Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times Winner of Two National Awards
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Patrick W. Berry's Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times—coauthored with Gail E. Hawisher, and Cynthia L. Selfe—was the recipient of two prestigious national awards at the 2013 College Composition and Communication Conference.
Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times received the Research Impact Award, presented annually for scholarship that advances the “mission of the organization or the needs of the profession” and the Advancement of Knowledge Award for research that “most advances writing studies.”
Berry says, “This is the first time that the Conference on College Composition and Communication has recognized a born-digital book, and it likely won’t be the last. We are grateful to our coauthors and to the many scholars who helped us undertake this project.”
Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times is a book-length multimodal project designed to document how people outside and within the United States take up digital literacies and fold them into the fabric of their daily lives. In it, the coauthored chapters with transnational colleagues from around the world attempt to make clearer the rich complexity of students’ lives in this age.
According to the authors, “This research contributes to our knowledge of the impact of digital media on literate practices and also provides a basis for developing approaches for studying and teaching successful practices. The goal of the book is to suggest different and increasingly accurate ways of understanding the life histories and digital literacies of those with transnational connections, attempting to take into account local perspectives and the complex processes of globalization.”
The project, published by Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, can be found at http://ccdigitalpress.org/transnational/.