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Teaching Through the 2012 Federal Election: An Annotated Bibliography

posted: 7.23.12 by archived

As a rhetorician, I can’t help but get a little bit excited about the idea of teaching writing during a presidential election. In the past, I have organized assignments around debates, commercials, fact-checking, and all kinds of other election-based nerdery. In this post, I just want to share a few resources for people who, like me, may be planning now to teach an election-based class or assignment this fall.

The excellent article “Palin/Pathos/Peter Griffin: Political Video Remix and Composition Pedagogy” presents case studies of three student “political video remixes”—this was an assignment the authors used in a class on political rhetoric and new media.” The authors do a great job showing how and why such an assignment works. If this project interests you, look at this similar article on the “Vote Different” campaign from the 2008 election, or this article on political video mashups before YouTube [read more]

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