CTW: Humphrey and Hulin

“Where can we find authority in a book with multiple authors working in different modalities? (Humphrey 5)” In his comic “Multimodal Authorship and Authority in Educational Comics: Introducing Foucault and Derrida for Beginners,” Aaron Humphrey explores the idea of authority and how it is embodied through multimodal texts with multiple authors. He does this by […]

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CTW Response #3

Multimodal composition is more prevalent in digital writing and publishing now more than it ever has been since the Internet came into America’s homes less than twenty-five years ago. With writing being present in more digital spheres, an author must learn to create a piece that works together, and not against, with the medium that […]

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Visual Annotations on Aaron Scott Humphrey’s “Multimodal Authoring and Authority in Digital Writing Environments”

Visual annotations for Aaron Scott Humphrey’s “Multimodal Authoring and Authority in Digital Writing Environments: Introducing Derrida and Foucault For Beginners” (from Digital Humanities Quarterly).   (source: Cartoon Stock)   Academic writing has often been very stiff and usually only involves few mediums (pen, paper, black text on a white background). Not until the last twenty years has […]

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Visual Annotations

Image: The graphic novel provides us with conflicting voices; we can’t simply focus on the words anymore. Our pattern of reading is disrupted, and we have to discern between voices on the page. We can’t just look at these pictures, because they are literally worth words. Image: I see this photo as two things: first, […]

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Comics have entered the classroom, and educators have taken notice. Traditionally viewed in academia as less than, comics had been relegated to the realm of entertainment. Now, however, academics have begun to understand that comics enable a presentation of information in different ways than traditional academic texts allow. Comics are bridging the gap between the […]

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CTW Response #2

Teresa Rizzo and Dustin W. Edwards have written articles on rhetorical emergence, as supported in the realms of television and remix culture. Both articles discuss assemblage or, the “building [of] a new text by compiling, aggregating, and juxtaposing a combination of already existing texts” (Edwards 47) and apply the concept to their arguments. Both articles […]

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An image of a person's hands, turning pages of a book that is only a color spectrum, printed on its pages.