Category: 00) Manifesting New Media Writerly Processes

Written in the style and form of a manifesto, this piece challenges readers to consider engaging with new media as an opportunity to think beyond binaries, as a means of reconsidering many of the assumptions we make about writing and meaning-making in our culture. Overall, the argument is that paying attention to form through invocation and examination of new media can differently impact our own ability to examine and present content.



Ames Hawkins, a professor of writing and rhetoric, creative nonfiction, and cultural studies at Columbia College in Chicago, publishes in both creative and academic realms. She received her BA from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in popular culture from Bowling Green State University. She then finished her PhD in composition and rhetoric at Wayne State University. Her areas of interest include the study of ethnography as an academic approach to writing in the classroom, computers and composition, popular culture, and GLBT writing and studies.

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