Musings on Peter Elbow (and Bartholomae)

02. February 2015 Musings and Thoughts 0
In his response to David Bartholomae’s critique of expressive writing and defense of “academic writing,” Peter Elbow wants to fight against the impulse and tradition of treating certain texts as monuments, pieces behind glass, thus making a syllabus seem like a trip through a museum. Bartholomae would agree. Treating texts as monuments, as such, prevents ...