Special Issue: Rewriting Disciplines, Rewriting Boundaries: Transdisciplinary and Translingual Challenges for WAC/WID

  • Writing Program, translingualism, transcultural, trans-disciplinary, rhetoric and composition, WAC, Transfer, writing in the disciplines, language, WEC

Published November 3, 2018

Guest editors: Bruce Horner, University of Louisville, and Jonathan Hall, York College, The City University of New York

We live in the age of trans. This special issue focuses on transdisciplinary and translingual challenges for WAC/WID, but it also invites readers to see these challenges as part of a much broader trans moment. Most prominently, of course, trans in contemporary culture points to transgender, transsexual, and related terms. For persons who identify as trans, it is both a deeply personal matter, yet also inevitably a socially-constructed one. Transing requires that social categories such as gender be seen as malleable, as arbitrary and imposed, and therefore subject to change, as opposed to natural, biological, and inviolable. Translinguality seems to demand transdisciplinary work despite the challenges and problems of engaging in such work. How might WID scholarship and teaching respond to these challenges? Our hope is that this collection serves as an invitation to enter into parallel conversations that have already been going on regarding trans approaches in a broad variety of academic fields and publishing venues, among scholars with widely differing "home" professional identities.


Introduction to the Special Issue: Rewriting Disciplines, Rewriting Boundaries
Jonathan Hall, York College, The City University of New York
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.08

Advancing a Transnational, Transdisciplinary and Translingual Framework: A Professional Development Series for Teaching Assistants in Writing and Spanish Programs
Alyssa G. Cavazos, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Marcela Hebbard, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, José E Hernández, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Crystal Rodriguez, South Texas College, and Geoffrey Schwarz, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.09

The Translingual Challenge: Boundary Work in Rhetoric & Composition, Second Language Writing, and WAC/WID
Jonathan Hall, York College, The City University of New York
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.10

WAC/WID and Transfer: Towards a Transdisciplinary View of Academic Writing
C.C. Hendricks, Syracuse University
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.11

Rewriting Disciplines: STEM Students’ Longitudinal Approaches to Writing in (and across) the Disciplines
Anne Ruggles Gere, University of Michigan, Anna V. Knutson, East Tennessee State University, and Ryan McCarty, University of Michigan
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.12

Translinguality and Disciplinary Reinvention
Bruce Horner, University of Louisville
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.13

Languaging about Language in an Interdisciplinary Writing-Intensive Course
Joel Heng Hartse, Simon Fraser University, Michael Lockett, Michigan State University, and Melek Ortabasi, Simon Fraser University
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.14

Thinking Through Difference and Facts of Nonusage: A Dialogue Between Comparative Rhetoric and Translingualism
LuMing Mao, University of Utah
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.15

Modern Languages, Bilingual Education, and Translation Studies: The Next Frontiers in WAC/WID Research and Instruction?
Guillaume Gentil, Carleton University
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.16

“We are the ‘Other’”: The Future of Exchanges between Writing and Language Studies
Christiane Donahue, Dartmouth College
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.17

Response: “Trans-“ Work Takes Place
Jay Jordan, University of Utah
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-J.2018.15.3.18