Reading Notes · WRTG 516

Walker et al. “A Conversation Piece, or What Some Very Smart People Have to Say about the Future”

Walker et al. “A Conversation Piece, or What Some Very Smart People Have to Say about the Future.” Computers and Composition 28 (2011): 327-46. Web.  Abstract: “At the 2011 Computers and Writing Conference, Town Hall speakers were asked to envision the future. This piece extends that conversation, with contributors presenting a range of ideas, often looking… Continue reading Walker et al. “A Conversation Piece, or What Some Very Smart People Have to Say about the Future”

Reading Notes · WRTG 516

Brian Ballentine, “Procedural Literacy and the Future of the Digital Humanities”

Ballentine, Brian. “Procedural Literacy and the Future of the Digital Humanities.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago, U of Chicago P, 2015. 277-85. Print. Summary: Ballentine argues that any digital humanist who wishes to understand digital forms of argumentation must develop procedural literacy of code. He explains that procedural literacy positively affects… Continue reading Brian Ballentine, “Procedural Literacy and the Future of the Digital Humanities”

Reading Notes · WRTG 516

Douglas Walls, “In/Between Programs: Forging a Curriculum between Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities”

Walls, Douglas. “In/Between Programs: Forging a Curriculum between Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago, U of Chicago P, 2015. 210-23. Print. Summary: Walls argues that rhet/comp and digital humanities should embrace the connections and similarities shared between their disciplines in order to collaboratively develop curriculum and… Continue reading Douglas Walls, “In/Between Programs: Forging a Curriculum between Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities”

Reading Notes · WRTG 516

Casey Boyle, “Low Fidelity in High Definition:Speculations on Rhetorical Editions”

Boyle, Casey. “Low Fidelity in High Definition:Speculations on Rhetorical Editions.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago, U of Chicago P, 2015. 127-39. Print. Summary: Boyle presents methodological variations between critical editions (DH scholarship) and rhetorical editions (rhetoric scholarship) by using the Quintilian Project as an example.  He examines how different scholars view… Continue reading Casey Boyle, “Low Fidelity in High Definition:Speculations on Rhetorical Editions”

Reading Notes · WRTG 516

Douglas Eyman and Cheryl Ball, “Digital Humanities Scholarship and Electronic Publication”

Eyman, Douglas, and Cheryl Ball. “Digital Humanities Scholarship and Electronic Publication.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago, U of Chicago P, 2015. 65-79. Print. Summary: Using Kairos as an example, Eyman and Ball offer a framework for digital humanities projects. This framework is based on three underlying structures: design as a rhetorical… Continue reading Douglas Eyman and Cheryl Ball, “Digital Humanities Scholarship and Electronic Publication”

Coursework Reflections · WRTG 516

Brainstorming for my WTRG 516 Seminar Paper

I’m trying to decide what to write my short paper about. I was really excited to write about the history of Aran sweaters. When I was in Ireland two summers ago, I was told by my tour guide that the different patterns of Aran sweaters were originally developed to help identify the bodies of fisherman.… Continue reading Brainstorming for my WTRG 516 Seminar Paper

Reading Notes · WRTG 516

Elizabeth Losh, “Nowcasting/Futurecasting: Big Data, Prognostication, and the Rhetorics of Scale”

Losh, Elizabeth. “Nowcasting/Futurecasting: Big Data, Prognostication, and the Rhetorics of Scale.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago, U of Chicago P, 2015. 286-295. Print. Summary: Losh advocates for “nowcasting” as a new method that can help us make sense of trends in digital humanities projects that are contingent upon the… Continue reading Elizabeth Losh, “Nowcasting/Futurecasting: Big Data, Prognostication, and the Rhetorics of Scale”