Richard Haswell

An Essay for the English Profession on Potentiality and Singularity

Is old-fashioned hospitality still alive? We are not talking about the “hospitality trade,” which thrives on the corners of every highway crossing. We are talking about welcoming in strangers out of empathy and generosity, not out of the drive to make money.

  

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A Theory, a History, a Reflection

An Essay for the English Profession

Richard Haswell retired from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, in 2005. At Washington State University, he directed the composition program (1972–82) and the cross-campus writing-assessment program (1993–96). He is author of Gaining Ground in College Writing (1991), coauthor of Early Holistic Scoring of Writing (2019) with Norbert Elliot, Authoring (2010) and Hospitality and Authoring (2015) with Janis Haswell, and coeditor of Comp Tales (2000), Beyond Outcomes (2001), and Machine Scoring of Student Essays (2006). With colleague Glenn Blalock, he created CompPile, an online bibliography of scholarship in composition and rhetoric.