College English

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 2, November

Anxious Uptakes: Nineteenth-Century Advice Literature as a Rhetorical Genre
TRUST YOURSELF. You know more than you think you do.-Benjamin Spock, Baby and Child Care (1946)What To Expect [When You're Expecting] is, then, finally, a self-fulfilling prophesy, because what to expect as an expectant mother today is to be bombarded...
From the Editor
Before you sat down to read this issue of CE today, I'm going to bet that you engaged in some kind of exchange that involved the getting or giving of advice. Perhaps it was in a department meeting or another gathering with colleagues. Perhaps it was...
Para-Expertise, Tacit Knowledge, and Writing Problems
My office is on the thirteenth floor of an eighteen-story concrete tower that sits in the heart of campus. The building is so massively disproportionate to other buildings that it looms over the entire campus. Inside, the hallways are long and narrow,...
REVIEW: Identity, Critical Literacy, and the Pursuit of Inclusion and Justice in Writing Centers
Facing the Center: Toward an Identity Politics of One-to-One Tutoring. Harry Denny. Logan: Utah State UP, 2010. 180 pp. Print. ISBN 978-0-87421-767-4Rhetoric of Respect: Recognizing Change at a Community Writing Center. Tiffany Rousculp. Urbana, IL:...
Revising Letters and Reclaiming Space: The Case for Expanding the Search for Nineteenth-Century Women's Letter-Writing Rhetoric into Imaginative Literature
This essay straddles lines of inquiry into historical letter-writing instruction that are frequently separated by disciplinary divides between literary studies and composition/rhetoric. These disciplinary divides typically focus attention on particular...
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