CRDM Symposium 2013: Emerging Genres, Forms, and Narratives in New Media Environments. Hosted by the PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University on April 19-20, 2013 in Raleigh, NC.View Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2013 info


Friday Schedule



Van transportation from Clarion Hotel to NC State campus

8:30 - 9:00

Breakfast and registration, Park Shops, main foyer

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome, Park Shops 200

Carolyn R. Miller, Symposium Organizer

Antony Harrison, Head, Department of English

Kenneth Zagacki, Head, Department of Communication



9:30 - 11:00

Panel I: Medicine and Science, Park Shops 200


Moderator: James Kiwanuka-Tondo, Department of Communication


“Digitizing Scientific Communication—New Media, Old Genres, and (R)evolutionary Change”

Featured Speaker: Jonathan Buehl, The Ohio State University


“Cross-culturally Narrating Risks, Imagination, and Realities of HIV/AIDS: Emerging Genre of Online ‘Patient Narratives’”

Huiling Ding, North Carolina State University


“Early Modern Medical Texts as an Emergent Genre”

Lisa Meloncon, University of Cincinnati


“Remediating Diagnosis: A Familiar Narrative Form or Emerging Digital Genre?”

Lora Arduser, University of Cincinnati



11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

Keynote I, Park Shops 201


“Bridge-to-Genre: Spanning Medial Change”

Janet Giltrow, University of British Columbia (Canada)


Moderator: Ann M. Penrose, Department of English



12:30 - 1:30

Lunch, Park Shops, corridor



1:30 - 3:00

Panel II: Social Media Platforms, Park Shops 201


Moderator: Steve Wiley, Department of Communication


“Wikipedia: Texts, Tools, and the Design of Incomplete Systems”

Featured Speaker: Melanie Kill, University of Maryland


“Genre in Russian-language Twitter”

Natasha Rulyova, University of Birmingham (UK)


“Platform, Genre, Context: Why Changing Facebook's Interface Makes People Freak Out”

Aimée Morrison, University of Waterloo (Canada)


“Atypical Rhetorical Actions: Defying Genre Expectations on”

Christopher Basgier, Indiana University



3:15 - 4:45

Panel III Sessions: (A) Gaming, Park Shops 201


Moderator: Adriana de Souza e Silva, Department of Communication


“Computational Models of Narrative and Their Relation to Human Action”

Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera and R. Michael Young, North Carolina State University


“Game Genres for the Design and Evaluation of Future Learning Environments”

Brad Mehlenbacher and Jennifer Riehle (presenting), with Madeline Coven, Jameson Hogan, Christopher Kampe, John Martin, Chengethal Mutamba, Jennifer Riehle, Jessica Stellini, and Keith Wickliffe, North Carolina State University


“Played Out: Interrogating Game Genre in Relation to Race”

Nick Taylor, North Carolina State University


“Criticism in the Public Eye: The Influence of Criticism on New Media Reception”

Ayse Gursoy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Panel III Sessions: (B) Religion and Ethics, Park Shops 200


Moderator: Victoria Gallagher, Department of Communication


“Sentimentalism in Online Deliberation”

Featured speaker: Johanna Hartelius, Northern Illinois University


“Genre Continuity Across Media: Remediating Prayer Online”

William Fitzgerald, Rutgers University-Camden


“‘Jesus Calling’: A Case Study of Digital Media and the Christian Publishing Industry”

Jim Y. Trammell, High Point University


“Windows to Heaven: The Rhetorical Velocity of Byzantine Icons”

Amy Anderson, University of Kentucky



4:45 - 5:15

Transportation to Hunt Library

Van pick-up outside Park Shops



5:30 - 6:30

Keynote II, Hunt Library auditorium


Welcome, Dean Jeffery Braden, College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Narrative Worldmaking in Words and Images” (now available on Youtube)

David Herman, The Ohio State University


Moderator: R. Michael Young, Department of Computer Science



6:30 - 8:30




Reception, Institute for Emerging Issues Multipurpose Room, Hunt Library


Digital Installation Showcase, Hunt Library


“Bob Dylan: Raconteur or Rhetorician? A Digital Essay”

Kendra Andrews, UNC-Charlotte


“( ( im ( sh ( m ( a ) n ) de ) ge ) ) : A Multimedia Poem”

Patrick Bryant, Winthrop University


“Pervasive Computing and Biocybrid Topologies”

Fernanda Duarte, North Carolina State University


“Long View

Patrick Fitzgerald, Daniel Lunk, Dwayne Martin, Jim Martin, and Lee Cherry, North Carolina State University


“Kinected Story-Space”

Jameson Hogan and Christopher Kampe, North Carolina State University


“Everyone Has a Choice: To Live or To Die”

Nicole Mertz and Precious Yamagouchi, Cedar Crest College


“Shifting Narrative Structures: Remediating Interactive Fiction for Mobile Apps”

Gwendolynne Reid and J.L. Reid


Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Marc Russo, North Carolina State University


“The Where Are You From? Project: Digital Stories about Migration and Mobility”

Alessandra Von Burg, Wake Forest University




Van transportation to Clarion Hotel



Saturday Schedule



Van transportation from Clarion Hotel to NC State campus



8:30 - 9:00

Breakfast and registration, Park Shops, main foyer



9:00 - 10:30

Panel IV (A): Digitizing Genres, Park Shops 210


Moderator: Jason Swarts, Department of English


“Evolution, Archaeology, and Models of Agency in Genre Change”

Featured speaker: Risa Applegarth, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


“From Printed Newspaper to Digital Newspaper: What has Changed?”

Jaqueline Lé, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (Brazil)


“‘Curious, If True’: Reddit's r/nosleep as Digital Revenant of the Victorian Ghost Story”

Shane McGowan, Georgia State University




Panel IV (B): Social Media and the Personal, Park Shops 201


Moderator: Susan Miller-Cochran, Department of English


“Forms and Norms: Timeline and the Facebooked Subject”

Featured Speaker: Laurie McNeill, University of British Columbia (Canada)


“Climate Change Testimonial: Emerging, Online, Multimodal”

Anne E. Porter, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


“‘Spontaneity’ and ‘Authenticity’: Images of Subjectivity and Personhood in the Online Dating Ad Genre”

Tomi Visakko, University of Helsinki (Finland)


“Digital Autopathography”

Tamar Tembeck, McGill University (Canada)



10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:45

Keynote III, Park Shops 210


“Amateurdom and Its Discontents, Or, What Is a Zine?”

Lisa Gitelman, New York University


Moderator: Nicholas Taylor, Department of Communication



11:45 - 1:15

Lunch and Poster Session, Park Shops, main foyer and corridor


“Is the Internet in the First World? Internet memes as Self-Recrimination”

Will Penman, Carnegie Mellon University


“The Rhetorical Life of a Social Network: How Genre Theory Can Help Us Understand Network Systems”

Susan Popham, University of Memphis


“Lean on Me: Enacting and Maintaining Environmental Behaviors Through Online Support Groups”

Eli Typhina and Johanne Laboy, North Carolina State University


“Attribution Theory: An Analysis of Crime Victim's Ascriptions for Survivial in the emergent genre of survival-style reality television

Kama Kosenko and Johanne Laboy



1:15 - 2:15

Keynote IV, Park Shops 210


The Lord of the Rings as Videogame: Challenges in Adaptation from Venerated Source to Anticipated Genre”

Neil Randall, University of Waterloo (Canada)


Moderator: Brad Mehlenbacher, Department of Leadership Policy and Adult and Higher Education



2:15 - 2:30




2:30 - 4:00

Panel V: Mediation, Park Shops 201


Moderator: Matt May, Department of Communication


“Making the Transparent Opaque: Rhetorical Delivery and the Natural User Interface”

Featured speaker: Ben McCorkle, The Ohio State University–Marion


“The Collected Debris of Public Memory: Commemorative Genres and Changing Media/Mediation”

Victoria Gallagher, North Carolina State University


“Hard Ephemera: Chris Ware’s Building Stories, Textual Tactility, and the Architecture of the Post-Digital Narrative”

Colbey Reid, North Carolina State University


“New Media, Genre, and a State that Does Not Want to Listen”

Katija Thieme, University of British Columbia (Canada)




Wrap-up session with keynote speakers, Park Shops 201


Moderator: Carolyn Miller, Department of English

Janet Giltrow, Lisa Gitelman, David Herman, Neil Randall




Van transportation to Clarion Hotel