Carbon is a *new* electronic journal devised and disseminated by
students at California State University, Fresno.
Carbon is the pervasive element. It is the common substance of organic
life. The idea for the e-journal, not unlike the chemical element, is a
product of forces. Electronic publications continue to challenge
traditional notions of academic discourse. Patricia Bizzell provides a
useful definition for considering language-use in the academy:
"A primary way to define academic discourse is to see it as the language
of a community," which "shapes participants' way of looking at the world
– their worldview – including notions of what's real, normal, natural,
good, and true."