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. Each issue also includes opinion pieces, review essays, and letters from readers. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types. (Published September, November, January, March, May, and July)
Editor: John Schilb
Indiana University, Bloomington
"This special issue explores the implications of our field’s growing reliance on faculty who work in contingent positions. In the pages that follow, you’ll find pointed criticisms of the all-too-familiar refrain, 'There but for the grace of God go I,' expressed by many tenure-line faculty members. You’ll find calls for rethinking how we should organize ourselves as a discipline and as a workforce. You’ll also find considerations of how our field’s growing reliance on contingent faculty has impacted our understanding of our professional identity. And you’ll find explorations of the implications of these changes for writing program design and course curricula. Most important, you’ll find a frank exchange of views."
Mike Palmquist and Sue Doe (guest editors), introduction to a special issue on contingent faculty, p. 354