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Multimodal Composition gives instructors a starting point for rethinking the kinds of texts they teach and produce. Chapters take up fundamental questions, such as What is multimodal composition, and why should I care about it? How do I bring multimodal composition into the classroom? How do I use multiple modes in my scholarship? With practical discussions about assessing student work and incorporating multiple modes into composition scholarship, this book provides a firm foundation for graduate teaching assistants and established instructors alike.
Table of Contents
ContentsAn Introduction to Multimodal Composition Theory and Practice 1Part One: What Counts as Multimodal Composition and Why Does it Matter? 9Introduction 111. Position Statement on Multimodal Literacies 17National Council of Teachers of English2. Contending with Terms: ‘Multimodal’ and ‘Multimedia’ in the Academic and Public Spheres 22Claire Lauer3. The Still-Unbuilt Hacienda 42Geoffrey Sirc4. Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key 62Kathleen Blake Yancey5. Imagery 89Jeff Rice6. The Movement of Air, the Breath of Meaning: Aurality and Multimodal Composing 113Cynthia L. Selfe7. Who Will Be the Inventors? Why Not Us?’ Multimodal Composition in the Two-Year College Classroom 150Lisa Bickmore and Ron Christiansen8. Show, Not Tell: The Value of New Media Scholarship 163Cheryl E. BallPart Two: A Matter of Design 187Introduction 1899. A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures 193New London Group 10. From Analysis to Design: Visual Communication in the Teaching of Writing 218Diana George11. Writing in Multimodal Texts: A Social Semiotic Account of Designs for Learning 233Jeff Bezemer and Gunther Kress12. Embracing Wicked Problems: The Turn to Design in Composition Studies 000Richard MarbackPart Three: Making Meaning with Multimodal Composition 277Introduction 27913. Gains and Losses: New Forms of Texts, Knowledge, and Learning 283Gunther Kress14. awaywithwords: On the Possibilities in Unavailable Designs 302Anne Francis Wysocki15. Multimodality, "Reading" and "Writing" for the 21st Century 309Carey Jewitt16. Composing Multimodality 325Joddy MurrayPart Four: Assignments and Assessment 351Introduction 35317. This Was (NOT) an Easy Assignment: Negotiating an Activity-based Framework for Composing 357Jody Shipka18. Digital Mirrors: Multimodal Reflection in the Composition Classroom 358Debra Journet, Tabetha Adkins, Chris Alexander, Patrick Corbett, and Ryan Trauman19. The Low Bridge to High Benefits: Entry-Level Multimedia, Literacies, and Motivation 360Daniel Anderson20. Between Modes: Assessing Students’ New Media Compositions 381Madeleine Sorapure21. The New Work of Assessment: Evaluating Multimodal Compositions 382Elizabeth A. Murray, Hailey A. Sheets, and Nicole A. WilliamsPart Five: Building a Sustainable Environment for Multimodal Composition 000Introduction 38722. The Rhetorical Work of Multimedia Production Practices: It’s More than Just Technical Skill 391Jennifer Sheppard23. Infrastructure and Composing: The When of New-Media Writing 405Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Ellen Cushman, and Jeffrey T. Grabill24. Institutional Dimensions of Academic Computing 427Stuart Selber25. Taking a Traditional Composition Program ‘Multimodal:’ Web 2.0 and Institutional Change at a Small Liberal Arts Institution 448Christine TulleyPart Six: The Dynamic Nature of Literacy and Multimodal Composers 451Introduction 45326. Locating the Semiotic Power of Multimodality 457Glynda A. Hull, and Mark Evan Nelson27. Heritage Literacy: Adoption, Adaptation, and Alienation or Multimodal Literacy Tools 486Suzanne Kesler Rumsey28. Composition 2.0: Toward a Multilingual and Multimodal Framework 497Steven Fraiberg29. Remixing Basic Writing: Digital Media Production and the Basic Writing Curriculum 517Catherine C Braun, Ben McCorkle, and Amie C. Wolf