This is the second half of a 2014 interview with Dr. Jody Shipka. If you missed the first half, it’s available via both Zeugma's website and LibSyn.

Dr. Shipka was the featured presenter at the Digital Writing and Research Lab’s 2014 Speaker Series. Before her presentation, she sat down with DWRL assistant director Steven LeMieux for this interview. The first half of their conversation focused on Shipka’s 2011 book Toward a Composition Made Whole. In what follows, they turn their attention toward the possibilities and challenges of multimodal scholarship.

Many of Shipka’s recent projects have themselves unfolded across a range of modes and media. Notable among these is “Inhabiting Dorothy,” a project that began when Shipka purchased six boxes at a yard sale—boxes containing scrapbooks, photo albums, and other life materials belonging to a deceased couple named Dorothy and Fred. The project, Shipka writes, is “inspired, in part, by projects where people revisit, re-stage, or reenact images of themselves taken at an earlier point in time. Unlike those projects, however, this one asks people to recreate, respond to, or otherwise attempt to inhabit images belonging to people they have never met.” You can learn more about the by watching the video of Shipka’s DWRL presentation, which is available via the lab’s YouTube channel. That video is freshly captioned, and a transcript of it is available via this episode’s page on the Zeugma website.

Direct download: OnMultimodality_2.mp3
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This is the first half of a two-part interview with Dr. Jody Shipka, who was the featured presenter at the Digital Writing and Research Lab’s 2014 Speaker Series. Steven LeMieux, an assistant director in the DWRL, conducted this interview during Dr. Shipka's visit. The interview was originally published on the website of the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) as part of the final project of HASTAC’s 2013-14 rhetoric and composition working group: “Evocative Objects: A Workbook on Multimodal Composition including Assignments, Exercises, and Further Reading."



Jody Shipka is an associate professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and author of the book Toward a Composition Made Whole. In that book, she makes the case for introducing more multimodal work into composition classes, from interpretive dances to cakes to essays written on ballet slippers. She also outlines a detailed framework for assigning and responding to such work. The theoretical and pedagogical concerns of Toward a Composition Made Whole are the focus of this half of the interview. The second half, which focuses on the possibilities and challenges of multimodal scholarship, will be available soon via Zeugma’s various streams.



Direct download: OnMultimodality_1.mp3
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A preview of our upcoming episode on the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication is now available! In it, the DWRL's Stephanie Odom talks digital rhetoric pedagogy withJim Brown, a DWRL alum and assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Check back next week for the full episode, which will include a longer cut of our chat with Jim Brown, as well as interviews with Kathleen Blake Yancey of Florida State, Ron Brooks of Oklahoma State, and Jenny Rice of the University of Kentucky!

Direct download: CCCC_Preview_with_Jim_Brown.mp3
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The full 50-minute version of our interview with Trish Roberts-Miller, an edited version of which was featured in our episode on procrastination. Dr. Roberts-Miller is a professor in The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Rhetoric and Writing.

Direct download: Full_Trish_Roberts-Miller_Interview.mp3
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