On authority in the study of writing

Peter Mortensen, Gesa E Kirsch

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Questions the death of the author and of authority and, by implication, the theoretical erasure of the authority that constitutes the student writers that teachers face in the classroom everyday. Proposes a dialogic model of authority that infuses authority with an "ethic of care." (HB)
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-572
Number of pages17
JournalCollege Composition and Communication
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Authors
  • Power Structure
  • Writing Instruction


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