Proceedings of the Computers & Writing Annual Conference, 2023

Computers & Writing 2023 was hosted by the University of California, Davis from Thursday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 25th, 2023. The theme for the conference was To What End? Hybrid Practices for Engagement and Equity. In their call for proposals, the conference directors observed, "The work of compositionists already exists in a “hybrid” space: at the intersection of humanities and social sciences, engaged directly in classrooms but also in learning spaces beyond, blending traditional textual practices with multiple media. As we strive towards social and linguistic justice in our field, we need to explode assumptions about what kinds of practices “belong,” and where a hybridized approach opens up greater possibilities for inclusion in higher education."


The Proceedings

Edited by Christopher D. M. Andrews, Chen Chen, and Lydia Wilkes
Copy edited by Christopher D. M. Andrews, Chen Chen, and Brandy Dieterle. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

This edited collection includes selected proceedings from the 2023 Computers and Writing conference. Contributions engage the 2023 conference theme, "To What End? Hybrid Practices for Engagement and Equity," using a variety of theoretical, pedagogical, and research-based approaches familiar to scholars of digital rhetorics, multimodal composition, and closely related fields.

Open the entire book:     In PDF Format PDF Format     In ePub Format ePub Format

Front Matter


Digitizing Student Work: Access and Engagement in a Tech Comm Digital Archive, Mo Baldwin and Bremen Vance
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2024.2296.2.01

Bringing AI to the Center: What Historical Writing Center Software Discourse Can Teach Us about Responses to Artificial Intelligence-Based Writing Tools, Matthew D. Bryan
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2024.2296.2.02

Flexible Conversations: One Writing Program’s Experience Implementing Flipped, Hybrid First-Year Writing Courses, Elkie Burnside, Nicole O’Connell, and Aaron Tillman
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2024.2296.2.03

Play as Praxis: How Using Video Games in an Online Writing Classroom Encourages Student Engagement, Mikayla Davis
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2024.2296.2.04

Hybrid Histories: Blended Archives and Mediated Memory, Alex Evans, Christopher Carter, Bethany Hellwig, and Katie Monthie
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2024.2296.2.05

Countering a Culture of Disengagement: The Role of Dialogical Self Theory in Teaching Podcasting in an Engineering Communication Class, Harly Ramsey
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2024.2296.2.06

About the Proceedings

Publication Information: Andrews, Christopher D. M., Chen Chen, & Lydia Wilkes (Eds.). (2024). The Proceedings of the Annual Computers and Writing Conference, 2023. The WAC Clearinghouse.

Publication Date: January 30, 2024

ISBN: 978-1-64215-229-6 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-230-2 (ePub)
DOI: 10.37514/PCW-B.2024.2296
ISSN: 2643-7376

About the Editors

Christopher D. M. Andrews is Associate Professor in the English Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and a managing editor at Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. His research explores programmatic issues in writing studies and technical communication, rhetorics of technology, and how people use digital networks to learn and professionalize. His scholarship has appeared in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Computers and Composition, Open Words: Access and English Studies, The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, and Kairos.

Chen Chen is is Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Utah State University. Her research focuses on advocacy and resistant rhetorical practices by marginalized communities as civic and tactical technical communication in transnational contexts. Her work has appeared in Technical CommunicationSIGDOC ProceedingsJournal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and GlobalizationEnculturation, and several edited collections.

Lydia Wilkes is Assistant Professor and Writing Program Administrator in the English Department at Auburn University. Her research interests include rhetorics of violence, cultural rhetorics, Indigenous rhetorics, and writing program administration. She co-edited Rhetoric and Guns with Nate Kreuter and Ryan Skinnell and Toward More Sustainable Metaphors of Writing Program Administration with Lilian Mina and Patti Poblete. Her scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Veterans StudiesThe Proceedings of the Annual Computers and Writing Conference, and PARS in Practice: More Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors.

Contact Information:
Christopher D. M. Andrews:
Chen Chen:
Lydia Wilkes: 

Series Editors

Christopher D. M. Andrews, Chen Chen, and Lydia Wilkes

Copyright © 2024 Christopher D. M. Andrews, Chen Chen, and Lydia Wilkes. Copyright for each work included in the proceedings is held by its author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. 108 pages, with notes, illustrations, and bibliographies. Available in PDF format and ePub format for no charge on this page at the WAC Clearinghouse. You may view this book. You may print personal copies of this book. You may link to this page.