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ERIC Number: EJ944323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Writing beyond Borders: Rethinking the Relationship between Composition Studies and Professional Writing
Bay, Jennifer
Composition Studies, v38 n2 p29-46 Fall 2010
This essay attempts to forge connections between the fields of Composition Studies and professional writing. I argue that a stronger relationship would foster more sustainable ties in light of the corporate university and global capitalism. I point to three of what Dale Jacobs calls threshold spaces, sites where we can foster a culture of hospitality between professional writing and Composition Studies. These three spaces--emerging technologies, work, and service learning--provide new avenues for thinking about how both professional writing and Composition Studies can foster adaptability within the changing university and the larger world. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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