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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. "Literary Hypertext: The Passing of the Golden Age." Feed Magazine 2000: (Jeff Rice)

"Literary Hypertext: Page Versus Pixel." Feed Magazine 2000: (Jane Lasarenko)


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


Anderson, Daniel, Bret Benjamin and Bill Paredes-Holt. Connections: A Guide to On-Line Writing. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998. (Albert Rouzie)

Barber, John and Dene Grigar, eds. New Worlds, New Words: Exploring Pathways for Writing About and in Electronic Environments. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton P, 2000. (Diane Davis, Becky Rickly, Susan Lang, Geoff Sirc)

Barker, Thomas. Writing Software Documentation: A Task-Oriented Approach. 2nd Edition. NY: Longman, 2003. (Jessica Reyman)

Baron, Dennis. A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. (Kate Pantelides)

Barrett, Edward, Deborah A. Levinson, and Suzana Lisanti. The MIT Guide to Teaching Web Site Design. Boston: MIT P, 2001. (Janice L. Rozich)

Batschelet, Margaret. Web Writing/Web Design. NY: Longman, 2001. (Asao B. Inoue)

Bazerman, Charles and Paul A. Prior. What Writing Does and How It Does It: An Introduction to Analyzing Texts and Textual Practices. London: Erlbaum, 2003. (Tom Ferstle)

Bettig, Ronald V. Copyrighting Culture: The Political Economy of Intellectual Property. Westview, 1996. (Barbara J. D'Angelo)

Biegel, Stuart. Beyond Our Control? Confronting the Limits of Our Legal System in the Age of Cyberspace. Boston: MIT P, 2001. (Brian O'Connell and Rae C. Schipke)

Birkerts, Sven. The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age. Winchester, MA: Faber and Faber, 1994. (Susan Lewis-Wallace)

Bogost, Ian. Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames. Boston: MIT Press, 2007. (Jennifer DeWinter)

Bolter, Jay David. Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print. 2nd Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001. (Web Newbold)

Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. MIT P, 2000. (David Blakesley)

Borgman, Christine. Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. Cambrdige: MIT Press, 2007. (Cheryl Ball)

Bowdon, Melody and J. Blake Scott. Service-Learning in Technical and Professional Communication. 2nd Ed. NY: Longman, 2003. (Libby Allison)

Bowdon, Melody and J. Blake Scott. Service-Learning in Technical and Professional Communication. 2nd Ed. NY: Longman, 2003. (Chidsey Dickson)

Boyle, James. Shamans, Software, and Spleens: Law and the Construction of the Information Society. Boston: Harvard UP, 1998. (Paul Amore)

Brooke, Collin Gifford. Lingua Fracta: Toward a Rhetoric of New Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009. (Casey Boyle)

Burden, Matthew Currier. The Blog of War: Front-Line Dispatches from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. (Patrick Thomas)

Burnett, Ron. Cultures of Vision: Images, the Media, and the Imaginary. IN: Indiana UP, 1995. (Susan Lang)

Cambridge, Barbara L., Susan Kahn, Daniel P. Tompkins, and Kathleen Blake Yancey, eds. Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning. Washington, D.C.: AAHE, 2001. (Carl Whithaus)

Cherny, Lynn. Conversation and Community: Chat in a Virtual World. Center for the Study of Language and Information, 1999. (Janet Zepernick)

Cherny, Lynn, and Elizabeth Reba Weise, eds. Wired Women: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace. Seattle: Seal P, 1996. (Robin A. Morris, Marcy Bauman)

Compaine, Benjamin M., ed. The Digital Divide: Facing a Crises or Creating a Myth? Boston: MIT P, 2001. (Barbara Monroe)

Cornford, James and Neil Pollock. Putting the University Online: Information, Technology and Organizational Change. London: Open UP, 2003. (John Rothfork)

Costantion, Patricia M. and Mary N. DeLorenzo. Developing the Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide For Success. NY: Allyn & Bacon, 2001. (Rich Rice)

Crow, Angela. Aging Literacies: Training and Development Challenges for Faculty. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, 2006. (Geoffrey C. Middlebrook)

David, Carol, and Anne R. Richards. Writing the Visual: A Practical Guide for Teachers of Composition and Communication. West Lafayette: Parlor Press, 2008. (Claire Lutkewitte)

Dawn, Rodrigues. The Research Paper and the World Wide Web. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, 1997. (Bradley Bleck, Response: Dawn Rodrigues)

Delagrange, Susan H. Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press/Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2011. Available from (Amber M. Stamper)

DeWitt, Scott Lloyd. Writing Inventions: Identities, Technologies, Pedagogies. NY: SUNY P, 2001. (Tiffany Werth)

Dittrich, Yvonne, Christiane Floyd, and Ralf Klischewski, eds. Social Thinking--Software Practice. Cambridge: MIT P, 2002. (Tracy Clark)

Dock, Julie Bates, ed. The Press of Ideas: Readings for Writers on Print Culture and the Information Age. Boston: Bedford, 1996. (Bob Whipple)

Doheny-Farina, Stephen. The Wired Neighborhood. Yale UP, 1998. (Nick Carbone)

Douglas, J. Yellowlees. The End of Books--Or Books Without End? Reading Interactive Narratives. Ann Arbor: U Michigan P, 2000. (Chris Dean)

Faigley, Lest, Diana George, Anna Palchik, and Cynthia Selfe. Picturing Texts. NY: Norton, 2003. (Paul Michael Rogers)

Faigley, Lester and Jack Selzer. Good Reasons. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000. (Ellen Strenski)

Farkas, David K. and Jean B. Farkas. Principles of Web Design. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2002. (Sheila F.T. Sandapen)

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. MediaCommons Press and New York: New York University Press, 2009. (Cheryl Ball)

Funkhouser, Chris. Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 2007. (Julie Platt)

Galloway, Alexander and Eugene Thacker. The Exploit: A Theory of Networks. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 2007. (Lawrence Schwegler)

Gibson, Stephanie, and Ollie Oviedo. The Emerging Cyberculture: Literacy, Paradigm, and Paradox. Hampton P, 2000. (Jonathan Alexander)

Goldberg, Ken, ed. The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet. MIT P, 2000. (Tony Atkins)

Goldstein, Irwin L. and J. Kevin Ford. Training in Organizations: Needs Assessment, Development, and Evaluation. 4/e. Boston: Wadsworth, 2002. (Mike Thaman)

Graner Ray, Sheri. Gender Inclusive Game Design: Expanding the Market. Hingham, MA: Charles River Media, 2004. (Colleen A. Reilly)

Grau, Oliver. Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion. Boston: MIT P, 2003. (Laura Palmer)

Gray-Rosendale, Laura, and Sibylle Gruber, eds. Alternative Rhetorics: Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition. SUNY P, 2001. (Catherine Gabor)

Gronbaek, Kaj, and Randall H. Trigg. From Web to Workplace: Designing Open Hypermedia Systems. MIT P, 1999. (Jim Porter)

Gruber, Sibylle, ed. Weaving a Virtural Web: Practical Approaches to New Information Technologies. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2000. (Christopher Sauer)

Gurak, Laura J. Cyberliteracy: Navigating the Internet With Awareness. Yal UP, 2001. (Stephanie Vie)

Haas, Christina. Writing Technology: Studies on the Materiality of Literacy. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1996. (Lee Honeycutt)

Hacker, Diane. The Bedford Handbook, 5th ed. Boston: Bedford, 1998. (Chitralekha De Duttagupta)

Hafner, Katie and Matthew Lyon. Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1996. (John F. Barber)

Hale, Constance, ed. Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age. San Francisco: Hardwired, 1996. (Michael D. Berndt)

Hamp-Lyons, Liz, and William Condon. Assessing the Portfolio: Principles for Practice, Theory & Research. NY: Hampton P, 2000. (Carl Whithaus, Anthony Atkins, Liza Bruna, Tim McCormack, and Rich Rice)

Haraway, Donna and Thryza Goodeve. How Like a Leaf: An Interview with Donna Haraway. London: Routledge, 2000. (Tony Scott)

Hariman, Robert and John Louis Lucaites. No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. (Diana Yildiz)

Harrington, Susanmarie, Rebecca Rickly, and Michael Day, eds. The Online Writing Classroom. NY: Hampton, 2000. (Patrice Fleck)

Harnack, Andrew, and Eugene Kleppinger. Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources. NY: St. Martin's, 1998. (Michael D. Berndt)

Haviland, Carol P., and Joan Mullin. Who Owns This Text? Plagiarism, Authorship, and Disciplinary Cultures. Utah State University Press, 2009. (Erin M. Presley)

Hawisher, Gail, et al., eds. Computers and the Teaching of Writing in American Higher Education, 1979-1994: A History. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1996. (Ted Nellen, Kip Strasma, Susan Halter)

Hawisher, Gail, and Cynthia Selfe. Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies. Utah State Press and NCTE, 1999. (Lynley Loftin, Chandra Lewis-Qualls, Shannon Carter)

Hawisher, Gail, and Cynthia Selfe, eds. Global Literacies and the World-Wide Web. London: Routledge, 2000. (Debra Combs)

Hawk, Byron. A Counter-History of Composition: Toward Methodologies of Complexity. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007. (Wesley Venus)

Haythornthwaite, Carolyn, and Michelle M. Kazner. Learning, Culture and Community in Online Education: Research and Practice. >New York: Peter Lang, 2004. (Nora Wright)

Hewett, Beth, and Christa Ehmann. Preparing Educators for Online Writing Instruction. Urbana: NCTE, 2004.(Keith Garrison)

Hilligoss, Susan. Visual Communication: A Writer's Guide. NY: Longman, 2000. (Tracy Clark)

Hoffman, Eric and Carol Scheidenhelm. An Introduction to Teaching Composition in an Electronic Environment. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000. (Christopher Penna)

Holmevick, Jan Rune. Inter/vention: Free Play in the Age of Electracy. Cambridge, MIT Press, 2012. (Carly Finseth)

Holmevick, Jan Rune and Cynthia Haynes. MOOniversity: A Student's Guide to Online Learning Environments. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999. (Katherine Wills)

Inman, James A. and Donna N. Sewell, eds. Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1999. (Christopher W. Dean)

Johnson-Eilola, Johndan. Nostalgic Angels: Rearticulating Hypertext Writing. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1997. (Mary Ann Eiler)

Jordan, Tim. Cyberpower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace and the Internet. London: Routledge, 2000. (Alan Bilansky)

Keating, Anne B. and Joseph Hargitai. The Wired Professor: A Guide to Incorporating the World Wide Web in College Instruction. NY: New York UP, 1999. (Christopher Carter)

Kilbane, Clare R. and Natalie B. Milman. The Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook: A How To Guide for Educators. NY: Allyn & Bacon, 2002. (Rich Rice)

Kimball, Miles. The Web Portfolio Guide: Creating Electronic Portfolios. NY: Longman, 2003. (Rich Rice)

Kimme Hea, Amy C., ed. Going Wireless: A Critical Exploration of Wireless and Mobile Technologies for Composition Teachers and Researchers. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009. (Keith L. Harms)

Kolb, David. Socrates in the Labyrinth: Hypertext, Argument, Philosophy. Eastgate <>. (Nick Carbone)

Kolko, Beth E., Alison E. Regan, and Susan Romano, eds. Writing in an Electronic World: A Rhetoric with Readings. NY: Addison Wesley Longman, 2001. (Ruth Mirtz)

Kolko, Beth E., Lisa Nakamura, and Gilbert Rodman, eds. Race in Cyberspace. London: Routledge, 2000. (Jeff Rice)

Kress, Gunther. Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication. London: Routledge, 2009. (Joe Weinberg)

Kurzweil, Ray. The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. Penguin, 1999. (John McLaughlin)

Landow, George, ed. Writing at the Edge: Student Webs from Brown University. Eastgate <> 1995. (Douglas Eyman)

Lankshear, Colin and Ilana Snyder, with Bill Green. Teachers and Techno-Literacy: Managing Literacy, Technology and Learning in Schools. Allen and Unwin, 2000. (Tracy Clark)

Lamberti, Adrienne P. & Anne R. Richards, eds. Complex Worlds: Digital Culture, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication (Vincent Robles)

Lay, Mary M., Laura J. Gurak, Clare Gravon, and Cynthia Myntti, eds. Body Talk: Rhetoric, Technology, Reproduction. Madison, WI: U Wisconsin P, 2000. (Danika Brown)

Liestøl, Gunnar, Andrew Morrison, and Terje Rasmussen, eds. Digital Media Revisited: Theoretical and Conceptual Innovation in Digital Domains. Boston: MIT P, 2003. (Tiffany Craft Portewig)

Lovink, Gerrt. Uncanny Networks: Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia. Cambridge: MIT P, 2002. (Matthew Bunce)

Lunsford, Andrea and Robert Connors. The Everyday Writer: A Brief Reference. NY: St. Martin's, 1997. (Michael D. Berndt)

Mallon, Thomas. Stolen Words: Forays into the Origins and Ravages of Plagiarism. NY: Ticknor and Fields, 1989. (Rebecca Moore Howard)

Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media. Boston: MIT P, 2001. (Bradley Dilger)

McCaughey, Martha and Michael D. Ayers, eds. Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice. NY: Routledge, 2004. (Jessica Singer)

McCaughey, Martha and Michael D. Ayers, eds. Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice. NY: Routledge, 2004. (Kevin Eric De Pew)

McLuhan, Stephanie and David Staines, eds. Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews. Boston: MIT P, 2003. (Kevin Brooks)

McQuade, Donald and Christine McQuade. Seeing and Writing. Boston: Bedford, 2000. (Ellen Strenski)

McMillan, Gloria. Electronic Texts in the Humanities. NY: Oxford UP, 2000. (Gloria McMillan)

McMillan, Linda A. and William G. Berberet, eds. New Academic Compact: Revisioning the Relationship between Faculty and Their Institutions. Bolton, MA: Anker, 2002. (Gail Corso and Sandi Weiss)

Mikelonis, Victoria M., Signe T. Betsinger, and Constance Kampf. Grant Seeking in an Electronic Age. NY: Pearson/Longman, 2004. (Angela Pettit)

Moulthrop, Stuart. Hegirascope. Eastgate. (John Tolva and David Balcom)

Murray, Janet. Hamlet on the Holodeck. MIT, 1998. (John McLaughlin)

Nakamura, Lisa. Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. London: Routledge, 2002. (Samantha Blackmon)

Nakamura, Lisa. Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 2007. (Phill Alexander)

Negroponte, Nicholas. Being Digital. NY: Knopf, 1995. (TyAnna K. Herrington)

Noam, Elia M. Interconnecting the Network of Networks. Boston: MIT P, 2001. (Bob Whipple)

Nunberg, Geoffrey, ed. The Future of the Book. CA: U CA P, 1996. (Lee Honeycutt)

O'Gorman, Marcel. E-Crit: Digital Media, Critical Theory, and the Humanities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. (Cheryl Ball)

O'Haire, Noreen, Bernie Froese-Germain, and Sandra Lane-De Baie, eds. Virtual Education, Real Educators: Issues in Online Learning. Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa: 2003. (Virginia Kuhn)

Palloff, Rena M. and Keith Pratt. Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999. (H. Brooke Hessler and Amy Rupiper Taggart)

Palmquist, Mike, et al. Transitions: Teaching Writing in Computer-Supported and Traditional Classrooms. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1998. (Viktorija Todorovska)

Palmquist, Mike, and Donald Zimmerman. Writing with a Computer. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998. (Dawn Rodrigues)

Penrose, Ann M. and Steven B. Katz. Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse. 2/E. NY: Pearson Education, 2004. (Libby Allison)

Porter, James E. Rhetorical Ethics and Internetworked Writing. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1998. (Brad E. Lucas)

Purves, Alan. The Web of Text and the Web of God. NY: Guilford, 1998. (Myron Tuman)

Rice, Jeff. Writing About Cool: Hypertext and Cultural Studies in the Computer Classroom. NY: Longman, 2004. (Carl Whithaus)

Rose, Lance. Netlaw: Your Rights in the Online World. CA: McGraw-Hill, 1995. (Barbara J. D'Angelo)

Selfe, Cynthia L. Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: The Importance of Paying Attention. Southern Illinois UP, 1999. (Ellen Schendel)

Shamoon, Linda K., Rebecca Moore Howard, Sandra Jamieson, and Robert Al Schwegler, eds. Coming of Age: The Advanced Writing Curriculum. Boynton/Cook, 2000. (Laura Bartlett)

Singer, Peter. Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-first Century. New York: Penguin, 2009. (Tony McGowan and Stephen Resch)

Sudol, Ronald A., and Alice S. Horning, eds. The Literacy Connection. Hampton P, 1999. (Jeffrey R. Galin)

Talbott, Stephen L. The Future Does Not Compute: Transcending the Machines in Our Midst. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reily, 1995. (Joshua L. Farber)

Thompson, Emily. The Soundscapes of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933. Cambridge, MA: MIT P, 2002. (Marguerite Helmers)

Tofts, Darren, Annemarie Jonson, and Alessio Cavallaro, eds. Prefiguring Cyberspace: An Intellectual History. Boston: MIT P, 2003. (Angelica Deangelis)

Tornow, Joan. Link/Age: Composing in the Online Classroom. Utah: Utah State UP, 1997. (Joan Latchaw, David Silver, Susan Halter)

Turkle, Sherry. Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1995. (Cynthia Haynes)

Ulmer, Gregory. Internet Invention: From Literacy to Electracy. NY: Longman, 2003. (Chidsey Dickson)

Wark, McKenzie. Gamer Theory. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. (Scott Reed)

Warnick, Barbara. Rhetoric Online: Persuasion and Politics on the World Wide Web. New York: Peter Lang, 2007. (Drew Loewe)

Warschauer, Mark. Electronic Literacies: Language, Culture and Power in Online Education. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1999. (Kate Coffield)

Warschauer, Mark, and Richard Kern, eds. Network-based Language Teaching: Concepts and Practice. Cambridge UP, 2000. (Bryan Smith)

Willinsky, John. The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. Cambrdige: MIT Press, 2006. (Cheryl Ball)

Worsham, Lynn, and Gary Olson, eds. Plugged In: Technology, Rhetoric and Culture in a Posthuman Age. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2008. (Steven K. Holmes)

Yagelski, Robert P. Literacies and Technologies: A Reader for Contemporary Writers. Addison Wesley Longman, 2001. (Keith Dorwick)


Melissinos, Chris, Curator. "The Art of Videogames" Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum. (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. Lilikoi Software. (Jake Shewmake)

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

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

InSite. NY: Wadsworth, 2003. (Valerie Balester)

Moxley, Joseph. College Writing Online. NY: Longman, 2003. (Matthew Barton)

Palmquist, Mike. Research Assistant Hyperfolio for English. Boston, Bedford/St.Martin's P, 2002. (Jeffrey Cain)

Various Writing Software Programs. (Peter Sands)


Blue Squirrel. WebWhacker. <>. (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)