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

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
“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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