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Composition Forum: Volume 25: Spring 2012

From the Editors
Christian Weisser and Michelle Ballif


“For rhetoric, the text is the world in which we find ourselves”: A Conversation with Victor Villanueva
Ellen M. Gil-Gómez


Analogize This! The Politics of Scale and the Problem of Substance in Complexity-Based Composition
Noah R. Roderick

The “Research Paper” Prompt: A Dialogic Opportunity for Transfer
Kerry Dirk

Feminist Composition Pedagogy and the Hypermediated Fractures in the Contact Zone
Jessica Blackburn

The Open Gates of the Fourth Estate: Civic Literacy Meets Citizen Journalism
Eric Leake

Challenging Rhetorics of Adaptation through Creative Maladjustment
Paul Feigenbaum

Placing Students in Writing Classes: One University’s Experience with a Modified Version of Directed Self Placement
Anne Balay and Karl Nelson

Program Profiles

Welcome to Babylon: Junior Writing Program Administrators and Writing Across Communities at the University of New Mexico
Michelle Hall Kells

The Peer-Interactive Writing Center at the University of New Mexico
Daniel Sanford

Review Essay

V is for Voices: Engaging Student Interest, Sustaining Student Thinking and Writing in Today’s Writing Classrooms with Fountainhead Press’s V Series
Amy Patrick Mossman


Price, Margaret. Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2011. 279 pp.
Christina Fisanick

Peckham, Irvin.Going North Thinking West: The Intersections of Social Class, Critical Thinking, and Politicized Writing Instruction. Logan: Utah State UP, 2010. 176 pp.
Debra Frank Dew

Previous issue: Vol 24, Fall 2011. Next issue: Vol 26, Fall 2012.