RAW: (Reading and Writing) New Media (Cheryl Ball and James Kalmbach)
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Sub-title: (Reading and Writing) New Media
Editor(s): Cheryl Ball and James Kalmbach
Publish Date: March 2010
|This volume builds on the first decade of work in new media research within English studies, following (and also breaking from) the longer history of hypertext theory. The book defines new media only in as much as the individual chapters do so, setting the field as materially rich, ever-changing, and remediating itself, and kairotic.|
RAW, as its name stands for, focuses on reading and writing practices in new media. In the Reading section, those practices range from close, rhetorical, critical, cultural and posthuman readings of databases, Flash texts, protohypertexts, university Web sites, and the lives of new media themselves. In the Writing section, authors address pedagogical issues including the changes in teaching new media fro 10 years ago, students’ identities in online spaces, teachers as first-time composers, and issues of curriculum, access and space design. Overlap between the two sections is obvious and purposeful.
Contents: INTRODUCTION. On the Rawness of Reading and Writing New Media, Cheryl E. Ball and Jim Kalmbach. PROLOGUE/DIALING/LOADING/ON FOCUS. Manifesting New Media Writerly Processes One Really Bad FLASH Piece at a Time, Ames Hawkins. SITE/SCENE/SECTION ONE: ACTS OF READING. More than Definitions, Descriptions and Differences: The Labor of Reading and Writing Media, Kevin Moberly. Disjoint Montage in Blow Up: The Role of Readers and Spectators in Pre-Digital Media, Licia Calvi. Cinders, Ash, and Commitment: Database Pathos in Six (Million) Parts, Michael J. Salvo. Megan Sapnar’s “Car Wash” as a New Media Sonnet, M.A. Keller. A Perfect Future Unread: John Cayley’s What We Will, David Ciccoricco. Dwelling with New Media, Jennifer Bay. The Lifewriting of Dataselves: Autobiographical Acts in New Media, Madeleine Sorapure. New Media Across Cultures: Issues of Fit, Reciprocity, and Cultural Change, Barry Thatcher. Reading Hypertext New Media: Proposing a Methodology of Emergence, Kip Strasma. TRANSITION/LINK/ON MOUSE OVER/INTERLUDE. A New Media Reading and Writing Scene, Robert Samuels. SITE/SCENE SECTION TWO: ACTS OF WRITING. How Much is Too Much New Media for the NetGen?, Richard Holeton. Teaching New Mediated Student Bodies: Five Applications, Stacey Pigg. Refiguring the Interface Agent: An Exploration of Productive Tensions in New Media Composing, Amy C. Kimme Hea and Melinda Turnley. Tiptoeing through the Button Bars: New Remediators Create New Media Scholarship, Bob Whipple. Writing with Video: What Happens When Composition Comes Off the Page?, Maria Lovett, James P. Purdy, Katherine E. Gossett, Carrie A. Lamanna, and Joseph Squier. Negotiating Access to New Media: A Framework for Faculty and Other Stakeholders, Laura McGrath. Creating a Design Center: Negotiating Pedagogy, Disciplinarity, and Sustainability in Communities of Practice, Jennifer Sheppard. EPILOGUE/CLOSURE/ON BLUR/DISCONNECT? New Media, New English: The RAW Interview, Carter Raney. Author Index. Subject Index.