English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications

Title

Embracing Resistance: Teaching Rhetorical Genre Theory at a Christian College

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2014

Journal Title

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

59

Last Page

70

Abstract

The article discusses the author's efforts to deal with students' resistance while teaching composition at a conservative Christian university. It notes how the integration of views on Christian faith and rhetorical genre theory can encourage critical thinking among evangelical students. It cites different arguments about resistance pedagogy and proposes to facilitate composition by helping Christian students understand how resistance to other ideologies influence their lives.

Keywords

Genre, rhetoric, Christian college, resistance, integration, evangelical, pedagogy