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Nancy Welch. Playing with Reality: Writing Centers after the Mirror Stage.

Welch, Nancy. "Playing with Reality: Writing Centers after the Mirror Stage." CCC 51.1 (1999): 51-69.

Abstract:

Between the daily reality and theoretical visions of writing center work, Welch points to disharmonies that perpetuate the opinion in the field for centers to "get real" and abandon high ideals and theories to teach "practical writing." Using Lacan and psychoanalytical theories of object-relation development, Welch juxtaposes these arguments to pursue the practical with the potential for productive investigation and change in the gap between theory and practice, unsettling current ideas about students and writing.
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