S224. Digital and Video Essays in the Creative Writing Classroom

Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


The Digital Revolution introduced a new kind of essay—one that integrates image, text, sound, voice. Online journals now publish digital and video essays. But how do we teach these new forms? What essays do we use as models? What assignments do we give our students? Who is their audience? How does copyright law constrain sampling and remixing? How do we teach the use of technology and editing software in the writing classroom? What can our students, who are digital natives, teach us?



Ned Stuckey-French teaches at Florida State. He is author of The American Essay in the American Century, coauthor of Writing Fiction, coeditor of Essayists on the Essay, and book review editor of Fourth Genre. His essays have appeared in journals such as The Normal School, Pinch, and Guernica.

José M Orduña is a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. His first book, The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Displacement is about race, class, and citizenship. He joined the creative writing faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2017.

Deborah Hall teaches at Valdosta State University and edited The Anatomy of Narrative, an anthology that analyzes craft. Her work has appeared in River Teeth, TLR, The Sun, Apalachee Review, and in Becoming: An Anthology of Women’s Stories and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poets.

Laurie Lynn Drummond has published a linked story collection, Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You, and her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Brevity, and River Teeth. She has taught creative writing for 29 years, most recently at Louisiana State University.


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