|On this page
you'll find student research and writing for hypermedia on the topics of
social theory and rhetorics of social change, generally in connection with
for Marc Bousquet.
response to the electronic mediation of research writing is nonlinear form.
were researched like any other academic paper, but composed in a
format suitable for hypermedia:
revolutionary novel, The Iron Heel and The
Industrial Workers of the World The
Knights of Labor Anarchism
Gurley Flynn Emiliano
|Others on Gertrude
Stein's Three Lives and The
Emergence of Pschology The
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Suffragism,
Oratory, and Feminist Activism
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and The
Dynamo and the Virgin
Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and African-American
Social Thought The
Novels, Life and Politics of Richard Wright
Frank Norris's McTeague and: Jacob
Planning and Social
The Jungle and Sanitation
and Prison Reform The
Industrialization of Nutrition Jane
Addams and Immigration
century festival and pageant culture Charles
on this site belongs to my students. But much of the labor that made it
possible was contributed by Kathryn Probst (IU Teaching & Learning
Technologies Laboratory), Ken Hagan, (webmaster, U of L), and Dirk Griffin
and all of the ITC-IQE staff at U of L: for their contributions, our warmest
site originated with my research into 19th century sociability, part of
an attempt to describe the ways that ordinary elocutionists enjoyed an
everyday social agency by"practicing association." 19th-century associational
life simultaneously supported enjoyment and a very direct politics of culture
in ways that I think usefully address the present debates surrounding identity
politics, the new social movements, and cultural materialism generally.
particularly interested in understanding what the elecronic mediation of
research writing might mean for coursework not designated as "writing classes"
a fair amount of time on the political and theoretical dimensions of hypermedia,
and thinking through the unique opportunities of a pedagogy founded in
helping students publish themselves to the world-wide web.
|For us it seems
clear that the 19th century research and the hypermedia work are related:
ie, that computer-mediated communication is one way through which the ordinary
elocutionists of today practice association, combining enjoyment with the
invention of new solidarities, rhetorics and agencies.
|One good way
of seeing what we've been up to is to surf around a bit in the spaces linked
to the informal index
of projects for a course in social
theory, a related course in the politics
of information or the informal
index of writing instructors' teaching and learning essays for English
613, a hypermedia practicum through which hundreds of undergraduates
became web authors in first year composition.
|A quick sense
of what it means to teach writing for hypermedia in fyc can
be grasped by looking at the pedagogy
Amy England, the
learning narrative, pedagogy,
of Susan Wright, and of Katherine
Wills and the learning
of Monica Leubke.
later, practicum participants and others, such as Chris
Carter, continue to feature student web authorship and multimodal composing
in their writing classes.
|With so many
students becoming web authors, one of the many issues that's come
up is the question of an archive. This university prefers that students
publish to the web from their personal accounts, so that the material is
lost as students change enrollment status. The result is that various presentations
of the site degrade sub- stantially over time.
|"In the past
and up to the very present, it has been a characteristic precisely of the
specifically American democracy that it did not constitute a formless sand
heap of individuals, but rather a buzzing complex of strictly exclusive,
yet voluntary associations." Max Weber, "The Protestant Sects and
the Spirit of Capitalism" (1906)