Patch receives MLA Bibliography Fellowship
As an MLA Bibliography Fellow for 2017-20, Senior Lecturer in English Paula Patch and her students will index materials from current and past issues of five composition and rhetoric journals for the MLA International Bibliography, a leading scholarly database in the modern languages.
Paula Patch, senior lecturer in English and coordinator of the College Writing Program, is one of 10 MLA Bibliography Fellowship recipients for 2017-20.
The fellowships, awarded by the Modern Language Association, the disciplinary home for English and other modern languages, recognize the efforts of scholars who index materials on behalf of the "MLA International Bibliography" and represent service to the profession.
Patch will index five writing studies journals: the Basic Writing e-journal; Composition Forum: A Journal of Pedagogical Theory in Rhetoric and Composition; the Journal of Writing Assessment; Peitho, the journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition; WPA Journal, the journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Focusing on these journals extends the scope of the MLA to include more composition, rhetoric, and pedagogy journals in the Bibliography.
Patch will include students in ENG 219: Writing Studies Survey and other writing courses in the reading and indexing process to help them understand bibliographic research methods in composition studies, ways of classifying disciplinary information, and issues of access to and production of knowledge, as well as to provide them with authentic writing tasks derived from the reading of scholarly materials.