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  1. 1. Visually Re/Framing the Genres of Graduate Education Collin Gifford Brooke Syracuse University @ cgbrookeI have a disease; I see language. Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes 1
  2. 2. “Disciplinary InfoVis Genre Tools Competence”Artemeva and Fox, “Awareness Versus Production: Probing Students’ Antecedent Genre Knowledge.” JBTC 24 (October 2010): 476-515. 2
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  4. 4. “Absent direct instruction, graduate education in Englishassumes that students learn how to write critically throughrepeated exposure and an osmosis-like process” (485).Micciche & Carr, “Toward Graduate-Level Writing Instruction.” CCC 62 (Feb 2011): 477-501. 4
  5. 5. Seeing Language“...I inform my experience, I deliberately begin reading, with an intention toexperience the material constitution of the text. It is as if a type-designerinvited me to look at the design of his type as he discussed type-design.”Joseph Williams, “The Phenomenology of Error.” CCC 32 (1981): 152-168.“...a field this large cannot be understood by stitching together separate bits ofknowledge about individual cases, because it isn’t a sum of individual cases; it’sa collective system, that should be grasped as such, as a whole...”Franco Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary Theory 5
  6. 6. Seeing Language ?close reading distant readingmaterial constitution collective system 6
  7. 7. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network The physical fact of the text, with its spatial appearance on the page, requires visual apprehension: a text can be seen, must be seen, in a process which is essentially different from the perception of speech. Stephen Bernhardt, “Seeing the Text” CCC 37.1 (1986) 7
  8. 8. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network Tables of Contents topical Bibliographies alphabetical Course Syllabi chronological 8
  9. 9. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network Carolyn Miller, “Genre as Social Action” 9
  10. 10. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network tagclouds/wordles as elevation maps of texts 10
  11. 11. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network NY Times, DNC/RNC coverage, 2008 11
  12. 12. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network Carolyn Miller, “Genre as Social Action” 12
  13. 13. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network Derek Mueller, “Digital Underlife in the Networked Writing Classroom” Computers and Composition 26.4 (2009). 13
  14. 14. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network 20 years of College Composition and Communication delicious.com/ccco 14
  15. 15. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network Valdis Krebs, “Divided We Stand...Still” (2004) 15
  16. 16. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext Network Christopher Warnow, “A Thousand Milieus” 16
  17. 17. Seeing Language: Page Text Intertext NetworkDan Wang, “Is There aCanon in Economic Sociology?”Accounts 11.2 (2012) 17
  18. 18. For writers to make things happen...they must understand the directionsin which a field is developing at any given time and possess therhetorical savvy necessary for positioning their work within it.. Berkenkotter and Huckin, Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Communication 18
  19. 19. 19Defamiliarization
  20. 20. the creation of methods of interpretationGraphesis that are generative and iterative, capable of producing new knowledge through the aesthetic provocation of graphical expressions. Johanna Drucker, Speclab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing 20
  21. 21. Allegorithm (Algorithm + Allegory) Alexander Galloway, Gaming 21
  22. 22. Image and text credits available at:http://www.cgbrooke.net/genre12Collin Gifford BrookeSyracuse University @ cgbrooke 22
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