Mobility Work in Composition
252 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Mar 2021

Mobility Work in Composition

Utah State University Press
Mobility Work in Composition explores work in composition from the framework of a mobilities paradigm that takes mobility to be the norm rather than the exception to a norm of stasis and stability.
Both established and up-and-coming scholars bring a diversity of geographic, institutional, and research-based perspectives to the volume, which includes in-depth investigations of specific forms of mobility work in composition, as well as responses to and reflections on those explorations. Eight chapters present specific cases or issues of this work and twelve shorter response chapters follow, identifying key points of intersection and conflict in the arguments and posing new questions and directions to pursue.
Addressing matters of knowledge transfer and meaning translation, immigrant literacy practices, design pedagogy, academic career changes, student websites, research methodologies, school literacy programs, and archives, Mobility Work in Composition asks what mobility in composition means and how, why, and for whom it might work. It will be of broad interest to students and scholars in rhetoric and composition.
Contributors: Anis Bawarshi, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Patrick Danner, Christiane Donahue, Keri Epps, Eli Goldblatt, Rachel Gramer, Timothy Johnson, Jamila Kareem, Carmen Kynard, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, Andrea Olinger, John Scenters-Zapico, Khirsten L. Scott, Mary P. Sheridan, Jody Shipka, Ann Shivers-McNair, Scott Wible, Rick Wysocki
‘This collection is the first to thematize mobility as the main topic and the central focus of inquiry. In this regard, it has the chance to turn immediately into the standard work in the field.’
—John Trimbur, Emerson College
‘A thorough and varied examination of how the mobilities perspective can influence work in composition and rhetoric. . . . This collection makes valuable and essential contributions to the field.’
—Amy Wan, Queens College

‘Provides multiple entry points for readers to explore what mobility could mean in research, teaching, activist work, and everyday encounters.’
—Community Literacy Journal

Bruce Horner is Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville, where he teaches courses in composition, composition pedagogy and theory, and literacy studies. His books include Rewriting Composition Terms of Exchange; Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition, coedited with Brice Nordquist and Susan Ryan; and Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs, coedited with Laura Tetreault and winner of the 2018 MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Award.
Megan Faver Hartline is assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her work has been published in Community Literacy Journal, Reflections, and Computers and Composition Online. She is coeditor of Writing for Engagement: Responsive Practice for Social Action.
Ashanka Kumari is assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University–Commerce. Her work has appeared in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; Composition Studies; WPA Journal; and The Journal of Popular Culture.
Laura Sceniak Matravers is assistant professor of English at Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she teaches courses in composition. Her work has also appeared in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
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