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College English, Vol. 68, No. 3, January 2006

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  • Young Scholars Affecting Composition: A Challenge to Disciplinary Citation Practices

    Amy E. Robillard

    Abstract: The author argues that the new journal Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric offers access to student writing outside of the pedagogical apparatus that has historically accompanied the publication of such writing, and in the process challenges composition’s standard practice of citing students by first name only. Young Scholars in Writing, as representative of the disciplinary shift from a conception of writing as verb to writing as noun, compels composition studies to consider the affective aspect of citation, which often goes unremarked.

    Keywords: College

  • Liberation Theology and Liberatory Pedagogies: Renewing the Dialogue

    Shari J Stenberg

    Abstract: The author argues for rethinking the longstanding division between critical pedagogy and liberation theology in the academy. After examining both the historical reasons that contribute to the split and the implications that result, the author demonstrates how key tenets of the prophetic tradition of liberation theology could enrich the critical classroom.

    Keywords: College

  • Cross-Racial Voicing: Carl Van Vechten's Imagination and the Search for an African American Ethos

    David G. Holmes

    Abstract: The author uses a discussion of Van Vechten’s Nigger Heaven to argue that cross-racial voicing on the part of white writers may in fact express an attempt to acknowledge and perhaps explore the rhetorical efficacy of a black ethos. At the same time, the author suggests that English studies scholars of all races need to create forums where cross-racial voicing can be explored, that white English professors must continue to interrogate hegemonic attempts to control and colonize African American discourse, and that teachers should design assignments that help students gain insights into the historical and contemporary struggles blacks face to characterize their own discursive practices.

    Keywords: College

  • REVIEW: Persuasion in the Public Sphere: What an Argument Is, and What It Might Be Made to Do

    Jennifer Seibel Trainor

    Abstract: Reviewed are: A Place to Stand: Politics and Persuasion in a Working-Class Bar, by Julie Lindquist Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown v. Board of Education, by Catherine Prendergast.

    Keywords: College


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    Keywords: College

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