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College English is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching of English. Issues may also include review essays. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types.

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ISSN: 0010-0994 (print); 2161-8178 (online)

Editor: Kelly Ritter

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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The fact is that bodily needs and abilities change over the lifespan—hands stiffen with arthritis, eyesight weakens, memory and access to language alters. Those changes inform our understanding of how literacy works across the lifespan, revealing in particular just how integral the body is in reading and writing. As bodies and minds change across the lifespan, literate fitting and misfitting, then, are essential lenses from which writing studies researchers and teachers can better theorize the sociomaterial nature of literacy, in its embodied, material, and social complexity, and following that understanding, more effectively support literacy learners of all abilities. —Elizabeth L. Miller, p. 52

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