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Brooke, Collin Gifford. Slideware 2.0: Taking Presentations Beyond the Desktop

DeVoss, Dànielle Nicole. Matters of Type

Toledo, Cheri. Web Conferencing Tools: Making Online Interactions Multimodal


Coover, Robert. (2000). Literary hypertext: The passing of the golden age. Feed Magazine, (Jeff Rice)

Birkerts, Sven, Guyer, Carolyn, Stein, Robert, & Joyce, Michael. (2000). Literary hypertext: Page versus pixel. Feed Magazine (Jane Lasarenko)


Viz. - Rhetoric, Visual Culture, Pedagogy. Computer Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas. (Rebekah Shultz Colby)


Anderson, Daniel, Benjamin, Bret, & Paredes-Holt, Bill. (1998). Connections: A guide to on-line writing. Allyn & Bacon. (Albert Rouzie)

Barber, John & Grigar, Dene (Eds.) (2000). New worlds, new words: Exploring pathways for writing about and in electronic environments. Hampton Press. (Diane Davis, Becky Rickly, Susan Lang, Geoff Sirc)

Barker, Thomas. (2003). Writing software documentation: A task-oriented approach (2nd ed.). Longman. (Jessica Reyman)

Baron, Dennis. (2007). A better pencil: Readers, writers, and the digital revolution.Oxford University Press. (Kate Pantelides)

Barrett, Edward, Levinson, Deborah A., & Lisanti, Suzana. (2001). The MIT guide to teaching web site design. MIT Press. (Janice L. Rozich)

Batschelet, Margaret. (2001). Web writing/web design. Longman. (Asao B. Inoue)

Bazerman, Charles & Prior, Paul A. (2003). What writing does and how it does it: An introduction to analyzing texts and textual practices. Erlbaum. (Tom Ferstle)

Bettig, Ronald V. (1996). Copyrighting culture: The political economy of intellectual property. Westview. (Barbara J. D'Angelo)

Biegel, Stuart. (2001). Beyond our control? Confronting the limits of our legal system in the age of cyberspace. MIT Press. (Brian O'Connell & Rae C. Schipke)

Birkerts, Sven. (1994). The Gutenberg elegies: The fate of reading in an electronic age. Faber & Faber. (Susan Lewis-Wallace)

Bogost, Ian. (2007). Persuasive games: The expressive power of videogames. MIT Press. (Jennifer DeWinter)

Bolter, Jay David. (2001). Writing space: Computers, hypertext, and the remediation of print (2nd ed.). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (Web Newbold)

Bolter, Jay David, & Grusin, Richard. (2000). Remediation: Understanding new media. MIT Press. (David Blakesley)

Borgman, Christine. (2007). Scholarship in the digital age: Information, infrastructure, and the Internet. MIT Press. (Cheryl Ball)

Bowdon, Melody, & Scott, J. Blake. Service-learning in technical and professional communication (2nd ed.). Longman. (Libby Allison, Chidsey Dickson)

Boyle, James. (1998). Shamans, software, and spleens: Law and the construction of the information society. Harvard University Press. (Paul Amore)

Brooke, Collin Gifford. (2009). Lingua fracta: Toward a rhetoric of new media. Hampton Press. (Casey Boyle)

Burden, Matthew Currier. (2006). The blog of war: Front-line dispatches from soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Simon & Schuster. (Patrick Thomas)

Burnett, Ron. (1995). Cultures of vision: Images, the media, and the imaginary. Indiana University Press. (Susan Lang)

Cambridge, Barbara L., Kahn, Susan, Tompkins, Daniel P., & Yancey, Kathleen Blake (Eds.). (2001). Electronic portfolios: Emerging practices in student, faculty, and institutional learning. AAHE. (Carl Whithaus)

Cherny, Lynn. (1999). Conversation and community: Chat in a virtual world. Center for the Study of Language and Information. (Janet Zepernick)

Cherny, Lynn, & Weise, Elizabeth Reba (Eds.). (1996). Wired women: Gender and new realities in cyberspace. Seal Press. (Robin A. Morris, Marcy Bauman)

Compaine, Benjamin M. (Ed.). (2001). The digital divide: Facing a crisis or creating a myth? MIT Press. (Barbara Monroe)

Cornford, James & Pollock, Neil. (2003). Putting the university online: Information, technology, and organizational change. Open University Press. (John Rothfork)

Costantion, Patricia M. & DeLorenzo, Mary N. (2001). Developing the professional teaching portfolio: A guide For success. Allyn & Bacon. (Rich Rice)

Crow, Angela. (2006). Aging literacies: Training and development challenges for faculty. Hampton Press. (Geoffrey C. Middlebrook)

David, Carol, & Richards, Anne R. (2008). Writing the visual: A practical guide for teachers of composition and communication. Parlor Press. (Claire Lutkewitte)

Dawn, Rodrigues. (1997). The research paper and the world wide web. Prentice-Hall. (Bradley Bleck, Response: Dawn Rodrigues)

Delagrange, Susan H. (2011). Technologies of wonder: Rhetorical practice in a digital world. Utah State University Press/Computers & Composition Digital Press. (Amber M. Stamper)

DeWitt, Scott Lloyd. (2001) Writing inventions: Identities, technologies, pedagogies. SUNY Press. (Tiffany Werth)

Dittrich, Yvonne, Floyd, Christine, & Klischewski, Ralf (Eds.). (2002). Social thinking — Software practice. MIT Press. (Tracy Clark)

Dock, Julie Bates (Ed.). (1996). The press of ideas: Readings for writers on print culture and the information age. Bedford, 1996. (Bob Whipple)

Doheny-Farina, Stephen. (1998). The wired neighborhood. Yale University Press. (Nick Carbone)

Douglas, J. Yellowlees. (2000). The end of books — Or books without end? Reading interactive narratives. University of Michigan Press. (Chris Dean)

Faigley, Lester, George, Diana, Palchik, Anna, & Selfe, Cynthia. (2003). Picturing texts. Norton, 2003. (Paul Michael Rogers)

Faigley, Lester & Selzer, Jack. Good reasons. Allyn & Bacon. (Ellen Strenski)

Farkas, David K. & Farkas, Jean B. (2002). Principles of web design. Allyn & Bacon. (Sheila F.T. Sandapen)

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. (2009). Planned obsolescence: Publishing, technology, and the future of the academy. MediaCommons Press & New York University Press. (Cheryl Ball)

Funkhouser, Chris. (2007). Prehistoric digital poetry: An archaeology of forms, 1959–1995. University of Alabama Press. (Julie Platt)

Galloway, Alexander, & Thacker, Eugene. (2007). The exploit: A theory of networks. University of Minnesota Press. (Lawrence Schwegler)

Gibson, Stephanie, & Oviedo, Ollie. (2000). The emerging cyberculture: Literacy, paradigm, and paradox. Hampton Press. (Jonathan Alexander)

Goldberg, Ken (Ed.). (2000). The robot in the garden: Telerobotics and telepistemology in the age of the Internet. MIT Press. (Tony Atkins)

Goldstein, Irwin L., & Ford, J. Kevin. (2002). Training in organizations: Needs assessment, development, and evaluation (4th ed.). Wadsworth. (Mike Thaman)

Graner Ray, Sheri. (2004). Gender inclusive game design: Expanding the market. Charles River Media. (Colleen A. Reilly)

Grau, Oliver. (2003). Virtual art: From illusion to immersion. MIT Press. (Laura Palmer)

Gray-Rosendale, Laura, & Gruber, Sibylle (Eds.). (2001). Alternative rhetorics: Challenges to the rhetorical tradition. SUNY Press. (Catherine Gabor)

Gronbaek, Kaj, & Trigg, Randall H. (1999). From web to workplace: designing open hypermedia systems. MIT Press. (Jim Porter)

Gruber, Sibylle (Ed.). (2000). Weaving a virtural web: Practical approaches to new information technologies. NCTE Press. (Christopher Sauer)

Gurak, Laura J. (2001). Cyberliteracy: Navigating the internet with awareness. Yale University Press. (Stephanie Vie)

Haas, Christina. (1996). Writing technology: Studies on the materiality of literacy. Erlbaum. (Lee Honeycutt)

Hacker, Diane. The Bedford handbook (5th ed.). Bedford, 1998. (Chitralekha De Duttagupta)

Hafner, Katie & Lyon, Matthew. (1996). Where wizards stay up late: The origins of the Internet. Simon and Schuster. (John F. Barber)

Hale, Constance (Ed.). (1996). Wired style: Principles of English usage in the eigital age. Hardwired. (Michael D. Berndt)

Hamp-Lyons, Liz, & Condon, William. (2000). Assessing the portfolio: Principles for practice, theory, and research. Hampton Press. (Carl Whithaus, Anthony Atkins, Liza Bruna, Tim McCormack, & Rich Rice)

Haraway, Donna, & Goodeve, Thryza. (2000). How like a leaf: An interview with Donna Haraway. Routledge. (Tony Scott)

Hariman, Robert, & Lucaites, John Louis. (2007). No caption needed: Iconic photographs, public culture, and liberal democracy. University of Chicago Press. (Diana Yildiz)

Harrington, Susanmarie, Rickly, Rebecca, & Day, Michael (Eds.). (2000). The online writing classroom. Hampton Press. (Patrice Fleck)

Harnack, Andrew, & Kleppinger, Eugene. (1998). Online! A reference guide to using Internet sources. St. Martin's Press. (Michael D. Berndt)

Haviland, Carol P., & Mullin, Joan. (2009). Who owns this text? Plagiarism, authorship, and disciplinary cultures. Utah State University Press. (Erin M. Presley)

Hawisher, Gail, LeBlanc, Paul, Moran, Chales, & Selfe, Cynthia (Eds.). (1996). Computers and the teaching of writing in American higher education, 1979-1994: A history. Ablex. (Ted Nellen, Kip Strasma, Susan Halter)

Hawisher, Gail, & Selfe, Cynthia (Eds.). (1999). Passions, pedagogies, and 21st century technologies. Utah State University Press & NCTE. (Lynley Loftin, Chandra Lewis-Qualls, Shannon Carter)

Hawisher, Gail, & Selfe, Cynthia (Eds.). (2000). Global literacies and the world-wide web. Routledge. (Debra Combs)

Hawk, Byron. (2007). A counter-history of composition: Toward methodologies of complexity. University of Pittsburgh Press. (Wesley Venus)

Haythornthwaite, Carolyn, & Kazner, Michelle M. (2004). Learning, culture, and community in online education: Research and practice. >New Peter Lang. (Nora Wright)

Hewett, Beth, & Ehmann, Christa. (2004). Preparing educators for online writing instruction. NCTE.(Keith Garrison)

Hilligoss, Susan. (2000). Visual communication: A writer's guide. Longman Press. (Tracy Clark)

Hockey, Susan. (2000) Electronic texts in the humanities: Principles and practice.. Oxford Univesity Press. (Gloria McMillan)

Hoffman, Eric, & Scheidenhelm, Carol. (2000). An introduction to teaching composition in an electronic environment. Allyn & Bacon. (Christopher Penna)

Holmevick, Jan Rune. (2012). Inter/vention: Free play in the age of electracy. MIT Press. (Carly Finseth)

Holmevick, Jan Rune, & Haynes, Cynthia. (1999). MOOniversity: A student's guide to online learning environments. Allyn & Bacon. (Katherine Wills)

Inman, James A., & Sewell, Donna N. (Eds.). (1999). Taking flight with OWLs: Examining electronic writing center work. Erlbaum. (Christopher W. Dean)

Johnson-Eilola, Johndan. (1997). Nostalgic angels: rearticulating hypertext writing. Ablex. (Mary Ann Eiler)

Jordan, Tim. (2000). Cyberpower: The culture and politics of cyberspace and the Internet. Routledge. (Alan Bilansky)

Keating, Anne B., & Hargitai, Joseph. (1999). The wired professor: A guide to incorporating the world wide web in college instruction. New York University Press. (Christopher Carter)

Kilbane, Clare R., & Milman, Natalie B. (2002). The digital teaching portfolio handbook: A how-to guide for educators. Allyn & Bacon. (Rich Rice)

Kimball, Miles. (2003). The web portfolio guide: Creating electronic portfolios. Longman Press. (Rich Rice)

Kimme Hea, Amy C. (Ed.). (2009). Going wireless: A critical exploration of wireless and mobile technologies for composition teachers and researchers. Hampton Press. (Keith L. Harms)

Kolb, David. (1995). Socrates in the labyrinth: Hypertext, argument, philosophy. Eastgate Systems. (Nick Carbone)

Kolko, Beth E., Regan, Alison E., & Romano, Susan (Eds.). (2001). Writing in an electronic world: A rhetoric with readings. Addison Wesley Longman. (Ruth Mirtz)

Kolko, Beth E., Nakamura, Lisa, & Rodman, Gilbert (Eds.). (2000). Race in cyberspace. Routledge. (Jeff Rice)

Kress, Gunther. (2009). Multimodality: A social semiotic approach to contemporary communication. Routledge. (Joe Weinberg)

Kurzweil, Ray. (1999). The age of spiritual machines: When computers exceed human intelligence. Penguin Books. (John McLaughlin)

Landow, George (Ed.). (1995). Writing at the edge: Student webs from Brown University. Eastgate Systems. (Douglas Eyman)

Lankshear, Colin, Snyder, Ilana, & Green, Bill. (2000). Teachers and techno-literacy: Managing literacy, technology, and learning in schools. Allen & Unwin. (Tracy Clark)

Lamberti, Adrienne P., & Richards, Anne R. (Eds.). (2011). Complex worlds: Digital culture, rhetoric, and professional communication. Routledge. (Vincent Robles)

Lay, Mary M., Gurak, Laura J., Gravon, Clare, & Myntti, Cynthia (Eds.). (2000). Body talk: Rhetoric, technology, reproduction. University of Wisconsin Press. (Danika Brown)

Liestøl, Gunnar, Morrison, Andrew, & Rasmussen, Terje (Eds.). (2003). Digital media revisited: Theoretical and conceptual innovation in digital domains. MIT Press. (Tiffany Craft Portewig)

Lovink, Geert. (2002). Uncanny networks: Dialogues with the virtual intelligentsia. MIT Press. (Matthew Bunce)

Lunsford, Andrea, & Connors, Robert. (1997). The everyday writer: A brief reference. St. Martin's Press. (Michael D. Berndt)

Mallon, Thomas. (1989). Stolen words: Forays into the origins and ravages of plagiarism.Ticknor & Fields. (Rebecca Moore Howard)

Manovich, Lev. (2001). The language of new Media.MIT Press. (Bradley Dilger)

McCaughey, Martha, & Ayers, Michael D. (Eds.). (2004). Cyberactivism: Online activism in theory and practice. Routledge. ( Kevin Eric De Pew, Jessica Singer)

McLuhan, Marshall. (2003). Understanding me: Lectures and interviews. Stephanie McLuhan & David Staines (Eds.). MIT Press. (Kevin Brooks)

McQuade, Donald & McQuade, Christine. (2000)/ Seeing and writing. Bedford. (Ellen Strenski)

McMillan, Linda A., & Berberet, William G. (Eds.). (2002). New academic compact: Revisioning the relationship between faculty and their institutions. Anker. (Gail Corso & Sandi Weiss)

Mikelonis, Victoria M., Betsinger, Signe T., & Kampf, Consance. (2004). Grant seeking in an electronic age. Pearson/Longman. (Angela Pettit)

Moulthrop, Stuart. (1995). Hegirascope. (John Tolva & David Balcom)

Murray, Janet. (1998). Hamlet on the holodeck: The future of narrative in cyberspace. MIT Press. (John McLaughlin)

Nakamura, Lisa. (2002). Cybertypes: Race, ethnicity, and identity on the Internet. Routledge. (Samantha Blackmon)

Nakamura, Lisa. (2007). Digitizing race: Visual cultures of the Internet. University of Minnesota Press. (Phill Alexander)

Negroponte, Nicholas. (1995). Being digital. Knopf. (TyAnna K. Herrington)

Noam, Elia M. (2001). Interconnecting the network of networks. MIT Press. (Bob Whipple)

Nunberg, Geoffrey (Ed.). (1996). The future of the book. University of California Press. (Lee Honeycutt)

O'Gorman, Marcel. (2006). E-Crit: Digital media, critical theory, and the humanities. University of Toronto Press. (Cheryl Ball)

O'Haire, Noreen, Froese-Germain, Bernie, & Lane-De Baie, Sandra (Eds.). (2003). Virtual education, real educators: Issues in online learning. Canadian Teachers' Federation. (Virginia Kuhn)

Palloff, Rena M. & Pratt, Keith. (1999). Building learning communities in cyberspace: Effective strategies for the online classroom. Jossey-Bass. (H. Brooke Hessler & Amy Rupiper Taggart)

Palmquist, Mike, Kiefer, Kate, Hartvigsen, James, & Goodlew, Barbara. (1998). Transitions: Teaching writing in computer-supported and traditional classrooms. Ablex. (Viktorija Todorovska)

Palmquist, Mike, & Zimmerman, Donald. Writing with a computer. Allyn & Bacon. (Dawn Rodrigues)

Penrose, Ann M. & Katz, Steven B. (2004). Writing in the sciences: Exploring conventions of scientific eiscourse (2nd ed.). Pearson Education. (Libby Allison)

Porter, James E. (1998). Rhetorical ethics and internetworked writing. Ablex. (Brad E. Lucas)

Purves, Alan. (1998). The web of text and the web of God. Guilford. (Myron Tuman)

Rice, Jeff. (2004). Writing about cool: Hypertext and cultural studies in the computer classroom. Longman Press. (Carl Whithaus)

Rose, Lance. (1995). Netlaw: Your rights in the online world. McGraw-Hill. (Barbara J. D'Angelo)

Selfe, Cynthia L. (1999). Technology and literacy in the twenty-first century: The importance of paying attention. Southern Illinois University Press. (Ellen Schendel)

Shamoon, Linda K., Howard, Rebecca Moore, Jamieson, Sandra, & Schwegler, Robert (Eds.). (2000). Coming of age: The advanced writing curriculum. Boynton/Cook,. (Laura Bartlett)

Singer, Peter. (2009). Wired for war: The robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century. Penguin Books. (Tony McGowan & Stephen Resch)

Sudol, Ronald A., & Horning, Alice S. (Eds.). (1999). The literacy connection. Hampton Press. (Jeffrey R. Galin)

Talbott, Stephen L. (1995). The future does not compute: Transcending the machines in our midst. O'Reilly & Associates. (Joshua L. Farber)

Thompson, Emily. (2002). The soundscapes of modernity: Architectural acoustics and the culture of listening in America, 1900-1933. MIT Press. (Marguerite Helmers)

Tofts, Darren, Jonson, Annemarie, & Cavallaro, Alessio (Eds.). (2003). Prefiguring cyberspace: An intellectual history. MIT Press. (Angelica Deangelis)

Tornow, Joan. (1997). Link/Age: Composing in the online classroom. Utah State University Press. (Joan Latchaw, David Silver, Susan Halter)

Turkle, Sherry. (1995). Life on the screen: Identity in the age of the Internet. Simon & Schuster. (Cynthia Haynes)

Ulmer, Gregory. (2003). Internet invention: From literacy to electracy. Longman Press. (Chidsey Dickson)

Wark, McKenzie. (2007). Gamer theory. Harvard University Press. (Scott Reed)

Warnick, Barbara. (2007). Rhetoric online: Persuasion and politics on the world wide web. Peter Lang. (Drew Loewe)

Warschauer, Mark. (1999). Electronic literacies: Language, culture, and power in online education. Erlbaum. (Kate Coffield)

Warschauer, Mark, & Kern, Richard (Eds.). (2000). Network-based language teaching: Concepts and practices. Cambridge University Press. (Bryan Smith)

Willinsky, John. (2006). The access principle: The case for open access to research and scholarship. MIT Press. (Cheryl Ball)

Worsham, Lynn, & Olson, Gary (Eds.). (2008). Plugged in: Technology, rhetoric, and culture in a posthuman age. Hampton Press. (Steven K. Holmes)

Yagelski, Robert P. (2001). Literacies and technologies: A reader for contemporary writers. Addison Wesley Longman. (Keith Dorwick)


Melissinos, Chris, curator. (2011). The art of videogames. Exhibited at Smithsonian American Art Museum February 14 – April 17, 2011. (Jennifer deWinter, Anthony Russo. DJ White, Elias Aoude)


ACW-L. Plagiarism Thread. October 1997. (Bill Marsh)


A Review of NMEDIAC: The Journal of New Media and Culture. (Cheryl E. Ball)


Ceilidh. (1997). Lilikoi Software. (Jake Shewmake)

CONNECT. (1997). W.W. Norton. (Ann Woodlief)

Digital Video Production in Post-Secondary English Classrooms at Three Universities. (Melissa Meeks & Alex Ilyasova)

InSite. (2003). Wadsworth. (Valerie Balester)

Moxley, Joseph. (2003). College writing online. Longman. (Matthew Barton)

Palmquist, Mike. (2002). Research assistant hyperfolio for English. Bedford/St.Martin's Press. (Jeffrey Cain)

Various Writing Software Programs. (Peter Sands)


WebWhacker. (1998). Blue Squirrel. (Richard Long)

Contingent Faculty Web Sites. (James McDonald)

Kairos Critique: Kudos and Curses for an Online Journal. (Dennis G. Jerz)

Various OWLs. (Beth Balkus, et al.)

Walt Whitman on the Web: "I Sing the Body Electric." (Charles B. Green)