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Composition Forum: Volume 27: Spring 2013

From the Editors
Christian Weisser and Michelle Ballif


A Portrait of a Scholar…In Progress: An Interview with Louise Wetherbee Phelps
Tanya K. Rodrigue


Reflecting Back and Looking Forward: Revisiting Teaching About Writing, Righting Misconceptions Five Years On
Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs


Latino/a Student (Efficacy) Expectations: Reacting and Adjusting to a Writing-about-Writing Curriculum Change at an Hispanic Serving Institution
I. Moriah McCracken and Valerie A. Ortiz

What Does Your Money Get You?: Active Learning as an Alternative to Consumerism in the Composition Classroom
Faith Kurtyka

In Support of Failure
Allison Carr

The Difficulties of Thinking Through Freewriting
Hannah Rule

Material Affordances: The Potential of Scrapbooks in the Composition Classroom
Kara Poe Alexander

The Ethics of Clarity and/or Obscuration
Nate Kreuter

Mapping Student Literacies: Reimagining College Writing Instruction within the Literacy Landscape
Erin Penner Gallegos

Program Profiles

Intractable Writing Program Problems, Kairos, and Writing-about-Writing: A Profile of the University of Central Florida’s First-Year Composition Program
Elizabeth Wardle

Writing the Transition to College: A Summer College Writing Experience at Elon University
Jessie L. Moore, Kimberly B. Pyne, and Paula Patch

Local History, Local Complexities: The First-Year Writing Curriculum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Clancy Ratliff

Review Essay

Sustaining Composition: Studying Content-Based, Ecological, and Economical Sustainability of Open-Source Textbooks Through Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing
Margaret Munson


Review of Wendy Ryden and Ian Marshall's Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorics of Whiteness
Tim Barnett

Review of Sidney Dobrin's Postcomposition
John Pell

Previous issue: Vol 26, Fall 2012.