engl 6480/7480: technology & writing



required texts

Bolter, J.D. & Grusin, R. (2000). Remediation: Understanding New Media. The MIT Press.

Deleuze, G. & Guattari, F. (1987). A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. (B. Massumi, Trans.). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. (Original work published 1980).

Dyer-Witheford, N. (1999). Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High Technology Capitalism. University of Illinois Press.

Foucault, M. (1995). Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. (A. Sheridan, Trans.). New York, NY: Vintage. (Original work published 1975).

McAllister, K.S. (2006). Game Work: Language, Power, and Computer Game Culture. University of Alabama Press.

Spinuzzi, C. (2010). Network: Theorizing Knowledge Work in Telecommunications. Cambridge University Press.

frankfurt school and the culture industry

Adorno, T.W. (1991) The Culture Industry. London: Routledge.

Banksy (Director). (2010). Exit through the gift shop [Motion picture]. UK: Paranoid Pictures.

Benjamin, W. (1969). The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Illuminations. New York: Shocken. (Original work published 1936).

Benzaquén, A.S. (1998). Thought and utopia in the writings of Adorno, Horkheimer, and Benjamin. Utopian Studies, 9(2), 149-161. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20719766

Borgmann, A. (1995). The moral significance of the material culture. In A. Feenberg & A. Hannay (Eds.), Technology & The Politics of Knowledge (pp. 85-96). Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Gur-Ze'ev, I. (2005). Adorno and Horkheimer: Diasporic philosophy, negative theology, and counter-education. Educational Theory, 55(3), 342-365. Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com/content/lu0n343715171156/

Horkheimer, M. & Adorno, T.W. (1972). The culture industry: Enlightenment as mass deception. Dialectic of Enlightenment. New York: Herder and Herder. (Original published 1944).

Levy, B. (2004). War, evil, and the end of history. Hoboken, NJ: Melville House Publishing.

Lukács, G. (1999). History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics. (R. Livingstone, Trans.). Cambridge, MA: MIT. (Original published 1923).

Moeller, R.M. (2005). An homage to the posthuman in Ohmann: Retailing culture through consumer electronics. Works and Days, 23(1&2) [Special issue: Richard Ohmann: A Retrospective]. 151-174.

Ohmann, R. (1985). Literacy, technology, and monopoly capital. College English, 47,675-89.

Ohmann, R. (1996). Selling Culture: Magazines, Markets, and Class at the Turn of the Century. New York: Verso.

Rosen, Z. (1999). Some Remarks On Max Horkheimer’s Intellectual Development. Dialogue & Universalism, 9(3/4), 37.

critical theory

Brown, D.M. (2011, Spring). Stop me if you’ve heard this: Dialectical negations and program development discourses. Composition Forum, 23. Retrieved from http://compositionforum.com/issue/23/stop-me-dialectical-negations.php

computers and writing

Ballif, M. (1998). Writing the third-sophistic cyborg: Periphrasis on an [in]tense rhetoric. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 28(4), 51-72.

Bay, J.L. (2004). Screening (in)formation: Bodies and writing in network culture. JAC, 24(4), 929-946.

DePew, K.A.; Fishman, T.A.; Romberger, J.E.; & Fahey Ruetenik, B. (2006). Designing efficiencies: The parallel narratives of distance education and composition studies, Computers and Composition, 23(1), 49-67.

Hawisher, G. & Selfe, C. (1991). The rhetoric of technology and the electronic writing class. CCC, 42(1), 55–65.

Janangelo, J. (1991). Technopower and technoppression: Some abuses of power and control in computer-assisted writing environments. Computers and Composition, 9(1), 47-64.

Johnson-Eilola, J. (1993). Control and the cyborg: Writing and being written in hypertext. JAC, 13(2), 381-400.

Moberly, K. (2010). More than definitions, descriptions and differences: The labor of reading and writing media. In C.E. Ball & J. Kalmbach's (Eds.) RAW (Reading and Writing) New Media (pp. 35-52). New York: Hampton.

Moran, C. (1998). From a high-tech to a low-tech writing classroom: You can't go home again. Computers and Composition, 15(1), 1-10.

Salvo, M.J. (2002). Critical engagement with technology in the computer classroom, Technical Communication Quarterly, 11(3), 317-337.