Editorial: writing (in) the disciplines

Parker, Janet (2010). Editorial: writing (in) the disciplines. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 9(2) pp. 131–132.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022210374641

URL: http://ahh.sagepub.com/content/9/2/131


This special issue came out of the inspiration, discussions and US-UK collaborations in the first Cornell consortia for Writing in the Disciplines (WiD). The two facets of WiD that had particular resonance for us were that disciplinary knowledge is *created*, not merely *communicated*, in disciplinary writing and therefore should be taught in writing-intensive courses taught by disciplinary, not ‘writing’ experts. And secondly that all writers in the discipline are part of a potentially transformational community of discourse: students, doctoral, adjuncts and senior Faculty alike. This issue comes out of that WiD vision, with WiD and Speech in the Disciplines fora from the Ivy League Dartmouth College, Queen Mary and University Colleges, London University and concluding with Roth’s coda ‘beyond writing’, questioning the disciplinary centrality of writing itself in an era of fast-changing communications.

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