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Literacy Link is a campus publication that began in the winter of 1992 with the support of Dr. Robert Yien and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  It started as a place for teachers from all disciplines to share essays on their own literacy practices and experiences. Sally Cannon and Jenny Senft, the original editors in the first issue of Literacy Link, focused on three key areas of literacy: writing, reading, and thinking. Over the years, professors from departments across campus have added to the conversation.

For example, colleagues from the Mathematics Department and Criminal Justice Department have contributed to discussions on career literacy. Members of the English Language Program have written on language development; members of the English Department and Chemistry Department focused on research literacy. The discussion has grown to include the perspectives of individuals from Zahnow Library, the Writing Center, and SVSU students. 

Literacy Link is published two times per academic year.


Call for Papers

The Editors of Literacy Link request submissions addressing the theme “Writing Resistance” for the fall 2014 issue. We would welcome submissions from a broad range of topics, including but not limited to, the role of writing in social movements, protest writing, issue of agency, angry letters to the editor, historic texts of importance, pedagogy of protest, and encouraging writing in unenthusiastic subjects.

Articles for Literacy Link should run 500 to 1,500 words in length. Authors should follow either MLA or APA format.

Please submit articles to:

SVSU Department of English
Literacy Link

Emily J. Beard and Jason Kahler, Editors

7400 Bay Road Brown 326 University Center, MI 48710-0001

Submission deadline for the fall 2014 issue is October 3, 2014



To view past issues please visit:

Dr. Emily J. Beard

Dr. Jason Kahler

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