CORNFIELD REVIEW: Now Taking Submissions


Posted: January 23rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Teaching, Writing | Tags: | No Comments »


It’s that time of year again, The Ohio State University at Marion … Now taking submissions for this year’s CORNFIELD REVIEW. Go to http://cornfieldreview.osu.edu/ and share your best work with us. Deadline: February 20.
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2012: The Year in Review(s)


Posted: December 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Research, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion | No Comments »


Now that my book Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse has been out for just about a year (get it here or here), a crop of reviews have begun to emerge, and for the most part, they’ve been pretty positive. In fact, the biggest quibble in the lot, and it’s not an entirely unfair criticism, is that while I take great pains to avoid whiffs of technological determinism in my argument, a kind of rhetorical determinism creeps into my phrasing from time to time. Otherwise, the reviews are decidedly blush-inducing; it’s a great feeling of validation to see that people in the wider field get what it is you’re trying to do. And now for a highlights reel:

  • Peter Wayne Moe, in Rhetoric Society Quarterly: “Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse is an invaluable addition to recent discussions concerning delivery, broadening our understanding of delivery beyond the body, beyond medium, and into the myriad ways technology and the canon remediate each other.”
  • Mariana Grohowski, in Enculturation: “McCorkle’s aim is ultimately one of agency—to equip teacher-scholars of rhetoric with the imperative to understand the processes of remediation on our writing and our thinking, to harness a greater understanding of our otherwise enculturated communication practices.”
  • John Frederick Reynolds, in Rhetoric Review: “This is a good book. Maybe the best single-authored academic book I’ve read since Sharon Crowley’s The Methodical Memory (also SIUP) in 1990.”

Cornfield Review: Online–Out Now!


Posted: August 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Teaching, Typography/Graphic Design, Writing | No Comments »


splash graphicHot on the heels of the release of the 2012 print edition of Cornfield Review comes the latest installment of CR:Online, the digital media supplement featuring artists, photographers, writers, and designers from the OSUM/MTC/CSCC community. Give it  a gander.


Cornfield Review 2012 Out Now


Posted: August 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Teaching, Typography/Graphic Design, Writing | No Comments »


CR2012 coverHey, you guys: The latest installment of Cornfield Review, OSU Marion’s long-lived student-edited literary magazine, is currently available for your reading pleasure. Print copies are available for free at various locations around campus, and a downloadable version of it is available at: http://cornfieldreview.osu.edu/issue/view/96/showToc. Get yours today!


Two Recent Pubs… From Lil’ Ol’ Me


Posted: August 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Research, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion, Teaching, Writing | No Comments »


I would like to bring my dear readers’ attentions to a couple of recent publications penned by mine own hands (or, if you prefer, “typed,” although in one case, a good bit of video editing was involved… you know what? why are you insisting on me being so literal? “Penned” is a perfectly good bit of figurative flourish). One is a smaller piece in the current edition of Kairos. “Keeping It Real: The Spaces and Places of the Digital Citizen” is a short film (with some write-up) chronicling my digital media composing course’s participation in a student philanthropy program from two years ago. The other piece, “Whose Body? Looking Critically at New Interface Designs,” is a chapter in an edited collection entitled composing (media) = composing (embodiment), and it argues that we need to develop a critical stance for analyzing the next-gen crop of user interfaces in order to avoid repeating the same old practices of marginalizing and ignoring certain types of bodies (I just re-read it, and I think I actually make sense in this one, if I do say so myself). Here’s me enjoying the collection, hot off the presses:

The author, pleased to be included in this collection...

McCorkle, Ben. “Whose Body? Looking Critically at New Interface Designs.” composing (media) = composing (embodiment). Eds. Kristin Arola and Anne Wysocki. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2012. 174-187. Print.

McCorkle, Ben. “Keeping it Real: The Spaces & Places of the Digital Citizen.”  Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (PraxisWiki section) 17.1 (Fall 2012): n. pag. Web.


Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing


Posted: August 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Rhetoric, Teaching, Writing | No Comments »


Framework for Sucess in Postsecondary WritingA joint project between National Council for Teachers of English, the Council of Writing Program Administrators, and the National Writing Project, the “Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing” whitepaper outlines the common goals/outcomes for writing at the college and university level. Although it was originally issued February of 2011, it’s back on people’s radars now thanks to the latest issue of College English, which features a symposium on the document. Obviously, this is one of those professional documents that will please some, incite others to pure, seething rage, and leave some going “meh.”


PKP Forum Highlight


Posted: July 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Research, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion | No Comments »


Kindly readers most curious about the goings-on in my professional life, take note: the Summer 2012 issue of Phi Kappa Phi Forum has seen fit to blurb my book.  See for yourself (click on image to enlarge):

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Book Launch is Official


Posted: February 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Research, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion | No Comments »


  • Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant?
  • Why did Harvard speech professors lock their students inside of hollow bamboo spheres in the nineteenth century?
  • Why did the ancient Greeks have extensive conversations about the best moment to throw open their togas during a fiery speech?

Find out the answer to these pressing questions and more in my new book, Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse: A Cross-Historical Study, wherever fine books are sold:
Southern Illinois University Press
Amazon
Barnes & Noble


Cornfield Review Archives: Online, Searchable, Downloadable


Posted: December 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Writing | No Comments »


Cornfield Review

Here’s a quick notice to all who follow the Cornfield Review, OSU Marion’s august literary journal, which dates all the way back to 1976 (incidentally, our nation’s bicentennial, the year that Wild Cherry’s “Play that Funky Music” and Scorsese’s Taxi Driver both reached number one, and the second year of production for the beloved AMC Pacer). Using the open source platform Open Journal Systems, we have digitally archived the entire back catalog with the help of OSU Libraries (particularly Henry Griffy), making the contents browsable, searchable, and downloadable for our visitors. There will be more official announcements forthcoming (on campus, etc.), but for now, go give it a gander at http://cornfieldreview.osu.edu/.


Latest CORNFIELD REVIEW Out Now!


Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Bookshelf, Writing | Tags: | No Comments »


CR coverHear ye, hear ye: The latest installment of Cornfield Review, OSU Marion’s long-lived student-edited literary magazine, is currently available for your reading pleasure. Print copies are available for free at various locations around campus, and a downloadable version of it is available at: http://cornfieldreview.osu.edu/issue/view/83/showToc. Get yours today!

 

 


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