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Dreams and inward journeys : a rhetoric and reader for writers

Author: Marjorie Ford; Jon Ford
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©2001.
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A truly unique book in its field, Dreams and Inward Journeys,4/e explores the relationships between self-understanding, reading and writing.


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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ford, Marjorie (Marjorie A.).
Dreams and inward journeys.
New York : Longman, ©2001
(DLC) 00024290
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Ford; Jon Ford
OCLC Number: 1033590541
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 587 pages : illustrations
Contents: Contents by Strategies and Modes. To the Student. To the Instructor. 1. Discovering Ourselves in Writing. The Writing Process and Self-Discovery.Stages of the Writing Process / Strategies for Prewriting / Dream Journals .Prewriting and revising with Computers.Thematic Introduction.Readings:Merle Woo, Poem for the Creative Writing Class, Spring 1982 (poem).Rainer Maria Rilke, A Letter to a Young Poet, (essay).William Stafford, A Way of Writing (essay).Julia Alvarez, Writing Matters (essay).Peter Elbow, Teaching Two Kinds of Thinking by Teaching Writing (essay).Stephen King, The Symbolic Language of Dreams (essay).Amy Tan, Mother Tongue (essay).Jon Katz, The Tales They Tell in Cyber-space (essay).Muriel Rukeyser, This Place in the Ways (poem).Student Writing:Joyce Chang, Drive Becarefully (personal essay).Sheila Chanani, Whirling Through: My Writing Process as a Tornado Within (process essay).Topics for Research and Writing.2. Discovering Ourselves in Reading. Responding to Reading Through Writing.Prereading/Early Reading / Personal and Interpretive Response / Critical and Evaluative Response / "Reading" Electronic Media.Thematic Introduction.Readings:Wallace Stevens, The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm (poem).Richard Wright, The Library Card (essay).Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Ruined by Reading: Books into the Movies (essay).Sven Birkerts, States of Reading (essay).Steven Holtzman, Don't look Back (essay).Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand (story).Denise Levertov, The Secret (poem).Student Writing:Caitlin Lui, Hsao-sen: A Chinese Virtue (essay).Lissy Goralnik, The Sandstorm of Time and Knowledge (essay).Topics for Research and Writing.3. Memories from Childhood. Narration, Memory, and Self-Awareness.Making Associations.Focusing and Concentration: The Inner Screen / Dialogue and Characters / Main Idea or Dominant Impression / Drafting and Shaping the Narrative / Revising the Narrative: Point of View and Style.Thematic Introduction.Readings:Michele Murray, Poem to My Grandmother on Her Death (poem).Isabelle Allende, Tio Ramon (essay).May Angelou, The Angel of the Candy Counter (essay).Judith Ortiz Cofer, Silent Dancing (essay).bell hooks, Writing Autobiography (essay).Jane Thompkins, The Dream of Authority (essay).Naomi Remen, Remembering (essay).Steven Jay Gould, Muller Bros. Moving and Storage (essay). Li-Young Lee, For a New Citizen of These United States (poem).Corinne Okada, Namesake (essay).Tin Le, Enter Dragon (essay).Student Writing.Topics for Research and Writing.4. Dreams, Myths, and Fairy Tales. Comparing and Contrasting: Strategies for Thinking and Writing.Prewriting for Comparison / Outline for Transition / Evaluation / Logical Fallacies of Comparison and Contrast.Thematic Introduction.Readings:Nikki Giovanni, ego-tripping (there may be a reason why) (poem).Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World (story).Joseph Campbell, The Four Functions of Mythology (essay).Portfolio of Creation Myths.Genesis 2: 4-23 (Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible).The Chameleon Finds (Yao-Bantu, African).Yauelmani Yakut Creation Myth (Native American).Spider Woman Creates the Humans (Hope, Native American).Bruno Bettelheim, Fairy Tales and the Existential Predicament (essay).Four Versions of Cinderella.The Brothers Grimm, Aschenputtel (fairytale).The Algonquin Cinderella (adapted by Idries Sha) (folktale).James Finn Garner, The Politically Correct Cinderella (modern satire).Olga Broumas, Cinderella (poem).Student Writing:Joshua Groban, Two Myths (essay).Liz Scheps, Cinderella: Politically Incorrect? (essay).Topics for Research and Writing.5. Obsessions and Transformations. Definition: Word Boundaries of the Self.Public Meanings and Formal Definition / Stipulative and Personal Definitions / Contradiction.Thematic Introduction.Readings:W.S. Merwin, Fog-Horn (poem).Franklin Galvin and Ernest Hartman, Nightmares: Terrors of the Night (essay).William Styron, The Roots of Depression (essay)Edgar Allen Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart (story).Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the Yellow Wallpaper (story).Alice Walker, Beauty: When The Other Dancer is The Self (essay).Anne Lamott, Hunger (essay).Theodore Roethke, In a Dark Time (poem).Student Writing:Adine Kernberg, I'll Tell It You Called (story).Sharon Slayton, The Good Girl (essay).Topics for Research and Writing.6. Journeys in Sexuality and Gender. Causality and the Inward Journey.Observing and collecting information/ Causal Logic Fallacies.Thematic Introduction.Readings:Walt Whitman, To a Stranger (poem).Two Versions of Pygmalion.Thomas Bullfinch, Pygmalion (myth).John Updike, Pygmalion (story).Sigmund Frued, Erotic Wishes and Dreams (essay).Maxine Hong Kingston, No Name Woman (essay).Julius Lester, Being a Boy (essay).Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants (story).Gloria Naylor, The Two (story).Diane Wood Middlebrook, Swinging (essay).Holly Brubach, The Age of the Female Icon (essay).Sherry Turkle, Virtual Sex (essay).Chitra Divakaruni, Nargis Toilettes (poem).Student Writing:Rosa Conteras, On Not Being a Girl (essay).Julie Bordner Apodaca, Gay Marriage: Why the Resistance? (research argument).Topics for Research and Writing.7. The Double/The Other. Argument and Dialogue.Traditional Arguments / Dialogic Argument / Dialogue an Prewriting / Prewriting and Audience / Defining Key Terms / Evaluating "Facts" / Feelings in Argument.Thematic Introduction.Readings:Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Other (poem).John Updike, Updike and I (essay/fantasy).Marie-Louise Von Franz, The Realization of the Shadow in Dreams (essay).Robert Louise Stevenson, A Chapter on Dreams (essay).Robert Louise Stevenson, Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case from the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (story).Ronald Takaki, A Different Mirror (essay).Shelby Steele, Being Black and Feeling Blue (essay).Fran Peavey (with Myrna Levy and Charles Varon), Us and Them (essay).Pablo Neruda, The Dream (poem).Student Writing:Susan Voyticky, Mixed-Up (essay).Jill Ho, Affirmative Action: Perspectives From A Model Minority (researched argument).Topics in Research and Writing.8. Society's Dreams. Research Writing.Finding a Topic / Timetable and Process / Your Voice and the Voices of your Sources / Purpose and Structure / Language and Style / The Computer as a Research Partner.Thematic Introduction.Readings:Stephen Dunn, Middle Class Poem (poem).Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson, Pictures in Our Heads (essay).George Orwell, Winston Was Dreaming from 1984 (fiction).Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream> (essay).Sissela Bok, Aggression: The Impact of Media Violence (essay).Jessica Hagedorn, Asian Women in Film: No Joy, No Luck (essay).Joan Ryan, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (essay).Umberto Ecco, The City of Robots (essay).Ellen Ullman, Getting Close to the Machine (essay).Louise Edrich, Dear John Wayne (poem).Student's Writing:Jason Glickman, Technology and the Future of the American Wilderness (research argument).Topics for Research and Writing.9. Visions of Nature. Creativity, Problem Solving, and Synthesis.Habit Versus Risk / Reason Versus Intuition / Developing Self-Confidence: Learning to Trust Your Own Process / Evaluation and Application / SynthesisThematic Introduction.Readings:Rainer Maria Filke, The Panther (poem).Gary Snyder, The Etiquette of Freedom (essay).Black Elk and John G. Neihardt, The Great Vision (essay).Linda Hogan, Walking (essay).Annie Dillard, A Field of Silence (essay).E.M. Forester, The Other Side of the Hedge (story).Terry Tempest Williams, The Clan of One-Breasted Women (essay).Thich Nhat Hanh, Love in Action (essay).Offering (Traditional; Zuni People) (poem).Student Writing:Michael Noah Ford, Jerusalem Spring (poem).Sheila Walsh, Visualizing Our Environment: Communication of Environmental Issues Through Visual Arts (research argument).Topics for Research and Writing.
Responsibility: Marjorie Ford, Jon Ford.
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