College Composition and Communication

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 3, February

A Principled Uncertainty: Writing Studies Methods in Contexts of Indigeneity
Some of our old people, they were the storytellers in our community and they were also the educators.... We think of old people as being our archives, our museum. They were our university. They were the people who were the keepers of everything in our...
Don't Call It Expressivism: Legacies of a "Tacit Tradition"
At a national conference of rhetoricians a couple of years ago, I was talking to a group of colleagues in the hallway. I had just come down with a bad cold and was hanging on till I could give my talk and return to bed, but I was trying my best to act...
From the Editor
Greetings, fellow compositionists. This issue of College Composition and Communication takes up the notion of the "personal" in a variety of ways. First explored in our field by the expressivists, politically recuperated by proponents of the social turn,...
Teaching Is Accommodation: Universally Designing Composition Classrooms and Syllabi
Accommodation is the most basic act and art of teaching. It is not the exception we sometimes make in spite of learning, but rather the adaptations we continually make to promote learning. Accommodation often has a more narrow definition in the academy,...
The Interference Narrative and the Real Value of Student Work
Our classrooms contain a rich cross-section of community life through the everyday jobs students hold. At the regional Midwestern University where I teach, students are also employed as custodians, security guards, restaurant servers, cooks, hair stylists,...
Writing Complexity, One Stability at a Time: Teaching Writing as a Complex System
The influence of complex systems theory has grown considerably in the sciences over the past several decades and shows no signs of fading away. Nobel Laureate and systems theorist Ilya Prigogine, along with Isabelle Stengers, go so far as to write that...
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