Design Editor. Literacy in Composition Studies, 2012-Present.
In my capacity as Design Editor at LiCS I am responsible for the digitization of content in .pdf and .html formats. I also run our website (powered by OJS) and am responsible for metadata creation and dissemination to a host of preservation and distribution services. Finally, I also evaluate articles, copyedit and participate in the governance of journal.
Literacy in Composition Studies is a refereed open access online journal that sponsors scholarly activity at the nexus of Literacy and Composition Studies. We foreground literacy and composition as our keywords, because they do particular kinds of work. Composition points to the range of writing courses at the college level, including FYC, WAC/WID, writing studies, and professional writing, even as it signals the institutional, disciplinary, and historically problematic nature of the field. Through literacy, we denote practices that are both deeply context-bound and always ideological. Literacy and Composition are therefore contested terms that often mark where the struggles to define literate subjects and confer literacy’s value are enacted. Orienting a Composition Studies journal around literacy prompts us to investigate the ways that writing is interpretive as well as persuasive; to analyze the connections and disconnections between writing and reading; and to examine the ways in which literacy acts on or constitutes the writer even as the writer seeks to act on or with others.