Alternative Writing and Rhetorics course

The Department of English will offer Alternative Writing and Rhetorics (ENC 4373-U01) this upcoming Fall semester.

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Have you ever wondered why academic writing often inspires disconnection rather than engagement? If so, you aren’t alone. There is a vibrant ongoing public conversation about why academic writing sounds the way it does.

The class will study how writers have pushed the boundaries of academic expression by working within and across multiple languages, modes, genres and media. Students will focus on specific types of boundary-busting academic writing. They will read, analyze, and work to produce their own examples of academic writing that use a wider variety of intellectual, linguistic and cultural strengths.

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Vanessa Sohan will teach this course on Thursdays from 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Sohan’s research and teaching focus on translingual and transmodal approaches to literacy practice, feminist historiography, alternative writing and rhetoric, and material and cultural rhetoric.

Fulfills requirements for: B.A. in Writing & Rhetoric track, ENC Elective for English major and Professional & Public Writing Certificate