Author: Peiru Yu

Peiru is a PhD candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research areas of interest include second language literacy, intercultural communication and creative writing pedagogy.

In his book Provocations of Virtue: Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Teaching of Writing, John Duffy explores the role of writing teachers and scholars in the polarized contemporary public discourse and invites us to reconsider the role of virtue ethics in the teaching of writing. Duffy (2017) argues that the choices we teach students to make as writers is not only attributed to the dimension of “rhetorical, linguistic and aesthetic,” but also to the “virtue ethics”–a kind of “rhetorical virtue” that contains acts of “honesty, accountability, generosity, open-mindedness, tolerance, and humility ” (pp. 235-236). In the field of digital rhetoric, Jared…

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