Multimedia Comp for Rhet-Comp Theory

Four readings.

  • George
  • Bezemer and Kress
  • Marback
  • Kress

Two of these will help you design. All four will help you consider.

What should we do?

Design and compose a multimodal work in Medium, Prezi, Inkle, Storify in which you develop

  • A theory or sketch of a pedagogy of multimodality.
  • A response to one of the readings we’ve done on multimodal comp pedagogy
  • A dialogue between two of the readings we’ve done on multimodal comp pedagogy
  • A multimodal essay on a question of power

How to proceed

Choose your writing space. Learn the writing space. Use the affordances.

Use images and text and links, as well as affordances offered by the writing space you’re working in. These will include titles, headings, captions, links, callouts in Medium, tweets and other social media in circulation. Scholarly textual affordances include quotations, summaries, outlines, paraphrases, citations, tocs, indexes, poetic forms, rhetorical modes …. and the semioses they embody such as sequence, hierarchy, collocation, aggregation, cultural and formal framing …. reading pathsZx, manners of rhetorical style, register ….

Some Suggestions

Design for meaning, not aesthetics.

Design the work. Take time to redesign it as you need.

Start with a significant question to address in the work.

Consult the index if you’re unsure of a term or want to explore an idea in more detail.

You don’t have to use the writing spaces as they are intended. If you use Prezi, you do not have to make a PPT presentation. Use it more broadly than that. You do not have to use Inlkewriter as a linear sequence …

Some links