2017 June CCC, v68.4
From the Editor
The Good, the Right, and the Decent: Ethical Dispositions, the Moral Viewpoint, and Just Pedagogy
Don J. Kraemer
Abstract: Whereas composition studies tends to use ethics and morality interchangeably, these terms may work better when explicitly distinguished, rearticulated as a topic, and kept in heuristic conflict. The more the tension between them is exploited, the closer our approach to a pedagogy not so much ethical as just.
Working With(in) the Logic of the Jeremiad: Responding to the Writing of Evangelical Christian Students
Jeffrey M. Ringer
Abstract: This study shows how the rhetorical form of the jeremiad emerges in academic writing produced by one evangelical Christian student. Recognizing the jeremiad in student writing can help compositionists and literature instructors better understand the rhetorical choices of such students and help them leverage the jeremiad’s resources for rhetorical ends.
“Biscit” Politics: Building Working-Class Educational Spaces from the Ground Up
Abstract: This article examines Pecket Well College, a British user-led residential college for adult basic education, which was created by working-class adults with difficulties reading and writing. Tracing the development of Pecket, I argue that this self-directed model of literacy challenges notions of expertise, redefines intellectual and knowledge-creation work, and reenvisions pedagogical tools based on community abilities.
How Students Perceive Transitions: Dispositions and Transfer in Internships
Neil Baird and Bradley Dilger
Abstract: Report on a longitudinal study of transfer, investigating dispositions in two participants’ internships. Prior knowledge helped one student overcome negative attitudes toward school. With less experience and disruptive dispositions, the second student was less successful. Thick descriptions of their experiences are followed by implications for supporting transfer in internships and for future research.
How Rhetoric and Composition Described and Defined New Media at the Start of the Twenty-First Century
Courtney L. Werner
Abstract: In this article, I argue that new media is defined and situated within two distinct scholarly conversations (composing in contemporary society and composing in academia) and has varied definitions supporting arguments made within these overarching conversations. Discussions of new media contribute to rhetoric and composition’s twenty-first-century composing frameworks.
Review Essay: Pushing the Boundaries of Rhetoric: Visual Materialism, Dialectics, and Hospitality
Still Life with Rhetoric: A New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics by Laurie E. Gries. Logan: Utah State UP, 2015. 324 pp.
Dialectical Rhetoric by Bruce McComiskey. Logan: Utah State UP, 2015. 228 pp.
Hospitality and Authoring: An Essay for the English Profession by Richard Haswell and Janis Haswell. Logan: Utah State UP, 2015. 232 pp.
Announcements and Calls
CCC Reviewers for 2016–2017
Index to Volume 68