ABOUT THE EDITORS
is Professor Emerita in theDepartment of English at Iowa State University,where she served as teacher and administrator of composition programs from 1960 until her retirement in 2001. Her research on writing,visuality, and technical communication hasappeared in
Journal of Business Communication
Journal of Business and Technical Communication
, and elsewhere.
Anne R. Richards
is Assistant Professor of English at Kennesaw State University,where she blends critical and interdisciplinaryapproaches to the teaching of multimedialiteracy and technical writing. Her research
on scientic images, color on the World WideWeb, and multimedia sound has appeared or
is forthcoming in
. As a Fulbright Fellow, she recentlytaught web design and visual semiotics inTunisia.
Writing the Visual: A Practical Guide for Teachers of Composition and Communication
offers a variety of creative and theoretically based approaches to the development of visualliteracy. The book’s introduction and twelvechapters provide an array of pedagogical
perspectives, exceptional eld-tested assignments
for students writing across the disciplines, anda strong bibliographic base from which readersmight continue their exploration of visual studies.Presenting ideas both imaginative and practicalfor teachers and advanced students,
Writing the Visual
aims to expand our understanding of how visual and verbal elements contribute to atext’s effectiveness. Extensively referencing key
gures from ancient times to the present who
have developed theories, described histories, and provided analyses of images,
Writing the Visual
responds to the growing desire for critical andcreative engagement with visual language incomposition and communication classrooms.
Discussions of the condition of women in Iranmust attend to the relevant debates taking placein the heterogeneous society that is Iran, debates present not only in universities, the media, and government but also in streets, on billboards,and during fashion events.
–Chapter 7, A Studyof Photographs of Iran: Postcolonial Inquiry into the Limitsof Visual Representation
WRITING THE VISUAL:
A Practical Guide for Teachers of Composition
Edited by Carol David and Anne R. Richards©2008 by Parlor PressVisual Rhetoric Series Edited by Marguerite Helmers