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Course Bibliography

Below you will find a provisional collection of print and web-based resources grounding the opening lines of inquiry for this section of WRT195. This collection is a work-in-progress; we should expect it to evolve throughout the course of study.


Anderson, M. T. Feed. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick, 2002.

Baker, Stephen. "Google and the Wisdom of Clouds." Business Week. 13 Dec. 2007. 3 Aug. 2008. <http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/07_52/b4064048925836.htm>.

Baron, Dennis. "From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technologies." Cushman, Kintgen, Kroll, and Rose 70-84.

Bartlett, Thomas.  "Why Johnny Can't Write, Even Though He Went to Princeton."  Chronicle of Higher Education 49.17 (3 Jan 2003):  A39. 4 Aug 2008. <http://chronicle.com/ free/v49/i17/17a03901.htm>

Benton, Thomas. "On Stupidity." Chronicle of Higher Education. 1 Aug 2008. 4 Aug 2008. <http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2008/08/2008080101c.htm>.

Brogan, Chris. "When Google Owns You." Weblog entry. 5 Aug 2008. 6 Aug 2008. <http://www.chrisbrogan.com/when-google-owns-you/>.

Brown, John Seely, and Paul Duguid. The Social Life of Information. Boston: Harvard Business School, 2000.

Bush, Vannevar. "As We May Think." Atlantic Monthly. Jul. 1945. 3 Aug 2008. <http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/194507/bush>.

Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Atlantic Monthly. Jul/Aug 2008. 3 Aug 2008. <http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google>.

Crain, Caleb. "Twilight of the Books." The New Yorker. 24 Dec 2007. 3 Aug 2008. <http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2007/12/24/ 071224crat_atlarge_crain?currentPage=all>.

Costanzo, William. "Reading, Writing and Thinking in an Age of Electronic Literacy." Selfe and Hilligoss 11-21.

Coughlin, Sean. "Google Bans Essay Writing Adverts." BBC News. 22 May 2007. 3 Aug. 2008. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6680457.stm>.

Cushman, Ellen, Eugene Kintgen, Barry Kroll, and Mike Rose, eds. Literacy: A Critical Sourcebook. New York: Bedford St. Martin's, 2001.

Hawisher, Gail E. and Cynthia L. Selfe, eds. Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1999.

Johnson, Steven. Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms The Way We Create and Communicate. New York: Basic, 1997.

Johnson-Eilola, Johndan. "Communication Breakdown: The Postmodern Space of Google." Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools. Eds. Byron Hawk, David Reider, and Ollie Oviedo. Electronic Mediations Ser. 22. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2008. 110-115.

Kelleher, Kevin. "Who's Afraid of Google? Everyone." Wired 13.12 (Dec 2005). 3 Aug 2008. <http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.12/google.html>.

Kelly, Kevin. "We Are The Web." Wired 13.08 (Aug 2005) 3 Aug 2008. <http://www.wired.com/wired/ archive/13.08/tech_pr.html>.

Kelly, Kevin. "Will We Let Google Make Us Smarter?" The Technium. Weblog entry. 11 Jun 2008. 3 Aug 2008. <http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/06/will_we_let_goo.php>.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew. "How Reading is Being Reimagined." Chronicle of Higher Education 54:15 (7 Dec. 2007): B20.

Kress, Gunther. Literacy in the New Media Age. Silicon Literacies Ser. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Lanham, Richard. The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1995.

Lanham, Richard. The Longman Guide to Revising Prose. New York: Longman, 2006.

MacFarquhar, Larissa.  "Who Cares if Johnny Can't Read? The Value of Books is Overstated. "  Slate 17 Apr 1997. 4 Aug 2008.  <http://slate.msn.com/id/3128/>.

McLuhan, Marshall, and Quentin Fiore. The Medium is the Message. 1967. Corte Madera, Calif.: Gingko, 2001.

McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media. 1964. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1994.

New London Group. "A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies." Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Future. Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, eds. New York: Routledge, 2000. 9-37.

Olson, Gary, ed. Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois UP, 2002.

Ong, Walter J. "Writing Is a Technology that Restructures Thought." Cushman, Kintgen, Kroll, and Rose 19-31.

Rich, Motoko. "Literacy Debate: Online R U Really Reading?" New York Times. 27 July 2008. 27 July 2008. <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/books/27reading.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>.

Selber, Stuart A. Multiliteracies for a Digital Age. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois UP, 2004.

Selfe, Cynthia L., and Gail E. Hawisher. Literate Lives in the Information Age. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.

Selfe, Cynthia L., and Richard J. Selfe, Jr. "The Politics of the Interface: Power and Its Exercise in Electronic Contact Zones." College Composition and Communication 45.4 (1994): 480-503.

Selfe, Cynthia L., Gail E. Hawisher, and Susan Hiligoss, eds. Literacy and Computers: The Complications of Teaching and Learning with Technology. Research and Scholarship in Composition Ser. New York: MLA, 1994.

Sheils, Merrill. "Why Johnny Can't Write." Newsweek 92 (8 Dec 1975): 58-65.

Siegel, Randy. "Op-Art." Cartoon. New York Times. 10 Oct. 2005. <http://www.nytimes.com/ imagepages/2005/10/10/opinion/1010opart.html>.

Smith, Catherine F. "Hypertextual Thinking." Selfe and Hilligoss 264-281.

Trimbur, John. "Delivering the Message: Typography and the Materiality of Writing." Olson 188-202.

Weinberger, David. Small Pieces, Loosely Joined. New York: Perseus, 2002.

Winner, Langdon. The Whale and The Reactor: A Search For Limits In An Age of High Technology. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1986.

"Who's Afraid of Google?" The Economist 30 Aug 2007. 3 Aug 2008. <http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9725272>.

Wysocki, Anne F. "Awaywithwords: On the Possibilities in Unavailable Designs." Computers and Composition 22 (2005) 55-62.

Wysocki, Anne F., and Dennis Lynch. Compose, Design, Advocate: A Rhetoric for Integrating Written, Visual, and Oral Communication. New York: Longman, 2007.

Wysocki, Anne F., and Johndan Johnson-Eilola. "Blinded by the Letter: Why Are We Using Literacy as a Metaphor for Everything Else?" Hawisher and Selfe 349-368.

Contact Information

Derek Mueller
Office: HBC 002
Fall '08 office hours: Thur., 11-Noon
Phone: (315) 708-3940
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"Google has been my best friend lately." -Anonymous student commenting on research-in-progress

googol n. - A fanciful name (not in formal use) for ten raised to the hundredth power (10100). -Oxford English Dictionary

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