Readings for English 725

Spring, 1998

Materials in Course Packet

Apple, Michael. "The New Technology: Is It Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem in Education?" Computers in the Schools 8(1991): 59-77. Reprinted in Gail E. Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe, eds. Literacy, Technology, and Society: Confronting the Issues. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1997. 160-176.

Barlow, John Perry. "The Economy of Ideas: A Framework for Rethinking Patents and Copyrights in the Digital Age." Wired 2.03 (March 1994): 85-90, 126-129. Reprinted in Victor Vitanza, ed., CyberReader. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 96. 299-319.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill. "Introduction: Writing and Recording Knowledge." Elizabeth Hill Boone and Walter D. Mignolo, eds. Writing Without Words: Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994. 3-26.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. "On the Printing Press as an Agent of Change." In David R. Olson, Nancy Torrance, and Angela Hildyard, eds. Literacy, Language, and Learning: The Nature and Consequences of Reading and Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985: 19-33.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. "Some Features of Print Culture." The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. New York: Cambridge, 1983. 42-91.

Grusin, Richard. "What is an Electronic Author?: Theory and the Technological Fallacy." In Markley, Robert. Ed. Virtual Realities and Their Discontents. Johns Hopkins, 1996. 39-53.

Hawisher, Gail E., and Cynthia L. Selfe. "The Rhetoric of Technology in the Electronic Writing Class." College Composition and Communication 42 (1991): 55-65.

Joyce, Michael. "Siren Shapes: Exploratory and Constructive Hypertexts." Academic Computing 3 (1988): 10-14, 37-42. Reprinted in Michael Joyce, Of Two Minds. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1995. 39-60.

Kaplan, Nancy. "Ideology, Technology, and the Future of Writing Instruction." Evolving Perspectives on Computers and Composition: Questions for the 1990's. Eds. Gail E. Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1991. 11-42.

Landow, George P. "Hypertext, Metatext, and ther Electronic Canon." In Myron C. Tuman, ed. Literacy Online: The Promise (and Peril) of Reading and Writing With Computers. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992. 67-94.

McLuhan, Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1962. Reprinted in Eric McLuhan and Frank Zingrone, eds. Essential McLuhan. New York: Basic Books, 1995. 97-148.

Richard Ohmann. "Literacy, Technology, and Monopoly Capital." College English 47 (November 1985): 675-89

Online Materials

Brent, Douglas. "Rhetorics of the Web." Kairos 2.1 (Spring 1997).

Thompson, Sandye. "Speaking of the MOOn: Textual Realities and the Body Electric." Kairos 2.2 (Fall 1997).

Donna Haraway, "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century," in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991. 149-181. (or .html)

Moulthrop, Stuart, "The Shadow of an Informand: An Experiment in Hypertext Rhetoric." Original version published in Writing on the Edge (December 1992). [updated 1994]

Kaplan, Nancy. "E-Literacies: Politexts, Hypertexts, and Other Cultural Formations in the Late Age of Print." Computer Mediated Communications Magazine (March, 1995). [last updated 12/17/97]


Bolter, Jay David. Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1991.

Kernan, Alvin. Samuel Johnson and the Impact of Print. Princeton UP, 1987.

Lanham, Richard. The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Plato. Phaedrus and the Seventh and Eighth Letters. New York: Viking, 1989.

Taylor, Mark C., and Saarinen, Esa. Imagologies: Media Philosophy. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Tuman, Myron. WordPerfect: Literacy in the Computer Age. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.


Kolb, David. Socrates in the Labyrinth: Hypertext, Argument, Philosophy. Watertown: Eastgate Publications, 1994.

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