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 self-determined 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.
Subverting Austerity: Advancing Writing at a Historically Black University
Collie Fulford is associate professor of English at North Carolina Central University. She studies program development, higher education rhetorics, and adult learners. Her work has appeared in Composition Studies, WPA: Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, and the International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Collie Fulford; Subverting Austerity: Advancing Writing at a Historically Black University. Pedagogy 1 April 2019; 19 (2): 225–241. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-7295900
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