Writing in a Digital Age

2013 to 2014
Emerging Networks

Until recently “academic writing” was primarily understood as a discipline-specific, closed access, single-medium communication produced for a limited audience of academic specialists. In our digital age, however, the concept is being adapted to open-access, electronic channels of communication. In order to prepare Duke’s undergraduate students to be effective writers throughout their educations and beyond Duke, it is critical that we embrace a more expansive idea of academic writing—one that speaks to a broader public and that encompasses digital rhetoric and multimedia in addition to the written word.

Writing in a Digital Age will establish a vertically and horizontally integrated Digital Writing and Pedagogy Lab to be housed in the Thompson Writing Program, with additional support from Duke University Libraries. The three main goals of the Lab will be to: (1) institute curricular innovations in Writing 101; (2) design new courses under Writing 190S (Special Topics); and (3) implement pedagogical innovations in the Thompson Writing Program for integrating digital pedagogy in the writing classroom.


Director of Outreach, Thompson Writing Program
TWP Director of Duke's Language, Arts, and Media Program (LAMP)
Lecturing Fellow
Associate Director of First-Year Writing, Thompson Writing Program
Assistant Professor of the Practice in Writing
Director of First-Year Writing, Thompson Writing Program
Librarian for Literature & Theater Studies
Associate Curator of Collections, Rubenstein Library


The Shifting Nature of Academic Work in the Digital Age
-- Mar 14 2014

On April 16-17, Writing in a Digital Age, a Humanities Writ Large Emerging Network, will present a series of conversations... Read More