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Bruce Horner public talk

Wednesday, November 9th 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Description

Please mark your calendars for composition scholar Bruce Horner?s lecture to the department on Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 in STV 401. The title of Bruce?s talk is “Action-reflection and the Translingual Norm: ELF, Translation, and Transfer.? He describes this work as an attempt to draw connections between translingual theory and Freire’s notion of action-reflection by looking at uses of English as lingua franca (ELF), and at translation and transfer all as the norm rather than deviations from the norm of language practice. Bruce Horner is Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville, where he teaches courses in composition, composition pedagogy and theory, and literacy studies. His books include Rewriting Composition: Terms of Exchange, Reworking English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global Interrogations, Local Interventions (co-edited with Karen Kopelson), Cross-Language Relations in Composition (co-edited with Min-Zhan Lu and Paul Kei Matsuda), recipient of the 2012 College Composition and Communication Most Outstanding Book Award, and Terms of Work for Composition: A Materialist Critique, recipient of the 2001 W. Ross Winterowd Award for the Most Outstanding Book in Composition Theory. Bruce is also the director of the Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, held every other year at the University of Louisville. I hope you?ll be able to join us for Bruce?s lecture.

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Stevenson Hall
300 S. School Street
Normal, IL


Department of English
(309) 438-3652