"The Contestation of Multimodality in New Media Scholarship"

Ball, Cheryl E. (2009, Dec. 2). The contestation of multimodality in new media scholarship. Visual Culture Colloquium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

poster for talk, designed by Michele Melanie
poster for talk, designed by Michele Melanie

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy has been publishing digital media scholarship since 1996, and each new medium and digital technology offers authors changing ways that they can make meaning through visual, aural, linguistic, and other modes of communication. As editor of Kairos, it is my responsibility to understand the often cutting-edge and genre-bending moves authors make in their submissions to this rhetoric and composition journal. I will present a few examples of submissions (historical and recent) that required the staff and editorial board members to re-negotiate the ever-changing boundaries between ‘typical’ digital scholarship and “new media scholarship,” exemplified by the relationship between the visual and the linguistic (i.e., written).

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