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Lillian Bridwell-Bowles

Name: Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, University of Minnesota

Presentation Title: "Academic Discourse and Diversity"

Date: October 13, 1993


In her presentation, Lillian Bridwell-Bowles discusses the importance of introducing "new processes and forms" into writing in college classes. She argues that language and texts represent a particular vision of a culture and that by asking students to experiment with "diverse discourses," we can offer them richer ways of writing and learning.