Calling for Your Submission to the DRC Book Prize!

by Naomi Silver September 26, 2014 Announcements

We are pleased to announce the third call for submissions for the UM Press/Sweetland Publication Prize in Digital Rhetoric.  The prize, which is funded by the Sweetland Center for Writing, is awarded annually to an innovative and important book-length project that displays critical and rigorous engagement in the field of digital rhetoric. 

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First-year Composition Students Uptake Multilingual Writing: How to be a Boundary Crosser if you are a “Monolingual” Writer

by Cristina Sánchez-Martín October 30, 2014 Blog Carnivals

What would do you if you had to read a text with lots of unknown words?
Student A: I ́ll die!
Student B: Research?
When I was a first-year PhD student in the English Department at Illinois State University, my classmates and I used to discuss how to help composition students become writing researchers, which is the principal aim of the ENG 101 class students take at ISU.

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Wiki Wednesday: #GWWI & The Wikipedia Gender Gap

by Heather Lang October 29, 2014 DRC Wiki
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In 2011, survey data revealed that only 13 percent of Wikipedia contributors were women, while the vast majority of Wikipedia editors were white, middle-class men. This notable disparity has resulted not only in a silencing of women’s voices, but also in gaping content holes where traditionally “feminine” topics or knowledge have been excluded from the Wikipedia corpus.

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Revisit Last Night’s #DRCchat

by Matthew Vetter October 28, 2014 Blog Carnivals

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We’re taking our blog carnival to Twitter! Join us!

by Lindsey Harding October 27, 2014 Announcements
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Day: Monday, October 27th
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 ET
Moderators: DRC Fellows Heather Lang (as @SweetlandDRC) & Lindsey Harding (as @linzharding)
Hashtag: #DRCchat
Topic: Multimodality/Multilingualism
Introduction:
“Recently, scholars in rhetoric and composition and digital rhetoric have been paying increased attention to the connections between multilingualism and multimodality.

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Branching out and Staying in: Inviting a Transmedia Approach

by Lavinia Hirsu October 23, 2014 Blog Carnivals

In 2011, I was very excited to read Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur’s article on translingualism. A translingual approach recognizes that all language users can achieve their goals through a variety of linguistic means. This framework undermines monolingualist expectations and it values all potential discursive resources (305).

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