Lugging Around

Like
Krista
, I start back to classes tomorrow for the final semester of
coursework.  The following selections fill the docket, in no particular
order; they’re the ones I’ll be hefting around in the coming months.

GEO781: Seminar in Cartography: Web Mapping and Cybercartography
Mapping Hacks, Erle, Gibson, and Walsh.
Added (on reserve): Mapping Cyberspace, Dodge, Martin and Kitchen.
Maps and the Internet, Paterson, ed.
Web Cartography: Developments and Prospects, Kraak and Brown, eds.
Multimedia Cartography, Cartwright, Peterson, and Gartner, eds.
The Political Mapping of Cyberspace, Crampton.

CCR651: Interdisciplinary Studies in Language and Literacy: Afrofuturism
Afrolantica Legacies,
Derrick Bell.
Race, Rhetoric, and Technology: Searching for Higher Ground
, Adam Banks.
Technicolor: Technologies of Everyday Life, Alondra Nelson, ed.
Afrofuturism: A Special Issue of Social Text (July 2002), Alondra Nelson,
ed.
Technology and the African-American Experience : Needs and Opportunities for
Study
. Bruce Sinclair, ed.
African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design, Ron Eglash.
Information and Communication Technologies for Development in Africa,
Ramata Molo Thioune, ed.
Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation, Rayvon Fouche.
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora,
Sheree Thomas, ed.

CCR712: Advanced Theory and Philosophy of Composition: Mapping the Future:
Theory and Practice of "Writing" the Discipline
Practicing Writing: The Postwar Discourse of Freshman English
,  Thomas
Masters.
The End of Composition Studies,  David Smit.
In Search of Eloquence,   Cornelius Cosgrove and Nancy Barta-Smith.
Writing and Learning in Cross-National Perspective, ed. David Foster and
David Russell.
Geographies of Writing,  Nedra Reynolds.
CityComp,  ed. Bruce McComiskey and Cynthia Ryan.
Writing Genres, Amy Devitt.
Tracing Genres through Organizations, Clay Spinuzzi.
Making Sense of the Organization, Karl Weick.
The Moment of Complexity, Mark Taylor.
The Tactics of Hope, Paula Mathieu.
The Language of Experience,  Gwen Gorzelsky.
The English Studies Book, 2nd ed., Rob Pope.
Added: Literacy in the New Media Age, Gunther Kress.

There remains, no doubt, a wagonload of articles extending well beyond these
fine selections.  And I’ve done pretty well to secure many of the books
already, although my half.com orders placed just ten days ago haven’t started
showing up yet (most of the orders were for 712).  Also, I have a few
high-priced items from the third list to line up once I figure out how
extensively they’ll be used.  Sixty-eight junior bacon double-cheeseburgers
for the Foster and Russell edited collection had me thinking about how fond I am
of libraries, for example.   

2 Comments

  1. That sucks, Derek…I don’t have any classes with you this semester. But it does sound like you have a good line-up. Lots of work, but interesting. How will you ever have time for our grad group? What’s the name of it anyway? 🙂

  2. I’ll leave time enough for the group (whatever it’s called). Seriously, I think we’re going with CCR Grad Collective, and it’s just one hour twice a month. And yes, it’s a good line-up to punctuate my program of study, although I can see now that I should wear my running shorts on Tuesdays becuase they’re going to be m…a…r…a…t…h…o…n…s. Oy. Long dizzy-ay today.

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