Passions, pedagogies, and twenty-first century technologies

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Utah State University Press, 1999 - Education - 452 pages
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Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe created a volume that set the agenda in the field of computers and composition scholarship for a decade. The technology changes that scholars of composition studies faced as the new century opened couldn't have been more deserving of passionate study. While we have always used technologies (e.g., the pencil) to communicate with each other, the electronic technologies we now use have changed the world in ways that we have yet to identify or appreciate fully. Likewise, the study of language and literate exchange, even our understanding of terms like literacy, text, and visual, has changed beyond recognition, challenging even our capacity to articulate them. As Hawisher, Selfe, and their contributors engage these challenges and explore their importance, they "find themselves engaged in the messy, contradictory, and fascinating work of understanding how to live in a new world and a new century." The result is a broad, deep, and rewarding anthology of work still among the standard works of computers and composition study.

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Contents

The Passions that Mark Us Teaching
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EIGHT Postmodern Pedagogy in Electronic Conversations 140
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The Stages of
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About the author (1999)

Gail E. Hawisher is an associate professor of English and the director of the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Cynthia L. Selfe is a professor and head of the Humanities Department at Michigan Technological University.

Cynthia L. Selfe is a professor of composition and communication at Michigan Technological University. She is the coeditor (with Gail E. Hawisher) of "Literacy, Technology, and Society: Confronting the Issues.