Texts and Resources

Required Reading

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects. (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2014) -- http://bit.ly/1tbI2aI

Additional readings will be posted to the class website or to Google Drive

Recommended Reference

Lunsford, Andrea, et al. Everyone's An Author. (WW Norton, 2013) -- http://bit.ly/1tpOtr1

Many of the essays on material culture studies will be drawn from the following texts:

When I post the reading for each week in the weekly overview, I will identify which one of the books listed above contains the assigned essay. I have included here links to the listings for these books in the Georgia Interconnected Libraries (GIL) catalog. To complete the readings drawn from them, you can check out these books using GIL Express, or you may stop by my office and borrow the GSU library copies that I have checked out.

Required Materials and Resources

  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer for daily use.
  • Access to email on a daily basis.
  • An account on Twitter.
  • Google account (You may use an existing account, or you may create an account just for use in this course).
  • Access to computer software and programs used for digital composition and editing (I am always able to recommend free or very low-cost open source alternatives to more expensive proprietary software such as Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Individually-owned web domain hosted by an ISP other than GSU (for the final portfolio).
  • Funds for printing or binding class materials (posters, infographics, formal reports, etc.).

Recommended Materials and Resources

Image credit "labor day" by Ginny on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ginnerobot/2820269648.

Writing About Material Culture