ANALYZING TEXTS IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES!

Cheryl Geisler introduces a special section in the latest issue of  Journal of Writing Research exploring the promise of digital text analysis. Next week: one of the articles in the special section.

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AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: STUDYING LITERACY PRACTICES!

CCW banner 300In the Feb. 2016 Research in the Teaching of English, Amy Stornaiuolo and Robert Jean LeBlanc introduce the concept of scalar analysis as a heuristic for investigating how literacy practices circulate and change in value across a stratified global universe.

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Ryan P. Shepherd argues in Computers and Composition that composition hasn’t paid enough attention to the ways gender works when Web 2.0 sites like  Facebook are used in writing classrooms.

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Lisa Dush, in College Composition and Communication, on what happens to writing and writers when writing becomes “content.” Provocative must read for writing teachers!

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College Composition Weekly Banner  Lisa A. Costello in Teaching English in the Two-Year College: Turning a research paper into a blog post in first-year writing!

NEW AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY! MULTIMODAL TEACHING

From the March 2016 Computers and Composition:

Bourelle et al. compare teaching multimodal projects in face-to-face versus online environments.

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NEW AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH ARCHIVES

VanHaitsma, Pamela. “New Pedagogical Engagements with Archives: Student Inquiry and Composing in Digital Spaces.” College English 78.1 (2015): 34-55. Web. 2 Sept. 2015.

Pamela VanHaitsma discusses an approach to involving students in archival research that she developed in first-year-writing classes at the University of Pittsburgh. Maintaining that students explore as well as create archives throughout their activities both in and outside of class, VanHaitsma hopes to connect the kinds of inquiry that archives make possible with the focus on student interest and lives that informs writing pedagogy. She also investigates how digital collection and dissemination options affect the process of using and building an archive. College Composition Weekly Banner.

NEW THIS WEEK ON COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY! Pamela Takayoshi on “Short-Form” Writing for the Internet

Writing in the July issue of Computers and Composition, Takayoshi argues that composition studies has paid too little attention to increasingly common and prominent forms of communication like the Facebook postings and chats she analyzes. Such writing, she says, deserves empirical study, especially with regard to “what writers do” as they compose. She urges supplementing what she sees as composition’s longstanding “social turn” with fine-grained examination of actual writers’ processes working with current technologies in order to better understand how these processes relate to the composing processes taught in college writing classrooms. The two case studies she presents illustrate the complexity and rhetorical awareness underlying these short forms. http://wp.me/p5NPq1-2O