ENC 4373 Alternative Writing and Rhetorics

Alternative discourse mixes or meshes language, form, genre, and meaning in ways that are either not accepted or are unexpected in “standard” academic writing. In ENC 4373, we will push against the boundaries of academic writing to determine how academic conventions can be manipulated and to what ends. In our reading, we will consider the ways writers inside and outside of the field of Rhetoric and Composition play with alternativity. We will also enter into the theoretical conversation surrounding alternativity, including recent scholarship on multilingual/translingual and multimodal approaches to writing. In our writing, our goal will be to test alternative approaches in our everyday writing practice at FIU to become better writers inside and outside of academia.