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Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games: Reshaping Theory and Practice of Writing
     

Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games: Reshaping Theory and Practice of Writing

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by R. Colby (Editor), M. Johnson (Editor), Rebekah Shultz Colby (Editor)
 
An edited collection whose contributors analyze the relationship between writing, learning, and video games/videogaming, these essays consist of academic essays from writing and rhetoric teacher-scholars, who theorize, and contextualize how computer/video games enrich writing practices within and beyond the classroom and the teaching of writing.

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An edited collection whose contributors analyze the relationship between writing, learning, and video games/videogaming, these essays consist of academic essays from writing and rhetoric teacher-scholars, who theorize, and contextualize how computer/video games enrich writing practices within and beyond the classroom and the teaching of writing.

Editorial Reviews

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"Like James Gee before them, along with Cynthia Selfe and Gail Hawisher, editors Richard Colby, Matthew S. S. Johnson, and Rebekah Shultz Colby have expanded our disciplinary understanding of the substantial motivational role of gaming literacies in all stages of the writing process. Equally significant, the contributors to Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games create a 'shared space' not only for rhetoric and literacy theorists but also for writing teachers and their students to collectively challenge more traditional definitions of academic writing and positively impact the future of college-level writing instruction."

- Kristine L. Blair, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Bowling Green State University, USA

"Here is a smart volume on the practical matters involved in bringing video games, rhetoric, and composition into a shared and vibrant intellectual space. With remarkable insight and subtlety, the editors have assembled a series of essays that are not only accessible and informative on their own, but are also theoretically and pedagogically intertwined with each other. As a result, readers including gamers, students, or anyone interested in modern rhetoric will find here a complex and critique-oriented treatment of the single most important recent development in the long history of rhetoric and composition. There are plenty of books now in circulation about the rhetoric of video games and their place in educational contexts. Here, however, is an anthology assembled and written by native and well-trained game scholars and teachers. Their deep expertise shows and it will surely speak powerfully to audiences who are themselves natives of video game culture and readily able to distinguish posers from players."

- Ken S. McAllister, Professor and Director of the Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English Program at the University of Arizona, Co-Curator of the Learning Games Initiative Research Archive, and author of Game Work: Language, Power, and Computer Game Culture and (with Judd Ruggill) Gaming Matters: Art, Science, Magic, and the Computer Game Medium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137307668
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
03/20/2013
Series:
Digital Education and Learning Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

John Alberti, Northern Kentucky University, USA
Larry Beason, University of South Alabama, USA
Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Persuasive Games LLC, USA
Richard Colby, University of Denver Writing Program, USA

Nathan Garrelts, Ferris State University, USA
Gail E. Hawisher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Justin Hodgson, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Matthew S. S. Johnson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA
Debra Journet, University of Louisville, USA
Danielle LaVaque-Manty, Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan, USA
Benjamin Miller, Macaulay Honors College of CUNY and the CUNY Graduate Center, USA
Mark Mullen, George Washington University in Washington DC, USA
Trevor Owens, National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program at the Library of Congress, USA
James Schirmer, University of Michigan-Flint, USA
Cynthia L. Selfe, The Ohio State University, USA
Lee Sherlock, Michigan State University, USA
Rebekah Shultz Colby, University of Denver, USA
Katherine Warren, Western Illinois University, USA

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