*After* Writing Program Issues || Stick a fork in it

For your final blog post (due 5/10), and with Lynch and After Pedagogy in mind, I’d like you to look back at the semester and take stock of the wonderful work you did, as well as the work we did together. Think of your audience for your post as yourself, with the rest of us (and, of course, the entire Web) listening in. That is, you should write the post to be useful to a current and future you, rather than a text that might be useful to someone else (although it might be, incidentally). You might think about: a review of ideas and themes from the course; directions for future research or teaching; comments on texts you found useful for your thinking; etc. Since you all have widely varying interests and writing styles, I’m not placing a word guideline on this final post. I assume we’ll see a wide variety of responses here, from the creative to essayistic to scattered notes, etc.

For discussion this week: please come to class ready to share a moment in the Lynch text that resonated with you and why. Along with that moment, come up with an interesting and engaging question you’d like to offer up to the class for discussion. 

Looking forward to hearing from you, as always!

Post script: After our Lynch discussion, we shall mosey to another place of learning (because learning will undoubtedly continue…) and I will buy you some appetizers.

Post the post script: I’m baking the class a pie.

Reading: Paul Lynch’s After Pedagogy: The Experience of Teaching
Deep reader(s): Josh, Dylan, Kasey
DUE: Blog post wrap-up

Treats: Nick + dr. c


dr. c




Linda Adler-Kassner’s The Activist WPA (pdf on myclasses)
Deep reader(s): Lauren + Kasey
DUE: Final project proposal due in class

Treats: Lindsey

Very excited to hear your thoughts on this one! +++ Can’t wait to see what topics and writing program issues you plan to explore.


dr. c

APRIL 19TH: On Multimodality: New Media in Composition Studies

Our reading: Jonathan Alexander’s and Jacqueline Rhodes’s On Multimodality: New Media in Composition Studies
Deep reader(s): Nick + Adam
DUE: Optional revisions on Audio Essay + written reflection [to myclasses]. This is tentatively due this week, but I will accept it up until May 10th, if you need more time for revisions.

Treats: Miranda

April 5th reading: Jay Jordan’s Redesigning Composition for Multilingual Realities

It’s been a few weeks! Looking forward to seeing you all and talking about Jordan’s text. Please come ready to share your audio essay with us in its current form. We will do a mini-workshop on these. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this week’s readings!


dr. c

Jay Jordan’s Redesigning Composition for Multilingual Realities
Deep reader(s): Dylan and Lauren
DUE: Audio essay (play draft in class)

Treats: Adam