Dead Poets and Wonder Boys: Writing Teachers in the Movies

Art of Writing
Image from the film Dead Poets Society
Friday, Dec 2, 2016 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Joseph Harris, leader of this summer's Art of Writing Summer Institute, returns to UC Berkeley to deliver a lecture on the representation of writing teachers and instruction in popular culture. 

Professor Joseph Harris is currently the Director of the Composition Program at the University of Delaware. Harris has written or edited four books on teaching writing, including Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts, and A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966. He has also edited CCC, the leading journal in writing studies, and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. Before coming to Delaware, he directed the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Duke.

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and private donation.