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Composition Forum: Volume 21: Spring 2010

From the Editors


“If You Don’t Believe that You’re Doing Some Good with the Work that You Do, then You Shouldn’t Be Doing It”: An Interview with Cindy Selfe
Brian Bailie


The Web Surfer: What (Literacy) Skills Does It Take To Surf Anyway?
Jessie Blackburn

Sustaining Writing Theory
Amy M. Patrick

Program Profiles

Back to the Future: First-Year Writing in the Binghamton University Writing Initiative, State University of New York
Kelly Kinney and Kristi Murray Costello

The Case for a Major in Writing Studies: The University of Minnesota Duluth
David Beard

Review Essay

The Third Turn Toward the Social: Nancy Welch’s Living Room, Tony Scott’s Dangerous Writing, and Rhetoric and Composition’s Turn toward Grassroots Political Activism
Kelly Kinney, Thomas Girshin, and Barrett Bowlin


Lerner, Neal. The Idea of a Writing Laboratory. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2009.
Joleen Hanson

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Heidi A. McKee, and Richard (Dickie) Selfe, eds. Technological Ecologies and Sustainability. Computers and Composition Digital Press. Web. May 2009. 383 pp.
Stephanie Vie

Hill, Marc Lamont. Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity. New York: Teachers College Press, 2009: 169 pp.
Erec Smith

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Next issue: Vol 22, Summer 2010.