HomeEnglish 700 (Fall 2017): Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric: Why is Writing Hard?
W, 10:00am-12:30pm
Catherine Vieira


Writing is hard for nearly everyone—for me, likely for you, and for most respected authors. But why?


This graduate-level introduction to writing studies will answer this question by engaging with theories of how and why writing is hard, many of which were developed right here at UW Madison. This course does not promise to make writing easier. But it will help us to understand our own and others’ writing processes and how those process are linked to the wider world in which writing is imbricated. In this way, we will gain a more secure scholarly footing from which to grapple with the writing difficulties that inevitably arise not only in our graduate work, but also in our teaching, and in our lives.