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Reading List – 1st Draft

Here is the first draft of my reading list, submitted to my committee on 09.09.09. Please know that the formatting is Definitely a work-in-progress.

Classical Rhetoric

  1. Aristotle, and Richard Peter McKeon. The Basic Works of Aristotle. New York,: Random House, 1941.  
  2. Bizzell, Patricia, and Bruce Herzberg. The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1990.  
  3. Cicero, Marcus Tullius, and Harry Caplan. Ad C. Herennium Libri Iv : De Ratione Dicendi (Rhetorica Ad Herennium). The Loeb Classical Library, 403. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press ; Heinemann, 1954.  
  4. Crowley, Sharon, and Debra Hawhee. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2004.  
  5. Plato, and C. J. Rowe. Phaedrus. Warminster, Wiltshire, England Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Aris & Phillips ; Distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Humanities Press, 1986.  
  6. Welch, Kathleen E. The Contemporary Reception of Classical Rhetoric: Appropriations of Ancient Discourse. Hillsdale, N.J.: L. Erlbaum, 1990.  

Media Communication

  1. Ah-Pine, J., et al. “Crossing Textual and Visual Content in Different Application Scenarios.” Multimedia Tools and Applications 42 1 (2009): 31-56.  
  2. Benevenuto, Fabricio, et al. “- Characterizing Video Responses in Social Networks.” – 0804.4865.  
  3. Briggs, Lowell A., and G. Dale Wagner. “Factors of Distraction in a One-Way-Video, Two-Way-Audio Distance Learning Setting.” PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning 6 (1997): 67-75.  
  4. Crowston, Kevin, and Marie Williams. “Reproduced and Emergent Genres of Communication on the World Wide Web.” Information Society 16 3 (2000): 201-15.  
  5. Davenport, Thomas H., and Laurence Prusak. Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business School Press, 1998.  
  6. Fernback, Jan. “Legends on the Net: An Examination of Computer-Mediated Communication as a Locus of Oral Culture.” New Media & Society 5 1 (2003): 29-45.  
  7. Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Abacus, 2001.  
  8. Gurak, Laura J. Cyberliteracy: Navigating the Internet with Awareness. New Haven Conn. ; London: Yale University Press, 2001.  
  9. Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. University Of Chicago Press, 1999.  
  10. Heim, Michael. Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing, Second Edition. Yale University Press, 1999.  
  11. Landow, George P. Hyper/Text/Theory. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.  
  12. Lanham, Richard A. The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts. University Of Chicago Press, 1995.  
  13. Lewis, Joyce. “Exploring Online Videos as a Way to Share Knowledge.” KM Review, 2008. 28-33. Vol. 11.  
  14. McLuhan, Marshall. Media Research: Technology, Art, Communication. Routledge, 1997.  
  15. —. The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1968, 1968.  
  16. O’Donnell, James J. Avatars of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace. Harvard University Press, 2000.  
  17. Tang, J. C., and E. Isaacs. “Why Do Users Like Video? Studies of Multimedia-Supported Collaboration.” Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 1 3 (1993): 163-96.  
  18. Using Multimedia Tools to Enhance Communication in the Online Classroom. IPCC 2002 Reflection on Communication. Proceedings IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (Cat. No.02CH37389). 2002/01/01/. IEEE.  
  19. Thurlow, Crispin, Alice Tomic, and Laura B. Lengel. Computer Mediated Communication: Social Interaction and the Internet. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, 2004.  
  20. Tidwell, Lisa Collins, and Joseph B. Walther. “Computer-Mediated Communication Effects on Disclosure, Impressions, and Interpersonal Evaluations.” Human Communication Research 28 3 (2002): 317.  
  21. Walther, Joseph B. “Computer-Mediated Communication: Impersonal, Interpersonal, and Hyperpersonal Interaction.” Communication Research 23 1 (1996): 3-43.  
  22. Walther, Joseph B., and Judee K. Burgoon. “Relational Communication in Computer-Mediated Interaction.” Human Communication Research 19 1 (1992): 50-88.  
  23. Walther, Joseph B., and L. C. Tidwell. “Nonverbal Cues in Computer-Mediated Communication, and the Effect of Chronemics on Relational Communication.” Journal of Organizational Computing 5 4 (1995): 355-78.  
  24. Watson, James. Media Communication an Introduction to Theory and Process. 3rd ed: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.  
  25. Sprague, R. H. ed. Asynchronous Videoconferencing: A Hybrid Communication Prototype. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2002. IEEE Comput. Soc.  
  26. Whittaker, Steve. “Rethinking Video as a Technology for Interpersonal Communications: Theory and Design Implications.” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 42 5 (1995): 501-29.  
  27. Wilcox, James R., and David K. Gibson. Video Communications. 4 ed. San Francisco: CMP Books, 2005.  
  28. Wood, Andrew F., and Matthew J. Smith. Online Communication: Linking Technology, Identity, and Culture. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001.  

Media Theory

  1. Daft, R. L., and R. H. Lengel. “Information Richness – a New Approach to Managerial Behaviour and Organizational Design.” Research in Organizational Behavior 6 (1984): 191-233.  
  2. Daft, R. L., R. H. Lengel, and L. K. Trevino. “Message Equivocality, Media Selection, and Manager Performance – Implications for Information Systems.” MIS Quarterly 11 3 (1987): 355-66.  
  3. Dennis, A. R., and S. T. Kinney. “Testing Media Richness Theory in the New Media: The Effects of Cues, Feedback, and Task Equivocality.” Information Systems Research 9 3 (1998): 256-74.  
  4. Dennis, A. R., et al. “Beyond Media Richness: An Empirical Test of Media Synchronicity Theory.” Proceedings of the Thirty-First Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Vol I (1998): 48-57.  
  5. Dennis, A. R., R. M. Fuller, and J. S. Valacich. “Media, Tasks, and Communication Processes: A Theory of Media Synchronicity.” MIS Quarterly 32 3 (2008): 575-600.
  6. Kock, Ned. “Media Richness or Media Naturalness? The Evolution of Our Biological Communication Apparatus and Its Influence on Our Behavior toward E-Communication Tools.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 48 2 (2005): 117-30.  
  7. —. “The Ape That Used Email: Understanding E-Communication Behavior through Evolution Theory.” Communications of AIS 5 3 (2001): 29.  
  8. —. “The Psychobiological Model: Towards a New Theory of Computer-Mediated Communication Based on Darwinian Evolution.” Organization Science 15 3 (2004): 327-48.  
  9. Strate, Lance. Echoes and Reflections: On Media Ecology as a Field of Study. The Hampton Press Communication Series. Media Ecology. Cresskill, N. J.: Hampton Press, 2006.  
  10. Sun, Pei-Chen, and Hsing Kenny Cheng. “The Design of Instructional Multimedia in E-Learning: A Media Richness Theory-Based Approach.” Computers & Education 49 3 (2007): 662-76.  
  11. Yates, JoAnne, and Wanda J. Orlikowski. “Genres of Organizational Communication: A Structurational Approach to Studying Communication and Media.” Academy of Management Review 17 2 (1992): 299-326.  


  1. Berger, Arthur Asa. Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2000.  
  2. Black, Edwin. Rhetorical Criticism: A Study in Method. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1978.  
  3. Bryant, Antony, and Kathy Charmaz. The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory. Los Angeles, Calif.: SAGE, 2007.  
  4. Coiro, Julie. Handbook of Research on New Literacies. New York, New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008.  
  5. Creswell, John W. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design : Choosing among Five Traditions. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1998.  
  6. Emmison, Michael, and Philip Smith. Researching the Visual : Images, Objects, Contexts and Interactions in Social and Cultural Inquiry. Introducing Qualitative Methods. London: SAGE, 2000.  
  7. Gaonkar, Dilip Parameshwar. “Object and Method in Rhetorical Criticism: From Wichelns to Leff and Mcgee.” Western Journal of Speech Communication 54 3 (1990): 290-316.  
  8. Gross, Allan G., and William M. Keith. “Rhetorical Hermeneutics: Invention and Interpretation in the Age of Science.”  
  9. Gurak, Laura J., and Mary M. Lay. Research in Technical Communication. Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication. Westport, Conn. ; London: Praeger, 2002.  
  10. Hart, Roderick P., and Suzanne M. Daughton. “Modern Rhetorical Criticism.”  
  11. Sillars, Malcolm O., and Bruce E. Gronbeck. Communication Criticism: Rhetoric, Social Codes, Cultural Studies. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 2001.  
  12. Turner, Bryan S. “The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory.”  
  13. Warnick, Barbara. “Looking to the Future: Electronic Texts and the Deepening Interface.” Technical Communication Quarterly 14 3 (2005): 327-33.  



  1. Bearne, Eve. “Interview with Gunther Kress.” Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 26 3 (2005): 287-99.  
  2. Berglund, Therese Ornberg. “Multimodal Student Interaction Online: An Ecological Perspective.” ReCALL 21 2 (2009): 186-205.  
  3. Jewitt, Carey. “The Move from Page to Screen: The Multimodal Reshaping of School English.” Visual Communication 1 2 (2002): 171-95.  
  4. Jewitt, Carey, et al. “Exploring Learning through Visual, Actional and Linguistic Communication: The Multimodal Environment of a Science Classroom.” Educational Review 53 1 (2001): 5-18.  
  5. Kress, Gunther. “Reading Images: Multimodality, Representation and New Media.” Information Design Journal & Document Design 12 2 (2004): 110-19.  
  6. O’Conaill, Brid, et al. “Characterizing, Predicting and Measuring Video-Mediated Communication: A Conversational Approach.” Video-Mediated Communication. Eds. Finn,
  7. Kathleen E., Abigail J. Sellen and Sylvia B. Wilbur. Computers, Cognition, and Work. Mahwah, NJ US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 1997. 107-31.  
  8. O’Connail, Brid, Steve Whittaker, and Sylvia Wilbur. “Conversations over Video Conferences: An Evaluation of the Spoken Aspects of Video-Mediated Communication.” Human-Computer Interaction 8 4 (1993): 389.  

New Media

  1. Agre, Philip E., and Douglas Schuler. Reinventing Technology, Rediscovering Community: Critical Explorations of Computing as a Social Practice. Ablex Publishing, 1997.  
  2. Barrow, Time. “New Media in the Online Classroom.” Rocky Mountain Communication Review 6 1 (2009): 100.  
  3. Birkerts, Sven. The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age. Faber & Faber, 2006.  
  4. Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. The MIT Press, 2000.  
  5. Burnett, Ron. How Images Think. The MIT Press, 2005.  
  6. Feenberg, Andrew. Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited. Oxford University Press, USA, 2002.  
  7. Gilster, Paul. Digital Literacy. Wiley, 1998.  
  8. Hansen, Mark B. N. New Philosophy for New Media. The MIT Press, 2006.  
  9. Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. NYU Press, 2008.  
  10. Johnson, Robert R. User-Centered Technology. State University of New York Press, 1998.  
  11. Johnson, Steven A. Interface Culture. Basic Books, 1999.  
  12. Lanham, Richard A. The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information. University Of Chicago Press, 2007.  
  13. Levy, Pierre. Cyberculture. Electronic Mediations, V. 4. Minneapolis, Minn.; London: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.  
  14. Lunenfeld, Peter. The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media. The MIT Press, 2000.  
  15. Lévy, Pierre. Collective Intelligence: Mankind’s Emerging World in Cyberspace. Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Books, 1997.  
  16. Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media. The MIT Press, 2002.  
  17. —. “The Practice of Everyday (Media) Life: From Mass Consumption to Mass Cultural Production?” Critical Inquiry 35 2 (2009): 319-31.  
  18. Negroponte, Nicholas. Being Digital. Vintage, 1996.  
  19. Postman, Neil. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Vintage, 1993.  
  20. Robertson, Douglas S. The New Renaissance: Computers and the Next Level of Civilization. Oxford University Press, USA, 1998.  
  21. Saco, Diana. Cybering Democracy: Public Space and the Internet. University of Minnesota Press, 2002.  
  22. Shneiderman, Ben. Leonardo’s Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies. The MIT Press, 2003.  
  23. Teich, Albert H. Technology and the Future. Wadsworth Publishing, 2008.  
  24. Veltman, Kim H. Understanding New Media: Augmented Knowledge & Culture. University of Calgary Press, 2006.  
  25. Wardrip-Fruin, Noah, and Nick Montfort. The New Media Reader. The MIT Press, 2003.  
  26. Zappen, James P. “Digital Rhetoric: Toward an Integrated Theory.” Technical Communication Quarterly 14 3 (2005): 319-25.  

Online Education

  1. “Tools for Online Teaching and Learning and for Communities of Practice.” Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal 3 1 (2009): 53-54.  
  2. Allen, I. Elaine, Jeff Seaman, and Consortium Sloan. “Online Nation: Five Years of Growth in Online Learning.” (2007).  
  3. Anderson, T. “Getting the Mix Right Again: An Updated and Theoretical Rationale for Interaction.” The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (2003).  
  4. Comeaux, Patricia. Communication and Collaboration in the Online Classroom: Examples and Applications. Bolton, Mass.: Anker Pub. Co., 2002.  
  5. Goldfarb, Brian. Visual Pedagogy: Media Cultures in and Beyond the Classroom. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press, 2002.  
  6. Havenstein, Heather. “Online Video Expands Role in Training, Collaboration.” Computerworld 42 11 (2008): 14-16.  
  7. Ho, Chia-Huan, and Karen Swan. “Evaluating Online Conversation in an Asynchronous Learning Environment: An Application of Grice’s Cooperative Principle.” Internet & Higher Education 10 1 (2007): 3-14.  
  8. Johnson, Lesley L. Media, Education, and Change. New York: P. Lang, 2001.  
  9. Lowerison, Gretchen, et al. “Are We Using Technology for Learning?” Journal of Educational Technology Systems 34 4 (2006): 401-25.  
  10. —. “Student Perceived Effectiveness of Computer Technology Use in Post-Secondary Classrooms.” Computers & Education 47 4 (2006): 465-89.  
  11. Parsad, Basmat, et al. “Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions 2006-2007: First Look.” (2008).  
  12. Rovai, Alfred P. “- Facilitating Online Discussions Effectively.” – The Internet and Higher Education M3 – doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2006.10.001 – 1: – 77.  
  13. Sun, Pei-Chen, and Hsing Kenny Cheng. “The Design of Instructional Multimedia in E-Learning: A Media Richness Theory-Based Approach.” Computers & Education 49 3 (2007): 662-76.  
  14. Waits, Tiffany, et al. “Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions 2000-2001.” (2003).  
  15. Wright, Vivian H., Cynthia S. Sunal, and Elizabeth K. Wilson. Research on Enhancing the Interactivity of Online Learning. Perspectives in Instructional Technology and Distance Education. Greenwich, Conn.: Information Age Pub., 2006.  

Orality and Communication

  1. Altree, Wayne, and Walter J. Ong. Why Talk?: A Conversation About Language with Walter J. Ong. San Francisco: Chandler & Sharp Publishers, 1973.  
  2. Derrida, Jacques, and Barry Stocker. Jacques Derrida: Basic Writings. London ; New York: Routledge, 2007.  
  3. Foley, John Miles. How to Read an Oral Poem. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002.  
  4. Furniss, Graham. Orality: The Power of the Spoken Word. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  
  5. Gronbeck, Bruce E., Thomas J. Farrell, and Paul A. Soukup. Media, Consciousness, and Culture: Explorations of Walter Ong’s Thought. Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1991.  
  6. Havelock, Eric A. The Muse Learns to Write: Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present. Yale University Press, 1988.  
  7. McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. 1st MIT Press ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1994.  
  8. Ong, Walter J. “Media Transformation: The Talked Book.” College English 34 3 (1972): 405-10.  
  9. —. Orality and Literacy. Routledge, 2002.  
  10. —. The Presence of the Word: Some Prolegomena for Cultural and Religious History. The Terry Lectures. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1967.  
  11. Ong, Walter J., and Thomas J. Farrell. An Ong Reader: Challanges for Further Inquiry. Hampton Press, 2002.  
  12. Peters, John Durham. Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.  
  13. Welch, Kathleen E. Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Oralism, and a New Literacy. The MIT Press, 1999.  

Social Presence Theory

  1. Harrison, Claire. “Visual Social Semiotics: Understanding How Still Images Make Meaning.” Technical Communication 50 1 (2003): 46.  
  2. Short, J. A. “Effects of Medium of Communication on Experimental Negotiation.” Human Relations M3 – 10.1177/001872677402700303 – 3: – 225.  
  3. Short, John, Ederyn Williams, and Bruce Christie. The Social Psychology of Telecommunications. London ; New York: Wiley, 1976.  
  4. Tanis, Martin. “Cues to Identity in Cmc: The Impact on Person Perception and Subsequent Interaction Outcomes.” Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2003.  
  5. Tanis, Martin, and T. Postmes. “Two Faces of Anonymity: Paradoxical Effects of Cues to Identity in Cmc.” Computers in Human Behavior 23 2 (2007): 955-70.  
  6. Walther, Joseph B., Leslie A. Baxter, and Dawn O. Braithewaite. “Social Information Processing Theory.” Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication: Multiple Perspectives. Eds. Baxter, Leslie A. and Dawn O. Braithewaite. Thousand Oaks, CA US: Sage Publications, Inc, 2008. 391-404.  

Technical Communication

  1. Germaine-Madison, N. S. “Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century.” Technical Communication 55 2 (2008): 216-17.  
  2. Gurak, Laura J. “Critical Literacy in a Digital Era: Technology, Rhetoric, and the Public Interest.” Information Society 20 1 (2004): 73-74.  
  3. Gurak, Laura J., and Ann Hill Duin. “The Impact of the Internet and Digital Technologies on Teaching and Research in Technical Communication.” Technical Communication Quarterly 13 2 (2004): 187-98.  
  4. Gurak, Laura J., and Mary M. Lay. Research in Technical Communication. Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication. Westport, Conn. ; London: Praeger, 2002.  
  5. Johnson-Eilola, Johndan. Datacloud: Toward a New Theory of Online Work. New Dimensions in Computers and Composition. Creskill, N.J.: Hampton Press, 2005.  
  6. Rude, CD. “Mapping the Research Questions in Technical Communication.” Journal Of Business And Technical Communication 23 2 (2009): 174-215.  
  7. Slack, J. D., D. J. Miller, and J. Doak. “The Technical Communicator as Author: Meaning, Power, Authority.” Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication, Vol I (2003): 169-91.  
  8. Walther, Joseph B., Geri Gay, and Jeffrey T. Hancock. “How Do Communication and Technology Researchers Study the Internet?” Journal of Communication 55 3 (2005): 632-57.  
  9. Yee, Nick, Jeremy N. Bailenson, and Nicolas Ducheneaut. “The Proteus Effect: Implications of Transformed Digital Self-Representation on Online and Offline Behavior.” Communication Research 36 2 (2009): 285-312.  

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