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.
Claire Lutkewitte, PhD, is an assistant professor of writing at Nova Southeastern University where she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate composition courses. She has published and presented on multimodal composition, composition pedagogy, computers and technology, and writing center practice. Her current research interests include investigating the relationships between mobile learning and composition and exploring how new technologies, like mobile technologies, can help or hinder composition instructors and students in and out of the classroom. Her latest work, an edited collection called Web 2.0 Applications for Composition Classrooms, examines successful composition assignments that creatively utilize Web 2.0 applications.
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