Exploring Notions of Genre in "Academic Literacies" and "Writing Across the Curriculum": Approaches Across Countries and Contexts

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2009-01-01
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Lea, Mary
Parker, Jan
Street, Brian
Donahue, Tiane
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Russell, David
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The Department of English seeks to provide all university students with the skills of effective communication and critical thinking, as well as imparting knowledge of literature, creative writing, linguistics, speech and technical communication to students within and outside of the department.

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The Department of English and Speech was formed in 1939 from the merger of the Department of English and the Department of Public Speaking. In 1971 its name changed to the Department of English.

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The SIGET IV panel on genre in Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and “academic literacies” (ACLITS) has set rolling a discussion of the similarities and differences in the two traditions, the former originating in the US in the early 1970s, the latter originating in England in the early 1990s. This paper maps out some elements of each in relation to the other and to genre, which we hope will set in motion further discussions and cross-fertilization.

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Published as Russell, David R., Mary Lea, Jan Parker, Brian Street, and Tiane Donahue, “Exploring Notions of Genre in "Academic Literacies" and "Writing Across the Curriculum": Approaches Across Countries and Contexts.” In Genre in a Changing World. Perspectives on Writing.Ed. Bazerman, Charles, Bonini, Adair, and Figueiredo, Débora. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2009. Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/genre. Posted with permission.

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