Wysocki, Anne F. “awaywithwords: On the possibilities in unavailable designs.”

Wysocki, Anne F. "awaywithwords: On the possibilities in unavailable designs." Computers and Composition, vol. 22, 2005, pp. 55-62. Summary: Constraints in our use of communication materials are often socially and historically produced; to ask after the constraints as we teach or compose can help us understand how material choices in producing communications articulate to social … Continue reading Wysocki, Anne F. “awaywithwords: On the possibilities in unavailable designs.”

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Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (2)

Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Keywords: creativity, teaching, drawing, writing, image, attention, brain, state of mind Quotations: [Ivan Brunetti] there are things all of us can draw in a way that is recognizable ... All of these things show up without effort--they are already in us (104). … Continue reading Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (2)

George, Diana. “From Analysis to Design: Visual Communication in the Teaching of Writing.”

George, Diana. "From Analysis to Design: Visual Communication in the Teaching of Writing." College Composition and Communication, vol. 54, no. 1, Sept. 2002, pp. 11-39. Summary: "In an attempt to bring composition studies into a more thoroughgoing discussion of the place of visual literacy in the writing classroom, I argue that throughout the history of … Continue reading George, Diana. “From Analysis to Design: Visual Communication in the Teaching of Writing.”

Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (1)

Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Summary: In this collage/course reflection/thought collection, Barry shares her experience as artist-in-residence at UW-Madison. To summarize is difficult. Barry captures force and essence in her compilation of syllabi, student work, and personal musings. The artwork is as compelling as the text as she draws … Continue reading Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (1)

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. [Part I]

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York, Hill and Wang, 2010. Summary: In the first half of Camera Lucida, Barthes unpacks the experiential reading of photography. Uninterested in empirical, rhetorical or aesthetic perspectives, he not only offers language for the affective photography experience, but also asserts that the sensations produced and received [and intra-acting] … Continue reading Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. [Part I]

Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave”

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York, Rosetta Books, 1973, pp. 1-19. Summary: Sontag critiques the presence of photography/the photograph through a comparison to Plato's "Allegory of the Cave." She highlights power dynamics, the difference [and distance] between experience and its capture, and the complications of understanding as flattening the camera's capability to capture Reality and Truth … Continue reading Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave”

Rogoff, Irit, “Studying Visual Culture”

Rogoff, Irit. "Studying Visual Culture." The Visual Culture Reader, edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff, London, Routledge, 1998, pp. 24-36. Summary: Rogoff sets up a 'what is' [and what is not] for visual culture studies. She casts the field as taking up Derrida's concept of différance and providing "the visual articulation of the continuous displacement of meaning in the … Continue reading Rogoff, Irit, “Studying Visual Culture”