Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 177 pages). Digital: data file.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Series Statement; Foreword; Acknowledgments;
1. The Dialectics of Textual Ownership;
2. Crossing Property Lines: Textual Ownership in a Working Writers' Group;
3. Recrossing Property Lines: Textual Ownership in a Student Writers' Group;
4. Gaps and Intersections: Textual Ownership in Theory and Practice;
Appendix 1: The Essay Assignment;
Appendix 2: Student Essays: Rough and Revised Drafts; Notes; Works Cited; Index; Author Biography; Back Cover.
Candace Spigelman investigates the dynamics of ownership in small group writing workshops, basing her findings on case studies involving two groups: a five-member creative writing group meeting monthly at a local Philadelphia coffee bar and a four-member college-level writing group meeting in their composition classroom. She explores the relationship between particular notions of intellectual property within each group as well as the effectiveness of writing groups that embrace these notions. Addressing the negotiations between the public and private domains of writing within these groups, sh.