Thursday, April 5, 2012

Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age

A remarkable addition to the study of African American rhetorical theory and composition studies, Adam Banks Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age will compel scholars and students alike to think about what they know of African American rhetoric in fresh and useful ways. 

Banks offers a mixtape of African American digital rhetoric in his innovative study. Presenting the DJ as a quintessential example of the digital griot-high-tech storyteller-this book shows how African American storytelling traditions and their digital manifestations can help scholars and teachers shape composition studies, thoroughly linking oral, print, and digital production in ways that centralize African American discursive practices as part of a multicultural set of ideas and pedagogical commitments

Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age

Monday, January 16, 2012

It's a Book

Ok, so how do you know a book is a book?  I asked my students that question last week and received quite a few "are you crazy" stares, but . . . it took awhile for them to come up with an explanation. Perhaps the problem is that in this day and age reading books in "book" format is becoming a thing of the past. So, watch the trailer for a very interesting little "book".

Here is the trailer to a short video for "It's a Book"   Now go read a book!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Study Guide - Ursula K. Le Guin - eNotes.com

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Study Guide - Ursula K. Le Guin - eNotes.com

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is Ursula K. Le Guin's allegorical tale about a Utopian society in which Omelas' happiness is made possible by the sacrifice of one child for the sake of the group. In an allegory, many symbols and images are used in an attempt to illustrate universal truths about life.