Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2021

  • multimodal, writing to engage, social change, genre studies, Basic Writing, student writing, Social Justice, Culture, antiracism, rhetoric and composition, composition studies, Pedagogy

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Editors' Column
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2021.40.1.01

Dada and Surrealism in the Composition Classroom: A Transgenre Approach to Basic Writing Pedagogy, Kristin LaFollette
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2021.40.1.02

Affect, Fear, and Openness in an Antiracist Writing Classroom, Amy D. Williams, Sarah Kate Johnson, Anika Shumway, and Dennis L. Eggett
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2021.40.1.03

When Boostraps Break: Re-examining Assumptions about the Symbolic Capital of Immigrant Students' Persistence Narratives, Emily K. Suh, Barrie E. McGee, and Sam Owens
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2021.40.1.04

Encouraging Student Voices: Toward a Voice-Based and Antiracist Culture from the MA Program to Basic Writing, Elizabeth Baez and Rosanne Carlo
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.2021.40.1.05

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About this Issue

The Journal of Basic Writing publishes articles of theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing. Articles are refereed by members of the Editorial Board and the Editors.

Editorial Staff

Editors: Hope Parisi and Cheryl C. Smith
Associate Editors: Lisa Blankenship and Dominique Zino
Consulting Editors: Rebecca Mlynarczyk and Bonne August
Editorial Assistant: Seth Graves

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The Journal of Basic Writing is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, with support from the City University of New York, Office of Academic Affairs. ISSN 0147-1635

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