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What’s the Difference Between “Translingual” and “Transnational” Composition?: Clarifying the Relationship between two Terms

by Carrie Kilfoil, University of Indianapolis Lately, I’ve been thinking about two related terms—“translingual” and “transnational” composition—and the occasional slippage between them. In my own work and in the work of others, I’ve noticed a tendency to use these terms … Continue reading

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Taking Risks in Cross-Border Scholarship

by Xiaoye You, Penn State University In her book, Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing, Anne Surma has identified a series of challenges in transnational writing. In the age of globalization, writing should not be viewed solely as … Continue reading

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Canagarajah’s Discussion on Translingualism Extended: Predraft on Forthcoming Publication

A month ago, when we first published Part I and II of our interview with Suresh Canagarajah, we noticed that—as it had occurred with other posts—many productive conversations and discussions emerged out of these two video clips. We were quite … Continue reading

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Bringing Global Issues into the Writing Class

By Rita S. Nezami, Ph. D. Stony Brook University, New York As Mohamed Bouazizi’s charred body lay in a hospital bed in Tunisia, I walked into the writing classroom in January 2011 and asked my students at SUNY-Stony Brook what … Continue reading

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Writing Perspectives from Eastern Europe: Blog Three

Personal Reflections on Writing Instruction in Russia By Natalia V. Smirnova MA PhD Student, Open University, UK/ State University of St. Petersburg, Russia Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Languages National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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Writing Perspectives from Eastern Europe: Blog Two

The Importance of Writing Instruction: A Lithuanian Perspective By Monique Yoder M.A. TESOL – English Instructor LCC International University LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania has developed significantly since Harbord’s 2010 survey of writing within Central and Eastern European institutions. … Continue reading

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Writing Perspectives from Eastern Europe: Blog One

    By Ligia Mihut, Ph.D.    Barry University, Miami Shores In the fall 2015, I was invited as a guest speaker in Dr. Shyam Sharma’s class, International Rhetorics. The purpose of this graduate seminar was “surveying a number of rhetorical … Continue reading

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