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A Geopolitics of Academic Writing

This is a long one, but Canagarajah is so worth it. *** Canagarajah begins A Geopolitics of Academic Writing with, appropriately, a section called “The Problem.” Specifically, he discusses the imperialism in legitimating the construction of knowledge; that is, how we (as Americans and as members of the center) only accept things as true and fact…… Continue reading A Geopolitics of Academic Writing

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Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation

As a culture fascinated by and reliant on media, we as producers and consumers want to both multiply and erase traces of mediation. In “Remediation,” Bolter and Grusin term this the “double logic of ‘re-mediation’” (313). It’s the appeal of Instagram: We can take photos and choose different filters in order to capture that “real”…… Continue reading Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation

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Evocative Objects Workshop #4c13

This morning, I attended the workshop “Evocative Objects: Re-imaging the Possibilities of Multimodal Composition led by Jody Shipka, Erin Anderson, Kerry Banazek, and Amber Buck. Here is the workshop’s pitch: The workshop challenges the common tendency to conflate multimodality with digital media in the larger field of composition. Indeed, when they are considered at all,…… Continue reading Evocative Objects Workshop #4c13