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Toward a Transnational University

WAC/WID Across Borders of Language, Nation, and Discipline

edited by Jonathan Hall and Bruce Horner

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 Across the Disciplines series
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We live in the age of trans-, an era of pervasive mobility across linguistic, national, disciplinary, and institutional borders of teachers, students, scholars, and institutional programs. The contributors to Toward a Transnational University examine how approaches to postsecondary writing instruction travel and, in the process, transform the transnational and translingual character of universities worldwide. The chapters in this edited collection investigate, in multiple contexts around the world, the challenges, opportunities, and ambiguities that arise when mobility is taken as their foundation. Writing from a wide range of locations—including Bangladesh, Canada, China, Japan, Nepal, Qatar, and the United States—the contributors to Toward a Transnational University examine the friction points by which particular approaches to academic writing and its teaching are translated and interact with local cultures and concerns. Together, they show how institutions of higher education are engaging the mobility and fluidity of academic writing, its teaching, and its learning.

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Jonathan Hall is Professor of English at York College, City University of New York. He is the author (with Heather Robinson and Nela Navarro) of Translingual Identities and Transnational Realities in the U.S. College Classroom (Routledge, 2020) His work has appeared in The WAC JournalAcross the Disciplines, and elsewhere.

Bruce Horner is Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville, where he teaches courses in composition, composition pedagogy and theory, and literacy studies. His books include Rewriting Composition Terms of Exchange, Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition, coedited with Brice Nordquist and Susan Ryan, and Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs, coedited with Elliot Tetreault and winner of the 2018 MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Award.

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  • Paperback Price: $34.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-64642-387-3
  • Publication Month: December
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Pages: 288
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Jonathan Hall and Bruce Horner
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-64642-387-3

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