Writing and the Digital Generation: Essays on New Media Rhetoric

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Overview

"This collection explores topics too often overlooked by traditional academic scholarship, though critical to an exploration of rhetoric and popular culture, including fan fiction, reality television, blogging, online role-playing games, and Fantasy Football. Both scholarly and engaging, this text draws rhetorical studies into the digital age"--Provided by publisher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786437207
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Urbanski is an assistant professor of English. She lives in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction: Blurring Rhetorical Borders Heather Urbanski 3

I React: Maintaining a Fan Community

Essays

1 The Inter(Active) Soap Opera Viewer: Fantastic Practices and Mediated Communities Melissa Ames 19

2 Going Deep: What Online Sports Culture Teaches Us About the Rhetorical Future of Social Networks Michael R. Trice 33

3 Spoiling Heroes, Enhancing Our Viewing Pleasure: NBC's Heroes and the Re-Shaping of the Televisual Landscape Marina Hassapopoulou 45

4 History, the Trace, and Fandom Wank Karen Hellekson 58

5 Writing Wonder Women: How Playful Resistance Leads to Sustained Authorial Participation at Sequential Tart Kimberly DeVries 70

Profiles

6 What the Frell Happened? Rhetorical Strategies of the Farscape Community Sean Morey 83

7 The Realtime Forum Fan Thomas B. Cavanagh 86

8 "As Seen on The Colbert Report": Or, Why I Love Reality TV Georgiana O. Miller 90

II Re-Mix: Participating in Established Narratives

Essays

9 Making Our Voices Heard: Young Adult Females Writing Participatory Fan Fiction Susanna Coleman 95

10 Dungeons and Dragons for Jocks: Trash Talking and Viewing Habits of Fantasy Football League Participants Julie L. Rowse 106

11 Alternate Universes on Video: Ficvid and the Future of Narrative Kim Middleton 117

Profiles

12 Dean, Mai and Snape Walk into a Bar: Lessons in Crossing Over Julie Larsen 132

13 Stars of a Different Variety: Stealth Teaching Through Fanfic Kristine Larsen 135

III Re-Create: Creating Narratives within Established Frames

Essays

14 Writing and Rhetoric for a Ludic Democracy: YouTube, Fandom, and Participatory Pleasure Diane Penrod141

15 World of Rhetcraft: Rhetorical Production and Raiding in World of Warcraft Christopher Paul 152

16 Rekindling Rhetoric: Oratory and Marketplace Culture in Guild Wars Matthew S. S. Johnson 162

17 Virtual Guerrillas and a World of Extras: Shooting Machinima in Second Life Mark Pepper 174

18 Remix, Play, and Remediation: Undertheorized Composing Practices Andréa Davi Suzanne Webb Dundee Lackey Dànielle Nicole DeVoss 186

Profiles

19 Conf(us)(ess)ions of a Videogame Role-Player Zach Waggoner 198

20 Born Again in a Fictional Universe: A Participant Portrait of EVE Online Harald Warmelink 201

21 A Place to Call Home: The Experience of One Guild Char in World of Warcraft Wendi Jewell 204

22 Magic Canvas: Digital Building Blocks Catherine McDonald 207

IV Teaching the Digital Generation

Essays

23 Encouraging Feedback: Responding to Fan Fiction at Different Colored Pens Juli Parrish 213

24 MetaSpace: Meatspacc and Blogging Intersect Elizabeth Kleinfeld 226

25 Meeting the Digital Generation in the Classroom: A Reflection on the Obstacles Heather Urbanski 239

Profiles

26 Making Dorothy Parker My MySpace Friend: A Classroom Application for Social Networks Ashley Andrews 252

27 Novel Cartographies, New Correspondences Jentery Sayers 255

About the Contributors 259

Index 265

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Need eTextbook version for my Nook

    Great book and very relevant. I love the chapter on Soap Operas audience responsiveness as a model for new media!
    In the age of digitalization with a book about writing in the digital age, this book should be available for my Nook. It IS available for Kindle.
    Please notify me when it is ready for download. I need a lighter version to carry around than paperback.
    Thanks!

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