College Composition and Communication
Volume 64, Number 2, December 2012
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From the Editor: A 21st-Century Dappled Discipline
Kathleen Blake Yancey
Training in the Archives: Archival Research as Professional Development
Jonathan Buehl, Tamar Chute, and Anne Fields
Abstract: This article describes the rationale and efficacy of a graduate-level teaching module providing loosely structured practice with real archives. Introducing early career scholars to archival methods changed their beliefs about knowledge, research, teaching, and their discipline(s). This case study suggests that archives can be productive training spaces for all writing studies researchers.
College Writing in China and America: A Modest and Humble Conversation, with Writing Samples
Patrick Sullivan, Yufeng Zhang, and Fenglan Zheng
Abstract: This article is a pragmatic, classroom-focused conversation about the teaching of writing among three teachers living in the United States and China, separated by many thousands of miles and many centuries of tradition and culture. Our focus here is on classroom concerns: actual student writing, assignment design, and assessment. We seek to understand more clearly through this conversation how culture and rhetorical tradition help shape the way we teach writing.
Muted Rhetors and the Mundane: The Case of Ruth Mary Weeks, Rewey Belle Inglis, and W. Wilbur Hatfield
Abstract: This essay reveals the importance of investigating mundane internal documents, particularly when considering muted rhetors, who may use such texts strategically in an attempt to subvert the status quo. It does so by examining the first and second women presidents of NCTE and their efforts to professionalize the organization and to strengthen the voice of the president.
A Taxonomy of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs: Evolving to Serve Broader Agendas
William Condon and Carol Rutz
Abstract: Early status reports on WAC call for engagement with the disciplines, robust research about writing, and a transformation from missionary work to a more wide-ranging
model. A Taxonomy of WAC describes common characteristics of WAC programs as well
as organizing those characteristics into a progression from initiation to change agency.
2012 CCCC Chair’s Address: Stories Take Place: A Performance in One Act
Abstract: This is a written version of the address that Malea Powell gave at the CCCC Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday, March 22, 2012.
Review Essay: Writing Inside and Outside the Margins
Abstract: Books reviewed are:
Adam J. Banks, Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age
Margaret Price, Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life
Mary Soliday, Everyday Genres: Writing Assignments across the Disciplines
Myra M. Goldschmidt and Debbie Lamb Ousey, Teaching Developmental Immigrant Students in Undergraduate Programs: A Practical Guide
Greg A. Giberson and Thomas A. Moriarty, editors, What We Are Becoming: Developments in Undergraduate Writing Majors
2012 CCCC Chair’s Letter
CCCC Secretary’s Report, 2011–2012
CCC Poster Page 12: Error
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