College Composition and Communication
Volume 62, Number 4, June 2011
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Table of Contents
From the Editor: On Confrontations
Kathleen Blake Yancey
Resisting Age Bias in Digital Literacy Research
Lauren Marshall Bowen
Abstract: Through an eighty-one-year-old woman’s literacy narrative, I argue that literacy researchers should pay greater attention to elder writers, readers, and learners. Particularly as notions of literacy shift in digital times, the perspective of a lifespan can reveal otherwise hidden complexities of literacy, including the motivational impact of affective histories and embodied practices over time.
Successes, Victims, and Prodigies: “Master” and “Little” Cultural Narratives in the Literacy Narrative Genre
Kara Poe Alexander
Abstract: This article examines the “master” and “little” cultural narratives students perform in literacy narratives. Results show that students incorporate the literacy-equals-success master narrative most often, yet they also include in little narratives figures such as the hero, victim, and child prodigy. I consider how these findings can improve instruction on this topic and conclude with pedagogical recommendations.
Enacting and Transforming Local Language Policies
Christine M. Tardy
Abstract: Exploring language practices, beliefs, and management in a first-year writing program, this article considers the obstacles to and opportunities for transforming language policy and enacting a new multilingual norm in U.S. postsecondary writing instruction. It argues that the articulation of statements regarding language diversity, co-developed by teachers and program administrators, is a valuable step in viewing and constructing the classroom as a multilingual space.
Special Symposium Commemorating the NCTE/CCCC Relationship
Review of A Long Way Together and Reading the Past, Writing the Future: A Century of American Literacy Education and the National Council of Teachers of English, Barbara L’Eplattenier
Seeking Connections, Articulating Commonalities: English Education, Composition Studies, and Writing Teacher Education
Janet Alsup, Elizabeth Brockman, Jonathan Bush, and Mark Letcher
Preparing Writing Teachers: A Case Study in Constructing a More Connected Future for CCCC and NCTE
Contesting the Space between High School and College in the Era of Dual-Enrollment
Howard Tinberg and Jean-Paul Nadeau
Review Essay: Reflections on Style and the Love of Language
Learning from Language: Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Literary Humanism
Walter H. Beale
Out of Style: Reanimating Stylistic Study in Composition and Rhetoric
Performing Prose: The Study and Practice of Style in Composition
Chris Holcomb and M. Jimmie Killingsworth
Academic Writing in a Global Context: The Politics and Practices of Publishing in
Theresa Lillis and Mary Jane Curry
A Taste for Language: Literacy, Class, and English Studies
James Ray Watkins Jr.
Response to Paul Lynch’s “Composition as a Thermostatic Activity” by Matthew Abraham
Response to Matthew Abraham by Paul Lynch
CCCC Secretary’s Report, 2009–2010
CCC Poster Page 6: Audience
Announcements and Calls
CCC Reviewers for 2010–2011
Index to Volume 62