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Multimodal Composing and Writing Transfer

edited by Kara Poe Alexander, Matthew Davis, Lilian W. Mina and Ryan P. Shepherd

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 “This book helps to expand the notion of what counts as research and scholarship. The calls for a more expansive list of methods and methodologies are refreshing and offer new perspectives of the dynamic nature of writers, their actions, and the contexts in which they write.”
—Claire Lutkewitte, Nova Southeastern University
“A rich and meaningful addition to research on writing transfer that imagines new avenues of inquiry for transfer research through an accounting of contemporary writing practices.”
—John Pell, Whitworth University

Multimodal Composing and Writing Transfer explores transfer across various contexts of multimodal composing, extending the early conversations connecting multimodality to writing. Contributors address how writing transfer theories intersect with multimodal composing and present methods for facilitating transfer across modes and media, offering insight into how writers can learn to compose when they encounter familiar modes in new contexts.

Over the past two decades the concepts of multimodal composing and writing transfer have grown and reshaped the nature of writing studies, but rarely have the ways in which these areas overlap been studied. This collection shows how this shift in writing studies has been mutually informative, covering a wider range of contexts for multimodality and writing transfer than just in first-year composition courses. It places composition teaching practices and multimodal research in conversation with learning transfer theory to provide an in-depth examination of how they influence one another.

Multimodal Composing and Writing Transfer develops these intersections to connect multimodal composition and writing practices across a wide array of fields and contexts. Scholars across disciplines, postsecondary writing teachers, writing program administrators, writing center directors, and graduate students will find this collection indispensable.

Contributors: Kara Poe Alexander, Chris M. Anson, Logan Bearden, Becca Cassady, Michael-John DePalma, Jialei Jiang, Anna Knutson, Travis Maynard, Jeff Naftzinger, Josie Rose Portz, Kevin Roozen, Ryan Shepherd, Crystal VanKooten, Joseph Anthony Wilson, Kathleen Blake Yancey


Kara Poe Alexander is professor of English in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and director of the University Writing Center at Baylor University. She is a coeditor of Literacy in Composition Studies, and her work has appeared in many scholarly journals and edited collections.

Matthew Davis is associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he has served as director of the Center on Media and Society, interim director of Composition, and director of the Professional and New Media Writing program. He is a coeditor of Composition Studies, and his work on writing transfer, multimodality, and digital rhetoric has appeared in several journals and edited collections.

Lilian W. Mina is associate professor of English and director of Freshman Composition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Her work has appeared in several scholarly journals and edited collections.

Ryan P. Shepherd is associate professor of English and the director of First-Year Composition at Northern Illinois University, where he teaches graduate courses in composition pedagogy, multimodality, and learning transfer. His work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Composition Studies, Kairos, and elsewhere.

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  • Hardcover Price: $95.00
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-64642-532-7
  • Paperback Price: $34.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-64642-533-4
  • Ebook Price: $28.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $14.50
  • EISBN: 978-1-64642-534-1
  • Publication Month: February
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Pages: 288
  • Illustrations: 20
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Kara Poe Alexander, Matthew Davis, Lilian W. Mina and Ryan P. Shepherd
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