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ERIC Number: EJ944340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Narrating Our Lives: Retelling Mothering and Professional Work in Composition Studies
Marquez, Loren
Composition Studies, v39 n1 p73-85 Spr 2011
Responding to Michelle Ballif, D. Diane Davis, and Roxanne Mountford's "Women's Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition," this article provides a more expansive definition of "making it," and argues that not only should we focus on women who are professionals in rhetoric and composition at institutions other than the Research I schools and women who have already "made it," but we must look at the generation of upcoming teacher-scholars who are in the process of presently "making it"--women, young in their careers trying to obtain tenure, running writing programs, researching, teaching, mentoring and mothering. This narrative expounds on how one junior writing program administrator on the tenure track at a teaching university with two young children sees her roles as mother and academic in composition studies as both complicated and complemented because each role sharpens the other.
University of Winnipeg. Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada. Tel: 204-786-9001; Fax: 204-774-4134; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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