1st Edition

The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media

Edited By Sohui Lee, Russell G. Carpenter Copyright 2013
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    This collection of essays appears on the wave of digital media tutoring developments in university and college writing centers in the United States and around the world. It provides students and scholars of literacy, new media, and communication as well as writing center practitioners with a valuable new tool for understanding the progress and direction of new media debates at the intersection of writing, technology, and communication.

    Comprised of twenty essays by leading scholars in media, communication, composition, and writing center studies, Writing Centers and New Media is a major new reader that provides rich cross-disciplinary scholarship. As a rich resource for students and scholars, and as a sourcebook for writing center practitioners, this collection fills a critical gap in writing center scholarship that is essential and significant for the emerging practice of new media tutoring and for future developments in writing center studies.

    Introduction: Navigating Literacies in Multimodal Spaces
    Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter

    "Digital Rhetoric and the Digital Arts"
    Richard Lanham

    "What is New Media?"
    Lev Manovich

    "A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies:  Designing Social Futures"

    New London Group

    "Mediation and Remediation"

    Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin

    "Multiliteracies, Social Futures, and Writing Centers"

    John Trimbur

    Gunther Kress and Theo Van Leeuwen
    "A Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning"

    Richard E. Mayer
    "Entering the Electronic Environment"

    N. Katherine Hayles
    "Planning for Hypertexts in the Writing Center ... Or Not"

    Michael Pemberton

    "Digital Images and Classical Persuasion"

    Kevin LaGrandeur

    "Rhetorical Literacy: Computers as Hypertextual Media, Students as Reflective Producers of Technology"

    Stuart Selber

    "Infrastructure and Composing:  The When of New-Media Writing"

    Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Ellen Cushman, Jeffrey T. Grabill 

    "RW, Revived"

    Lawrence Lessig

    "Writing Center Dynamics:  Coordinating Multimodal Consultations"

    Russell Carpenter

    "Among the Audience:  On Audience in an Age of New Literacies"

    Andrea A. Lunsford and Lisa Ede

    "The Movement of Air, the Breath of Meaning:  Aurality and Multimodal Composing"

    Cynthia L. Selfe

    "New Media Matters: Tutoring in the Late Age of Print"

    Jackie Grutch McKinney

    "Creating a Center for Communication Design: Negotiating Pedagogy, Disciplinarity, and Sustainability in Communities of Practice"

    Jennifer Sheppard
    "All Things to All People: Multiliteracy Consulting and the Materiality of Rhetoric"

    David M. Sheridan


    Sohui Lee is the former Associate Director of the Hume Writing Center and the founder of its Digital Media Program. She teaches in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and publishes in visual and digital communication, writing pedagogy, and writing center issues. 

    Russell Carpenter is the Director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and Assistant Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University. He has published widely on the use of technology in writing centers.