Prolific Moment

Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing

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Prolific Moment: Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing foregrounds the present in all activities of composing, offering a new perspective on the rhetorical situation and the writing process. A focus on the present casts light on standard writing components-audience, invention, and revision-while bringing forth often overlooked nuances of the writing experience-intrapersonal rhetoric, the preverbal, and preconception. This pedagogy of mindful writing can alleviate the suffering of writing blocks that comes from mindless, future-oriented rhetorics. Much is lost with a misplaced present moment because students forfeit rewarding writing experiences for stress, frustration, boredom, fear, and shortchanged invention. Writing becomes a very different experience if students think of it more consistently as part of a discrete now. Peary examines mindfulness as a metacognitive practice and turns to foundational Buddhist concepts of no-self, emptiness, impermanence, and detachment for methods for observing the moment in the writing classroom. This volume is a fantastic resource for future and current instructors and scholars of composition, rhetoric, and writing studies.

ISBN
9781138493599
Vorm
Paperback
Uitgever
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2018
Taal
Engels
Pagina's
190 pp.
Genre
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