Multimodal Theory & Pedagogy (Eng 495)

I taught this special topics English Studies graduate course during Spring 2011 at Illinois State University. The first half of the semester focused on theoretical readings of multimodality (e.g., Kress’s Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach, Murray’s NonDiscursive Rhetorics) and scholarly production (e.g., Fitzpatrick’s Planned Obsolescence). The second half switched to pedagogical approaches to teaching mulitmodal assignments (with readings that straddled the theoretical and praxis continuum, including O’Gorman’s E-Crit and Ball & Kalmbach’s RAW: Reading and Writing New Media).