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Reviews & Interactions

Will Hochman, St. Josephs CollegeWill Hochman, Reviews & Interactions Editor

Call it an electronic blossoming if you will, but it seems only logical for Academic.Writing to present screens to tomorrow's readers about the living texts we read and write. I'm referring to the idea of reviewing list discussions, Web pages, software, hardware, videos, classroom meetings, conferences, workshops, books, key articles, and criticizing all sorts of ways we configure academic texts. In not such veiled terms, this is a request for reviews that explore the ways academic discourse affects us.

As the year progresses, you'll find more reviews in this section, as well as Interactions about issues important to all of us. I'm particularly excited about our Interactions, in which Academic.Writing will bring together scholars, writers, artists, teachers, and others in dialogue (polylogue?) about our writing and teaching lives.

As this section evolves, you'll find reviews of things that probably won't be reviewed anywhere else on or off the Web. I hope that will be a strong draw bringing you back to see to what's happening here. For now, we offer reviews of two important books – In the Long Run, by Barbara Walvoord, Linda Lawrence Hunt, H. Fil Dowling, and Joan D. McMahon, and Wired Style, by Constance Hanlon – as well as a review of the 1999 Modern Language Association meeting.

I hope you'll contact me with ideas for reviews or Interactions. Welcome to Academic.Writing.

Publication Information: Hochman, William. (2000). Reviews and Interactions: Welcome. Academic.Writing,
Publication Date: March 26, 2000
DOI: 10.37514/AWR-J.2000.1.5.13

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