Video Scholarship and Screen Composing

Daniel Anderson
Recasts expectations for scholarship and explores emerging methods of composing in the media-rich, networked spaces of digital screens
This title is open access and free to access on the web A free online version is forthcoming. This open access version made available by Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.


For decades, we have heard about the potential of multimedia to transform scholarship, teaching, and composition. Most of these claims, however, have been articulated using the text-centric materials of the printed word. Video Scholarship and Screen Composing foregrounds the moving images, sounds, and words that come together in digital video, presenting an alternative to print’s linearity, logic, and argument, and opening rhetorical possibilities linked with emotions and open-ended readings.

Consisting of twelve videos, this collection asks questions about traditional composition approaches, calling attention to the competitive ways that scholars typically engage one another; the ways that scholarship often aims for closure rather than opening up meaning; and the ways that media that shape understanding through complex emotional registers.   As it explores these questions, Video Scholarship and Screen Composing demonstrates digital rhetoric’s potential to reach learners in ways that augment and enhance what text can accomplish.   

Daniel Anderson is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 280pp.
  • 25 figures, 12 videos.
Available worldwide

  • Open Access
  • 2021
  • Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-99902-6