H. Bernard Hall, in the new , says Research in the Teaching of English we no longer need to ask why to use hip-hop in English classes; we need more models for how to use it well.
Rob McAlear and Mark Pedretti, writing in
, Composition Studies ask students how they decide if a paper is “done.” The answer isn’t what you think.
John Duffy, in the January
, College English explores “virtue ethics” as a possible replacement for consequentialist, deontological, and poststructuralist ethics in college writing classrooms.
In the November
College English , Stephanie West-Puckett argues for “digital badges” as a means of encouraging participation among teachers and students as they design writing assessment practices that work toward social justice.
In the June issue of
Stuart Blythe and Laura Gonzales use College Composition and Communication, screencast videos to track what students actually do as they compose a researched argument for an interdisciplinary biology class.
In the new
Sara Webb-Sunderhaus uses College English, the lens of “tellability” to explore how teacher expectations shape identity performance for students from Appalachia.
Writing in the new
, Gregory Coles traces how and why terms like College English “black” and “queer” have been made available for laudatory or descriptive public use while other terms remain restricted to in-group use.
Matt Sumpter argues that
creative writing and composition differ enough that they should remain separate courses but that they offer enough individual value that both belong in a first-year curriculum. Steve Lamos argues in the March that College English job security for teaching-track writing faculty will remain elusive if administrators and other powerful stakeholders continue to see the emotional labor such teachers perform as “unimportant, uninteresting, and ultimately unworthy of attention.” He offers concrete steps toward combating “negative affect.”
Min-Zhan Lu and Bruce Horner
introduce a symposium on “translingualism” in the January Translingualism is not just about L2 language learners; it’s the default for “the normal transactions of daily communicative practice of ordinary people.” College English .
The January 2016 issue of
deals with new approaches to language difference in writing classrooms and in culture. John Trimbur College English “trace[s] a branch of translingualism to its source.”