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2014 February CCC, v65.3

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ISBN/ISSN: 0010-096X


College Composition and Communication
Volume 65, Number 3, February 2014

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From the Editor: The Pursuit of Promise
Kathleen Blake Yancey

The Rhetoric of Jesus Writing in the Story of the Woman Accused of Adultery (John 7.53–8.11)
Thomas Deans
Abstract: Only once in the Bible is Jesus represented as writing. This essay focuses on that brief, intriguing episode (John 7.53–8.11) to explore the rhetorical power of writing as a public performance, the interplay of orality and literacy, the relationship of writing to reflection, and the rhetoric of silence.

Flattening Effects: Composition’s Multicultural Imperative and the Problem of Narrative Coherence
Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes
Abstract: This essay argues that multiculturalism-inflected composition classrooms often “flatten” or efface radical alterities with which students—and teachers—should be encouraged to grapple. The authors demonstrate some of the limitations of such pedagogies, offer examples of provocative texts that celebrate difference—not identity—as a powerful critical and compositional tool for exploring subjectivity and justice, and call for a shift toward acknowledging our potential incommensurability and unknowability as a fruitful way to engage issues of social justice.

2013 CCCC Exemplar Award Acceptance Speech
Keith Gilyard
Abstract: The Exemplar Award is presented to a person who has served or serves as an exemplar of our organization, representing the highest ideals of scholarship, teaching, and service to the entire profession. This is a written version of the acceptance speech that Keith Gilyard gave at the CCCC Convention in Las Vegas on March 15, 2013.

Books reviewed:

Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality
Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Laura T. Hamilton

Inside the College Gates: How Class and Culture Matter in Higher Education
Jenny M. Stuber

Going North, Thinking West: The Intersections of Social Class, Critical Thinking, and Politicized Writing Instruction
Irvin Peckham

Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education
Mike Rose

The Persistence and Complications of Class
Sharon Mitchler

The Unseen Weight of Class
Bradley Dilger

When Institutions and Education Reproduce Social Class Inequities: What Else Factors In? Or, The Problem of Stinky Skin
Sue Hum

For Whom Does It Profit?
Lisa Mahle-Grisez

Review Essay: All Writing Assessment Is Local
Chris w. Gallagher
Books reviewed:

Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White
Norbert Elliot and Les Perelman, eds.

Race and Writing Assessment
Asao B. Inoue and Mya Poe, eds.

Writing Assessment and the Revolution in Digital Texts and Technologies
Michael R. Neal

Digital Writing: Assessment and Evaluation
Heidi A. McKee and Danielle Nicole DeVoss, eds.

Poster Page 17: Multimodality


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