Toward a Transnational University: WAC/WID Across Borders of Language, Nation, and Discipline

Edited by Jonathan Hall and Bruce Horner
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Mike Palmquist. Cover art and design by Malcolm Childers.

CoverWe live in the age of trans-, an era of pervasive mobility across linguistic, national, disciplinary, and institutional borders of teachers, students, scholars, and institutional programs. The contributors to Toward a Transnational University examine how approaches to postsecondary writing instruction travel and, in the process, transform the transnational and translingual character of universities worldwide. The chapters in this edited collection investigate, in multiple contexts around the world, the challenges, opportunities, and ambiguities that arise when mobility is taken as their foundation. Writing from a wide range of locations—including Bangladesh, Canada, China, Japan, Nepal, Qatar, and the United States—the contributors to Toward a Transnational University examine the friction points by which particular approaches to academic writing and its teaching are translated and interact with local cultures and concerns. Together, they show how institutions of higher education are engaging the mobility and fluidity of academic writing, its teaching, and its learning.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

Introduction. The Transnational Translingual University: Teaching Academic Writing Across Borders and Between Languages, Bruce Horner
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.1.3

Part 1. Rewriting Writing Disciplines: Trans- Perspectives

WAC/WID in the Age of Trans-: Crossing and Re-crossing Borders of Discipline, Language, and Identity , Jonathan Hall
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.01

“We are the ‘Other’": The Future of Exchanges between Writing and Language Studies, Christiane Donahue
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.02

Remapping Writing Instruction at the Borders of Modern Languages, Bilingual Education, and Translation Studies: A Canadian Proposal for a Transnational Conversation, Guillaume Gentil
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.03

Part 2. Professional Development: Trans- Perspectives

Advancing a Transnational, Transdisciplinary and Translingual Professional Development Framework for Teaching Assistants in Writing and Spanish Programs: An Update, Alyssa G. Cavazos, Marcela Hebbard, José E. Hernández, Crystal Rodriguez, and Geoffrey Schwarz
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.04

Global Business Communication: Kairos and Discipline-Crossing along the Path toward Globally Responsive Education, Gail Shuck
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.05

Centering Our Students’ Languages and Cultures: WAC and a Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, Joyce Meier, Xiqiao Wang, and Julia Kiernan
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.06

Transnational Telephone Games: Collaborations on Writing Education in South Asia, Shyam Sharma and Gene Hammond
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.07

Part 3. Trans-ing Institutional Structures

Mapping Transnational Institutions: Connections between WAC/WID and Qatar’s Engineering Industry, Amy Hodges
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.08

Challenges in Positioning WAC/WID in International Contexts: Perspectives from a Japanese Engineering Undergraduate Program, Monica Kwon
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.09

Enhancing Science and Engineering Undergraduate Students’ Writing in the Disciplines at Chinese Universities, Yongyan Li
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.10

Dimensions of Transnational Writing Exchange: An Exploratory Approach, Mohammad Shamsuzzaman
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.11

Transnational Translingual Literacies: Re-thinking Graduate Student Identity and Support, Jonathan Hall and Nela Navarro
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.2.12

Afterword. Translingual Lives and Writing Pedagogy: Acculturation, Enculturation, and Emancipation, Federico Navarro
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527.3.2


About the Editors

Jonathan Hall is Professor of English at York College, City University of New York. He is the author (with Heather Robinson and Nela Navarro) of Translingual Identities and Transnational Realities in the U.S. College Classroom (Routledge, 2020) His work has appeared in The WAC Journal, Across the Disciplines, and elsewhere.

Bruce Horner teaches courses in composition, composition theory and pedagogy, and literacy studies at the University of Louisville. His recent books include Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition, co-edited with Brice Nordquist and Susan Ryan, Rewriting Composition: Terms of Exchange, and Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs, co-edited with Elliot Tetreault and winner of the 2018 MLA Mina Shaughnessy Prize.

Publication Information: Hall, Jonathan, & Bruce Horner (Eds.). (2023). Toward a Transnational University: WAC/WID Across Borders of Language, Nation, and Discipline. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado.

Online Publication Date: January 23, 2023
Print Publication Date: December 2023

ISBN: 978-1-64215-152-7 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-153-4 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-387-3 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/ATD-B.2023.1527

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Series Editor: Michael A. Pemberton, Georgia Southern University

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