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This essay considers the work of three prominent composition scholars through the lens of authorial agency, which I define as a form of agency that focuses on the individual voice and self-determination of students in the writing space. Though the concept of agency has been previously considered by composition scholars, this contribution might aid in understanding various pedagogical approaches by analyzing how authorial agency is already being engaged within composition pedagogies and investigating how authorial agency aids teachers in understanding their pedagogy so that students learn to take back control of their own authoritative voice and self-determination. By re-investigating writing pedagogy promoted by Peter Elbow, David Bartholomae, and Geoffrey Sirc, under recent scholarship done on agency, we might discover a new way to engage with the mixed space which is the general education composition classroom.
Hurst, Tyler, "Authorial Agency: Investigating Composition Pedagogies Under A New Lens" (2022). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1653.
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