"Inventing the University" Article Review by Quality Writers

"Inventing the University"
An analysis of the concepts and applications of the theory of David Bartholomae's article "Inventing the University."
# 101640 | 804 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2008 in English (Analysis) , Education (Adult Education)

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This paper critiques David Bartholomae's article "Inventing the University." It describes Bartholomae's proposal and argument within his article and the practical application of his suggestions to students within universities. The paper then briefly compares Bartholomae's arguments with Amy Devitt's theory in her article, "Generalizing about Genre: New Conceptualizations of an Old Concept."

From the Paper:

"While Bartholomae is correct that university professors have power, while students need to bow to that power by learning and using the appropriate discourses, it is also true that children learning the language are in the same position of relative powerlessness vis-a-vis their parents. It is incumbent upon them to enter into the discourses of their parents, on their parents' terms, in order to be understood. Thus, it would seem that there is no reason to single out university contexts for this reality. It is simply the reality of how all human beings learn to enter the various discourses that together comprise our human societies."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bartholomae, David. "Inventing the University." When a Writer Can't Write. Ed. Mike Rose. New York: Guildford, 1985.
  • Devitt, Amy J. "Generalizing about Genre: New Conceptualizations of an Old Concept." College Composition and Communication, 44.4 (December 1993): 573+.

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