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College English

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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While we often bewail our leaders’ weaknesses, we generally leave the study of leadership to sociologists, organizational experts, and schools of business. That is rather surprising. Preparing citizens for leadership was one the founding purposes for studying rhetoric and the other liberal arts, and rhetoric’s civic vision has taken on renewed significance as we have expanded our public engagements in service learning, community literacy, social movement studies, and political advocacy. While these lines of inquiry converge on an interest in collective action, leadership has not really been a topic of discussion in College English, College Composition and Communication, or other leading journals. (p. 435 in Miller and Murray)

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