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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Navigating Literacies in Multimodal Spaces
Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter
"Digital Rhetoric and the Digital Arts"
"What is New Media?"
"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"
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"
"Digital Images and Classical Persuasion"
"Rhetorical Literacy: Computers as Hypertextual Media, Students as Reflective Producers of Technology"
"Infrastructure and Composing: The When of New-Media Writing"
Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Ellen Cushman, Jeffrey T. Grabill
"Writing Center Dynamics: Coordinating Multimodal Consultations"
"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"
"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.