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digital rhetoric

Paleorhetoric

Currently I am studying what I would term “paleorhetoric:” ňúthat is the study of symbolic communication prior to the invention of formal writing systems and on the cusp between the transformation of grunts and gestures into ‘language.’” Typically, this transformation has been marked as the point when humans become humans. However, there remains little explanation […]

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Teaching

Internet Invention

The more I read of Ulmer’s Internet Invention, the more fascinated I become. It will be a difficult text, a challenging text, for students…I think it would be challenging for many of my colleagues as well in its use of post-structuralist theory. But the point is not really for the students to understand Derrida or […]

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Writing Technocultures, Pt. II

I’ve been thinking more about how to organize my book. I still like the general shape I laid out before: History, Theory, Pedagogy. However, I want to include some internal repeating elements, as I see each section as making similar moves and engaging in related activities. For example, each chapter will likely include close reading […]

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Writing Technocultures

This is how I’m thinking about my book project. At its core, the book addresses the effects new media has upon rhetorical philosophy–which extends from theories to writing to theories of subjectivity/consciousness and institutional discursive practices/ideologies. Introduction Describes the institutional challenges, disciplinary problems, philosophical questions, and aesthetic/rhetorical projects raised by new media. Essentially, I am […]

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Welcome

Welcome to the new version of my website. I suppose that I’ve decided to enter the world of blogging because of my students. They’ve inspired me with the continual writing–some of it from my assignments, but a lot of it from their own volition, particularly their blogs at places like livejournal. I’m planning on using […]