Sunday, February 18, 2007

Get your beads and king cakes ready

You know, I hadn't planned it this way, but we're going to be carnivalizing during carnival week, with Mardi Gras on Tuesday.

So, yes, if you'd like to join, all you have to do is read John Trimbur's "Changing the question: Should writing be studied?" (Thanks for the link, Derek!) It's quite short. And then talk about it. That's all it takes to be part of the carnival!

You might want to see my post from last month that got this particular carnival started. Even better, see Jeff's and Collin's last month riffs on Trimbur.

And if you're really ambitious, you could also take a look at some of the pieces in the November 2006 issue of College English, which take up the question, "What Is College English?" Although the topic is "college English," most all the respondents are comp folk, including our own Jeff Rice. (Articles are available online if you're a subscriber; if not, they might be available through your local library and/or your local library's online database.)

OK then! Let the carnival begin (by Friday, anyway).

And think about sponsoring the next carnival yourself! Jenny suggested quarterly carnivals, an idea I like. So maybe we could say late May for the next one?)

Fat Tuesday Update: The Carnival is up and running! See new entries by Bill, Derek (who offers, among other things, a tag cloud of Trimbur's article!), Jenny, and Jeff. Anyone I missed?


Jenny said...

Some initial thoughts over at my pad.

Anonymous said...

I've written a response to Jeff Rice's initial comments on the Trimbur article. I'll try to contribute more later.

Anonymous said...

Later came pretty quickly. Responding to Trimbur from Colin's spin.

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to shut-up about this Trimbur thing, and am stimulated by Jenny's read of it.

Nels P. Highberg said...

I contributed!

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