This article considers the role of real-world writing pedagogy in the persistence of the real world/academy binary that fuels contemporary trigger warning debates, arguing instead for attention to the actual rhetorical constraints of the classrooms we all work in regularly.
Confronting the Real: The Trigger Warning Debate and the Rhetorical Space of the Classroom
Amy E. Robillard is professor of English at Illinois State University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric, composition, and life writing. She is the author of We Find Ourselves in Other People’s Stories (2019) and the coeditor, with D. Shane Combs, of How Stories Teach Us: Composition, Life Writing, and Blended Scholarship (2019) and, with Ron Fortune, of Authorship Contested: Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author (2016). Her personal essays have been published at the Rumpus and at Full Grown People.
Amy E. Robillard; Confronting the Real: The Trigger Warning Debate and the Rhetorical Space of the Classroom. Pedagogy 1 April 2020; 20 (2): 327–347. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-8091937
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