"This webtext is comprised of nine sonic compositions as well as explorations and reflections on, and about, sonic rhetoric and the teaching of it. The work was produced by a community of writers during and after a Digital Writing graduate course at Salem State University. This webtext has three primary goals: (1) to contribute to the growing body of scholarship on digital and sonic rhetoric via thorough explorations of sonic rhetorical strategies and a presentation of a new digital pedagogical approach; (2) to offer insight into the complexity of understanding and employing sonic rhetorical strategies as first-time audio composers; and (3) to provide a teaching tool and curricula resource on sonic rhetoric for students in secondary and higher education."
"This section contains nine sonic compositions by our student–composers that fall into seven different genres: audio drama (fiction), audio drama (non-fiction), oral history, poetry and prose, audio journal, audio memoir, and audio essay. The projects may be browsed by author name, project title, or genre."
"The pages in this section seek to contribute to this scholarship by: (1) offering an in-depth exploration of common sonic strategies and their use from a rhetorical and semiotic perspective; and (2) describing cognitive and technical processes for composing with audio, focusing on three major areas—play, flexibility, and reflection, thus highlighting the value of such skills in audio composing processes. Our ultimate goal is to help audio composers gain a strong understanding of an approach to sonic composition that is specific to sound but broadly rhetorical."
Kairos is a refereed open-access online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy. The journal reaches a wide audience—currently 45,000 readers per month—hailing from Ascension Island to Zimbabwe (and from every top-level domain country code in between); our international readership typically runs about 4,000 readers per month. Kairos publishes bi-annually, in August and January, with regular special issues in May. Our current acceptance rate for published articles is approximately 10%.
Since its first issue in January of 1996, the mission of Kairos has been to publish scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices, promoting work that enacts its scholarly argument through rhetorical and innovative uses of new media. As the longest continuously-publishing online peer-reviewed journals in the field, Kairos is one of the premiere journals in English Studies, made so by its dedication to academic quality through the journal’s extensive peer-review and editorial production processes."
"We publish "webtexts," which are texts authored specifically for publication on the World Wide Web. Webtexts are scholarly examinations of topics related to technology in English Studies fields (e.g., rhetoric, composition, technical and professional communication, education, creative writing, language and literature) and related fields such as media studies, informatics, arts technology, and others. Besides scholarly webtexts, Kairos publishes teaching-with-technology narratives, reviews of print and digital media, extended interviews with leading scholars, interactive exchanges, "letters" to the editors, and news and announcements of interest."