Proceedings of the Computers and Writing Annual Conference, 2019

Conference Materials

Call for Proposals

Conference Program

Computers & Writing 2019 was hosted by Michigan State University from Thursday, June 20th - Saturday, June 22nd, 2019.  The theme for the conference was Mission Critical: Centering Ethical Challenges in Computers and Writing.. The call asked for proposals that "speak to our sense of mission in the C&W community in relation to our students and colleagues, our institutions and communities." The conference directors invited sessions that would "bring the fields’ challenges into sharper focus" and "describe and demonstrate the right balance of critique and creative making in response."


The Proceedings

Edited by Chen Chen and Lydia Wilkes
Copy edited by Chen Chen and Lydia Wilkes. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

This edited collection includes selected proceedings from the 2019 Computers and Writing conference, exploring topics in digital rhetorics, multimodal composition, and pedagogies. Contributions engage the 2019 conference theme, "Mission Critical: Centering Ethical Challenges in Computers and Writing," using a variety of theoretical, pedagogical, and research-based approaches familiar to scholars of digital rhetorics, multimodal composition, and closely related fields.

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Researching Collaboratively: Teachers, Teams, and Technology, Joy Robinson
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.01

Ethical Dimensions of Virtual Collaboration: Peer Networks, Digital Technologies, and Multimodal Composing in an Online Writing Course, Theresa M. Evans
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.02

Negotiating Ethics of Participatory Investigation in True Crime Podcasts, Courtney Cox, Devon Ralston, and Charles Woods
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.03

Writing Landfills: A Critical Technological Literacy Approach to Electronic Waste, Meg McGuire
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.04

Learning Ownership Through the Use of Photovoice in the Production of an Academic Reader, Abir Ward
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.05

3,000 Podcasts a Year: Teaching and Administering New Media Composition in a First-Year Writing Program, Michael J. Faris, Callie F. Kostelich, Tanner Walsh, Sierra Sinor, Michelle Flahive, and Leah Heilig
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.06

Student Reflections on Digital Literacy, Bremen Vance and Samantha Cosgrove
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.07

Digital Rhetoric and Gatekeepers of Knowledge: AlMaghrib Institute, Islamic Pedagogy, and Authority in Neoliberal America, Ali M. Rahman
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.08

Access and Ability: Digital Spaces Mediate Differences in Ability, Philip Hayek and Manako Yabe
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039.2.09

About the Proceedings

Publication Information: Chen, Chen, and Lydia Wilkes (Eds.). (2020). The Proceedings of the Annual Computers and Writing Conference, 2019. The WAC Clearinghouse.

Publication Date: May 11, 2020.

ISBN: 978-1-64215-103-9 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-104-6 (ePub)
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2020.1039
ISSN: 2643-7376

About the Editors

Chen Chen is Assistant Professor of English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she teaches first-year writing and professional and technical communication courses. She received her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media from North Carolina State University. She studies how graduate students professionalize into the field of rhetoric and composition across different disciplinary spaces. She also researches technical and professional communication pedagogies and curriculum design. Her other research interests are writing across the curriculum, digital rhetoric, and social media.

Lydia Wilkes is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Composition at Idaho State University where she teaches courses in online writing instruction, composition pedagogy, digital rhetoric, and professional and technical communication. She researches paradoxes of rhetoric and war, military veterans in higher education, rhetorics of guns and gun violence, and sustainable writing program administration. She has published in Composition Forum, Journal of Veterans Studies, and various conference proceedings.

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Series Editors

Chen Chen
Lydia Wilkes

Advisory Board

Douglas Eyman
Stephanie Vie
Jennifer deWinter

Technical Editors

Daniel Anderson
Ashley Hall
Jennifer Ware

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