Author: Scott Sundvall

Scott Sundvall is an assistant professor in the Department of English and director of the Center for Writing and Communication at the University of Memphis.

The digital turn (or revolution) writ large, digital rhetoric and writing studies in particular, necessitates an ongoing and recursive (re)analysis of the question of “subjectivity.” Within the context of digital rhetoric and writing studies, we can locate the question of “subjectivity” at the intersection of visual rhetoric and object-oriented ontology/rhetoric (OOO/OOR), both of which have produced substantial scholarship since the advent of the digital institution (the electrate apparatus). In a practical sense, surveillance studies helps to facilitate this question of “subjectivity,” as currently mediated in part by visual rhetoric and OOO/OOR: How do we see subjects (i.e. how are they…

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