"Combining Academic and Aesthetic Practices in New Media"

Ball, Cheryl E. (2007, March 31). Composing from the underground: Combining academic and aesthetic practices in new media. Jacobson Symposium in Teaching with Technology. Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

In this keynote, I draw on Joe Marshall Hardin’s (2001) descriptions from Opening Spaces on English studies and aestheticism and the binaries between high and low art cultures, as represented by literature and composition studies. In speaking about aesthetic versus academic literacies, I discuss a sample new media text that a student produced (Robert Watkins’ “Words are the Ultimate Abstraction”) and show how new media production in our classes can bridge the gap between high and low literacies.

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