The majority of projects currently listed below were created in conjunction with Sibylle Gruber's "Computers in Composition" course at NAU. The others are an assortment of Literature and Composition papers.
|"Analog Identity in a Binary Age: Computers and the Construction of Self" -- This paper examines relativistic and essentialist issues of identity in online discourse by looking at multiple user profiles on America Online.|
|"Mapping the Middle Road : An Exploration of a Possible Route to Classroom Agency" : -- A synthesis of ideas begun in the two papers immediately following; this paper attempts to deal with the problem of 'postmodern paralysis' and examine pragmatic details of how to be aware of relativist issues and yet still act in the classroom.|
|"A Vampiric Rhetoric" -- An informal analysis of Allucquere Rosanne Stone's vampire-as-rhetorician metaphor, from her book The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age.|
|"How Postmodern is Perelman?" -- An informal look at where to
situate Chaim Perelman's theory...
|"Identity and Identification in Online Discourse" -- A short paper written for a Composition Theory class that really gave me the main focus of the longer Online Identity paper, above.|
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This page last updated August 22nd, 1999.