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Literacy in Composition Studies
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ISSN (Print) 2326-5620 - ISSN (Online) 2326-5620
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  • Introduction to the Special Issue: Working Toward a Definition of Queer

    • Authors: Collin Craig; Wilfredo Flores, Zarah C. Moeggenberg
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -080
  • Does Every Lesbian Have a Superpower that Makes Them Out and Not Dead by
           Suicide': A Poetics against Standardizing Literacy Narratives

    • Authors: Shelagh Wilson Patterson
      Abstract: This essay, in three parts plus a conclusion, is a performance of US third world feminist praxis for our contemporary moment. Part one is a literacy narrative that resists generic convention. Part two uses conventions of academic writing to explore the damage that is happening to the field of composition and rhetoric due to the academic erasure of US third world feminist praxis. Part three is a gift. The conclusion is a manifesto to end the economic exploitation of students and teachers in our first-year writing classrooms. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole.
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -080
  • Reading Yourself Queer Later in Life: Bisexual Literacies, Temporal
           Fluidity, and the Teaching of Composition

    • Authors: Beth Buyserie
      Abstract: Because bisexuality, even within queer spaces, is often made invisible and erased, here I argue that bisexual literacy practices are also often similarly invisible and erased. Additionally, I ask that we consider bisexual survival and literacy in terms of age and sexual fluidity. Creating space for people to identify as queer throughout their lives—and to recognize sexual fluidity as an embodied literacy practice that challenges normativity—is, I argue, also necessary for survival. Yet as I tried to read myself queer later in life, the literacy practices that had once sustained me were no longer life-affirming. When even queer texts fail to sustain us, what options do we have for survival' How do we teach, how do we live, when we know that literacy and composition practices are often simultaneously a means of both survival and risk' In this essay, I interrogate how bisexual and later-in-life literacies challenge normative reading practices and contribute to queer literacies and possibilities for survival. I argue that we need more possibilities for bisexual and later-in-life reading and writing practices, both to affirm who we are and to help navigate the binaries that insist we deny part of our identities.
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -080
  • Trade: Sexual Identity, Ambiguity, and Literacy Normativity

    • Authors: Seth E. Davis
      Abstract: This article explicates trade as a fierce literacy by critically engaging with literacy narratives of Black queer people who meet with heterosexual men for sexual encounters. I focus on the “trade” knowledges and ways of knowing of Black gay men and transwomen at Harlem Pride 2017. Informed by the literacy work of Eric Darnell Pritchard, I argue that the participants deliberately engaged in corrective literacy practices that speak back to dominant sexual pathologies about straight Black men (and men in general). It is this ability to read and share against dominant scripts that I see as a fierce literacy. Their responses and narratives complicate heteronormative understandings of sexuality based on orientation. Trade is a term used in the larger gay culture that has existed since the late 1800s (predating down low, which I touch on below) but has particular traction in the Black queer community. Building on the works of other scholars (Johnson “Snap!”; McCune; Bailey), I found that my participants’ responses were in line with a larger discussion in the Black queer community about straight Black men who engage in queer sexual acts. Specifically, the participants told stories or literacy narratives to offer a queer-counter narrative, or an on-the-spot oppositional read of heterosexual men and heterosexuality more largely. I critically engage three ideas: (1) trade as a literacy, (2) “the truth about straight men,” and (3) “sex is more than tops and bottoms.”
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -080
  • Book Review—The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine & Resistance
           by Karma R. Chávez

    • Authors: Ruben “Ruby” Mendoza
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -080
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