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2012 May College English, v74.5

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College English
Volume 74, Number 5, May 2012

Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 0010-0994

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College English
Volume 74, Number 5, May 2012

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From the Editor
John Schilb

“Once there was Elzunia”: Approaching Affect in Holocaust Literature
Gail Ivy Berlin
Abstract: The author argues that within the classroom, an affective response to Holocaust literature can be blended with an analytical approach. She demonstrates how this dual perspective is possible by examining a fragmentary song found on a child who was murdered at Majdanek.

Synecdochic Memory at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Michael Bernard-Donals
Abstract: Rather than function simply as a metonymic, part-to-whole relation, objects on exhibit in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) also function as synecdoches, establishing a part-to-part relation that ultimately defers their connection to the historical past. Potentially, this latter relation undermines the historical authenticity that museum-goers seem to seek, and which the USHMM designers wished to inculcate.

Beyond Repair: Literacy, Technology, and a Curriculum of Aging
Lauren Marshall Bowen
Abstract: The magazine of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) often relies on problematic rhetorics that privilege youth-centered ideals and create limited representations of older adults’ literacy in digital times. These rhetorics rest on a metaphor of repair, which labels aging adults as primarily bodies in need of fixing or protection.

Composition’s New Thing: Bruno Latour and the Apocalyptic Turn
Paul Lynch
Abstract: Recently, several composition scholars have engaged in apocalyptic rhetoric, although they distance themselves from versions of it that advocate critical pedagogy. Bruno Latour’s theories help expose such pedagogy’s limitations while also offering a perspective on teacher-student relationships that can more realistically and sensitively work toward allaying potential disaster.

Review: The Matter of Assignments in Writing Classes and Beyond
Anne Beaufort

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