itself to a "compositionist
media studies approach to cycles of
(2) In 2018, we may well have arrived at a "postcritical" station, in which the hard-won insights of symptomatic, poststructuralist critique have diminished attraction and "surface," "compositionist
," and network-oriented approaches have come to the fore.
In a similarly promising but ultimately underdeveloped discussion of the relationship between reading and writing, North's (1982) chapter "Writing Center Diagnosis: The Composing Profile," also in Harris' (1982b) collection, addresses the importance of what he calls "recursive reading." Drawing on compositionist
Sondra Perl's concepts of "retrospective" and "projective" structuring, North (1982) spends just a couple sentences describing how students might be prompted to "alternately work to shape meaning for themselves (retrospective) and for their readers (projective)" (p.
(15.) Bruno Latour, 'An Attempt at a "Compositionist
Manifesto"', New Literary History, Volume 41, Number 3, Summer 2010, pp471-490, p472.
To modernist and poststructuralist ethical positions, I contrast a "compositionist
" ethics, oriented toward the sustainable assembly of the claims of nonhuman as well as human actors within our accounts of the operation of texts.
(27) Bruno Latour, "An Attempt at a Compositionist
Manifesto," New Literary History 41 (2010): 481.
Latour B, 2010, "An attempt at a 'compositionist
manifesto' " New Literary History 41 471-490
(2) So, in the "compositionist
" account I am putting forward here, science does not represent a pre-existing reality out there nor does it construct facts out of the blue.
This challenges the idea of writing as a primarily solitary endeavor, as reflected in the pedagogical work of scholars like the compositionist
Peter Elbow, who famously envisioned writing as an expressivist means of self-discovery and personal reflection.
The five paragraph theme is probably still the dominant model, even though it is politely dismissed by compositionist
The case of Nuit Debout allows us, perhaps more than most social movement media, to posit a compositionist
media studies approach to cycles of struggle along the lines of what Mark Cote (2003) and others call the "communication school of autonomous thought" or "transversal media studies" (Nick Dyer-Witheford and Greig de Peuter, 2009).