Here you’ll find a list of select class readings from the course schedule in PDF format. Readings that have been published on the web are directly hyperlinked in the course schedule. The ones that aren’t are downloadable below.


McKee, “Sound Matters: Notes Toward the Analysis and Design of Sound in Multimodal Webtexts”

Alexander, “Glenn Gould and the Rhetorics of Sound”

Ceraso, “(Re)Educating the Senses: Multimodal Listening, Bodily Learning, and the Composition of Sonic Experiences”

Wrightson, “An Introduction to Acoustic Ecology”

Zdenek, Preface and Chapter One, Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture


Ranker, “The Affordances of Blogs and Digital Video”

Hampe, “Making Analogues of Reality”

Hampe, “Visual Evidence”

Hampe, “The Documentary Interview”

*Video Games: 

Vie, “Tech Writing, Meet Tomb Raider: Video Games and Computer Games in the Technical Communication Classroom”

Bogost, Preface, Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames

Bogost, Ch. 1: Art, How to Do Things with Videogames

Ulrich, “Seeing is Believing: Using the Rhetoric of Virtual Reality to Persuade”


Bolter and Grusin, Introduction and Chapter One, Remediation: Understanding New Media