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by Michelle Kendrick 
Date: 10 May 1999 13:19:42 -0700
From: Michelle Kendrick 
Subject: Re: Call for Papers
Please forgive me if this is an inappropriate post.  This is a Call for
Papers for a collection I am co-editing -- I would love to see
from the science/tech and lit people.
thank you, Michelle Kendrick
Call For Papers
Eloquent Images: Writing Visually in New Media
Editors:  Dr. Mary Hocks, Georgia State University
Dr. Michelle Kendrick, Washington State University,
The proliferation of images, animation and use of color within
texts has been suggested by some as a return to a pictorial age, where
knowledge is communicated as often through images as through words.
scholars, following Plato, worry that images are seducing us once
threatening to turn all text into MTV videos, empty of content or
complexity. This edited collection will explore how new media is
transforming traditional/ humanistic notions of writing, reading,
and performance. Taken together, the essays will help define how
rhetorical choices about images work within new media compositions by
students, teachers and professional developers.
Humanities scholars and teachers of writing have long been familiar
writing for print, and trained in the intricacies of linear essays and
arguments. With the advent of hypertext, the internet, and the World
Web, writing takes on new dimensions that intersect with areas of
production and interactive engagement of an audience. This collection
argues that, in a visual culture, teachers of writing, and teachers in
humanities generally, must rethink these relationships among literacy,
argument and audience. These essays will be looking at the
of writing and rhetoric as the boundaries between word and image, print
and performance, argument and artifact, blur in digital formats.  What
literacies and visual rhetorics will be required of us in such a shift?
Some questions to consider include, but are not limited to:
How do electronic images make meaning?
How does electronic writing (with it potential for visually rich texts
change traditional notions of writing, reading, audience, design, and
What are the effects of visually-rich electronic media on readers and
writers?  How can reception studies or audience analysis be applied to
on-line texts?
How do the images, structures and representations found in new media
meaning for particular audiences?
How do digital representations effect notions of reality, of knowledge
of power in electronic environments?
How do humanists, trained in print literacy, begin to research,
and teach visual writing?
How do these changing notions of literacy (if these are indeed
redefine the function of writers and/or designers of new media
How are new media projects changing our expectations and current
definitions of hypertext, of interactive reading and writing, and of
visual communication?
How does a fully visual and interactive composition affect assumptions
rhetorical choices about engaging an audience?
Please send a one page abstract of your proposed essay, including
contact information.
Deadline for Abstracts:  July 1, 1999
Essays due October 1, 1999
Email submissions (preferred) to:
or by regular mail to:  Michelle Kendrick, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, Washington.  98686-9600
Michelle R. Kendrick
Assistant Professor of English            "If I knew the Jazz of
Electronic Communications and Culture     future, I would play
Washington State University                             
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue                -- Unknown, 1920's musician
Vancouver, Washington 98686