Bruce Horner

Professor
Email: b.horner @ louisville.edu
Phone:502-852-2185
Office Hours: Fall Term: N/A

 

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: Meet admission requirements of the University of Louisville. Students engage in critical thinking and writing by developing their writing processes and producing finished prose. Required writing consists of multiple drafts of 4-6 papers of varying lengths.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Extensive practice in literary analysis and in the forms and conventions of writing about various literary genres.
Prerequisite ENGL 300 or ENGL 309 or ENGL 310, or consent of instructor. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Introduction to the theory, research, and practice that informs the effective teaching of writing.
Topics can include cognition and composition, the social construction of knowledge, feminist theory and composition, etc.
Involves discussion and analysis of advanced research topics leading to the dissertation.
Advanced investigations in rhetoric and composition under a variety of special topics.

Educational Background

    Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh

      Teaching Areas

        Rethinking Basic Writing: Critiques and Alternatives
            Critical Pedagogy, Its Discontents, and Beyond in English Studies
                Writing, Cognition, and Culture in Curriculum Design
                    The Politics of Language in the Teaching and Study of Composition
                        Academic Writing in Theory and Practice

                            Research Interests

                              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.

                                Professional Activities

                                  Conference on College Composition and Communication Globalization Committee, 2013-
                                      Conference on College Composition and Communication Scholarship in Writing and Rhetoric Task Force, 2012
                                          National Council of Teachers of English College Section Steering Committee (elected), 2011-15
                                              Working Papers Series on Negotiating Differences in Language and Literacy: Practices and Pedagogies.  Editor.  http://louisville.edu/workingpapers. 2012-
                                                  Transnational Composition Special Interest Group, Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2009- ; Listserv <transnationalwriting@listserv.louisville.edu> 2009-
                                                      Translingual Writing Website <http://www.translingualwriting.com/>  2011-
                                                          “The Logic of Listening to Global Englishes.” Presidential forum with Min-Zhan Lu. Modern Language Association Conference. San Francisco, CA, 29 December 2008.
                                                              “From English-Only to Multilingual Pedagogy: World Englishes, Linga Franca English, and the Response to Difference in Student Writing.” Keynote lecture, Louisiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference. Baton Rouge, LA, 17 October 2008.
                                                                  "Toward Multilingual University Discourse(s): Negotiating Global Englishes.” Conference presentation. Les discours universitaires: Formes, pratiques, mutations. Colloque international, Universités de Bruxelles, Liège, & Louvain. Brussels, Belgium, 25 April 2008.
                                                                      “Globalizing, English-Only, and Difference in Student Writing: Toward a Multilingual Pedagogy.” National University of Singapore. 15 November 2007.

                                                                          Honors & Awards

                                                                            2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award (for Cross-Language Relations in Composition)
                                                                                2002 Richard Braddock Award for Most Outstanding Article Published in College Composition and Communication 2002 (for “English Only and U.S. College Composition”)
                                                                                    2001 W. Ross Winterowd Award for the Most Outstanding Book Published Each Year on Composition Theory (for Terms of Work).
                                                                                        Richard Braddock Award for Most Outstanding Article Published in College Composition and Communication 2002 (for “English Only and U.S. College Composition”)
                                                                                            2001 W. Ross Winterowd Award for the Most Outstanding Book Published Each Year on Composition Theory (for Terms of Work for Composition: A Materialist Critique, SUNY 2000).

                                                                                                Professional Memberships

                                                                                                  Editorial Advisory Board, Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series, Southern Illinois UP/NCTE Conference on College Composition and Communication.

                                                                                                    Select Publications

                                                                                                    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[2012]): 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.

                                                                                                    Writing Conventions
                                                                                                    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.