Styling the Multimodal Classroom: Addressing the Labor of Assessment through the Rhetorical Lexicon of Style
Writing Changes: Alphabetic Text and Multimodal Composition
Pegeen Reichert Powell
Writing Changes moves beyond restrictive thinking about composition to examine writing as a material and social practice rich with contradictions. It analyzes the assumed dichotomy between writing and multimodal composition (which incorporates sounds, images, and gestures) as well as the truism that all texts are multimodal. Organized in four sections, the essays explore
alphabetic text and multimodal composition in writing studies
specific pedagogies that place writing in productive conversation with multimodal forms
current representations of writing and multimodality in textbooks, of instructors’ attitudes toward social media, and of writing programs
ideas about writing studies as a discipline in the light of new communication practices
Bookending the essays are an introduction that frames the collection and establishes key terms and concepts and an epilogue that both sums up and complicates the ideas in the essays.
Moedern Language Association
Arts and Humanities | Rhetoric and Composition
Lutkewitte, Claire; Star Vanguri; and Stephanie Vie. (2020). Styling the Multimodal Classroom: Addressing the Labor of Assessment through the Rhetorical Lexicon of Style. In Pegeen Reichert Powell (Eds.), Writing Changes: Alphabetic Text and Multimodal Composition (138-154).