Series Editor: Cheryl E. Ball, Wayne State University

Associate Editors: Tessa Brown, Stanford University; Stephen McElroy, Florida State University; and Sarah Warren-Riley, Illinois State University

#writing publishes open-access and print books in digital rhetoric, new media studies, digital humanities, techno-pedagogy, and similar areas of interest. The editors seek single- or co-authored monographs of any length that address themes, methodologies, and/or pedagogies in these areas. This series will publish two books a year as open-access PDFs as well as ePUBs and short-run prints. The open-access publications can have interactive media elements, as needed, while the bound imprints will be designed with static screenshots that refer readers to interactive elements in the online version. We are interested in books that require a few examples of multimedia within an otherwise linear argument, not screen-based books. #writing does not currently accept edited collections.

#writing's Goals

  • To supplement publishing opportunities for digital writing and digital humanities scholars
  • To model professionalization, collaboration, and open-access attitudes in scholarly publishing through open peer review
  • To provide (select) pedagogical access to the publishing process for publishing studies and DH scholars
  • To offer a professional publishing venue with innovative book design and excellent copy-editing for linearish scholarly works
  • To encourage open-access monographs while also providing print books for scholars who need/want them
  • To showcase collaborations between independent, low-cost, academic presses and university presses
  • To guarantee the book will be published within 2.5 years from proposal acceptance (pending authors' adherence to generous developmental timelines)

Submission and Contact Information

Book proposals are now being accepted. Please contact series Editor Cheryl E. Ball at s2ceball@gmail.com for more information. Submissions will be reviewed using an open peer-review process by members of our proposal board and the community.

To learn more about submitting to the series, please see our Submission Guidelines, our Guide for Authors and Editors, and our Diversity Statement.

Cruel Auteurism: Affective Digital Mediations toward Film-Composition

By bonnie lenore kyburz

bonnie lenore kyburz' reflective and deeply felt sense of (her) place in Composition creates room to consider some of the rhetorical dimensions and pedagogical implications of film work in writing classrooms and as digital scholarship. Invoking affect theorist Lauren Berlant's concept of "cruel optimism" to articulate the findings of her archival, analytical, and experiential methods, Cruel Auteurism describes a cultural shift within the discipline, from the primacy of print-based arguments, through an evolving desire to generate cinematic rhetorics, toward increasingly visible forms of textual practice currently shaping composition classrooms and digital scholarship. ... More

Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline

By Derek N. Mueller

In this book, the first published in the #writing series, Derek N. Mueller offers a methodological response to recent efforts by scholars in rhetoric and composition/writing studies to account for patterns indicative of the discipline's maturation. Influenced by work on distant reading (Moretti, 2005) and thin description (Love, 2010 & 2013), this monograph attends to forms of knowledge newly available via computationally mined, aggregated data from large collections of texts, which is then used to build experimental models for discerning non-obvious relationships ... More

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