February 12, 2006

Elbow: Being a Writer Vs. Being an Academic

Although we don't yet have a summary (Lu?) here are some questions to think about and comment on here:

Do you agree w/the conflicts Elbow sees between writers and academics?
Elbow is thoughtful about the treatment of published readings/models---how do his views compare w/yours?
How persuasive do you find Elbow's interest in ignoring audience and precedents? Why/not?
How might the conflicts Elbow sees between the "interests of the writer" and the interests of "academics-as-readers" affect the way you set up peer response workshops in your course?
Do you see any agreement between Bartholomoae and Elbow? Points of contrast?
How might Bartholomae and Elbow fit in Berlin's four classifications?