Digital Composition Reader 2014

ESSAYS AND ARTICLES


WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

"What Is Writing?" by Johannah Rodgers

"Writing" by Charles Bazerman





ON READING

"Superman and Me" by Sherman Alexie

"Where My Mother's Voice Led Me" by Henry Louis Gates

"Sesame" by John Ruskin


LITERACY AND/AS TECHNOLOGY

Texting and Writing

"Some Thoughts About Writing Online" by Meghan Daum (2014)


PERSONAL ESSAYS

“City Limits” by Colson Whitehead

"Winter in the Abruzzi" by Natalia Ginzburg

“The Lost Art of Reading” by David Ulin

"On Self-Respect" by Joan Didion (1961)

“Goodbye To All That” by Joan Didion

"Superman and Me" by Sherman Alexie

“Chipped Beef” by David Sedaris


INFORMATIONAL ESSAYS

The History of the Hashtag

Introduction to Brooklyn! An Illustrated History


ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAYS

King, Martin Luther, "Letter From Birmingham Jail" http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/frequentdocs/birmingham.pdf

"Mobile Phones Digital Media and America's Learning Divide"

"Video Games and the Future of Learning"


RESEARCH

“You Are What You Grow” by Michael Pollan

"The Cost of Inequality" (Oxfam 2013 Report)
http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/cost-of-inequality-oxfam-mb180113.pdf


Why Do We Have Blood Types?

ON LANGUAGE

Vershawn Ashanti Young. "Should Writer's Use They Own English"

Raymond Williams.  Keywords

Steven Johnson, "Keywords"

Suzanne Langer, "Language and Thought"

Lera Boroditsky, "How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?"

Mencken, H.L.  "The Diverging Streams of English"

Tan, Amy. "Mother Tongue" http://www.jstor.org/stable/4383908

Shteyngart, Gary. "The Mother Tongue Between Two Slices of Rye" http://www.threepennyreview.com/samples/shteyngart_sp04.html

Fan Shen. "The Classroom and the Wider Culture: Identity as a Key to Learning English Composition" http://wendang.baidu.com/view/3ea3108884868762caaed5df.html

"Words" by Tony Judt

"A Word is the Search for It: Vygotsky, Mandelstam, and the Renewal of Motive" by Mark Willis

"Speaking in Tongues" by Zadie Smith

"How To Tame a Wild Tongue" by Gloria Anzaldua

PLACES/SPACES/GEOGRAPHIES

ACCESSIBILITY

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PHOTOGRAPHY
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