AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: Learning English in Cameroon

College Composition Weekly BannerWriting in the May Research in the Teaching of English, Vivian Yenika-Agbaw analyzes textbooks used to teach English in her home country, Cameroon, during the colonial, postindependence, postcolonial, and globalization periods. She is particularly interested in how textbooks construct citizenship in an emerging nation.

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InDesign Pages Panel ScreenshotCheck out the latest in my series! I’m telling everyone what I learned formatting my own POD interior for King of the Roses. InDesign doesn’t have to send you into a tailspin. You CAN do this yourself.

LATEST AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: Fanfiction as a “Gift Economy.”

In the June 2016 Computers and Composition, Brittany Kelley analyzes the Ashwinder archive in the Sycophant Hex Harry Potter fanfiction site to posit that such sites function as “gift economies” rather than as “commodity cultures.”

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THIS WEEK’S POST AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: International Responses to Composition Theory

CCW banner 300Lisa R. Arnold, writing in the Spring issue of Composition Studies, discusses her exchanges with faculty at the American University of Beirut during a two-semester seminar on rhetoric and composition theory as it has been developed in North America for monolingual audiences. In particular, she details the responses of faculty teaching in Lebanon to the theory of “translingualism” as proposed by Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur.

NEW AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: Reclaiming Derogatory Labels

Writing in the new College English, Gregory Coles traces how and why terms like “black” and “queer” have been made available for laudatory or descriptive public use while other terms remain restricted to in-group use.CCW banner 300

MORE “DIGITAL HUMANITIES”: Finding Genre Signals

Ryan Omizo and William Hart-Davidson, in a special section of the Journal of Writing ResearchCCW banner 300, present a tool for digital text analysis that detects the differences in novice and expert academic citation practices, helping graduate students understand the genres relevant to their fields.

KING OF THE ROSES: PRINT EDITION AVAILABLE AT AMAZON!

King of the Roses POD cover, now at AmazonI’m thrilled with the print edition of my previously published novel, NOW AVAILABLE AT AMAZON!.

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ANALYZING TEXTS IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES!

Cheryl Geisler introduces a special section in the latest issue of  Journal of Writing Research exploring the promise of digital text analysis. Next week: one of the articles in the special section.

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