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CCR 732: Literate Lives, Digital Times

Spring 2013, Thursdays 2:00-4:50 p.m., HBC 020/HBC 227

Course Overview This course focuses on shifting ideas about literacy and its connection to various technologies. It is designed to help you develop a research approach for studying writing across a range of digital contexts. We will explore historical accounts of how technology has changed notions of writing personally and professionally, at work and at school, and consider central issues in the field of computers and writing. Sometimes we will employ digital media tools for collecting and exhibiting literacy narratives, and at other times we will attempt to represent literate behavior by video recording everyday writing processes. (Given that a central component of the course involves digital media production, you will receive instruction and support on creating multimedia content for the Web.) How have digital media changed literacy in particular situations in local and global contexts? How have they changed how we conduct and report our research? Our overarching goal is to engage in a scholarly study of how people forge literate lives in a variety of technological and cultural settings. Each week, our seminar will begin in HBC 020. On some days, we will move to HBC 227 to work with digital media tools needed to create your digital portfolio. Readings Gee, James Paul, and Elisabeth R. Hayes. Language and Learning in the Digital Age. London: Routledge, 2011. A choice of book-length texts for review presentations and research projects. Additional readings will be provided.

Patrick W. Berry, office: HBC 235 office hours: Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and by appointment  



syr. http://disabilityservices.syr. approximately 3 pages) Oral presentations on readings. located in Room 309 of 804 University Avenue. and writing project research Writing     Syracuse University and I are committed to your success and to supporting Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. your book review (approximately 5 pages).edu/emp_ben/religious_observance. or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity solely by reason of having a disability.syr. be denied benefits of. We’ll begin each class with your sharing one copy with a partner and one copy with me. recognizes the diversity of faiths represented among the campus community and protects the rights of students. For please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Serious sanctions can result from academic dishonesty of any sort. Special Needs and Situations If you believe that you need accommodations for a disability. as well as several other writings from the semester and a short introduction (2-3 pages) to the material in your portfolio. literacy narrative. found at http://supolicies. Religious Observance SU’s religious observances policy. Students should be familiar with the Policy and know that it is their responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations with regard to proper citation of sources in written work. Academic Integrity The Syracuse University Academic Integrity Policy holds students accountable for the integrity of the work they submit. Since accommodations may require early planning and generally are not provided retroactively.htm. ODS is responsible for coordinating disability-related accommodations and will issue students with documented disabilities Accommodation Authorization Letters as appropriate. and staff to   2   . This means that in general no individual who is otherwise qualified shall be excluded from participation in. please contact ODS as soon as possible. The policy also governs the integrity of work submitted in exams and assignments as well as the veracity of signatures on attendance sheets and other verifications of participation in class activities. there will be one or more guiding questions. or call (315) 443-4498 for an appointment to discuss your needs and the process for requesting accommodations. Introductory essay (alphabetic and digital literacy narrative. faculty.1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Requirements Weekly responses to readings (approximately 2-3 pages). Bring two paper copies of your responses to class and send them to me by email as well. assigned book. or research video project Digital portfolio that includes your writing project (approximately 15-20 pages). For some classes there will be an open response. For more information and the complete policy. see the Academic Integrity Policy at http://academicintegrity.

observe religious holy days according to their tradition.” College Composition and Communication 56. “Time. Amber Buck. For fall and spring semesters. Hannah Lee. and Janine Solberg. discuss books available for review. and the DALN Consortium. Web: http://upsidedownstudio. Bump. “Narrative Theory and Stories That Speak to Us. Christa Olson. H. & Cynthia L. Lives. Patrick Berry. study. Gump. Lewis Ulman. UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press. Assignment: Open response. or work requirements that may be missed due to a religious observance provided they notify their instructors before the end of the second week of classes. students are provided an opportunity to make up any examination. Selfe.. Ed.2 (2012): 171-98. and Julie Lindquist.. Jason. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. “Creative Translations: Reimagining the Process Movement (1971-84)” and “Composing Voices: Writing Pedagogy as Auditory Art (1965-87). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.” College English 75. 2012. Cory Holding. Paul Prior. select book for review and presentation (send me a paragraph or two explaining your interest) 3. an online notification process is available through MySlice/Student Services/Enrollment/My Religious Observances from the first day of class until the end of the second week of class. 2012.   3   . “Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key. Introduction (January 17) Review course requirements. Discussion Leader: Karrieann Assignment: Write a response paper that considers these questions: How do you define literacy? What definitions are being used in these readings? 2. Ed. Scott Lloyd DeWitt.php?chapter=daln1 Halbritter. Steven E.2 (2004): 297–328.” Remixing Composition: A History of Multimodal Writing Pedagogy. Literacy Narratives in Digital Times (January 31) Selfe. Course Schedule 1. Under the policy. Palmeri.” Stories That Speak to Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis. 2009. Kathleen Blake. 254-64. Remixing Composition (January 24) Yancey. Cynthia L. “Ubiquitous Writing and Learning: Digital Media as Tools for Reflection and Research on Literate Activity.” Ubiquitous Learning. 23-84. Hawisher. and Videotape: Operationalizing Discover in Scenes of Literacy Sponsorship. Gail E.

James Paul. and Social Migrations in Digital Cathy N.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. and Learning (February 21) Davidson. Yergeau. Lewis Ulman. You may choose to create a video about your own experiences with literacy. “Migrating Literacies. Literacy.php?chapter=brueggemann Dolmage. Domingo. “aut(hored)ism. 6.2 (2009): 171-90. Linguistic. Logan. 5.3 (2011): 219-30.wix.” Gee. Lam. “Multilingual Literacies in Transnational Digitally Mediated Contexts: An Exploratory Study of Immigrant Teens in the United States. Web: http://upsidedownstudio. & Cynthia L. 2011. UT Utah State University Press. London: Routledge. H. 2012. Assignment: Write a literacy narrative in which you consider your experiences with digital and/or alphabetic literacy (approximately 3 pages). Scott Lloyd DeWitt. Melanie.bgsu. Transformations in Language. Arola and Anne Frances Wysocki. and Enid Rosario-Ramos. Social Migrations and Multilingual Literacies (February 14) Domingo. http://www.” Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment). Logan. “Analyzing Layering in Textual Design: A Multimodal Approach for Examining Cultural. 110-26. UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press. Spring Discussion Leader: Allison Assignment: Open response.” Computers and Composition Online. Language and Learning in the Digital Age. and Elisabeth R. write a paragraph or two that describes the person you plan on filming for your literacy narrative. “Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age. Assignment: Open response   4   . “Writing Against Normal: Navigating a Corporeal Turn. Also. Myrrh. Representing Literacy.” Language and Education 23. Wan Shun Eva. Ed. Jay. 26 August 2011: http://chronicle. Hayes. Selfe.” Stories That Speak to Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. Kristin L.4. 1-76. Representing Identity (February 7) Technology in the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Collection. Ed.” International Journal of Social Research Methodology 14.

“Gaming.7. “Authoring Avatars: Gaming. and Writing Identities. 2010 Langston Hughes Lecture. Jody. Semiotic Remediation (March 21) Prior. Hengst.. 1-23. Rebekah Shultz. “To Preserve.” Enculturation 14 (2012): http://enculturation. Paul A. Matthew S.” College Composition and Communication 61. “Introduction: Exploring Semiotic Remediation.gmu. Richard Colby.1 (2009): Assignment: Open response Spring Break (March 10-17) 9. Language and Learning in the Digital Age. College Composition and Communication 61. Optional reading: Gee. Discussion Leader: Sarah Assignment: Open response. and the Composition Classroom: Some Possibilities for Transformation’” and Jonathan Alexander’s reply.” Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment). 2010. “Response to Jonathan Alexander’s ‘Gaming. Reading. S. and Project: On the Process of Composing Other People’s Lives. 8. Arola and Anne Frances Wysocki. Adam. and Matthew “Remediation. Student Literacies.3 (1996) 311-58. 60-70. bring footage to class. Jay David. Hayes. Johnson. and Richard Grusin. Kristin L. Paul A. 77-142. and Julie A. James Paul. Prior and Julie A.” Exploring Semiotic Remediation as Discourse Practice. Digitize.” Configurations 4. and the Composition Classroom: Some Possibilities for Transformation. Remediation and Play (February 28) Alexander. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Hengst. Ed. Video: http://www. UT Utah State University Press.4 (2010): Banks. Remediation (March 7) Bolter. Student Literacies. Shipka. Jonathan. and Elisabeth R. Colby. Johnson. London: Routledge. Logan.   5   . S. 2011. Ed.

Shipka. http://ccdigitalpress. Queered in Technoculture (video).” College Composition and Communication 64.” The New Work of Composing. prepare 8-page draft of your project 12. Rhetoric. Race and Networked Publics (March 29) Haas. Danah Boyd. 10. and Stacey Pigg. Chow-White. “Race. Ed.1 (2012): 195-223. “White Flight in Networked Publics? How Race and Class Shaped American Teen Engagement with MySpace and Facebook.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 26. Angela M.” College Composition and Communication 62. Placing. “Resisting Age Bias in Digital Literacy Research. Jeffrey T. Valerie. 11.3 (2012): 277-310. “Grasping Rhetoric and Composition by Its Long Tail: What Graphs Can Tell Us About the Field’s Changing Shape. Ed.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42. Bowen. Debra Journet. and Ryan Trauman. Book Review Presentations/Discussion: Seth and Sarah Assignment: Open   6   . New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Boyd..” Exploring Semiotic Remediation as Discourse Practice. Derek. Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society 2 (2012): http://tcjournal. Lisa Nakamura and Peter A. Paul A. Book Review Presentations/Discussion: Karrieann and Allison Assignment: Write a 3-page document that includes a working abstract of your final paper with some sort of claim (I argue that…) and a brief discussion of how scholars in the field have taken up your particular issue. Assignment: Open response. “Politicizing. Mueller. Prior and Julie A.” Race After the Internet. and Performing Narratives of Gentrification in an Urban Community. Jonathan. 203-22. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. Methodology & Pedagogy. 52-76. 2012.4 (2011): 586-607. & Technology: A Case Study of Decolonial Technical Communication Alexander. Ball. “Messy Rhetoric: Identity Performance as Rhetorical Agency in Online Public Forums. Multiple Site Rhetorical Event. Recent Work in Digital Rhetoric and Composition (April 4) Grabill. Cheryl E. “‘On the Many Forms It Took Throughout’: Engineering a Multipart. Lauren Marshall. New York: Routledge. and Jacqueline Rhodes.2 (2012): 99-119. Jody. Using Digital Media to Expand Scholarly Work (April 11) Kinloch. Hengst.” Ed. 2010.

Jonathan. http://mediacommons. and Gail Hawisher.html Assignment: Consider the ways in which digital media enhances the arguments presented in this week’s readings. Assignment: Open response 14. and Jacqueline Rhodes. James P.” Enculturation (2012): http://enculturation.futureofthebook.” College Composition and Communication 29 March 2007.Alexander. Digital Publishing. and Tenure (April 18) Fitzpatrick. “Queer Rhetoric and the Pleasures of the Archive. Provide brief presentation (15 minutes) of your project.4 (2012): 672-98. “MediaCommons: Scholarly Publishing in the Age of the Internet. Selfe. Final draft due 5/1.”MediaCommons. Cynthia L. Kathleen.. Send me a link. Peer Review. Sharing Digital Project (April 25) Send me link to complete draft of portfolio. “Methodologies of Peer and Editorial Review: Changing Practices. Share video files..” Profession (2010): 177-95. “Valuing Digital Scholarship: Exploring the Changing Realities of Intellectual Work. Purdy.   7   . and Joyce R. 13.

Troy. Berry. Cathy N. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing. 2010. If you would like to read a text that is not on this list. King. UT: Computers and Composition Digital P/Utah State UP. 2012. Gail E. Brooke. Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age. 2009. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. New York: Oxford University Press. Cameras. Networked Reenactments: Stories Transdisciplinary Knowledge Tell. New York: Teachers College Press. Ian. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times. Katherine. Goldin. 2011. and technology. Selfe. Kinloch. How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis. The Digital Writing Workshop. Logan. Durham: Duke University Press. NJ: Hampton Press. please let me know. Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live. You should pick a text that connects in some way to your research and teaching interests and that will inform your final project for the course. Hayes. Adam J. 2011. 2013. Portsmouth.e. Work. Mics. Some of you may want to consider submitting a book review for one of these Baron. 2011. The Race Between Education and Technology. Your book review should be approximately 5 pages and submitted two weeks after your presentation. How to Do Things with Video Games. Dennis. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Hicks. Cambridge: Belknap Press. 2009. and Cynthia L. New York: New York University Press. Technology and the Future of the Academy. Delagrange. N. 2011. and the Literacies of Urban Youth. Bump. Patrick W. 2008. Bogost. You will need to submit the title of the book you choose and a paragraph explaining why you chose it—i. NH: Heinemann. A Better Pencil: Readers. SC: Parlor Press. Symbolic Action. rhetoric. why you think it’s an appropriate book for you and your intellectual work this semester—by January 24. Valerie. Fitzpatrick. New York: Viking. and Lawrence F. and the Digital Revolution. Web. Claudia.. and Learn. Anderson. 2011. Race. Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World.   8   . Davidson.. Collin Gifford. Kathleen. Writers. 2012. Halbritter. Katz. 2011. Susan H. Cresskill. Katie. Harlem On Our Minds: Place. Logan. Banks. UT: Computers & Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press.Book List for Book Review and Presentation Below is a list of recent print-based and digital books that explores aspects of literacy. http://ccdigitalpress. Lingua Fracta: Toward a Rhetoric of New Media. http://ccdigitalpress. 2009.

Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. New York: Teachers College Press. Turkle.   9   . 2012. Ritter. Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in Digital Times. Durham: Duke University Press. Palmeri. Sheridan. MP3: The Meaning of a Format. Students. NJ: Hampton Press. Writing Assessment and the Revolution in Digital Texts and Technologies. 2012. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Remixing Composition: A History of Multimodal Writing Pedagogy. Sherry. Kelly.McCorkle. and Jennifer Roswell. Jason. Neal. Shipka. London: Routledge. Michael R. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Ben. New York: Basic Books. Jonathan.. Mary P. 2011. 2010. Who Owns School? Authority. 2011. 2012. and Online Discourse. Sterne. 2010. Toward A Composition Made Whole: Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse. Cresskill. 2011. Jody.