Category Archives: Literacy

notes from the interblags

• Ira Socol’s post The Width of the World is an interesting read about social media tools. I don’t entirely agree with all his points, but he’s started a decent discussion about groupthink, time-wasting, and human relationships (arguing, largely, against … Continue reading

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Alexander (2008): Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy

Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies by Jonathan Alexander My review rating: 5 of 5 starsIn Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy, Jonathan Alexander argues that literacy and sexuality are intricately linked and argues that composition should pay attention to … Continue reading

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Sony Reader reflective commentary

I’ve finished my reflective commentary on using the Sony Reader in my graduate seminar and on possible redesigns for the Reader. I thought I’d share my commentary here. It’s a bit long (11.5 pages), so I’m attaching it to this … Continue reading

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sidewalk blogging

I took these pictures about a month ago, but thought of them again tonight. Someone on campus, “Nathan,” has started sidewalk blogging. This involves a “post” a day on a square of sidewalk in front of the library on campus, … Continue reading

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future of the book: as artifacts

The New York Times covers the new XKCD book: So, are we seeing an all-too-rare example of the triumph of print books over digital content? Does even an online legend like the 24-year-old Mr. Munroe crave the respectability of print? … Continue reading

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