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Published on Apr 29, 2013
Literacy Narratives in Composition
Originally recorded on March 18th, 2013
The Crisis and Craft of Literacy This lecture examines a body of texts known as "literacy narratives," which are autobiographical stories that describe one's process of acquiring literacy.
Literacy narratives by "minority" writers are frequently assigned in English Composition courses as a way to promote diverse and inclusive curricula, challenging students to reflect on their own acquisition of academic English.
This research explores the ways in which literacy narrative assignments are effective while also revealing how they can, in fact, uphold the tools of writing they mean to challenge or critique.