ProfessorEmail: b.horner @ louisville.edu
Office Hours: Fall Term: M 6:00-7:00PM & by appt.
Bruce Horner (BA University of Pittsburgh in English and Music, MA and PhD in English, University of Pittsburgh) writes on composition pedagogy and theory and literacy studies, and has also published on the cultural study of music. His books include Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture; Representing the "Other": Basic Writers and the Teaching of Basic Writing; Terms of Work for Composition: A Materialist Critique; Cross-language Relations in Composition; and Rewriting English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global Interrogations, Local Interventions.
Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh
Relationships between the globalizing of English, the globalizing economy, the U.S. “English Only” movement, and composition studies; labor, class, and composition; histories, theories, and pedagogies of basic writing; critical forms of literacy ethnography; the politics of literacy instruction; the cultural study of musics.
Honors & Awards
Editorial Advisory Board, Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series, Southern Illinois UP/NCTE Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Reworking English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global Interrogations, Local Interventions. Co-edited with Karen Kopelson. Southern Illinois UP, forthcoming.
Cross-Language Relations in Composition. Co-edited with Min-Zhan Lu and Paul Kei Matsuda. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2010.
“Writing In the Disciplines/Writing Across the Disciplines.” The Routledge Handbook of English Language Studies. Ed. Constant Leung and Brian Street. London: Routledge, forthcoming.
“Toward a Labor Economy of Academic Literacy: Exploring Academic Frictions.” Co-authored with Min-Zhan Lu. Literacy, Economy and Power: Writing and Research After Literacy in American Lives. Ed. John Duffy, Julie Nelson Christoph, Eli Goldblatt, Nelson Graff, Rebecca Nowacek, and Bryan Trabold. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, forthcoming. 111-26.
“Ideologies of Literacy, ‘Academic Literacies,’ and Composition Studies.” Literacy in Composition Studies 1.1 (2013): 1-9. http://www.licsjournal.org/article/ideologies-of-literacy-academic-literacies-and-composition-studies-2/.
“Translingual Literacy, Language Difference, and Matters of Agency.” Co-authored with Min-Zhan Lu. College English 75 (2013): 586-611.
“(Re)Writing English: Putting English in Translation.” Co-authored with Min-Zhan Lu. English—A Changing Medium for Education. Ed. Constant Leung and Brian Street. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2012. 59-78.
“The WPA as Broker: Globalization and the Composition Program.” Teaching Writing in Globalization: Remapping Disciplinary Work. Ed. Daphne Desser and Darin Payne. Boulder, CO: Lexington Books, 2012. 57-78.
“Relocating Basic Writing.” Journal of Basic Writing 30.2 (Fall 2011): 5-23.
“Toward a Multilingual Composition Scholarship: From English Only to a Translingual Norm.” Co-authored with Christiane Donahue and Samantha NeCamp. College Composition and Communication 63 (2011): 269-300.
“Language Difference in Writing: Toward a Translingual Approach.” Co-authored with Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur. College English 73.3 (2011): 303-21.
“Writing English as a Lingua Franca.” Latest Trends in ELF Research. Ed. Alasdair Archibald, Alessia Cogo, and Jennifer Jenkins. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011. 299-311.
“The Logic of Listening to Global Englishes.” Co-authored with Min-Zhan Lu. Code Meshing as World English: Policy, Pedagogy, Performance. Ed. Aja Y. Martinez and Vershawn Ashanti Young. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2011. 99-114.
“Resisting Monolingualism in English: Reading and Writing the Politics of Language.” With Min-Zhan Lu. Rethinking English in the Classroom. Ed. Viv Ellis, Carol Fox, and Brian Street. London: Continuum, 2007. 141-57. Cross-Language Relations in Composition
College English Special Issue, co-edited with Min-Zhan Lu and Paul Kei Matsuda. College English 68 (2006).
"Class, Class Consciousness, and ‘Good Teaching Jobs.'" JAC 26 (2006): 139-55.
"Critical Ethnography, Ethics, and Work: Rearticulating Labor."
Ethnography Unbound: From Theory Shock to Critical Praxis. Ed. Stephen G. Brown and Sidney I. Dobrin. Albany: State U of New York P, 2004. 13-34.
"Mixing It Up: The Personal in Public Discourse."
The Private, the Public and the Published. Ed. Thomas Kent and Barbara Couture. Logan: Utah State UP, 2004. 185-97.
“Plagiarism, Difference, and Power.”
Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities, Contexts, Pedagogies. Ed. Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy E. Robillard. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Boynton/Cook, 2008. 171-77.
“James Slevin and the Identifying Practices of Composition.”
ADE Bulletin no. 143 (Fall 2007): 14-17.
Co-authored with Min-Zhan Lu. New York: Pearson Longman/Penguin Academics, 2008.
“Rhetoric and(?) Composition.”
With Min-Zhan Lu. The Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies. Ed. Andrea A. Lunsford, Kirt H. Wilson, and Rosa E. Eberly. Los Angeles: Sage, 2009. 293-315.