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2018 December CCC, v70.2

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ISBN/ISSN: 0010-096X

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From the Editor
Jonathan Alexander

Reflection as Relationality: Rhetorical Alliances and Teaching Alternative Rhetorics
V. Jo Hsu
Abstract: Building on studies of alternative rhetorics, this article envisions personal writing pedagogy as a relational endeavor that fosters rhetorical alliances among disparate communities. I detail a particular course design through which “personal reflection” becomes a means of enacting more radical forms of belonging.

Composition Is the Ethical Negotiation of Fantastical Selves
Ira J. Allen
Abstract: This article addresses an impasse between rhetoric and composition practice and theory. On one hand, from the poststructural through the posthuman, our most vigorous theories challenge classical notions of selfhood and agency. On the other hand, from institutional assessment through writing about writing, composition’s most vigorous practices entail fairly traditional ideas about selfhood and agency. This piece crosses over the impasse by suggesting that “self ” and “agency” are vital fantasies for composition, and that negotiating these fantasies is an ethical process. At its heart, I argue, composition is any ethical, collective working out of these fantastical concepts that helps adaptive individuals more freely emerge.

“A Debt Is Just the Perversion of a Promise”: Composition and the Student Loan
James Rushing Daniel
Abstract: While scholars of writing have increasingly turned toward economic issues, the role of debt has remained largely absent from composition scholarship. This article takes stock of the material and ideological magnitude of student debt in the age of neoliberalism and proposes bringing the subject into the writing classroom.

Muscular Drooping and Sentimental Brooding: Kenneth Burke’s Crip Time–War Time Disability Pedagogy
Shannon Walters
Abstract: This article argues for understanding Kenneth Burke’s linguistic pedagogy as a teaching practice rooted in the appreciation of disability. It explores connections between the Cold War cultural context and the present day, describing how a nuanced approach to disability pedagogy can resist impulses toward competition and conflict in the classroom and on the world stage.

Review Essay: Reconciling Past and Place through Rhetorics of Peacemaking, Accountability, and Human Rights in the Archives
Katrina M. Powell
Abstract: Books reviewed:

--Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration, Mira Shimabukuro, Boulder: UP of Colorado, 2015. 266 pp.

--Shades of Sulh: The Rhetorics of Arab-Islamic Reconciliation, Rasha Diab, Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburg P, 2016. 264 pp.

--The Homesick Phone Book: Addressing Rhetorics in the Age of Perpetual Conflict, Cynthia Haynes, Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2016. 244 pp.

2018 CCCC Chair’s Address: Returning to Our Roots: Creating the Conditions and Capacity for Change
Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt
Abstract: This is the text of the speech given by CCCC Chair Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt at the CCCC Convention in Kansas City on March 15, 2018.

2018 CCCC Chair’s Letter
Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt

CCCC Secretary’s Report, 2017–2018
Jessie L. Moore

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