Skip to content


I intend to categorize these sources and put in live links when I can spare a few hours.

Abate’, Charles. “You Say Multitasking Like It’s a Good Thing.” Thought and Action Journal 24. (2008): 7-13. Web. 20 March 2009.

Abrahamson, Peter. “Liquid Modernity: Bauman on Contemporary Welfare Society.” Acta Sociologica 47.2 (2004): 171-179. Web. 11 Jan 2010.

Allen, Guy. “Language, Power, and Consciousness: A Writing Experiment at the University of Toronto.” Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice. Ed. Charles Anderson and Marian MacCurdy. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English, 2000. Print.

Anderson, Charles, and Marian MacCurdy. Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice. 1st ed. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English, 2000. Print.

Anderson, Sam. “In Defense of Distraction.” New York Magazine 42.18 (2009): 28-101. Web. 20 June 2009.

Baron, Naomi. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.

Baxter, Charles. Burning Down the House. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1997. Print.

Begbie, Jeremy. “Mars Hill Audio Journal #94.” Mars Hill Audio. Ken Myers, Nov 2008. Web. 11 Jan 2009.

Berry, Wendell. Leavings. 1st ed. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2010. Print.

Birkerts, Sven. “Resisting the Kindle.” Atlantic Online 2 March 2009: 1-2. Web. 15 May 2009.

—. “Ireland.” Unpublished Essay. 2009.

Bruffee, Kenneth. “Collaborative Learning and the ‘Conversation of Mankind.” Cross-Talk in Comp Theory. Ed. Victor Villanueva. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English, 2003. Print.

Burkdall, Thomas. “The Persistence of Writing.” EDUCASE Review 44.3 (2009): 58-59. Web. 29 Sept 2009.

Carr, Nicolas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Atlantic Online July/Aug 2008: 1-7. Web. 4 Aug 2008.

“Center for Future Storytelling.” MIT Media Labratory. 21 Dec 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Web. 21 Dec 2009.

Clark, Amy. “School Cell Phone Ban Causes Uproar.” CBS News 12 May 2006. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

Coker, David, and William Lewis. “Beyond Writing Next: A Discussion of Writing Research and Instructional Uncertainty.” Harvard Educational Review 78.1 (2008): 231-251. Web. 24 Sept 2009.

Corder, Jim. “On the Way, Perhaps, to a New Rhetoric, but Not There Yet, and if We Do Get There, There Won’t Be There Anymore.” College English, 47.2 (1985): 162-70. Web. 15 March 2008.

Crain, Caleb. “Twilight of the Books.” New Yorker 24 Dec 2007: 1-7. Web. 26 Nov 2009.

Crain, William. Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society. New York: Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2003.

Davis, Lisa Selin. “Does Facebook Replace Face Time or Enhance It?” Time Magazine 18 Jan 2009: 1-3. Web. 27 Jan 2009.

de Zengotita, Thomas. Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005.

—. “The Numbing of the American Mind: Culture as Anesthetic.” Harper’s Magazine April 2002: 33-40. Web. 22 Aug 2008.

Dyson, Anne Haas. “Crafting “The Humble Prose of Living”: Rethinking Oral/Written Relations in the Echoes of Spoken Word.” English Education 37.2 (2005): 149-164. Web. 10 Jan 2010.

Elbow, Peter. “The Believing Game – Methodological Believing.” Paper at the CCCC, New Orleans, 2008. Web.

—. “Closing My Eyes as I Speak: An Argument for Ignoring Audience.” College English. 49.1 (1987): 50-69. Web. 26 Jan 2008. 

—. “The Shifting Relationship between Speech and Writing.” College Composition and Communication. 36.3 (1985): 283-303. Web. 15 Nov 2009.

—. “Write First: Putting Writing before Reading is an Effective Approach to Teaching and Learning.” Educational Leadership. 62.2 (2004): 8-14. Web. 8 March 2009.

Ellul, Jacques. The Technological Society. New York: Vintage Books, 1964. Print

Emig, Janet. “Writing as a Mode of Learning.” Cross-Talk in Comp Theory. Ed. Victor Villanueva. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English, 2003. Print.

Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age. 1st ed. Sterling, VA: Pluto Press, 2001. Print.

Faigley, Lester. “Literacy After the Revolution: 1996 CCCC Chair’s Address.” Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet. Ed. Todd Taylor and Irene Ward. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. 3-16.

Farrell, Thomas. “Literacy, the Basics, and All That Jazz.” College English. 38.5 (1977): 443-459. Web. 16 Oct 2009.

Fisher, Walter. “Narration as a Human Communication Paradigm: The Case for Public Moral Argument.” Professing the New Rhetorics. Ed. Theresa Enos and Stuart Brown. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Blair Press, 1994. Print.

Fowler, Robert. “How the Secondary Orality of the Electronic Age Can Awaken Us to the Primary Orality of Antiquity.” Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the 21st Century 2.3 (1994): 12-46. Web. 13 Aug 2009.

Freire, Paulo, and Macedo Donaldo. “The Illiteracy of Literacy in the United States.”  Professing the New Rhetorics. Ed. Theresa Enos and Stuart Brown. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Blair Press, 1994. Print.

—. Literacy: reading the word and the world. 1st ed.South Hadley, Mass.: Bergine & Garvey Publishers, 1987. Print.

Friedman, Thomas. “The Taxi Driver.” New York Times 1 Nov 2006: 1-2. Web. 1 Nov 2006.

Gallagher, Winifred. Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life. 1st ed. New York: The Penguin Press, 2009. Print.

Gioia, Dana. “Why Literature Matters.” Boston Globe 10 April 2005: 1-3. Web. 7 Oct 2009.

Gorlick, Adam. “Media multitaskers pay mental price, Stanford study shows.” Stanford University News. 24 Aug 2009. Stanford University, Web. 5 Nov 2009.

Graham, Steve, and Dolores Perin. Writing next: effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high schools – A report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education,  2007. Print.

Greenfield, Jeff. “Media is Changing, but Some Things Endure.” CBS News 1 Feb 2009: Web. 14 Oct 2009.

Hagner, Michael. “Toward a History of Attention in Culture and Science.” MLN 118.3 (2003): 670-687. Web. 3 May 2009.

Hayles, N. Catherine. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. 1st ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. Print.

Hoffer, Eric. “Quotes.” The Eric Hoffer Resource., n.d. Web. 30 Dec 2008.

Howell, Cynthia. “Study says state’s education bar too low.” Arkansas Democrat Gazette 30 Oct 2009: A9. Print.

Jackson, Maggie. Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2008. Print.

Javid, Farnaz, and Ann Varney. “The Grand Seduction of Multitasking.” abc News 14 Aug 2007: 1-2. Web. 13 May 2009.

Jones, Donald. “Thinking Critically about Digital Literacy: A Learning Sequence on    Pens, Pages, and Pixels.”Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literacy, Language, Composition, and Culture 7.2 (2007): 207-221. Web. 12 Sept 2009.

Katz, Steven B. “The Ethic of Expediency: Classical Rhetoric, Technology, and the Holocaust.” Central Works in Technical Communication. Ed. Johndan   Johnson-Eilola & Stuart A. Selber. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 195-210. Print.

 Keillor, Garrison. “Bridal Shower.” The Writer’s Almanac. American Public Media. Web. 24 Feb 2009.

Kirn, Walter. “The Autumn of the Multitaskers.” Atlantic Online (2007): 1-11. Web. 19 Nov 2008.

Langham, Don. “The Common Place MOO: Orality and Literacy in Virtual Reality.” Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine 1.3 (1994): 7-15. Web. 11 Dec 2009.

Lankshear, Colin. “The Challenge of Digital Epistemologies.” Education, Communication & Information 3.2 (2003): 167-186. Web. 1 March 2009.

Lankshear, Colin, Michael Peters, and Michele Knobel. “1. Information, Knowledge and Learning: Some Issues Facing Epistemology and Education in a Digital Age.” Journal of Philosophy of Education 34.1 (2000): 17-39. Web. 15 Feb. 2010.

Lankshear, Colin, and Michele Knobel. A New Literacies Sampler. 1st ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2007. 1-24. Print.

Lankshear, Colin, and Moira Lawler. Literacy, Schooling and Revolution. 1st ed. Philadelphia: The Falmer Press, 1987. Print.

Lasch-Quinn, Elizabeth. “A Stranger’s Dream: The Virtual Self and the Socialization Crisis.” Figures in the Carpet. Ed. Wilfred M. McClay. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2007. 232-62. Print.

Macintyre, Ben. “The internet is killing storytelling.” The Times 5 Nov 2009: 1-2. Web. 13 Feb 2010.

McKibben, Bill. The Age of Missing Information. New York: Random House, 1992. Print.

Miller, Peggy, Randolph Potts, Heidi Fung, Lisa Hoogstra, and Judy Mintz. “Narrative Practices and the Social Construction of Self in Childhood.” American Ethnologist. 17.2 (1990): 292-311. Web. 11 Dec 2009.

Miller, Vincent. “New Media, Networking and Phatic Culture.” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 14.4 (2008): 387-400. Web. 12 April 2009.

Murray, Donald. “Writing and Teaching for Surprise.” College English 46.1 (1984): 1-7. Web. 14 Oct 2008.

National Commission on Writing. 24 April 2008. The Colllege Board, Web. 17 Oct 2009.

“The Neglected ‘R’: The Need for a Writing Revolution.” National Commission on Writing. 24 April 2003. The Colllege Board, Web. 17 Oct 2009.

Ntiri, Daphne. “Toward a Functional and Culturally Salient Definition of Literacy.” Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal 3.2 (2009): 97-104. Web. 23 Oct 2009

O’Grady, Jane. “Cyberspaced Out.” Rev. of ID: The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century by Susan Greenfield. The Gardian (2008): 1-3. Web. 25 July 2009.

Ong, Walter. “Literacy and Orality in Our Times.” ADE Bulletin 58. (1978): 1-7. Web. 20 Feb 2010.

—. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. 1st ed. New York: Methuen, 1982. Print.

—. “The Writer’s Audience Is Always a Fiction.” PMLA 90.1 (1975): 9-21. Web. 15 Nov 2009.

Putnam, Robert. Bowling Alone. 1st ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Print.

Rassool, Naz. Literacy for Sustainable Development in the Age of Information. 1st ed. Tonowanda NY: Multilingual Matters, 1999. Print.

Roberts, Keith. “Ironies of Effective Teaching: Deep Structure Learning and Constructions of the Classroom.” American Sociological Association 30.1 (2002): 1-25. Web. 14 Oct 2008.

Rosen, Christine. “The Myth of Multitasking.” The New Atlantis Spring 2008: 105-10. Web. 22 Aug 2008.  

—. “Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism.” The New Atlantis Summer 2007: 15-31. Web. 8 Dec 2009.

Rich, Motoko. “Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?” New York Times 27 July 2008: 1-7. Web. 8 Oct 2009.

Richtel, Matt. “It Don’t Mean a Thing if You Ain’t Got That Ping.” New York Times 22 April 2007: 1-3. Web. 14 Jan 2009.

Roberts, Keith. “Ironies of Effective Teaching: Deep Structure Learning and Constructions of the Classroom.” Teaching Sociology 30.1 (2002): 1-25. Web. 14 Oct 2008.

Roberts, Peter. “A framework for analysing definitions of literacy.” Educational Studies 31.1 (2005): 29-38. Web. 13 Oct 2009.

Sanders, Barry. A is for Ox: Violence, Electronic Media, and the Silencing of the Written Word. 1st ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994. Print.

—. “Literacy Entrances Everyone it Touches.” Light Onwords/ Light Onwards:Living Literacies . York University. North York, Ontario. 14 Nov 2002. Speech.

—. “Ong and Orality.” Message to Greg Graham. 13 Aug 2009. E-mail.

Schreffler, Peter. “”Where All the Children Are above Average”: Garrsion Keillor as a Model for Personal Narrative Assignments.” College Composition and Communication 40.1 (1989): 82-85. Web. 11 Dec 2009.

Small, Gary & Gigi Vorgan. iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind. New York: HarpersCollins Publishers, 2008. Print.

Spandel, Vicki. The 9 Rights of Every Writer: A Guide for Teachers. 1st ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005. Print.

St. George, Donna. “6,473 texts a month, but at what cost?” Washington Post 22 Feb 2009: 1-3. Web. 23 Feb 2009.

Talbott, Steve. “Surfing Ancient, Homeric Fields.” Netfuture 2 April 1997: 1-8. Web. 13 August 2009.

Thompson, Lee and Julie Cupples. “Seen and not heard? Text messaging and digital sociality.” Social & Cultural Geography (2008): 95-108.

Turkle, Sherry. “Can You Hear Me Now?” Forbes 07 May 2007: 1-5. Web. 13 Jan 2009.

United States Government. To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2007. Web. 26 July 2009

Zimmer, Carl. “How Google Is Making Us Smarter.” Discover Magazine 15 Jan 2009: 1-3. Web. 23 Jan 2009.

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: