From Wed Jun 26 09:01:33 1996
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 12:43:54 -0500
From: "h-rhetor, Linda Vavra"
Reply to: H-Net History of Rhetoric Discussion list
To: Multiple recipients of list H-RHETOR
Subject: Query: Rhetoric and Technology

In addition to the two great sources Mick suggested, try these on-line journals:

Electronic Journal for Computer, Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy
Journal of Computer Mediated Communication

If you're looking for theoretical discussions of rhetoric and technology, here are just a few (most of which are well-known by now):

Haas, Christina. _Writing Technology: Studies on the Materiality of Literacy._ Lawrence Earlbaum Associates 1996.

Landow, George. _Hypertext: the Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology._ Johns Hopkins University Press 1992. .

Lanham, Richard. _The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts._ University of Chicago Press 1993.

Ulmer, Gregory. _Teletheory: Grammatology in the Age of Video._ Routledge 1989.

This may be far afield, but if you're going to include a section on the "visual literacy/literacies" of hypertext, you might want to look at sources from cognitive science and graphic design:

Low, G.P. "The Rhetoric of Hypermedia: Some rules for Authors." _Journal of Computing in Higher Education_ vol. 1 (1989), pp 39-64.

Marcus, A. _Graphic Design for Electronic Documents and User Interfaces._ Addison-WesleyPublishing Company (ACM Press), 1982.

Tufte, E. R. _The Visual Display of Quantitative Information._ Graphics Press 1983.

White,J.V. _Graphic Design for the Electronic Age._ New York: Watson-Guptill 1988.

Wright, P. "Hypertexts as an Interface for Learners: Some Human Factors Issues." in _Designing Hypermedia for Learning_, D. Jonassen and H. Mandl, eds. New York: Springer-Verlag 1990, pp. 169-184.

And finally, for discussions of rhetorical theories of argumentation as encoded in database marking, see
J.A.A. Sillence: "Argumentation-Based Indexing for Information Retrieval from Learned Articles." _Journal of Documentation_ 48 (1992): 387-405.


Linda Vavra
University of Illinois at Chicago
Co-Moderator, H-Rhetor