Ways to read Computers and the Teaching of Writing

Kenneth Burke suggests that realities can be shaped by language. One's attention is drawn to certain realities based upon the kinds of nomenclature used to entitle and communicate. He calls this phenomenon "terministic screens," and I couldn't help but think of it when re-reading Gail E. Hawisher, Paul LeBlanc, Charles Moran, and Cynthia Selfe's book, Computers and the Teaching of Writing in American Higher Education, 1979-1994: A History (History).

My review of this "PaperText" for Kairos is made up of my varioius "screenings," if you will, from which I "view" the book. For me they are the many realities in this essential book, not only for the field of Computers and Writing, but for Rhetoric and Composition and English Studies as well.

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