Thursday, July 31, 2008

Call: CCCarnival

 First posted July 14, 2008.

Related entries:
Splitting Images
Kopelson's "Sp(l)itting Images"
more thoughts on rhet/comp disciplinary futures
Response to Karen Kopelson's "Sp(l)itting Images; or, Back to the Future of (Rhetoric and?) Composition"
New Echo, New Narcissus
Pedagogy of Rhet/Comp Job Market Imperatives
Carnival on Kopelson: The Pedagogical Imperative and Borrowing Theory
Spitting Images
Joining the CCCarnival: Kopelson's "Sp(l)itting Images"
Kopelson's Back to the Wall: Resisting Responsibility
Inversion and Dissolution
Theory and Interdisciplinarity: Kopelson Part Two
Kopelson carnival - my first take
CCC Carnival: Sp(l)itting Images
Kopelson (1): Stuck on paragraph 4
The Pedagogical Imperative: Kopelson Part I

Anyone interested in a carnival? After glancing the latest CCC (59.4) at a coffee shop Saturday morning, I had the distinctive and lasting impression that "Sp(l)itting Images; or, Back to the Future of (Rhetoric and?) Composition" would be a good choice for a swarm of late July entries.  Kopelson's article covers a lot of ground, from a survey of grad students and faculty at two institutions, to three of the chasms in the field (pedagogical imperative, theory/practice split, and the brambles of identifying by varying ratios among those two terms, rhetoric and composition), to a call for concerning ourselves less with ourselves.  Ripe! because I endured a great range of responses while reading it.

Here's what I'm thinking: If you're in, do what you can to post some sort of response by one week from today--the 21st. I'll try to keep tabs on all of the links, but feel free to send a trackback. Then we can kick around spin-offs, interjections, and retractions through the end of the month.

Also, here is how I will measure the success of the carnival:

12-15 participants: Wow.  There really is living comp/rhet blogosphere.
9-12 participants: Terrific.  Something told me the article was carnival worthy.
6-8 participants: Just great.  There is a value in reading what others think (esp. while out to sea with the diss).
2-5 participants: Um, it's late July.  What are you, on vacation?
0-1 participant: Witness spikes in traffic at E.W.M.


Kopelson, Karen. "Sp(l)itting Images; or, Back to the Future of (Rhetoric and?) Composition." CCC 59.4 (2008): 750-780. [Carnival]

Bookmark and Share Posted by at July 31, 2008 2:40 PM to Reading Notes

I don't know if it's the fact that I've moved or if it's just that I let my subscription lapse, but I haven't received a copy of CCC in quite some time. Would you or some other reader be willing to email me a PDF of the article? (Fair use!)

Posted by: Clancy at July 14, 2008 7:40 PM

I'm in. I was all over that issue when it arrived---more than one article I wanted to read! For a moment, I thought it was a prank...

Posted by: cbd at July 14, 2008 10:47 PM

I'd also be in, but I also am not receiving the issues. I'll check into it.
Syr Lit Online database has the issues previous to this one, but they may have a one-issue moving wall. ?

Posted by: deanya at July 15, 2008 10:35 AM

I let my NCTE membership lapse until I can afford it again in the fall, but I should be able to get a copy of it from our library. If so, I'm in!

Posted by: Michael Faris at July 15, 2008 4:12 PM

I'm in! We haven't had a carnival in over a year--it's time. Plus my blog is in woeful need of some quality content. Or content, at the very least.

Posted by: Donna at July 15, 2008 5:42 PM

I'm in!! Great idea. Just what I need to motivate myself to read the article. Thanks for thinking of it.

Posted by: Liz at July 15, 2008 7:35 PM

I'm in. It sounds fun. And, I've already read the article.

Posted by: jessica at July 15, 2008 9:23 PM

I'm planning on posting, too.

If anyone needs a copy of the article I can help.

Posted by: Ryan Trauman at July 16, 2008 6:12 PM

My first response is up.

Posted by: Clancy at July 16, 2008 8:46 PM

I'm in, but I'm stuck on paragraph 4...

Posted by: deanya at July 17, 2008 9:54 AM

I'm in too. Thanks, Derek. It was a good ping to get me blogging again.

Posted by: Chris Geyer at July 17, 2008 10:54 AM

I responded to approximately one sentence with 4 paragraphs.

Posted by: Kevin Brooks at July 17, 2008 11:03 AM

My second (and probably final) response is up.

Posted by: Clancy at July 17, 2008 3:11 PM

Got the issue, blogged the plagiarism article
but haven't gotten to this one. I'll get on it.

Posted by: DocMara at July 17, 2008 4:04 PM

I've got mine posted, too. Here --

Posted by: Ryan Trauman at July 18, 2008 12:51 AM

Hi all. Here's my response:

Posted by: Jim Brown at July 18, 2008 6:00 PM

Here's mine.

Posted by: Michael Faris at July 19, 2008 7:08 PM

My post is up at Please come by!

Posted by: Chris Geyer at July 21, 2008 8:46 PM