Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Affiliation and participation: What fannish practices can tell us about building community in the writing center
by Mayfield, Hannah Marie, M.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016, 99; 10118006
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis examines the discursive activity of participatory fannish practices and the opportunities they afford the university writing center in responding to student writing. The project begins with an analysis of participatory fandom; specifically, their interactions guided by gifting, collaborating, and validating identity through praise and affirmation. The possibilities these activities pose for writing center praxis is then explored to determine how participatory fannish praxis might influence and shape a participatory conference model. This project brings into focus the role of affirmation and praise in the writing conference.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brannon, Lil
Commitee: Basu, Balaka, Vorhies, Heather
School: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department: English
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Pedagogy, Rhetoric, Higher education
Keywords: Community, Composition, Fandom, Praise, Writing center, Writing studies
Publication Number: 10118006
ISBN: 978-1-339-79375-7
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