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March 1, 2017 | University Press of Colorado

This edited collection stemmed from the 2011-2013 research seminar on Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer, a three-year research seminar that facilitated multi-institutional research by 45 participants from Australia, Denmark, Ireland, South Africa, and the United States. The collection was published by the WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado.

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In Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer, Chris Anson and Jessie Moore offer an important new collection about prior learning and transfer theories that asks what writing knowledge should transfer, how we might recognize that transfer, and what the significance is—from a global perspective—of understanding knowledge transformation related to writing. The contributors examine strategies for supporting writers’ transfer at key critical transitions, including transitions from high-school to college, from first-year writing to writing in the major and in the disciplines, between self-sponsored and academic writing, and between languages. The collection concludes with an epilogue offering next steps in studying and designing for writing transfer.

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Table of Contents

Jessie L. Moore and Chris M. Anson
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.1.3

Part 1. Understanding Writers’ Transitions

Chapter 1. Assembling Knowledge: The Role of Threshold Concepts in Facilitating Transfer,
Linda Adler-Kassner, Irene Clark, Liane Robertson, Kara Taczak, and Kathleen Blake Yancey
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.01

Chapter 2. Attending to the Subject in Writing Transfer and Adaptation,
Stuart Blythe
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.02

Chapter 3. Building a Conceptual Topography of the Transfer Terrain,
Donna Qualley
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.03

Chapter 4. Writing and Global Transfer Narratives: Situating the Knowledge Transformation Conversation,
Christiane Donahue
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.04

Part 2. Supporting Writers’ Transfers at Critical Transitions

Chapter 5. Minding the Gap: Writing-Related Learning In/Across/With Multiple Activity Systems,
Regina A. McManigell Grijalva
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.05

Chapter 6. Double Binds and Consequential Transitions: Considering Matters of Identity During Moments of Rhetorical Challenge,
Elizabeth Wardle and Nicolette Mercer Clement
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.06

Chapter 7. Dynamic Transfer in First-Year Writing and “Writing in the Disciplines” Settings,
Hogan Hayes, Dana R. Ferris, and Carl Whithaus
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.07

Chapter 8. Cultivating Constructive Metacognition: A New Taxonomy for Writing Studies,
Gwen Gorzelsky, Dana Lynn Driscoll, Joe Paszek, Ed Jones, and Carol Hayes
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.08

Chapter 9. Students’ Perceptions of the Transfer of Rhetorical Knowledge between Digital Self-Sponsored Writing and Academic Writing: The Importance of Authentic Contexts and Reflection,
Paula Rosinski
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.09

Chapter 10. Liminal Space as a Generative Site of Struggle: Writing Transfer and L2 Students,
Gita DasBender
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.10

Chapter 11. Negotiating Multiple Identities in Second- or Foreign-Language Writing in Higher Education,
Stacey M. Cozart, Tine Wirenfeldt Jensen, Gitte Wichmann-Hansen, Ketevan Kupatadze, and Scott Chien-Hsiung Chiu
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.2.11

Chris M. Anson and Jessie L. Moore
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2016.0797.3.2