"Digital Scholarship and the Future of Composition Studies"

Ball, Cheryl E, & Blair, Kristine. (2008, April 2). Digital scholarship and the future of composition studies: A call to action. Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition & Communication. New Orleans, LA.

The Research Network Forum (RNF) is a pre-conference all-day workshop for graduate students and junior scholars who are mentored on current research projects by senior scholars in the field of rhetoric and composition. During this shared plenary talk, Kris Blair (editor of Computers and Composition Online) spoke about professional development and Preparing Future Faculty in regards to the need to include digital media in graduate program curricula, including encouraging students to publish digital scholarship. I followed Blair and spoke about the current state of digital scholarship in the humanities, summing up with tips for graduate students, junior faculty, and senior faculty about publishing (and supporting the “counting” of) digital scholarship in their respective departments.

accompanying materials

  • RNF talk (mp3 audio file of my portion of talk)