Two new issues of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric’s student publication, Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing, have been released. The new issues of Stylus can be found here.
Stylus publishes outstanding writing and research produced in the University of Central Florida’s first-year composition courses, ENC 1101: Composition I and ENC 1102: Composition II. The two newest issues highlight the range of writing that students produce in these courses. The issues also demonstrate UCF students’ capabilities as researchers and thoughtful examiners of the world around them. One of the issues, Stylus 9.1, includes an essay about learning English as a Chinese immigrant, a feminist critique of Snapchat, and studies of fake news, social media, and LGBT+ representation in media. The forms of these pieces vary from a narrative to a research article to a graphic report to a script.
Julie Wan, a computer science major who authored two of the articles in the newest issue, explains that publication in Stylus has confirmed her identity as a writer. “It was immensely affirming for me,” she says. “I’ve since declared a Creative Writing minor.”
The second new issue collects papers students presented at the Knights Write Showcase last February. More information on the Knights Write Showcase can be found at http://writingandrhetoric.cah.ucf.edu/showcase.php.
Stylus is accepting submissions until August 31. For more information on submission guidelines and to read previous issues, please visit http://writingandrhetoric.cah.ucf.edu/stylus/.