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Special Issue

Create, Perform, Write: WAC, WID, and the Performing and Visual Arts

Guest editors: Steven J. Corbett, George Mason University, and Betsy Cooper, Hunter College

Performing and visual arts programs across the country ask students at all levels to write about the artistic domains they inhabit. From undergraduates taking introductory arts courses, to MFA students writing theses and academic journal articles, thousands of students nationwide are creating and performing art—witnessing an array of creative processes, performances and exhibitions—and attempting to write about their experiences. This special issue delivers articles from contributors who explore connections between the teaching and learning of writing and the performing and visual arts in the classroom or studio, in writing centers, and elsewhere across the disciplines. Thirteen authors energetically perform theoretical and literature-review focused pieces, case studies, and innovative multimodal hybrid webtexts.

All told, contributors offer ideas and experiences that are thoughtful and thought provoking, artful and inspired by artists. With no further ado, please raise the curtains and let the shows begin…

Contents

Introducing … Create, Perform, Write: WAC, WID, and the Performing and Visual Arts!
Steven Corbett and Betsy Cooper

Creative Thinking for 21st Century Composing Practices: Creativity Pedagogies across Disciplines
Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter

Dramatic Consequences: Integrating Rhetorical Performance across the Disciplines and Curriculum
Loren Marquez

Writing-Intensive Approaches in a Typographic Design Studio Class: Holding Students' Feet to the Fire of Cultural Context
Michael Fowler

Mapping Disciplinary Values and Rhetorical Concerns through Language: Writing Instruction in the Performing and Visual Arts
Anicca Cox

Author in the Arts: Composing and Collaborating in Text, Music, and the Visual Arts
Chris Gerben

Trends, Vibes, and Energies: Building on Students' Strengths in Visual Composing
Faith Kurtyka

The Woven Body: Embodying Text in Performance Art and the Writing Center
Michael Rifenburg and Lindsey Allgood

Writing to Learn and Learning to Perform: Lessons from a Writing Intensive Course in Experimental Theatre Studio
Jim Henry and Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker


Publication Date: December 28, 2015