Digital Rhetoric: Technofeminism
Next offered: Spring 2022
Last offered: Spring 2021 (syllabus)
OverviewThis upper-division rhetoric course is about the social significance of the ways digital texts are composed and circulated. The digital spaces in which we spend so much of our time are rhetorical all the way down, from their content and communities to the underlying code, protocols, policies, laws, and even hardware that governs digital distribution. It matters how our digital worlds are written and who does the writing.
In Spring 2021, we focused our exploration of digital rhetoric through the lens of technofeminism, attending the histories and futures of intersectional feminism in digital and digitally mediated spaces. We will consider the power of the rhetorical choices already made for us as well as the possibilities of our own agency online.