The Composition Program at the University of Pittsburgh offers a wide range of opportunities for English majors, undergraduates in various fields of study, and graduate students interested in the teaching of reading and writing. The program has also long participated in projects that support faculty who teach writing in disciplines across the curriculum and teachers in local primary and secondary schools.
A comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches involving published literature, unpublished documents, oral histories, visual and material sources, and landscapes; offer guidance in the uses of technology, particularly digital photography and digital voice recording; and suggest methods of historical presentation. Richly illustrated with photos and documents, Nearby History is an excellent resource for both professionally trained and self-taught historians.
This textbook offers an innovative introduction to the study of the English language and the practices, skills and strategies of creative writing. Readers will better understand the structure and uses of language and be able to use a full range of strategies in crafting and developing their own writing.Offering a detailed investigation of language, the authors examine both everyday use and examples from literature and the media to illustrate the diverse ways in which language is used in a variety of social contexts.
Kelly Ritter and Paul Kei Matsuda have created an essential introduction to the field of composition studies for graduate students and instructors new to the study of writing. The book offers a careful exploration of this diverse field, focusing specifically on scholarship of writing and composing. Importantly, they represent composition as a dynamic, eclectic field, influenced by factors both within the academy and without.
Drawing on numerous examples from a wide range of authors and genres, Holcomb and Killingsworth demonstrate the use of style as a vehicle for performance, a way for writers to project themselves onto the page while managing their engagement with the reader. By addressing style and rhetoric not as an editorial afterthought, but as a means of social interaction, they equip students with the vocabulary and tools to analyze the styles of others in fresh ways, as well as create their own. The goal of the authors is to provide writers with stylistic footing, an understanding of the ways writers use style to orchestrate their relationships with readers, subject matter, and rhetorical situations.
A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing. Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms. Explores creative writing's engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage
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