This handbook brings together scholars from around the globe who here contribute to our understanding of how digital rhetoric is changing the landscape of writing. Increasingly, all of us must navigate networks of information, compose not just with computers but an array of
mobile devices, increase our technological literacy, and understand the changing dynamics of authoring, writing, reading, and publishing in a world of rich and complex texts. Given such changes, and given the diverse ways in which younger generations of college students are writing, communicating, and designing texts in multimediated, electronic environments, we need to consider how the very act of writing itself is undergoing potentially fundamental changes. These changes are being addressed increasingly by the emerging field of digital rhetoric, a field that
attempts to understand the rhetorical possibilities and affordances of writing, broadly defined, in a wide array of digital environments. Of interest to both researchers and students, this volume provides insights about the fields of rhetoric, writing, composition, digital media, literature, and multimodal studies.

Introduction: What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Digital Writing and Rhetoric?

(Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes)

Part I: Cultural and Historical Contexts

1. Digital Writing Matters

(Dànielle Nicole DeVoss)

2. A Tale of Two Tablets: Tracing Intersections of Materiality, the Body, and Practices of Communication

(Ben McCorkle)

3. Multimodality Before and Beyond the Computer

(Jason Palmeri)

4. English Composition as a Sonic Practice

(Byron Hawk and Greg Stuart)

5. Writing With a Soldering Iron: On the Art of Making Attention

(Marcel O’Gorman)

Part II: Beyond Writing)

6. "With Fresh Eyes": Notes toward the Impact of New Technologies on Composing

(Kathleen Blake Yancey)

7. Devices and Desires: A Complicated Narrative of Mobile Writing and Device-Driven Ecologies

(Aimee C. Mapes and Amy C. Kimme Hea)

8. The Material, Embodied Practices of Composing with Technologies

(Pamela Takayoshi and Derek Van Ittersum)

9. Sonic Ecologies as a Path for Activism

(Mary E. Hocks)

10. Making and Remaking the Self though Digital Writing

(Julie Faulkner)

Part III: Being Rhetorical and Digital

11. Social Media as Multimodal Composing: Networked Rhetorics and Writing in a Digital Age

(Stephanie Vie)

12. Ethos, Trust, and the Rhetoric of Digital Writing in Scientific and Technical Discourse

(Laura J. Gurak)

13. When Walls Can Talk: Animate Cities and Digital Rhetoric

(Elizabeth Losh)

14. #NODAPL: Distributed Rhetorical Praxis at Standing Rock

(Michael Schandorf and Athina Karatzogianni)

15. Digital Art + Activism: A Focus on QTPOC Digital Environments as Rhetorical Gestures of Coalition and Un/Belonging

(Ana Milena Ribero and Adela C. Licona)

16. remixtherhetoric

(Mark Amerika)

17. Making Space for Non-Normative Expressions of Rhetoricity

(Allison H. Hitt)

Part IV: Selves and Subjectivities

18. Posthumanism as Postscript

(Casey Boyle)

19. A Land-Based Digital Design Rhetoric 

(Kristin L. Arola)

20. Technofeminist Storiographies: Talking Back to Gendered Rhetorics of Technology

(Kristine L. Blair)

21. Keeping Safe (and Queer)

(Zarah C. Moeggenberg)

22. The Invisible Life of Elliot Rodger: Social Media and the Documentation of a Tragedy

(Carol Burke and Jonathan Alexander)

23. Writing with Robots and Other Curiosities of the Age of Machine Rhetorics

(William Hart-Davidson)


Part V: Regulation and Control

24. Rhetoric, Copyright, Techne: The Regulation of Social Media Production and Distribution.

(James E. Porter)

25. Mediated Authority: The Effects of Technology on Authorship  

(Chad Seader, Jason Markins, and Jordan Canzonetta)

26. Privacy as Cultural Choice and Resistance in the Age of Recommender Systems

(Mihaela Popescu and Lemi Baruh)

27. Implications of Persuasive Computer Algorithms

(Estee Beck)

28. Wielding Power and Doxing Data: How Personal Information Regulates and Controls our Online Selves

(Les Hutchinson)

29. It’s Never About What It’s About: Audio-Visual Writing, Experiential-Learning Documentary, and the Forensic Art of Assessment

(Bump Halbritter and Julie Lindquist)

30. The Tests that Bind: Future Literacies, Common Core, and Educational Politics

(Carl Whithaus)

Part VI: Multimodality, Transmediation and Participatory Cultures

31. Beyond Modality: Rethinking Transmedia Composition through a Queer/Trans Digital Rhetoric

(William P. Banks)

32. Hip-Hop Rhetoric and Multimodal Digital Writing

(Regina Dutheley)

33. Autoethnographic Blogart Exploring Postdigital Relationships between Digital and Hebraic Writing

(Mel Alexenberg)

34. Modes of Meaning, Modes of Engagement: Pragmatic Intersections of Adaptation Theory and Multimodal Composition

(Bri Lafond and Kristen Macias)

35. Virtual Postures

(Jeff Rice)

36. Participatory Media and the Lusory Turn: Paratextuality and Let’s Play

(Ingrid Richardson)

Part VII: The Politics and Economics of Digital Writing and Rhetoric

37. Digital Media Ethics and Rhetoric

(Heidi A. McKee and James E. Porter)

38. Toward a Digital Cultural Rhetoric

(Angela M. Haas)

39. Exploitation, Alienation, and Liberation: Interpreting the Political Economy of Digital Writing

(Kylie Jarrett)

40. The Politics of the (Soundwriting) Interface

(Steven Hammer)

41. "Just Not the Future:" Taking on Digital Writing

(Stuart Moulthrop)