Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies

James P. Purdy and Dànielle N. DeVoss, editors

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About the Book

The spaces, places, and infrastructures of writing matter. As a result of the rapidly changing media with which we teach and research, the discipline of writing studies has reached a critical stage in the development of scholarly stances, research methodologies, and pedagogical praxes. Making Space situates space design and digital technologies as deliberate, infrastructural practice. Contributors attend to processes, practices, challenges, and conversations, as well as the pedagogical and programmatic implications of infrastructural needs and implementations and address how architectural and technological needs are met and rationalized within specific institutional contexts. Each explores ways in which new and existing spaces are renovated and/or designed to make best use of digital tools and physical spaces for multimodal, digitally mediated instruction and research-related work.

About the Authors

James P. Purdy is Associate Professor and the Director of the University Writing Center at Duquesne University.

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss is Professor of Professional Writing and Director of Digital Humanities and Convener of the Creativity Exploratory at Michigan State University.