NEW AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY! RHETORIC AS “POSTHUMAN PRACTICE”

TWO NEW SUMMARIES AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY!

In the June College Composition and Communication, Chris Anson explores what happens when an expert writer attempts a new genre. And Joanne Baird Giordano and Holly  Hassel argue in the May Teaching English in the Two-Year College for the value of developmental work and open access, even if not every student succeeds.

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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.

CHECK OUT MY BEGINNER’S INDESIGN CHEAT SHEET!

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.”

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.

THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY:

CCW banner 300A VERY CHALLENGING ARTICLE on the stresses of racial equity work by faculty at a Minnesota community college: “A Tragedy in Five Acts.”

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

VICTORY! I CAN format my book!

King of the Roses by V. S. Anderson print edition available June 1I’ve held my book in my hand, and it looks great! Check out my Guide to using InDesign to see how I did it. Turns out it wasn’t that hard!

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.

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