American Studies Luncheon Colloquium

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Nov 29, 2012
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 401

 “The Management of Racial Difference in the Writing Center”

 Jasmine Kar Tang, PhD candidate, University of Minnesota

This interactive presentation considers how racial formations meet the teaching of writing, especially as conducted in a university writing center. Writing centers are often perceived as on-campus remediation services for non-native speakers of English (read: Asian international students), therefore reinforcing the construction of the racialized Other in an institutional space. In response, this talk looks at how writing centers might also be interrogated as physical sites of racial and linguistic anxiety, with broader implications for the teaching of academic writing as it relates to communities of color.

Thursday, November 29, 11:45-1 p.m. in HUM 401, lunch provided

Co-Sponsored by the MAX Center

 



This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: American Studies

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