This dissertation focuses on the potential for circulation studies to provide composition studies with a new means of examining the spread of pedagogical approaches to rhetoric and composition and writing studies (RC/WS). In this dissertation, I have used some of Gries's (2013) "iconographic tracking" methods and Mueller's (2017) network sense alongside more traditional rhetorical analysis to understand the distribution and circulation of the Writing About Writing (WAW) pedagogy. In addition to tracing an approach to teaching writing to see how it evolves over time, including how it was initially received and how the term "writing about writing" has been used on the social web, this dissertation includes my reflections on a circulation studies unit I taught in my own writing courses and the potential pedagogical implications of incorporating circulation studies into a first-year composition (FYC) course.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Texts and Technology
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Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)
Hensley, Emily, "Writing About Reflecting About Teaching: The Circulation of Writing About Writing with Pedagogical Implications" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1818.
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