The West Point Writing Archives

Apr 09, 2019

The West Point Writing Archives"I had forgotten the power of embedded images and stylish language to seduce, reveal, control. Forgot too, their capacity to help us pursue the human project—which is to remain human and to block the dehumanization of others." -Toni Morrison, "The Fisherwoman"

"Writing can build a bridge between people across time, space, and language--a common theme of our composition course. Unfortunately, it can also be used to manipulate, control, deceive, and ultimately, destroy any hope of a bridge through dehumanization, stereotyping, derogatory humor, or euphemism. The West Point archives brilliantly set up a display of historical writing showcasing destructive language that my composition students examined and analyzed for themselves." - CPT Dey, Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) faculty member.


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