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Contribution to Book
A Strange Unaccountable Something: Historicizing Sexual Abuse Essays
Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice (2000)
  • Michelle Payne, Boise State University
Keywords
  • journal writing,
  • gender,
  • incest,
  • writing,
  • writing and healing,
  • American history
Publication Date
January 1, 2000
Editor
Charles M. Anderson and Marian M. MacCurdy
Publisher
National Council of Teachers of English
Series
Refiguring English Studies
ISBN
0814158609
Publisher Statement
This book presents 15 essays composed by and directed toward writing teachers and others who have experienced writing and healing in a variety of settings--from classrooms to substance-abuse treatment centers to AIDS support groups. Essays in the book provide not only descriptions of particular practices but also explorations of areas of theory that support the development of techniques in healing. After a preface, essays in the book are: (1) "Introduction" (Charles M. Anderson and Marian M. MacCurdy); (2) "Whose Voice Is It Anyway?" (Anne Ruggles Gere); (3) "Language and Literature as 'Equipment for Living': Revision as a Life Skill" (Tilly Warnock); (4) "Suture, Stigma, and the Pages That Heal" (Charles M. Anderson with Karen Holt and Patty McGady); (5) "Writing as Healing and the Rhetorical Tradition: Sorting Out Plato, Postmodernism, Writing Pedagogy, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" (T. R. Johnson); (6) "A Strange Unaccountable Something: Historicizing Sexual Abuse Essays" (Michelle Payne); (7) "From Trauma to Writing: A Theoretical Model for Practical Use" (Marian M. MacCurdy); (8) "Healing and the Brain" (Alice G. Brand); (9) "Pathography and Enabling Myths: The Process of Healing" (Anne Hunsaker Hawkins); (10) "Language, Power, and Consciousness: A Writing Experiment at the University of Toronto" (Guy Allen); (11) "Writing about Suicide" (Jeffrey Berman and Jonathan Schiff); (12) "Teaching Emotional Literacy" (Jerome Bump); (13) "Writing through the Fear to Reframe Experience and Discover Values" (Regina Paxton Foehr); (14) "Voices from the Line: The Clothesline Project as Healing Text" (Laura Julier); (15) "'The More I Tell My Story': Writing as Healing in an HIV/AIDS Community" (Emily Nye); and (16) "Las Madres, Upstairs/Downstairs: From Soul Maps and Story Circles to Intertextual Collaboration" (Sandra Florence). (RS)
Citation Information
Michelle Payne. "A Strange Unaccountable Something: Historicizing Sexual Abuse Essays" Urbana, ILWriting and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice (2000) p. 115 - 157
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_payne/5/