Weekly Featured Writers

Each week, 1-2 people will curate the ideas and writing from our class into a featured blog. We will use these blogs to connect with colleagues outside our course.

Dr. Kim Jaxon

Website: kimjaxon.com/me

Office Hours Fall 2022:
Thursdays 2:00-4:00 and by appointment. Office: ARTS 262

Email: kjaxon@csuchico.edu

Ben Vandersluis: Curated Blog for Week 5

Ben Vandersluis: Curated Blog for Week 5

I have never before thought of a graduate seminar as being similar to a TV show, and yet it is the term “two-parter” that best describes our previous two classes in our Theories of Literacy course, cliffhanger and all. And so, as with any good two-parter episode, the second part must begin with an adequate …

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Brooke Kenney: Curated Blog for Week 5

Brooke Kenney: Curated Blog for Week 5

Have you ever recommended a book for someone to read? Have you ever published or posted some aspect of your writing? Have you even re-tweeted a political opinion? Congratulations! You’re a literary sponsor. I know this seems like a huge responsibility and that’s exactly what our class discussed this week as we dove into Deborah …

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Cassidy Ulery: Curated Blog for Week 4

Cassidy Ulery: Curated Blog for Week 4

Greetings everyone! For week four of our Theories of Literacy class, we had two readings. The first was “Limits of the Local: Expanding Perspectives on Literacy as a Social Practice” by Deborah Brandt and Katie Clinton, and the second “Éclosions in Literacy Research: Rereading Brandt and Clinton’s ‘Limits of the Local’” by Daniel E. Ferguson …

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Hayden Wright: Curated Blog for Week 3

Hayden Wright: Curated Blog for Week 3

If someone asked you if the problem of literacy inequality should be solved, what would you say? At first, the answer to this question may seem obvious: of course it should! Why would anyone want to have literacy inequality? Well, that all depends on how the term “literacy inequality” is defined. Or rather, it depends …

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Brady Freitas: Curated Blog for Week 2

Brady Freitas: Curated Blog for Week 2

Hi everyone!  During week 2 in Theories of Literacies, we explored all notions of what is constitutive of literacy by reading Jennifer Roswell and Kate Pahl’s “Introduction” to literacy studies in The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies. In essence, literacy is so much more than merely being able to read and write. Roswell and Pahl …

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