CCDP Books

Our projects, sorted by publication date

Soundwriting Pedagogies

Courtney S. Danforth, Kyle D. Stedman, and Michael J. Faris

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Soundwriting Pedagogies argues that sound is an undervalued mode of writing instruction. It offers practical strategies, creative applications, insightful theories, soundings out, and lots of examples to encourage the use and value of soundwriting in composition, writing, rhetoric, and communication classrooms. Throughout this collection, contributors draw on the affordances of sound to theorize and share practices, so that they (and readers) can make sense in ways that might not work in traditional, alphabetic written prose. Crank it up.

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Publication date: August 2018

Making Future Matters

Rick Wysocki and Mary P. Sheridan

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Making Future Matters explores the consequentiality of our scholarly activity through examples that both shed light on and enact complex possibilities of mattering.

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Publication date: August 2018

Racial Shorthand: Coded Discrimination Contested in Social Media

Cruz Medina and Octavio Pimentel

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Racial Shorthand disrupts the dominant shorthand by demonstrating how communities of color produce multimodal projects and leverage the affordances of social media in ways that extend the rhetorical traditions and literacy practices of these communities.

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Publication date: July 2018

Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition

Alexandra Hidalgo

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/camara

Winner of the 2017 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition is a video book comprised of six video-essay chapters that connect film and video production, feminist filmmaking, and Rhetoric and Composition. Drawing from interviews conducted with ten faculty and graduate students in the field who produce and teach the production of moving images, as well as original footage and clips created by rhetoricians and filmmakers, Cámara Retórica weaves a visual and aural tapestry that performs the kind of feminist, moving-image scholarship it argues can be transformative for Rhetoric and Composition.

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Publication date: January 2017

Expanding Literate Landscapes: Persons, Practices, and Sociohistoric Perspectives of Disciplinary Development

Kevin Roozen and Joe Erickson

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/expanding

Challenging narrow, institutionally-bounded accounts of the relations among writing, the social, and learning, Expanding Literate Landscapes presents five longitudinal case studies of writers to argue for a more dispersed, complexly mediated and heterogeneously situated understanding of trajectories of identity, practice, and literate development.

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Publication date: November 2016

Provocations: Reconstructing the Archive

Patrick W. Berry, Gail E. Hawisher, & Cynthia L. Selfe, eds., featuring the work of Erin R. Anderson, Trisha N. Campbell, Alexandra Hidalgo, and Jody Shipka

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/reconstructingthearchive

PROVOCATIONS is a Computers and Composition Digital Press (CCDP) series focused on peer-reviewed, open-access projects that have the same specific gravity as a short monograph, but take the form of experimental genres, fruitful and unusual collaborations, and/or mediated, born-digital formats. PROVOCATIONS projects offer new scholarly perspectives, challenge current understandings of our field, and suggest new approaches to the work we do.

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Publication date: March 2016

Sustainable Learning Spaces: Design, Infrastructure, and Technology

Russell Carpenter, Richard Selfe, Shawn Apostel, and Kristi Apostel (eds.)

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/sustainable

Sustainable Learning Spaces features chapters that tell the stories of how learning spaces embrace sustainability as they move from vision to reality (e.g., sustainable construction, finances, pedagogies, staffing, and technology lifecycles). The collection examines how newer and older centers anticipate and reinvent themselves to meet the challenges of new technology and the pedagogical needs of learners and instructors, as well as how people are addressing and adapting to the environmental challenges of e-waste that these centers inevitably create.

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Publication date: November 2015

Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self

Jacqueline Rhodes and Jonathan Alexander

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Winner of the 2015 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship

Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self is a book-length multimodal exploration of technologies, subjectivities, and affects. Blending phenomenology and auto-ethnography with queer theories, we delve into the multiple layerings of text, image, and technology as sites from which to perform/write/read ourselves in the digital age. Through image, text, video, and sound, Techne offers a multiplicitous and changing experience of reading and viewing to probe the often contradictory interplay between digital and traditional writing technologies and the author/ed self.

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Publication date: September 2015

Strategic Discourse: The Politics of (New) Literacy Crises

Ed. Lynn C. Lewis

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/strategic

John Trimbur's much-cited 1991 essay, "Literacy and the Discourse of Crisis," persuasively argues for a view of literacy crisis discourse as "always strategic," and demonstrates the ways in which it has reified "the meritocratic educational order" (285-286). This project considers Trimbur's argument close to 25 years later, examining twenty-first century literacy crisis discourses immersed inextricably in a technological age. The notion of literacy crisis is a popular trope in the field of composition, rhetoric and literacy studies. Scholars such as Bronwyn T. Williams, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear, James Paul Gee, Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail Hawisher among many others have developed innovative heuristics in order to understand the nature of literacy learning in a digital age and enrich readers' understanding of the epistemologies underlying new literacy practices. However, this innovative book project considers the ways in which literacy crisis discourses have reinvented themselves in the twenty-first century through a richly textured view of these varied discourses.

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Publication date: March 2015

Con Job: Stories of Adjunct and Contingent Labor

Directed and Produced by Megan Fulwiler and Jennifer Marlow

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Winner of the 2014 Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Scholarship Award

Con Job: Stories of Adjunct and Contingent Labor describes and makes visible the pedagogical, economic, and ethical costs of higher education’s growing reliance on adjunct and contingent faculty. Armed with a borrowed video camera, Megan Fulwiler and Jennifer Marlow, two teachers of composition, set out to record the voices of faculty who are often invisible in and marginalized by the institutions where they teach.

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Publication date: March 2014

Digital Writing Assessment & Evaluation

Eds. Heidi A. McKee and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/dwae

Writing has changed due to the affordances of digital technologies, and writing assessment has changed as well. As writing programs integrate more digital writing work, students, teachers, and administrators face the rewards and challenges of assessing and evaluating multimodal and networked writing projects. Whether classroom-based or program-level; whether in first-year writing, technical communication, or writing-across-the-curriculum; whether formative or summative; and whether for purposes of placement, grading, self-study, or external reporting, digital writing complicates the processes and practices of assessment.

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Publication date: September 2013

Stories That Speak to Us

Eds. H. Lewis Ulman, Scott Lloyd DeWitt, and Cynthia L. Selfe

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/stories

Stories That Speak to Us—a digital collection of scholarly, curated exhibits—is designed to investigate literacy narratives from a number of perspectives: to explore why they are important, what information they carry about reading and composing, why they might be valuable, not only for scholars and teachers, but also for librarians, community literacy workers, individual citizens and groups of people. As the editors and authors collectively suggest, literacy narratives are powerfully rhetorical linguistic accounts through which people fashion their lives; make sense of their world, indeed construct the realities in which they live.

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Publication date: March 2013

The New Work of Composing

Eds. Debra Journet, Cheryl Ball, and Ryan Trauman

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/nwc

Winner of the 2012 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

The New Work of Composing is a book-length collection whose purpose is to examine the complex and semiotically rich challenges and opportunities posed by new modes of composing, new forms of rhetoric, new concepts of texts and textuality, and new ways of making meaning. In particular, this book explores how digital media are shaping our understanding of scholarly projects within composition studies.

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Publication date: August 2012

Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times

Patrick W. Berry, Gail E. Hawisher, and Cynthia L. Selfe

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/transnational

Winner of the 2013 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award

Winner of the 2013 CCCC Research Impact Award

Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times is a book-length project designed to document how people outside and within the United States take up digital literacies and fold them into the fabric of their daily lives. This research contributes to our knowledge of the impact of digital media on literate practices and also provides a basis for developing approaches for studying and teaching successful practices.

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Publication date: February 2012

Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies

Ed. Laura McGrath

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Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies joins the ongoing conversation about collaborative work in the humanities. Instead of focusing exclusively on the digital humanities or emphasizing only the large-scale computational analysis or archival projects typical of that field of study, the collection focuses on a variety of projects led by or involving English studies professionals in particular.

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Publication date: December 2011

Technologies of Wonder

Susan H. Delagrange

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Winner of the 2011 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Winner of the 2012 Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award from the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric

Winner of the 2013 CCCC Outstanding Book Award

Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World considers the theoretical and pedagogical implications of designing academic scholarship in interactive digital media, and proposes renewed emphasis on embodied visual rhetoric and on the canon of arrangement as an active visual practice. This project uses the concept of the Wunderkammer to argue for techné and wonder as guiding principles for a revitalized visual canon of arrangement and as new models of invention and intervention in multimodal scholarly production.

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Publication date: November 2011

Generaciones' Narratives

John Scenters‐Zapico

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Teachers, students, and administrators interested in traditional literacy, electronic literacy, bilingualism, Latino/a studies, and media literacies showcasing the rise of technological literacies across generations and within the marginalized population on the U.S.-Mexico border will better understand literacy experiences in niche locations. From over a hundred surveys and interviews and a final focus on over 40 participants, Generaciones’ Narratives reveals how terms like sponsor and gateway become nuanced in significant ways, and how both refined and new terminology useful for niche studies comes into play.

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Publication date: March 2010

Technological Ecologies & Sustainability

Eds. Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Heidi A. McKee, and Richard (Dickie) Selfe

Read the book: https://ccdigitalpress.org/book/tes

Together, computerized writing environments (e.g., physical spaces, hardware, software, and networks) and the humans who use and support such technologies comprise complex ecologies of interaction. As with any ecology, a human-computer techno-ecological system needs to be planned, fostered, designed, sustained, and assessed to create a vibrant culture of support at the individual, programmatic, institutional, and even national and international level. Local and larger infrastructures of composing are critical to digital writing practices and processes. In academia, specifically, all writing is increasingly computer-mediated; all writing is digital.

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Publication date: May 2009