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

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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.

Contents

Introduction to the Special Issue: Rewriting Disciplines, Rewriting Boundaries
Jonathan Hall, York College, The City University of New York

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

The Translingual Challenge: Boundary Work in Rhetoric & Composition, Second Language Writing, and WAC/WID
Jonathan Hall, York College, The City University of New York

WAC/WID and Transfer: Towards a Transdisciplinary View of Academic Writing
C.C. Hendricks, Syracuse University

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

Translinguality and Disciplinary Reinvention
Bruce Horner, University of Louisville

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

Thinking Through Difference and Facts of Nonusage: A Dialogue Between Comparative Rhetoric and Translingualism
LuMing Mao, University of Utah

Modern Languages, Bilingual Education, and Translation Studies: The Next Frontiers in WAC/WID Research and Instruction?
Guillaume Gentil, Carleton University

“We are the ‘Other’”: The Future of Exchanges between Writing and Language Studies
Christiane Donahue, Dartmouth College

Response: “Trans-“ Work Takes Place
Jay Jordan, University of Utah


Complete APA Citation

Horner, Bruce, & Hall, Jonathan (Eds.). (2018, November 3). Rewriting disciplines, rewriting boundaries: Transdisciplinary and translingual challenges for WAC/WID [Special Issue]. Across the Disciplines, 15(3). Retrieved from http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/trans