible to experience Kairos as a place in which to abide and to breathe deeply without respect to calendars and deadlines. Too often we live only for the clock and fail to notice how, in the absence of incremental time, we would be more able to see the pattern in the rug, how the stained glass windows of our lives make sense as wholes and not as mere pieces.

      This paragraph.

    1. aims to connect the history of inequality of the residents of Cabrini Greens, a poor public housing project in Chicago, to a series of issues with the built environment of the neighborhood that limit the economic, political, and social utility of the residents.

      Strong first sentence!

    1. s in the inner city

      Is this correct term now? I ask because I'm not sure the very poorest live inside the cities much anymore, it seems?

    1. And cities were constructed in ways—including by erecting physical barriers—that made it very difficult for people from one side of town to access the othe

      Bingo: her main thing.

    2. Social norm

      2) Everyone knows.

    3. People used the

      1) Everyone talks about this already

    1. As a result, President Trump almost certainly began violating the Constitution the moment he took the oath of office.

      We've seen how fragile our traditions are. It's up to the polis and the other branches and his own party to uphold them. It seems like now, however, the Republicans are selling out.

    1. actions. Writing and speech are actions — and powerful ones at that.” – Mike Sturm, Sticks and Stones: On the under-appreciated Power of Words


    1. Opponents of President Trump face two battles.


    2. Published in the days leading up to the 45th president’s inauguration, two new books purport to show a path forward for liberals in Trump’s America.
    3. In his introduction to “What We Do Now,” co-editor Dennis Johnson writes of the widespread “despair,” “grief” and “disillusionment” that followed the election.
    1. The Russian dissident and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov drew upon long familiarity with that process when he tweeted: “The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.”

      Very well said.

  3. Jan 2017
    1. Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment

      You made it! Now toggle from Public to WRTG 101.

    1. Frankly, he didn’t move a lot from where he was. He did a lot of the things that he did through executive action and not through bipartisan legislation.

      Oh yeah. Right. You know better than this.

    2. But I have frankly looked at it as no different than somebody saying, I am going to repeal the laws of gravity, okay? So it’s a lot of pre-election hype.

      What say you now, sir?


      Don't worry about this part until you have your Website.


      Don't worry about this part until you have your website.


      Don't worry about this part till you have your Website.

    1. “It was a huge crowd, a magnificent crowd. I haven’t seen such a crowd as big as this,” Mr. Hoyer told CNN, quoting Mr. Trump. He added that Mr. Trump did not “spend a lot of time on that, but it was clear that it was still on his mind.”


    1. January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

      How so? And how weren't we before? Are you going to give us back our property you are profiting from?

    2. For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

      You are exhibit A: See Trump International Hotel:

    3. Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.

      Empty language. What does this even mean? How is he "transferring power to" us?

    1. To point out and decry rac-ism (or any other social ill) is not the same as adopting a truly public subjec-tivity. Ironically enough, it may be a way to write oneself outside the scene of public rhetorical action. To simply call for an end to racism (or an end to any other public crisis) risks closing the line of intervention too soon. We leave no space to consider the multiple networks across which this crisis is embedded, and through which we may rework the relations of power.
    2. Are we inadvertently reproducing discourses that cultivate exceptional public subjects

      Such a great question to think about because it puts the responsibility on the educator.

    3. Rather than continuing to think of themselves only as subjects who relate through feeling, I hope that the class also gave them some opportunity to think of themselves as subjects who re-late through question, investigation, and inquiry.

      My goal, too.

    4. Their method almost perfectly mirrors Benjamin's method in the Ar-cades Project, which theorizes the streets as "the dwelling place of the collec-tive," which is "an eternally unquiet, eternally agitated being."

      Refusing to close down meaning.

    1. The second, you have to live with for a while, before you can hear where it wants you to go. But for that, you need time and attention and effort, resources that are deeply endangered, in the era when all music is available to anyone from anywhere all the time.

      Attention / Rock n roll

    2. Even the most interesting of them rarely survived repeated listening. I wanted a kind of music that could concentrate me, that could teach me how to concentrate. Music that would keep getting richer and deeper, the more I listened.

      rock and roll / attention

    1. Fiction is a spreading, polysemous, relational network that captures the way that we and our worlds create each other.
    1. But I wanted to tell a story in which the company was us—both in its making and its propagating and in its perpetuation through consumers. We are all the machine. We are all the Octopus.


    2. It’s a way in which literature can go beyond science. It’s a tremendous moment to be alive when it comes to new myths, new stories, new configurations for understanding who we are.

      Finally! The defense! Literature makes the story . . .

    3. And if you can hold those two somehow concurrently in mind—the belief in the representation as the thing it represents, and also awareness of the representation as mere representation—then you get closer to the fundamental paradox of consciousness.

      Fiction as reality?

    4. I felt literature was the place for the grand synthetic aerial view I was in danger of losing if I stayed with physics.


    5. The funny thing is that they would never launch that criticism about believability of character against a novel that is clearly written on the terms of noncharacter-driven, nonevent-driven, postmodern metafiction.

      Referring to Wallace here?

    6. To me, that sense of complete commensurability between form and content at the level of the individual sentence is really what writing is all about.

      Power's sentence-level interest: form and content

    7. But it’s really the individual sentence that I work at again and again until it becomes the thing it’s trying to describe.

      the small

    8. And I’m a completely compulsive sentence-level rewriter.

      I'd love to discuss this with him.

    9. One thing that moved me is that three months later The New Yorker ran its “New Yorkistan” cover.
    10. I had an insight at the beginning of the book into how completely stripped of reflective capability modern life can be. And it was great to realize how strong my memory could get when I deprived myself of firsthand research information. This book was really written in the absence of reference materials.

      Certainly true.

    11. “The first rule of any classroom,” he reminds himself the first day in prison. “Never resort to irony.”
    1. The thing that makes reading and writing suspect in the eyes of the market economy is that it’s not corrupted. It’s a threat to the GNP, to the gene engineer. It’s an invisible, sedate, almost inert process. Reading is the last act of secular prayer.
    2. The currency he was speaking of is very much the care and tending of individual salvation.
    3. He said, „Contemporary humanity has lost the ability to engage in productive solitude.“
  4. Dec 2016
    1. results of your research, and within the context of the study, we found ample evidence about significant cha

      You can get it down even more, no? "Your research suggests we should make . . . "

    1. Sometimes opinions must be forgotten in order to make the most beneficial decision within a situation.

      That's a keeper of a line right there, Will.

    1. In the seventh chapter of his book, City of Rhetoric, David Fleming exposes the disconnect between those living in the Cabrini Green homes and those financially stable enough to live outside the housing project.

      Strong first sentence. You've got the hang of this.

    1. that interior designers and architects should set out to create non-gendered spaces that will better accommodate the evolution of traditional gender roles and identities that is happening in today’s society.

      Bam! Fantastic.

    1. “Because you don’t come up with the right answer if everyone at the table looks the same and thinks the same and has the same experience – you never come up with the best answer. So when you get these seats at these tables of power, your obligation is to make sure the conversation is diverse.”

      Well said.

    1. The most recent renovation took finished in Spring 2016. The upgrading of guest rooms, restaurant, lobby and meeting facilities totalled $17 million. T


    2. Built in 1982, the Westin City Center, has experienced many renovations and updates since its establishment.

      First sentence should do something: See G&B "Getting Started"

    3. BED Interior


    1. Ambassador John Bolton claimed Sunday that hacks during the election season could have been "a false flag" operation — possibly committed by the Obama administration itself. In an interview with Fox News' Eric Shawn, Bolton questioned why FBI Director James Comey said during the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server, there was no direct evidence found of foreign intelligence service penetration, but cyber fingerprints were found in regards to the presidential election.

      These guys have gone of the deep end

    1. But Sean Spicer, the RNC’s chief strategist and communications director, admonished the Times for what he said was simply false reporting and insisted the RNC had not been hacked. “The intelligence is wrong,” he said in a CNN interview Saturday morning. “It didn’t happen. We offered The New York Times conclusive proof that it didn’t happen. They refused to look at that. They ignored it because it didn’t fit the narrative.” He then accused intelligence officials of pushing the story for political purposes. “I believe that there are people within these agencies that are upset with the election and are pushing a personal agenda,” Spicer said.

      3 on the FP Dictator watch list: politicizing the civil service

    1. Western sanctions against Russia prohibiting the nation from certain energy development activities have slowed Exxon Mobil’s investments, particularly a joint venture with Rosneft that was supposed to start drilling for oil in the Kara Sea in 2014. Mr. Tillerson has spoken out against sanctions, in part because Exxon Mobil is unable to collect revenues from an investment in an oil and gas consortium it belongs to that operates off Sakhalin Island.

      And this is why he's getting the job.

    1. There has been ferment among the literati since Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Many say that however well Dylan does what he does, it is not literature. Dylan did not go to Stockholm on Saturday to collect his prize, which the Swedish Academy says was awarded “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
    1. A crude, quick and flippant assessment is what he deserves. He is semi-fascist: more fascist than any successful American politician yet, and the most dangerous threat to pluralist democracy in this country in more than a century, but — thank our stars — an amateurish imitation of the real thing.

      Let's hope this holds up.

    1. In fact, half of President Barack Obama’s targets for greenhouse gas cuts are tied to DOE’s rulemakings on efficiency standards for appliances like water heaters and air-conditioners.The questionnaire also asks for the agency to identify which office "owns" the work on international "Clean Energy Ministerials," a program that helps connect the public and private sectors across several governments, and "Mission Innovation," a multinational effort to develop clean energy technology.

      That's because the Republican-controlled Congress effectively stopped working with Obama after the 2010 midterms.

    1. I'm not interested in describing a fucking tree. I'm interested in climbing it or being under it.

      Fantastic, and . . . interesting for a writer to say.

    1. I’m looking for people who fully understand the meaning of service and who are committed to advancing the common good,

      Because he's been doing that all of his life?

    2. “By the way, are you glad I ran for president?,”

      What a jackass.

    1. 5) Using state power to reward corporate backers and punish opponents. 
    2. 3) Politicizing the civil service, military, National Guard, or the domestic security agencies. 

      Here and here

    1. said has "no place in civilized dialogue and conversation."

      Except at A&M, I guess, since you let him speak there?

    1. miffed that Posobiec had been escorted out of Comet

      Watch the video, and you'll hear the server say he was scared for his life, since he was already receiving death threats.

    2. I thought I could just show it was a regular pizza place.”

      BS: I've watched it. He most certainly was implying the worst of the false rumors.

    3. It seemed reasonable to Posobiec that Podesta might have organized a sex ring in cahoots with Brock.

      And with proper self-assessment, such thoughts should be the first clue to your mental instability.

    1. He added, “I think it’s bad if you are in office and it looks like you are using that office to win an election.”


    1. Citing high cost, Trump says Boeing’s contract to build Air Force One should be canceled

      Trump's tweet came just 22 minutes after the Chicago Tribune published comments by Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who said he worried that Trump's promises of a more protectionist trade policy could hurt his company, which does robust business with China. Muilenburg told the Tribune that he would urge the president-elect to take a warmer stance toward the kinds of trade deals he railed against on the campaign trail, warning, "If we do not lead when it comes to writing these rules, our competitors will write them for us.

      From Politico, who themselves buried this way down.

    1. Trump's tweet came just 22 minutes after the Chicago Tribune published comments by Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who said he worried that Trump's promises of a more protectionist trade policy could hurt his company, which does robust business with China. Muilenburg told the Tribune that he would urge the president-elect to take a warmer stance toward the kinds of trade deals he railed against on the campaign trail, warning, "If we do not lead when it comes to writing these rules, our competitors will write them for us."

      This is so dangerous, and why isn't this the biggest story of the day?

    1. “I’m just an immigrant running a pizza place trying to make ends meet,” said Hammad, a Muslim — and Donald Trump voter — who moved here from Egypt in 1980 and first opened a pizza joint on Connecticut Avenue 25 years ago.

      I'm not buying this. Surely, he's saying this as a protective measure?

    1. Fifty years after the creation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development — and nearly that long after the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 — the fight against the interlinked scourges of housing discrimination and racial segregation in America is far from finished. Economic isolation is actually growing worse across the country, as more and more minority families find themselves trapped in high-poverty neighborhoods without decent housing, schools or jobs, and with few avenues of escape.This did not happen by accident.
    2. Fifty years after the creation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development — and nearly that long after the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 — the fight against the interlinked scourges of housing discrimination and racial segregation in America is far from finished.

      First Sentence

    1. "There are a lot of business people who go around purporting to be speaking on behalf of the U.S. government or friends in government and it is hard to prevent that. The problem is that when they are the president's kids, this can be taken seriously," Painter wrote in an email. "There is a big risk that anyone discussing Trump business and U.S. government business in the same conversation or with the same people could be accused of offering or soliciting a bribe — e.g. 'I want you to do this for the Trump organization — and I can get the US government to do this for you.' That could be a criminal offense. "This is one reason the president should sell the business holdings," Painter added. 'It is critical that anyone working for these companies not engage in the types of conversations I describe above."

      I think this is what brings Trump down.

    1. In Silicon Valley, where I live, the word “disruption” has an overwhelmingly positive valence: Thousands of smart, young people arrive here every year hoping to disrupt established ways of doing business — and become very rich in the process.For almost everyone else, however, disruption is a bad thing.
    1. recalling that the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan included spreading false information through the media to see how it might affect the enemy.

      Can't be difficult!

    2. that Clinton’s campaign manager takes part in occult rituals where bodily fluids are consumed.

      This is very much part of the Comet conspiracy these fools terrorist traffic.

    3. Flynn, who has 106,000 Twitter followers, has used the platform to retweet accusations that Clinton is involved with child sex trafficking and has "secretly waged war” on the Catholic Church, as well as charges that Obama is a “jihadi” who “laundered” money for Muslim terrorists.

      How is this NOT disqualifying?

    1. "It's funny no one's picked up on the Stephen Miller connection," Spencer says. "I knew him very well when I was at Duke. But I am kind of glad no one's talked about this because I don't want to harm Trump."

      Yet he's talking to perhaps the most famous lefty magazine in the States? Interesting, though, that Miller has Trump's ear and Spencer is an email away.

    1. America has, for the time being, abdicated the role of the world’s moral leader, to the extent that it ever played that part convincingly.

      Powerful gut punch.

    2. Adorno believed that the greatest danger to American democracy lay in the mass-culture apparatus of film, radio, and television.

      Yes: The Culture Industry

    1. The real hypocrisy here is that those making this accusation themselves assert a hierarchy of groups when they invoke the white working class, who become invariably an object of extended pathos, complete with set cultural clichés in which honest beer is swilled in honest bars as the less honest soar from coast to coast overhead, swilling chardonnay.

      Yes. Exactly.

    1. the president-elect encouraged chants of “Lock her up” by invoking Hillary Clinton’s name

      Foreign Policy's Ten Ways to Tell if Your Country is about to become a dictatorship.

    2. four minutes attacking the “nasty, dishonest press.”

      Foreign Policy's Ten Ways to Tell if Your Country is about to become a dictatorship.

  5. Nov 2016
    1. spent upwards of $200 million

      No, he didn't: "Trump made one more major financial deal on the hotel. A year after signing the lease with the federal government, he put that very lease up as collateral to secure a $170 million construction loan from Deutsche Bank. If Trump doesn’t finish his hotel or if he defaults on payments, the bank could take over the lease, according to the terms of the loan, just as a bank would take over the mortgage on a home when the owner falls behind on payments."


    1. If we want audience, then we must first and foremost be audience. We need to read widely and astutely. We need to pause as we read the work of others — and become permeable.

      Well said.

    1. “Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5E.” N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2016. Barnard, Anne. “Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten.” The New York Times 15 Nov. 2015. NYTimes.com. Web. 16 Nov. 2016.

      Double space this or try to do something to make more readable.

    1. Uncategorized |

      Would you mind categorizing these for me. That was part of the directions. If you need help doing so, just ask. Thanks.

    1. In fact, a similar anger exists within segments of the white community. Most working- and middle-class white Americans don’t feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race.

      This is what Hillary did not do. And she desperately needed to do it.

    2. As William Faulkner once wrote, “The past isn’t dead and buried. In fact, it isn’t even past.”

      Not many presidents quote Faulkner!

    1. Makenzie Gold Quiros Professor Hoskins Writing 106-008 October 17, 2016

      Not necessary. What do you think? Does it look better without it? Is your name elsewhere? The date? Etc?

    1. I define para-expertise as the experiential, embodied, and tacit knowledge that does not translate into the vocabulary or skills of disciplinary expertise


    2. The concept of para-expertise may help to resituate how we conceptualize, teach, and use notions of expertise in the classroom, since it can teach nonexperts to pursue rhetorical action through strategic expertise allianceswithout overstepping the very real limitations of nonexpertise. As a pedagogical approach, this articulation may also help students better understand the work of expert interactions among audiences, texts, and themselves as novices
    3. The pedagogical aim of such a course is thus to increase students’ own expertise in writing studies.

      Which is a major shift.

    4. In their landmark studies, Flower and Hayes conclude that “novice” writers differ from “good” writers in the way novice writers fail to construct a problem in the same ways as expert writers. Novice writers tend to repeatedly read a prompt in hopes of finding some kind of direction for the writing situation. Meanwhile, “good” writers use the writing prompt as a way to articulate and define their own understanding of the rhetorical situation to which they are responding.

      Novice vs Expert Writers approaches to Prompts.

    5. s this foregrounding of problem-posing.


    6. Experts pose problems in ways that differ significantly from novices or nonexperts. Or, as Flower and Hayes put it: “People only solve the problems they represent to themselves” (30).

      Got to know there's a problem and why that problem matters.



  6. Oct 2016
    1. generative research.

      What does she mean by "generative research"? Are we doing this at all?

    2. Unframing Models of Public Distribution: From Rhetorical Situation to Rhetorical Ecologi

      Note the tile.

    1. Good job. You can still tighten the prose a good bit, use some timely key words and phrase, clean up the citations, and maybe even rework the content a bit to foreground Schindler's main goal and how she gets there. Still, very strong first submission.


      • Could the pictures have captions to more directly connect with the analysis?
      • Citations
      • Works Cited page
      • Paramedicize (we'll discuss)
      • Key words and phrases
    2. Picture Sources: American Jewish Congress Praises Clintons for Supporting Israel and Opposing BDS https://www.theclio.com/web/entry?id=24469 http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/tools_solve/walkways_trifold/ http://wallpaperfolder.com/wallpapers/park+bench

      How does the EasyWriter tell us cite these?

    3. t environment will never look the same.

      Is this good?