Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies

edited by Gail E. Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe

Winner of the 2000 Computers & Composition Award


Once again, Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe offer a volume that will set the agenda in the field of computers and composition scholarship for a decade. The technology changes that scholars of composition studies face as the next century opens couldn't be more dramatic or deserving of passionate study. While we have always used technologies (e.g., the pencil) to communicate with each other, the electronic technologies we now use have changed the world in ways that we have yet to identify or appreciate fully. Likewise, the study of language and literate exchange, even our understanding of terms like literacy, text, and visual, has changed beyond recognition, challenging even our capacity to articulate them.

As Hawisher, Selfe, and their contributors engage these challenges and explore their importance, they "find themselves engaged in the messy, contradictory, and fascinating work of understanding how to live in a new world and a new century." The result is a broad, deep, and rewarding anthology of work at the cutting edge of computers and composition study.

 

Gail E. Hawisher is professor emeritus of English and was the founding director of the Center for Writing Studies and the National Writing Project site at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cynthia L. Selfe is Humanities Distinguished Professor in English at the Ohio State University. She is the first woman and the first English teacher ever to receive the EDUCOM Medal for innovative computer use in higher education. She has authored or edited a number of works on digital technology, both alone and in collaboration with colleagues.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $33.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-258-7
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • Pages: 464
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Gail E. Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-258-7