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Kairos Awards

Kairos Award Winners

Kairos Best Webtext Winners

John Lovas Memorial Weblog Winners

Kairos Awards for Graduate Students and Adjuncts

Every year since 1997, we have presented the Kairos awards (Best Webtext, Best Blog, and the GA/Adjunct Awards) at the annual Computers and Writing Conference. The locations of the C&W conferences where Kairos awards have been presented are listed here:

  • C&W 2012: Raleigh, NC (North Carolina State University)
  • C&W 2011: Ann Arbor, MI (University of Michigan)
  • C&W 2010: West Lafayette, IN (Purdue University)
  • C&W 2009: Davis, CA (University of California, Davis)
  • C&W 2008: Athens, GA (University of Georgia)
  • C&W 2007: Detroit, MI (Wayne State University)
  • C&W 2006: Lubbock, TX (Texas Tech University)
  • C&W 2005: Palo Alto, CA (Stanford University)
  • C&W 2004: Honolulu, HI (Kapiolani Community College and University of Hawaii, Manoa)
  • C&W 2003: West Lafeyette, IN (Purdue University)
  • C&W 2002: Normal, IL (Illinois State University)
  • C&W 2001: Muncie, IN (Ball State University)
  • C&W 2000: Fort Worth, TX (Texas Womens' University)
  • C&W 1999: Rapid City, SD (South Dakota School of Mining and Technology)
  • C&W 1998: Gainesville, FL (University of Florida)
  • C&W 1997: Honolulu, HI (Kapiolani Community College)

Kairos Best Webtext Winners

2012: Erin R. Anderson: "The Olive Project"

2012 Finalist: Deborah Balzhiser et al.: "The Facebook Papers"

2011: David Rieder: "Typographia: A Hybrid, Alphabetic Exploration of Raleigh, NC"

2010: Susan H. Delagrange: "Wunderkammer, Cornell, and the Visual Canon of Arrangement"

2010 Finalist: Melanie Yergeau: "aut(hored)ism"

2009: Melanie Yergeau, Kathryn Wozniak, and Peter Vandenberg: "Expanding the Space of f2f: Writing Centers and Audio-Visual-Textual Conferencing"

2008: Jim P. Purdy and Joyce R. Walker: "Digital Breadcrumbs: Case Study of Online Research"

2007: Michael Salvo and Thomas Rickert: "...And They Had ProTools"

2007 Finalist: Kristin L. Arola and Cheryl Ball: "From 'They Call Me Doctor?' to Tenure"

2006: Madeleine Sorapure: "Between Modes: Assessing Student New Media Compositions"

2006 Finalist: The WIDE Research Center Collective: "Why Teach Digital Writing?"

2005: Michael J. Cripps: "#FFFFFF, #000000,   #808080: Hypertext Theory and WebDev in the Composition Classroom"

2005 Finalists: Meredith W. Zoetewey: "Disrupting the Computer Lab(oratory): Names,Metaphors, and the Wireless Writing Classroom" and Brian Houle, Alex Kimball, and Heidi McKee: "Boy? You Decide Girl? You Decide: Multimodal Web Composition and a Mythography of Identity"

2004: Adrian Miles (Ed.): "Violence of Text: An Online Academic Publishing Exercise"

2004 Finalists: Daniel Anderson: "Prosumer Approaches to New Media Composition: Consumption and Production in Continuum" and Charles Lowe: "Copyright, Access, and Digital Texts"

2003: Anne Wysocki: "A Bookling Monument"

2003 Finalists: Michael J. Cripps: "Between Linear and Nonlinear: The Research Essay as Hypertext" and Lisa Gye: "Half Lives"

2002: Joyce Walker: "Textural Textuality"

2002 Finalists: Collin Brooke: "Perspective" and Michael Salvo: "Deafened to Their Demands"

2001: Jeff White: "Hypersuasion and the New Ethos: Toward a Theory of Ethical Linking"

2001 Finalist: Mike Palmqust and Luann Barnes: The Online Writing Center Consortium

2000: Jane Love: "MOO-Scream on its wayves to WOOmb SCREAMS" and Victor J. Vitanza: "CompoZing com_PLI_cating Processes"

2000 Finalists: John Barber and Dene Grigar, with Hugh Burns: "Computers and Writing 2000" and Mark Dennard: "Neglected Pockets"

1998: Mike Palmquist, Will Hochman, Beth Kolko, Emily Golson, Jonathan Alexander, Luann Barnes, and Kate Kiefer: "Hypertext Reflections: Exploring the Rhetoric, Poetic, and Pragmatics of Hypertext"

1998 Finalists: Doug Brent for "Rhetorics of the Web: Implications for Teachers of Literacy" and Sandye Thompson's "Speaking of the MOOn: Textual Realities and the Body Electric."

1997: Karen McGrane Chauss: "Reader as User: Applying Interface Design Techniques to the Web"

1997 Finalists: Keith Dorwick: "Rethinking the Academy: Problems and Possibilities of Teaching, Scholarship, Authority, and Power in Electronic Environments" and Johndan Johnson-Eilola: "Stories and Maps: Postmodernism and Professional Communication"

John Lovas Memorial Weblog Winners

Beginning in 2004, in conjunction with KairosNews, Kairos began awarding its annual Best Academic Weblog, which was renamed in 2006 as the John Lovas Memorial Weblog Award in honor of scholar, teacher, and blogger John Lovas.

2012 Mike Edwards: "Vitia: Faults / Sins / Abuses"

2011 Dennis Jerz: "Jerz's Literacy Weblog"

2010 (Tie) Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin: "Viz. Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture, Pedagogy" and George H. Williams, Jason B. Jones, and Julie Meloni, Eds., "ProfHacker"

2009 Steve Krause: "stevendkrause.com - School, work, life, and everything else"

2008 Alex Reid: "Digital Digs"

2007 Elizabeth Losh: "VirtualPolitik"

2006 Clancy Ratliff: "CultureCat: Rhetoric and Feminism"

2005 Collin Brooke: "Collin vs. Blog"

2004 Jenny Edbauer: "Stupid Undergrounds: I Found It on the Street"

Kairos Awards for Graduate Students and Adjuncts

These three awards, presented annually at C&W since 2001, carry a $500 award and are generously sponsored by Bedford/St. Martins. (In some years, only two awards were presented.)

2012: Jennifer Sano-Franchini (Research), Kristen Cornelius (Teaching), Lynn Reid (Service)

2011: Suzanne Webb (Research), Timothy Briggs (Teaching), Kyle Stedman (Service)

2010: Doug Walls (Research), Genevieve Critel (Teaching), Jeff Bacha (Service)

2009: Krista A. Kennedy (Research), Annette Vee (Teaching), Rik Hunter (Service)

2008: Jim Ridolfo (Research), Jentery Sayers (Teaching), Melanie Yergeau (Service)

2007: Dundee Lackey (Teaching), Phill Alexander (Service)

2006: Dan Keller (Research), Andréa Davis (Teaching), Karl Stolley (Service)

2004: Heidi McKee (Research), Robert Cummings (Teaching)

2003: Cheryl Ball (Research), Angela Mitchell (Teaching), Erin Karper (Service)

2002: Lisa Gerrard (Research), D. Alexis Hart (Teaching), Bradley Dilger (Service)

2001: Patricia Freitag Ericsson (Research), Jennifer Bowie (Teaching), John Walter (Service)