This paper argues that while college composition courses are commonly charged with remediating students by providing them with the literacy skills they lack, they may instead be redefined as providing the occasion for rewriting language and knowledge. By bringing to the fore the dependence of language and knowledge on the labor of writing, a pedagogy of recursion, mediation, and translation of knowledge through writing and revision counters neoliberalism’s commodification of knowledge and language, and offers an alternative justification for continuing education as the occasion for students to remediate language and knowledge through writing.
Original Publication Information
Horner, Bruce. "Writing Language: Composition, the Academy, and Work." 2017. Humanities 6(2): 11 pp.
Horner, Bruce, "Writing language : composition, the academy, and work." (2017). Faculty Scholarship. 298.