The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2010

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Edited by Steve Parks, Linda Adler-Kassner, Brian Bailie, and Collette Caton

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978-1-60235-228-5 (paperback, $30, £20, €23, $30 CAD, $30 AUD). © 2011 by Parlor Press. 294 pages, with bibliography and illustrations. Individual essays in this book have been reprinted with permission of the respective copyright owners.

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The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2010 represents the result of a nationwide conversation—beginning with journal editors, but expanding to teachers, scholars and workers across the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition—to select essays that showcase the innovative and transformative work now being published in the field’s independent journals. Representing both print and digital journals in the field, the essays featured here explore issues ranging from classroom practice to writing in global and digital contexts, from writing workshops to community activism. Together, the essays provide readers with a rich understanding of the present and future direction of the field.

In addition to the introduction by Steve Parks, Linda Adler-Kassner, Brian Bailie, and Collette Caton, the anthology features work by the following authors and representing these journals: John Harbord (Across the Disciplines), Jill McCracken (Community Literacy Journal), Amy M. Patrick (Composition Forum), Laurie E. Gries and Collin Gifford Brooke (Composition Studies), James E. Porter (Computers and Composition), Amy Robillard (JAC), Janet Bean and Peter Elbow (Journal of Teaching Writing),Virginia Kuhn (Kairos),  Christine Tulley and Kristine Blair (Pedagogy), Christopher Wilkey and Bonnie Neumeier (Reflections), and David Bartholomae (Writing on the Edge).

About the Editors

Steve Parks is Associate Professor of Writing at Syracuse University. He is author of Class Politics: The Students’ Right To Their Own Language and Gravyland: Writing Beyond the Curriculum in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as co-editor/publisher of over fifteen community press publications. He has also served as editor of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning and Community Literacy and is currently Executive Director of New City Community Press (www.newcitycommunitypress.org).

Linda Adler-Kassner is author, co-author, or co-editor of seven books and over thirty-five articles and book chapters, including The Activist WPA: Changing Stories About Writers and Writing, which won the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Best Book Award in 2010. Her research focuses broadly on the ways that audiences inside and outside the university understand writing and literacy; on how people act on those understandings (in the past and in the present); and on the implications of those actions for writing programs and institutions.

Brian Bailie is a PhD candidate in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program at Syracuse University. Bailie’s work focuses on the intersections of technology and activism, transnationalism and rhetoric, identity and media, and the ways activists exploit, expand, resist, and utilize these intersections to their tactical advantage. Bailie has served as contributor, associate editor, and special issue editor for Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy. His most recent publications have appeared in the KB Journal and Composition Forum.

Collette Caton is a PhD student in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program at Syracuse University. Her research interests include feminist rhetorics, digital writing, media studies, and working-class rhetorics. She has presented conference papers at CCCC, Computers & Writing, and Feminisms & Rhetorics, and she has served as a contributor, associate editor, and special issue editor for Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning and Community Literacy.

Contents

Introduction
Stephen J. Parks, Linda Adler-Kassner, Brian Bailie, and Collette Caton

Across the Disciplines
Writing in Central and Eastern Europe: Stakeholders and Directions in Initiating Change
John Harbord

Community Literacy Journal
Street Sex Work: Re/Constructing Discourse from Margin to Center
Jill McCracken

Composition Forum
Sustaining Writing Theory
Amy M. Patrick

Composition Studies
An Inconvenient Tool: Rethinking the Role of Slideware in the Writing Classroom
Laurie E. Gries and Collin Gifford Brooke

Computers and Composition
Recovering Delivery for Digital Rhetoric
James E. Porter

JAC
Pass It On: Revising the Plagiarism Is Theft Metaphor
Amy Robillard

The Journal of Teaching Writing
Freewriting and Free Speech: A Pragmatic Perspective
Janet Bean and Peter Elbow

Kairos
Speaking with Students: Profiles in Digital Pedagogy
Virginia Kuhn, with DJ Johnson and David Lopez

Pedagogy
Remediating the Book Review: Toward Collaboration and Multimodality across the English Curriculum
Christine Tulley and Kristine Blair

Reflections
Engaging Community Literacy through the Rhetorical Work of a Social Movement
Christopher Wilkey

Interview with Bonnie Neumeier
Christopher Wilkey

Writing on the Edge
Everything Was Going Quite Smoothly Until I Stumbled on a Footnote
David Bartholomae

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