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978-1-64317-251-4 (paperback, $26.99); 978-1-64317-252-1 (PDF, $19.99); 978-1-64317-253-8 (EPUB, $19.99) © 2021 by Parlor Press, with bibliography, notes and index. 179 pages.
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About This Book
For the creative fulfillment of writers who identify as runners, walkers, or movers, Running, Thinking, Writing: Embodied Cognition in Composition unveils the varied understandings of the relationship between writing activity and physical activity. Jackie Hoermann-Elliott provides an interdisciplinary overview of relevant research from the fields of composition studies, cognitive science, neuroscience, and sports psychology before proposing a new theoretical framework for explaining what happens to writers when they are moved to develop their writing while their bodies are in motion. She shares illuminating accounts from runner-writers working in the industries of journalism, academia, and youth literature. She also provides pedagogical insights from working with student writers on embodied writing assignments as well as introductory activities for instructors to try in their own classrooms. With a running metaphor guiding the chapters in this book, readers will be challenged to view writing as embodied cognition and to realize the benefits of embodiment for all writers.
About the Author
Jackie Hoermann-Elliott is Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the First-Year Composition Program at Texas Woman’s University. Her scholarship has been published in national journals, such as Composition Forum, and regional ones, such as Texas’s Conference of College Teachers of English Studies. She attends several conferences regularly, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication, where she enjoys meeting other teachers who share her ardent interest in creativity and embodiment. Over a decade ago, her career as a writer began at The Kansas City Star, and since then she has written regularly for several other newspapers and magazines, including The Des Moines Register, The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Weekly, and Madeworthy Magazine. In her free time, she can be found behind the handlebars of a bright yellow double Bob jogging stroller, pushing her two toddler sons through the rolling hills of Denton, Texas, or on a mat at an outdoor yoga class.
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