This article examines the development of advanced writing curricula at a historically black public university during postrecession austerity measures. Analysis of institutional documents suggests that advocates enacted selfdetermined curricular changes by using strategies of subversive resilience to neoliberalism. Simultaneously accommodating and resistant, this form of resilience has roots in anticolonial, African American, and feminist responses to oppressive conditions.
“How About We Try This . . . ?”: Feminist Microresilience and Institutional Change
Allison D. Carr is assistant professor of rhetoric and director of writing across the curriculum at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she teaches courses in rhetoric, critical theory, writing, and pop culture. Her work has appeared in Composition Forum, Computers and Composition Online, and most recently in the open-access text Bad Ideas about Writing (2017), down-loadable at textbooks.lib.wvu.edu/badideas/index.html.
Laura R. Micciche is professor of English at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches writing, rhetorical theory, feminist pedagogy, and teacher-training courses. Her book Acknowledging Writing Partners (2017) is accessible at wac.colostate.edu/books/micciche/.
Allison D. Carr, Laura R. Micciche; “How About We Try This . . . ?”: Feminist Microresilience and Institutional Change. Pedagogy 1 April 2019; 19 (2): 209–224. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-7295883
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