Madeleine Sorapure

Madeleine Sorapure
Program Director

Office Hours

MWF 9:00-2:30, TR 10:00-2:30, and by appointment (Fall 2015)

Contact Phone

805-893-2462

Office Location

South Hall 1522

Specialization

Madeleine Sorapure is the Director of the Writing Program and co-director of the Multimedia Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor. She teaches Multimedia Writing, Document Design and Production, Digital Portfolio, and Digital Storytelling. She is the author of articles on multimodal composing, pedagogy, and technology published in KairosComputers and Composition, and elsewhere. 

Bio

Madeleine Sorapure is the Director of the Writing Program at UC Santa Barbara, and co-director of the Multimedia Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor. She is co-author of Common Culture: Reading And Writing About American Popular Culture, and the author of articles on multimodal composing, pedagogy, and technology published in KairosComputers and Composition, and elsewhere. She is the editor of the Inventio section of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Publications

“Autobiography Scholarship 2.0?: Understanding New Forms of Online Life Writing.” Special Issue of Biography on “Online Lives 2.0,” John Zuern and Laurie McNeill, Eds. 

(In Janice Walker et. al.) "Computers and Composition 20/20: A Conversation Piece." Computers and Composition 28 (2011): 327-326.

Common Culture: Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture. (with M. Petracca). Seventh Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey; Prentice Hall, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011.

Reading Popular Culture. (with M. Petracca). New York; Penguin, 2011.

"Information Visualization, Web 2.0, and the Teaching of Writing," Computers and Composition 27 (2010): 59-70.

Review of CCCC 2010 Session D.24, "Scholarship, Remix, and the Database." (with James P. Purdy). Kairos 15.1 (Fall 2010): http://35.9.119.214/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/CCCCReviews/2010D24PurdySorapure.

"Moving Writing: A Critical Approach to Animation in Composition." (2009). In Digital Tools in Composition Studies. Ed. Byron Hawk, Ollie Oviedo, and Joyce Walker. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press.

"The Lifewriting of Dataselves: Autobiographical Acts in New Media."(2008). In Reading (and Writing) New Media, Cheryl Ball and Jim Kalmbach, Eds. Hampton Press.

"Introducing Inventio." (with Karl Stolley). Kairos 12, 1 (Fall 2007): http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.1/binder.html?inventio/index.htm.

"Text, Image, Code, Comment: Writing in Flash," Computers and Composition 23, 4 (2006): 412-429.

"Between Modes: Assessing Student New Media Compositions," Kairos 10.2 (Winter 2006).

  • Winner of the Kairos Best Webtext Award, 2005.
  • reprinted in Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing 2nd edition. Irene L. Clark, ed. New York; Routledge, 2011

"Five Principles of New Media: Or, Playing Lev Manovich," Kairos 8, 2 (Winter 2004).

"Screening Moments, Scrolling Lives: Diary Writing on the Web," Biography 26, 1 (Winter 2003).

 

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