The Core Composition Sequence at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

6. Works Consulted

The 2019-2021 CRCs read and discussed the following “works consulted” as part of our curriculum revision work. In addition, we offer a growing list of scholarship recommended for further reading. Click here for an annotated version with full citation information.

  • Ashanti-Young, Vershawn. “It Ain’t What It is: Code Switching and the White American Celebrationists”
  • Ashanti-Young, Vershawn. “Should Writers Use They Own English?”
  • Dolmage, Jay. “Mapping Composition: Inviting Disability in the Front Door”
  • Grayson, Mara Lee. “Racial Literacy is Literacy: Locating Racial Literacy in the College Composition Classroom”
  • Horner, Lu, Royster, & Trimbur “Language Difference in Writing: Toward a Translingual approach” 
  • Inoue, Asao. “Problematizing Grading and the White Habitus of the Writing Classroom”
  • Kynard, Carmen. “Writing While Black: The Colour Line, Black Discourses and Assessment in the Institutionalization of Writing Instruction”
  • Lee, Jerry Won. “Beyond Translingual Writing”
  • Martinez, Aja. “A Plea for Critical Race Theory Counterstory: Stock Story versus Counterstory Dialogues Concerning Alejandra’s “Fit” in the Academy” 
  • Parmegiani, Andrea. “Bridging Literacy Practices Through Storytelling, Translanguaging, and an Ethnographic Partnership: A Case Study of Dominican Students at Bronx Community College”
  • Radical Teacher vol 115 focused on Anti-Oppressive Composition Pedagogies; multiple authors
  • Sealey Ruiz, Yolanda. “Building Racial Literacy in First-Year Composition” 
  • Skerrett, Allison. “English Teachers’ Racial Literacy Knowledge and Practice”
  • “Students’ Right to Their Own Language.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. (including updated 2014 bibliography)
  • Villareal & Garcia. “Self-determination and Goal Aspirations: African American and Latino Males’ Perceptions of Their Persistence in Community College Basic and Transfer-Level Writing Courses”
  • Womack, Anne-Marie. “Teaching is Accommodation: Universally Designing Composition Classrooms and Syllabi”
  • Wood, Harrison, & Jones. “Black Males’ Perceptions of the Work-College Balance: The Impact of Employment on Academic Success in the Community College”

Recommended for Further Reading

  • Ashanti-Young, Vershawn Ashanti. Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity
  • Ashanti-Young, Vershawn Ashanti, Rusty Barrett, Y’Shanda Young-Rivera, and Kim Brian Lovejoy. Other People’s English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy
  • Baker-Bell, April. Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy
  • Davila, Bethany. “Standard English and Colorblindness in Composition Studies: Rhetorical Constructions of Racial and Linguistic Neutrality” 
  • Elbow, Peter. Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing.  
  • Garcia, Romeo, and Damián Baca. Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise
  • Guerra, Juan. Language, Culture, Identity and Citizenship in College Classrooms and Communities 
  • hooks, bell. Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom
  • Inoue, Asao B. Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing For A Socially Just Future 
  • Inoue, Asao B., and Mya Poe. Race and Writing Assessment
  • Kynard, Carmen. Vernacular Insurrections: Race, Black Protest, and the New Century in Composition-Literacies Studies
  • Maraj, M. Black or Right: Anti/Racist Campus Rhetorics
  • Martinez, Aja Y. Counterstory: The Rhetoric and Writing of Critical Race Theory
  • Matsuda, Paul Kei. “The Myth of Linguistic Homogeneity in U.S. College Composition”
  • Perryman-Clark, Staci, and Collin Lamont Craig. Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center 
  • Perryman-Clark, Staci, David E. Kirkland, and Justin Jackson. Students’ Right to Their Own Language: A Critical Source Book
  • Ruiz, Iris D., and Raúl Sánchez. Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies: New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy
  • Smitherman, Geneva. Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America and Word from the Mother
  • Villanueava, Victor. “On the Rhetorics and Precedents of Racism”

  1. Introduction
  2. Course Learning Outcomes
  3. Equity Awareness in Composition Courses
  4. Writing Projects and Expectations
  5. Course Design and Sample Syllabi
  6. Works Consulted




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