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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2000
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|Description:||xxvi, 166 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||1. This Weepy World of Confessions --
2. It's Like It Never Even Happened: Situating Student Texts within Discursive Traditions of Writing About Sexual Violence --
3. "The Bruises Were Inside of Me": Writing the Hungry Body --
4. "Sometimes I Just Want to Beat the Shit Out of You!": Anger and the Making of Knowledge in a Writing Classroom
When students submit disturbing essays, many argue that topics such as bodily violence and eating disorders do not belong in the writing classroom. The author examines the anxiety behind such responses, offering analyses of the student texts, composition theory and students' interaction with peers.
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