Hospitality and Authoring

An Essay for the English Profession

by Richard Haswell and Janis Haswell

“The subject has received so little attention in the field that many compositionists have not heard of the traditional motif and practice. The Haswells’ treatment is not only the best and most complete on the subject in the field, it is the only book on the subject in the field.”
—Rosemary Winslow, Catholic University of America

"[This book] opens up profound questions about the responsibility of English teaching that do not have easy or even practical answers."

Composition Forum

 

Hospitality and Authoring, a sequel to the Haswells’ 2010 volume Authoring, attempts to open the path for hospitality practice in the classroom, making a strong argument for educational use and offering an initial map of the territory for teachers and authors.

Hospitality is a social and ethical relationship not only between host and guest but also between writer and reader or teacher and student. Hospitality initiates, maintains, and completes acts of authoring. This extended essay explores the ways that a true hospitable classroom community can be transformed through assigned reading, one-on-one conferencing, interpretation, syllabus, reading journals, topic choice, literacy narrative, writing centers, program administration, teacher training, and many other passing habitations.

Hospitality and Authoring strives to offer a few possibilities of change to help make college an institution where singular students and singular teachers create a room to learn with room to learn.

 

Reviews

College Composition and Communication

 

Richard Haswell retired as Haas Professor of English at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi in 2008 and previously spent twenty-nine years at Washington State University, where he directed the composition program and the cross-campus writing assessment program. He has authored and coedited seven books: Gaining Ground in College Writing (1991), The HBJ Reader (1987), Comp Tales (2000), Beyond Outcomes (2001), Machine Scoring of Student Essays (2006), Authoring (2010), and Hospitality and Authoring (2015). In 2000, with colleague Glenn Blalock, he launched CompPile, an online, open-access bibliography of scholarship in composition and rhetoric, now the largest and most utilized in the field.

Janis Haswell is professor emerita of English at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. She is the author and coauthor of five books: Introduction to the Raj Quartet (1985), Pressed against Divinity: W. B. Yeats and the Feminine Mask (1997), Paul Scott's Philosophy of Place(s): The Fiction of Relationality (2002), Authoring (2010), and Hospitality and Authoring (2015), as well as some thirty articles in both literature and composition. 

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $24.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-987-6
  • Ebook Price: $19.95
  • Publication Month: June
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Pages: 220
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Richard Haswell and Janis Haswell
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-987-6