Cruising Composition Texts: Negotiating Sexual Difference in First-Year Readers
Abbreviated Journal Title
Coll. Compost. Commun.
CONTACT ZONE; Literature
The article describes and analyzes the exclusion of LGBT content in composition Courses by reporting oil a Study of how queerness is (and is not) incorporated into first-year writing courses. The authors critically examine the presence or absence of LGBT issues in first-year composition readers; offer analyses of how some first-year readers handle issues of queerness; and consider how queerness, when it is included in composition textbooks, is framed rhetorically as a subject for writing. The article concludes with recommendations for those seeking to explore issues of sexuality in ways that are productive for Students, other faculty, and Our profession. Ultimately the authors demonstrate that, while some ground has been gained in understanding sexual difference as an important domain for students to explore, there is still much work to be done in creating textbooks that invite students to think critically and usefully about the interconnections among sexuality, literacy, and writing.
College Composition and Communication
"Cruising Composition Texts: Negotiating Sexual Difference in First-Year Readers" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1864.