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Writing and the digital generation : essays on new media rhetoric

Author: Heather Urbanski
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection explores topics too often overlooked by traditional academic scholarship, though critical to an exploration of rhetoric and popular culture, including fan fiction, reality television, blogging, online role-playing games, and Fantasy Football. Both scholarly and engaging, this text draws rhetorical studies into the digital age"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Urbanski
ISBN: 9780786437207 0786437200
OCLC Number: 432995264
Description: ix, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The inter(active) soap opera viewer : fantastic practices and mediated communities / Melissa Ames --
Going deep : what online sports culture teaches us about the rhetorical future of social networks / Michael R. Trice --
Spoiling Heroes, enhancing our viewing pleasure : NBC's Heroes and the re-shaping of the televisual landscape / Marina Hassapopoulou --
History, the trace, and Fandom Wank / Karen Hellekson --
Writing wonder women : how playful resistance leads to sustained authorial participation at Sequential Tart / Kimberly DeVries --
What the Frell happened? Rhetorical strategies of the Farscape community / Sean Morey --
The realtime forum fan / Thomas B. Cavanagh --
"As seen on The Colbert Report" : or, why I love reality TV / Georgiana O. Miller --
Making our voices heard : young adult females writing participatory fan fiction / Susanna Coleman --
Dungeons and Dragons for jocks : trash talking and viewing habits of fantasy football league participants / Julie L. Rowse --
Alternate universes on video : ficvid and the future of narrative / Kim Middleton --
Dean, Mal and Snape walk into a bar : lessons in crossing over / Julie Flynn --
Stars of a different variety : stealth teaching through fanfic / Kristine Larsen --
Writing and rhetoric for a ludic democracy : Youtube, Fandom, and participatory pleasure / Diane Penrod --
World of rhetcraft : rhetorical production and raiding in World of Warcraft / Christopher Paul --
Rekindling rhetoric : oratory and marketplace culture in Guild Wars / Matthew S.S. Johnson --
Virtual guerrillas and world of extras : shooting Machinima in second life / Mark Pepper --
Remix, play and remediation : undertheorized composing practices / Andrea Davis, Suzanne Webb, Dundee Lackey [and others] --
Conf(us)(ess)ions of a videogame role-player / Zach Waggoner --
Born again in a fictional universe : a participant portrait of EVE Online / Harald Warmelink --
A place to call home : the experience of one guild chat in World of Warcraft / Wendi Jewell --
Magic canvas : digital building blocks / Catherine McDonald --
Encouraging feedback : responding to fan fiction at Different Colored Pens / Juli Parrish --
MetaSpace : Meatspace and blogging intersect / Elizabeth Kleinfeld --
Meeting the digital generation in the classroom : a reflection on the obstacles / Heather Urbanski --
Making Dorothy Parker my MySpace friend : a classroom application for social networks / Ashley Andrews --
Novel cartographies, new correspondences / Jentery Sayers.
Responsibility: edited by Heather Urbanski.

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Is it true that, in this era of digitization and mass media, reading and writing are on the decline? Thsi collection of essays and profiles by 26 contributors explore what may instead be a rise in  Read more...

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