CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to announce the spring 2014 issue of “Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning,” which was released in early July to celebrate the 50 years of the Civil Rights Act. Dr. Cristina Kirklighter, a Professor of English, serves as the Editor for the national journal along with her colleague, Willma Harvey, Associate Editor.
The new spring issue (Vol. 13, Issue 2) focuses on the Civil Rights Movement and includes the article “Where is the Finish Line in the Race Race?” The interview was conducted with Dr. Edward Peeples, a nationally-recognized Southern white civil rights activist who is well known for his research, photographs, and articles on the Prince Edward County, Virginia’s public school closings from 1959-1964. His recent book, “Scalawag; A White Southerner's Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism,” has garnered national attention. Michigan State University Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Dr. Candace Epps-Robertson conducted the interview.
The work of Kirklighter and Harvey, promotes the mission of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and is making a significant scholarly contribution. The Vol. 12, Issue 2 article, “Prison Collaborative Writing: Building Strong Mutuality in Community-Based Learning,” was recently accepted into the Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2013 and will be featured in a book of collected essays. Formerly housed at Syracuse University with the previous editor, Dr. Steve Parks, “Reflections,” is now the first, longstanding major print journal in its field that is located in South Texas.