May 1970
Matthew Boedy

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ISBN: 978-1-7339598-1-0

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The events of May 1970 changed higher education in many ways. This book argues those events also played a significant, yet largely forgotten role in the rise of composition studies as an academic discipline. The central tension of our field - the relationship between student agency and teacher authority in writing pedagogy - comes to the forefront in May 1970 and its aftermath. This tension remains and so this book hopes to apply the lessons of May 1970 to today. 

About the Author

Matthew Boedy

Matthew Boedy is an associate professor of rhetoric and composition at the University of North Georgia. He lives in Gainesville, Ga. This book began ten years ago as a seminar paper in a course taught by Byron Hawk at the University of South Carolina. 


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