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Material Studies

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

(Seminar by Sipai Klein, Julia Munro, Michael Tondre) 1. The meaning-making process writers face has been historically determined by the “technology” of paper. The integration of electronic communication has arguably changed writers’ meaning-making processes and the discourse produced by writers. In other words, the material contexts of writing have influenced how we write about the

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Reflections on Digital Media Archaeology: Excavating Definitions

Nov 9th, 2011 | By

In this article I wish to reflect at more length on the topic of “archaeology of digital media,” which happens to be the topic of discussion this week for the weekly Digital Pedagogy Seminar for first-year Brittain Fellows. Although many literary scholars are certainly well-versed in historical approaches, myself included, the phrase “archaeology of digital

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The Archaeology of Digital Media: Excavating Definitions

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

(Seminar by Amanda Madden, Julia Munro, and Michael Tondre). 1. One of the promises of teaching with digital technology involves its power to evoke the historical conditions of the past through the tools and techniques of the present. To be sure, web-based learning can be a vital means of exploring the formal and stylistic characteristics

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Venturing into Unfamiliar Territory: Visualizations of the Oral Mode in the Classroom

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

Last week I ventured into largely-unknown territory for me – speech analysis and a consideration of the oral mode. Unknown, I say, because even though teaching involves vast amounts of time standing before an audience and, well, speaking, I have never formally studied speech at length: no speech communication class, no toastmasters, no “how to

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