Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies

  • composition, technology, Pedagogy, Literacy

Edited by Gail E. Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe

CoverOnce again, Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe offer a volume that will set the agenda in the field of computers and composition scholarship for a decade. The technology changes that scholars of composition studies face as the next century opens couldn't be more dramatic or deserving of passionate study. While we have always used technologies (e.g., the pencil) to communicate with each other, the electronic technologies we now use have changed the world in ways that we have yet to identify or appreciate fully. Likewise, the study of language and literate exchange, even our understanding of terms like literacy, text, and visual, has changed beyond recognition, challenging even our capacity to articulate them.

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Front Matter

Introduction. The Passions that Mark Us: Teaching, Texts, and Technologies, Gail E. Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe

Part 1. Refiguring Notions of Literacy in an Electronic World

Chapter 1. From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technologies, Dennis Baron

Chapter 2. Saving a Place for Essayistic Literacy, Doug Hesse

Chapter 3. The Haunting Story of J: Genealogy As a Critical Category in Understanding How a Writer Composes, Sarah J. Sloane

Chapter 4. “English” at the Crossroads: Rethinking Curricula of Communication in the Context of the Turn to the Visual, Gunther Kress

Chapter 5. Petals on a Wet, Black Bough: Textuality, Collaboration, and the New Essay, Myka Vielstimmig

Chapter 6. Response: Dropping Bread Crumbs in the Intertextual Forest: Critical Literacy in a Postmodern Age, Diana George and Diane Shoos

Part 2. Revisiting Notions of Teaching and Access in an Electronic Age

Chapter 7. Beyond Imagination: The Internet and Global Digital Literacy, Lester Faigley

Chapter 8. Postmodern Pedagogy in Electronic Conversations, Marilyn Cooper

Chapter 9. Hyper-readers and their Reading Engines, James Sosnoski

Chapter 10. "What is Composition . .. ?" After Duchamp (Notes Toward a General Teleintertext), Geoffrey Sirc

Chapter 11. Access: The A-Word in Technology Studies, Charles Moran

Chapter 12. Response: Speaking the UnspeakabieAbout21st Century Technologies, Bertram C. Bruce

Part 3. Ethical and Feminist Concerns in an Electronic World

Chapter 13. Liberal Individualism and Internet Policy: A Communitarian Critique, James Porter

Chapter 14. On Becoming a Woman: Pedagogies of the Self, Susan Romano

Chapter 15. Fleeting Images: Women Visually Writing the Web, Gail E. Hawisher and Patricia A. Sullivan

Chapter 16. Lest We Think the Revolution is a Revolution: Images of Technology and the Nature of Change, Cynthia L. Selfe

Chapter 17. Into the Next Room, Carolyn Guyer and Dianne Hagaman

Chapter 18. Response: Virtual Diffusion: Ethics, Techne and Feminism at the End of the Cold Millennium, Cynthia Haynes

Part 4. Searching for Notions of Our Postmodern Literate Selves in an Electronic World

Chapter 19. Blinded by the Letter: Why Are We Using Literacy as a Metaphor for Everything Else? Anne Frances Wysocki and Johndan Johnson-Eilola

Chapter 20. Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam, Joe Amato

Chapter 21. Technology's Strange, Familiar Voices, Janet Carey Eldred

Chapter 22. Beyond Next Before You Once Again: Repossessing and Renewing Electronic Culture, Michael Joyce

Chapter 23. Response: Everybody's Elegies, Stuart Moulthrop

Works Cited



Publication Information: Hawisher, Gail E., & Cynthia L., Selfe (Eds.). (1999). Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies. Utah State University Press.

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