ENGL 829 (01) - Spec Top/Composition Studies

Spec Top/Composition Studies

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 16052
Advanced course on a topic chosen by the instructor. Precise topics and methods of each section vary. Possible topics include: alternative discourses and rhetorics; contrastive rhetoric; electronic discourse and digital rhetoric; women's rhetorics and feminist pedagogies; Montaigne and the essay tradition; theories of literacy; theories of persuasive writing; theories of transactional writing; and written discourse analysis. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. For details see the course descriptions available in the English Department.
Section Comments: FA23 Topic: Race, Writing & Composition Studies
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Florianne Jimenez

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 W 9:10am - 12:00pm HS 336
Final Exam 12/18/2023 12/18/2023 M 8:00am - 10:00am HS 336
Additional Course Details: 

FA23 Special Topic: Race, Writing & Composition Studies

What is race, and how does its socially constructed nature influence writing and rhetorical practice? Race, Writing, and Composition Studies examines how race and racial legacies in the U.S. and around the globe impact our social and scholarly conceptualizations of writing, language, and education. In this course, we will examine how race shapes the field of composition and rhetoric, and how the field has responded, with specific attention to understandings of racial minority students and their language practices.

Required Reading:

Inoue, Asao B. Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future. The WAC Clearinghouse; Parlor Press.

Martinez, Aja Y. Counterstory. National Conference of Teachers of English/Studies in Writing and Rhetoric, 2021.

Omi, Michael, and Howard Winant. Racial Formation in the United States. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge.

Prendergast, Catherine. Literacy and Racial Justice : the Politics of Learning after Brown V. Board of Education. Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.

Pritchard, Eric Darnell. Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy. Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.



--All titles should be available at UNH Dimond Library in eBook format. --Students should purchase the book by Aja Martinez for use throughout the semester.