November 13, 2014

Announcing the release of RSTC alum Anthony Arrigo's (Ph.D. 2010) new book, published by University of Nevada Press

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Imaging Hoover Dam: The Making of a Cultural Icon

February 11, 2014

Upcoming publications by Prof. Anne Lazaraton

Based on her very productive sabbatical last year, Professor Anne Lazaraton has two papers forthcoming: one in Language@Internet and the other in the Journal of Pragmatics. "Aaaaack! The active voice was used!: Language play, technology, and repair in the Daily Kos weblog" is one great title!! Congratulations, Anne!

Kudos Trent Kays!

Trent Kays was appointed as a Community Representative for the Digital Public Library of America (Website:

Trent also had an article accepted for a special issue of the International Review of Information Ethics. The special issue is, "The Digital Future of Education," and his article is, "Digital Education and Oppression: Rethinking the Ethical Paradigm of the Digital Future."

July 23, 2013

Summer News!

Congrats to Jacqueline Schiappa! Her book chapter, "Third Wave, Breaking" has been accepted for the (Summer 2014) Demeter Press anthology This is what a feminist slut looks like': Perspectives on the SlutWalk movement. Her chapter addresses Slutwalk as an emblematic figure of third wave feminist theoretical transitions.

Félicitations to Laura Pigozzi, Brian Larsen, Timothy Oleksiak, Kira Dreher, Dawn Armfield, Ashley Clayson, Bill West, Kim Thomas-Pollei, Christina Haas, and Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch. All have been accepted to the 2014 Writing Research Across Borders in Paris, France!

And finally well done and best wishes to Doctors Dawn Armfield, Drew Virtue, and Joshua Welsh who successfully defended their dissertations this summer, and to Susan Leem, our newest MA graduate.

April 23, 2013

Schuster published in TCQ

Professor Mary Schuster co-authored an article in the latest issue of TCQ:

"'Standing in Terri Schiavo's Shoes': The Role of Genre in End-of-Life Decision Making," Technical Communication Quarterly 22 (April 2013): 195-218, by Mary Lay Schuster, Ann Russell, Dianne Bartels, and Holly Kelly-Trombley. DOI:10.1080/10572252.2013.760061

February 12, 2013

Kays article to appear in Digital Humanites Quarterly

Trent Kays had an article accepted for publication in a special issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly focused on comics as scholarship. Trent is working with a comic book and graphic novel artist who is illustrating his article in various ways. The title of the piece is, "Parallel Discussions and Disparate Meanings: How Experimental Texts Change the Meaning of Scholarly Colloquies."

January 30, 2013

Schuster and Reyman win CCCC Award

Congrats to Mary Schuster and Jessica Reyman for winning the 2013 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical and Scientific Communication for "Special Issue: Technical Communication and the Law" in Technical Communication Quarterly. Jessica and Mary edited this collection for the journal.

January 15, 2013

Congrats Chris!

Chris Lindgren was accepted into the 2013 RSA Institute for the "Object-Oriented and Materialist Rhetorics" workshop.

He was also invited to review the book 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 for Enculturation, and is currently wrapping up his co-authored chapter in the Rhetoric and Digital Humanities edited collection with Dr. Kevin Brooks (North Dakota State University). The title of their chapter is, "Tackling a Fundamental Problem: Using Digital Labs to Build Smarter Computing Cultures."

Congrats Chris!

December 3, 2012

Congrats, Trent!

Trent Kays's review of Jody Shipka's Toward a Composition Made Whole was published in Composition Studies 40.2 (2012). It's available online.

Trent also had a chapter accepted for an edited collection: "A 21st Century Knowledge System: Social Media Ethics in the Context of the Classroom" in Gorg Mallia's The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education. The collection will be out next year.

October 24, 2012

Congrats Ed!

Congratulations to Ed Hahn, whose article "Writing in the Age of Humans" will be published in Rhetoric Review in 2013.

May 11, 2012

Breuch and Rendahl to be published in Computers and Composition

Congratulations to Merry Rendahl and Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, whose article "Toward a Complexity of Online Learning: Learners in Online First-Year Writing" was accepted by Computers and Composition. The article will appear in 2013.

April 18, 2012

Amy Koerber to Publish Book Based on Dissertation

RSTC alumna Amy Koerber has had her book, Breast or Bottle?,accepted by University of South Carolina Press. The book is based on her dissertation, and will be part of the Rhetoric and Communication series.

April 5, 2012

Timothy Oleksiak published in Composition Studies

Congratulations to Timothy Oleksiak whose article "Incendiary Discourse: Reconsidering Flaming, Authority, and Democratic Subjectivity in Computer-mediated Communication" has been accepted for publication in the journal Composition Studies.

March 12, 2012

Joe Holt Published in New Ohio Review

Joe Holt has a story appearing in the latest issue of New Ohio Review. The story, "Everything Equal," is about a misanthropic graduate student who seeks revenge after his girlfriend leaves him for his best friend. New Ohio Review is the biannual literary journal from Ohio University. Issue #11 (Spring 2012) also features work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

January 20, 2012

Congrats Trent Kays!

PhD student, Trent Kays had a conference proposal accepted for the Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations: New Theory for New Media conference, held and moderated by Bowling Green State University.

Trent had a six word memoir published in Six Words About Work, from SMITH Magazine and edited by Larry Smith.

And, Trent is also the new Open Essays Section Editor for the Writing About Writing Newsletter, which will be debuting for the 2012 CCCC.

January 17, 2012

Locating Visual-Material Rhetorics: The Map, the Mill, and the GPS

Dr. Amy Propen, RSTC doctoral alum (2007) and assistant professor at York College of Pennsylvania, has just published her book Locating Visual-Material Rhetorics: The Map, the Mill, and the GPS (Parlor Press). See
Congratulations, Amy!

November 22, 2011

Stephen Brasher's review accepted for publication

Stephen Brasher's review of the book Culture, Communication and Cyperspace: Rethinking Technical Communication for International Online Environments has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Technical Writing & Communication. It will be published in issue 42:2 of the journal, which is the 2nd edition of the journal for 2012.

September 26, 2011

Grad Student Kudos

Congrats to newly minted doctoral candidate, Timothy Oleksiak, whose conference paper "Multimodal Peer Review" has been accepted to the 2012 4Cs in St. Louis, MO.

Timothy was also solicited to review Sidney Dobrin et al.'s new edited collection Beyond Postprocess for possible publication in an upcoming issue of Composition Studies.

And Timothy was accepted to the 2011 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference in Mankato, MN. His paper is titled "Limited Group: Rhetorical Listen in First-Year Writing."

Joe Weinberg has had two articles published on GradHacker:
Everything I wish I'd known, I learned at a conference
Pedagogy of Deception: tricking students into learning

and one published on The Good Man Project, with another coming some time this week:
Lost: One Testicle

Rob Baron was cited in a KARE 11 story about a recent Cisco internet study: College students value internet as much as air and food.

April 8, 2011

Timothy Oleksiak published

Timothy Oleksiak's review of Gunther Kress's Multimodality has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Congrats Tim!

March 11, 2011

Joe Holt Published

Joe Holt had an article titled "The Textual Condition of Hemingway's African Book" appear in North Dakota Quarterly 76.1&2 (Winter 2009). The article defines the textual and editorial circumstances of one of Hemingway's final manuscripts, which appeared posthumously in three different versions: Sports Illustrated's "African Journal" (1971-72), True at First Light (1999) and Under Kilimanjaro (2005). Joe also has a book review in the same issue of North Dakota Quarterly.

Schuster and Propen win John R. Hayes Award

Congratulations to Writing Studies professor Mary Schuster, and RSTC alumna Amy Propen. Their article, "Understanding Genre Through the Lens of Advocacy: The Rhetorical Work of the Victim Impact Statement" won the John R. Hayes Award for Excellence in Research for 2010 from Written Communication.

The award was presented February 17th at the Writing Research Across Borders conference in Fairfax Virginia.

Propen, A. D. & Schuster, M. L. (2010). Understanding genre through the lens of advocacy: The rhetorical work of the victim impact statement. Written Communication, 27(1), 3-35.

November 10, 2010

Follow Written Communication on Twitter

You can now follow Written Communication, the journal hosted in the Department of Writing Studies, on Twitter:

November 5, 2010

Joe Holt Published

Joe Holt's short story "Possessions" appeared in The Chariton Review 33.2 (Fall 2010). Joe is a Teaching Specialist in Writing Studies. Congratulations Joe!

University Libraries does not subscribe to The Chariton Review, but there are copies of the Fall 2010 issue for sale at the University Bookstore in Coffman Union.

September 3, 2010

Summer Publications

Joe Weinberg, along with Maxwell Harper, Joe Konstan, and John Logie, published "Question Types in Social Q&A Sites" in the July issue of First Monday.

Joe Weinberg's review of Gunther Kress's book Multimodality was published in the fall issue of Kairos. The webdesign of his review was done by Dawn Armfield.

Keith Harms was also published in that issue of Kairos with a review of the book Going Wireless.

May 13, 2010

Professor Carol Berkenkotter's book is reviewed in the journal Iberica

Professor Carol Berkenkotter's book, Patient Tales: Case Histories and the Uses of Narrative in Psychiatry, is reviewed in the journal Iberica. The reviewer, Francoise Salager-Meyer, is a well known applied linguist & discourse analyst of medical discourse.

Download Review (pdf)

November 22, 2009

Merry Rendahl published in M/MLA

Ph.D. candidate, Merry Rendahl, recently published an article, "It's Not The Matrix: Thinking about Online Writing Instruction," in M/MLA, the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Merry has taught writing in online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats. Her dissertation on online writing courses for first-year students will be completed in the 2009- I0 academic year.

The article resulted from her 2008 conference presentation, "Connecting Teachers and Students in Digital Writing Classrooms," which was part of the Digital Humanities special panel. Kathleen Diffley, Executive Director and Editor, invited her to submit my paper.

Rendahl, Merry A. "It's Not the Matrix: Thinking about Online Writing Instruction." M/MLA 42.1 (2009): 133-150. Print.

Traditional classrooms, and the simultaneous gathering of teacher and students therein, function as a ''transparent technology" of education, an assumed, unquestionable practice, one to which online learning is often juxtaposed. Yet the current configuration of "the classroom" is not inevitable; it carries within it many cultural values and warrants critical examination.

October 21, 2008

Professor Berkenkotter's New Book Available

Patient Tales: Case Histories and the Uses of Narrative in Psychiatry

patienttales.gifIn this engrossing study of tales of mental illness, Carol Berkenkotter examines the evolving role of case history narratives in the growth of psychiatry as a medical profession. Patient Tales follows the development of psychiatric case histories from their origins at Edinburgh Medical School and the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary in the mid-eighteenth century to the medical records of contemporary American mental health clinics. Spanning two centuries and several disciplines, Berkenkotter's investigation illustrates how discursive changes in this genre mirrored evolving assumptions and epistemological commitments among those who cared for the mentally ill.

During the asylum era, case histories were a means by which practitioners organized and disseminated local knowledge through professional societies, affiliations, and journals. The way in which these histories were recorded was subsequently codified, giving rise to a genre. In her thorough reading of Sigmund Freud's Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria, Berkenkotter shows how this account of Freud's famous patient "Dora" led to technical innovation in the genre through the incorporation of literary devices. In the volume's final section, Berkenkotter carries the discussion forward to the present in her examination of the turn from psychoanalysis to a research-based and medically oriented classification system now utilized by the American Psychiatric Association. Throughout her work Berkenkotter stresses the value of reading case histories as an interdisciplinary bridge between the humanities and sciences.

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April 17, 2008

Graduate Student Publications!

plagiarism.jpgJeff Ward has had an essay published in Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age.

From the University of Michigan Press:
This collection is a timely intervention in national debates about what constitutes original or plagiarized writing in the digital age. Somewhat ironically, the Internet makes it both easier to copy and easier to detect copying. The essays in this volume explore the complex issues of originality, imitation, and plagiarism, particularly as they concern students, scholars, professional writers, and readers, while also addressing a range of related issues, including copyright conventions and the ownership of original work, the appropriate dissemination of innovative ideas, and the authority and role of the writer/author. Throughout these essays, the contributors grapple with their desire to encourage and maintain free access to copyrighted material for noncommercial purposes while also respecting the reasonable desires of authors to maintain control over their own work.

Both novice and experienced teachers of writing will learn from the contributors' practical suggestions about how to fashion unique assignments, teach about proper attribution, and increase students' involvement in their own writing. This is an anthology for anyone interested in how scholars and students can navigate the sea of intellectual information that characterizes the digital/information age.

office.jpgGreg Schneider and Dr. Matthew P. Meyer co-authored "Being-in-The Office: Sartre, the Look, and the Viewer" in The Office and Philosophy: Scenes from the Unexamined Life (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series).

From Blackwell:
Just when you thought paper couldn't be more exciting, this book comes your way! This book - jammed full of paper - unites philosophy with one of the best shows ever: The Office. Addressing both the current American incarnation and the original British version, The Office and Philosophy brings these two wonders of civilization together for a frolic through the mundane yet curiously edifying worlds of Scranton's Dunder-Mifflin and Slough's Wernham-Hogg.

Is Michael Scott in denial about death? Are Pam and Jim ever going to figure things out? Is David Brent an essentialist? Surprisingly, The Office can teach us about the mind, Aristotle, and humiliation. Even more surprisingly, paper companies can allow us to better understand business ethics. Don't believe it? Open this book, and behold its beautiful paper…

Join the philosophical fray as we explore the abstract world of philosophy through concrete scenes of the unexamined life in The Office. You may discover that Gareth Keenan is secretly a brilliant logician, that Dwight Schrute is better off deceiving himself, that David Brent is an example of hyperreality, and that Michael Scott is hopelessly lost (but you probably already knew that!).

April 10, 2008

Jessica Reyman published in Technical Communication

Reyman, J. (2008). Rethinking plagiarism for technical communication. Technical Communication, 55(1): 61-67.

This article proposes that technical and professional communication instructors reconsider the treatment of the concept of plagiarism in current curriculum. I begin by examining existing approaches to teaching technical communication students about plagiarism and explaining the need for rethinking plagiarism in light of contemporary technical communication practices. The second section suggests several preliminary steps for addressing these issues, including revisions to plagiarism policies, classroom practices, and the treatment of plagiarism in textbooks. I conclude with a call for increased industry-academic dialog on the dissonance between the treatment of plagiarism in the classroom and in workplace practices.

January 3, 2008

Book co-edited by Prof. Longo wins NCTE Award

The edited collection Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies (ed. Blake Scott, Bernadette Longo, and Katherine Wills) has just been announced as the the winner of the 2007 NCTE Award in Technical and Scientific Communications for the Best Collection of Essays on Technical and Scientific Communication. The award will be presented at the ATTW Conference (part of CCCC) on April 2, 2008 in New Orleans. Congratulations to Bernadette and her co-editors on this important recognition.

December 28, 2007

America's Great Gun Game

McDowell, E. E. (2007). America’s great gun game : gun ownership vs. Americans’ safety : an outline of the need for increased federal gun legislation. New York : iUniverse.

mcdowell_bk.jpgMore than 30,000 American deaths are caused each year by firearms, and more than 230,000,000 guns exist in the United States today. America's Great Gun Game: Gun Ownership vs. Americans' Safety presents two sides of the gun issue- the gun control advocates, the silent majority; and the gun rights supporters, the vocal minority. Author Earl E. McDowell urges the silent majority to become the vocal majority as he tackles the controversial topics of gun control and concealed carry laws.

Unlike other volumes on the gun issue, America's Great Gun Game challenges the National Rifle Association's interpretation of the Second Amendment by citing the opinions of Supreme Court justices, the president of the American Bar Association, state and federal legislators, and former U.S. presidents. McDowell traces attempted presidential assassinations and presents a detailed account of the gun movements from 1922 through 2000, assessing which side won the gun game for each movement. Gun Game is unique, as it also reports statistics on how guns affect women and children and which women's and children's organizations support gun control.

America's Great Gun Game presents McDowell's thoroughly researched argument in favor of stopping the proliferation of guns throughout the United States and the increasing need for federal gun control legislation.

Profits from the book will be contributed to women’s and children’s pro-gun control organizations.

Earl E. McDowell, Ph.D., is a professor of scientific and technical communication and was the director of graduate studies for the MS program in Scientific and Technical Communication from 1991 to 2005 at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of the awarding winning textbook: Interviewing Practices for Technical Writers, Baywood Press. His book Research Methods in Scientific and Technical Communication, Burgess Publishing, focuses on experimental and survey research. He also has published over 50 articles in communication journals.

The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour

Harmon, J. E., & Gross, A. G. (2007). The scientific literature a guided tour. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

gross_book.gifThe scientific article has been a hallmark of the career of every important western scientist since the seventeenth century. Yet its role in the history of science has not been fully explored. Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross remedy this oversight with The Scientific Literature, a collection of writings—excerpts from scientific articles, letters, memoirs, proceedings, transactions, and magazines—that illustrates the origin of the scientific article in 1665 and its evolution over the next three and a half centuries.

Featuring articles—as well as sixty tables and illustrations, tools vital to scientific communication—that represent the broad sweep of modern science, The Scientific Literature is a historical tour through both the rhetorical strategies that scientists employ to share their discoveries and the methods that scientists use to argue claims of new knowledge. Commentaries that explain each excerpt’s scientific and historical context and analyze its communication strategy accompany each entry.

A unique anthology, The Scientific Literature will allow both the scholar and the general reader to experience first hand the development of modern science.

[From the University of Chicago Press]

October 19, 2007

Dr. Berkenkotter's book to be published by the University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina Press has accepted for publication Professor Berkenkotter's book, Patient Tales: Cases Histories and the Uses of Narrative in Psychiatry.

Patient Tales is a study of the evolution of psychiatry's case histories from their first mid- 18th century appearance in medical records in the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary to the published case narratives in the American Journal of Psychiatry between 1968-2002.

October 15, 2007

Capper Nichols Published

postwestern.gifCapper Nichols published an article in a book now available from University of Nebraska Press.

"Backpacking and the Ultralight Solution." Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space. ed. Susan Kollin. University of Nebraska Press, 2007.

From the University of Nebraska Press

"Postwestern Cultures synthesizes the most critical topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West within a single volume. This interdisciplinary anthology features leading scholars in the varied fields of western American literary studies and includes new regional studies, global studies, studies of popular culture, environmental criticism, gender and queer theory, and multiculturalism. Postwestern Cultures, like all successful studies of western American literature, is necessarily diverse and wide-ranging; it grasps the multifaceted quality of the landscape, literature, and critical analysis by engaging postmodern theory, spatial theory, cultural studies, and transnational and transcultural understandings of the local.

"This collection emphasizes the importance of understanding the region not as a confined or static space but as a constantly changing entity in both substance and form. It examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J. B. Jackson's theories to abandoned western landscapes."

October 1, 2007

Arthur Walzer Published in Rhetorica

An essay by Art Walzer was published in the most recent issue of Rhetorica, the journal of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR). Title: "Blair's Ideal Orator: Civic Rhetoric and Christian Politeness in Lectures 25-34," Rhetorica 25 (Summer 2007):269-295. Art presented a version of the paper at the ISHR conference in Strasbourg in July 2007.

June 27, 2007

The Viability Of The Rhetorical Tradition

The Viability of the Rhetorical Tradition reconsiders the relationship between rhetorical theory, practice, and pedagogy. Continuing the line of questioning begun in the 1980s, contributors examine the duality of a rhetorical canon in determining if past practice can make us more (or less) able to address contemporary concerns. Also examined is the role of tradition as a limiting or inspiring force, rhetoric as a discipline, rhetoric's contribution to interest in civic education and citizenship, and the possibilities digital media offer to scholars of rhetoric.

--From SUNY Press

Richard Graff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing Studies.
Arthur Walzer is a Professor in the Department of Writing Studies.

This book is available on and from other retailers.

Virtual Peer Review: Teaching and Learning about Writing in Online Environments

Offers a thorough look at peer review in virtual environments.

In a reassessment of peer review practices, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch explores how computer technology changes our understanding of this activity. She defines "virtual peer review" as the use of computer technology to exchange and respond to one another's writing in order to improve it. Arguing that peer review goes through a remediation when conducted in virtual environments, the author suggests that virtual peer review highlights a unique intersection of social theories of language and technological literacy.

--From SUNY Press

Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing Studies.

Dr. Kastman Breuch's book is available on and from other retailers.

Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies

Grossweb.jpg Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies firmly establishes the rhetorical analysis of science as a respected field of study. Alan G. Gross, one of rhetoric’s foremost authorities, summarizes the state of the field and demonstrates the role of rhetorical analysis in the sciences. He documents the limits of such analyses with examples from biology and physics, explores their range of application, and sheds light on the tangled relationships between science and society. In this deep revision of his important Rhetoric of Science, Gross examines how rhetorical analyses have a wide range of application, effectively exploring the generation, spread, certification, and closure that characterize scientific knowledge. Gross anchors his position in philosophical rather than in rhetorical arguments and maintains there is rhetorical criticism from which the sciences cannot be excluded.

Gross employs a variety of case studies and examples to assess the limits of the rhetorical analysis of science. For example, in examining avian taxonomy, he demonstrates that both taxonomical and evolutionary species are the product of rhetorical interactions. A review of Newton’s two formulations of optical research illustrates that their only significant difference is rhetorical, a difference in patterns of style, arrangement, and argument. Gross also explores the range of rhetorical analysis in his consideration of the "evolution of evolution" of Darwin’s notebooks. In his analysis of science and society, he explains the limits of citizen action in executive, judicial, and legislative democratic realms in the struggle to prevent, ameliorate, and provide adequate compensation for occupational disease. By using philosophical, historical, and psychological perspectives, Gross concludes, rhetorical analysis can also supplement other viewpoints in resolving intellectual problems.

Starring the Text, which includes fourteen illustrations, is an updated, readable study geared to rhetoricians, historians, philosophers, and sociologists interested in science. The volume effectively demonstrates that the rhetoric of science is a natural extension of rhetorical theory and criticism.

--From Southern Illinois University Press

Alan Gross is a Professor in the Department of Writing Studies.

Dr. Gross' book is for sale on and from other retailers.

April 13, 2007

Peers, Pirates, & Persuasion

John Logie, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing Studies, has recently published his book, Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion: Rhetoric in the Peer-to-Peer Debates. peerspiratespersuasion.jpg

"Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion: Rhetoric in the Peer-to-Peer Debates investigates the role of rhetoric in shaping public perceptions about a novel technology: peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. While broadband Internet services now allow speedy transfers of complex media files, Americans face real uncertainty about whether peer-to-peer file sharing is or should be legal. John Logie analyzes the public arguments growing out of more than five years of debate sparked by the advent of Napster, the first widely adopted peer-to-peer technology. The debate continues with the second wave of peer-to-peer file transfer utilities like Limewire, KaZaA, and BitTorrent. With Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion, Logie joins the likes of Lawrence Lessig, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Jessica Litman, and James Boyle in the ongoing effort to challenge and change current copyright law so that it fulfills its purpose of fostering creativity and innovation while protecting the rights of artists in an attention economy.

"Logie examines metaphoric frames—warfare, theft, piracy, sharing, and hacking, for example—that dominate the peer-to-peer debates and demonstrably shape public policy on the use and exchange of digital media. Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion identifies the Napster case as a failed opportunity for a productive national discussion on intellectual property rights and responsibilities in digital environments. Logie closes by examining the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the “Grokster? case, in which leading peer-to-peer companies were found to be actively inducing copyright infringement. The Grokster case, Logie contends, has already produced the chilling effects that will stifle the innovative spirit at the heart of the Internet and networked communities."

--from Parlor Press

John Logie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing Studies.

Dr. Logie's book is for sale on and from other book retailers.