Theory in a Digital Age: A Project of English 483 Students, Coastal Carolina UniversityMain MenuTheory in a Digital AgeRemediationThis chapter will showcase how the remaking of art can leave its impact.Cornel West and Black Lives MatterMacKenzie McKeithan-PrickettDetermination in GamingThe Mind Set and ExperienceThe Hope for a Monstrous World Without GenderIntroduction to "A Cyborg Manifesto" and ThesisFreud's Uncanny Double: A Theoretical Study of the Portrayal of Doubles in FilmThis chapter of the book will look at the history of the theme of the "double" using Freud's Uncanny as the theoretical insight of the self perception of the double in film/cinema.From Literacy to Electracy: Resistant Rhetorical Bodies in Digital SpacesAshley Canter"Eddy and Edith": Online Identities vs. Offline IdentitiesA fictional story about online identities and offline identities. (Also a mash-up video between Eddy and Edith and Break Free.)“Pieces of Herself”: Key Signifiers and Their ConnotationsIs the Sonographic Fetus a Cyborg?How sonographic technology initiates gendered socializationPost-Capitalism: Rise of the Digital LaborerParadox of RaceDr. Cornel West, W.E.B Du Bois, and Natasha TretheweySleep Dealer - Digital LaborBy Melissa HarbyThe Kevin Spacey Effect: Video Games as an Art Form, the Virtual Uncanny, and the SimulacrumThe Twilight Zone in the Uncanny ValleyIntroductionThe Virtual Economy and The Dark WebHow Our Economy is Changing Behind the ScenesTransgender Representation and Acceptance in the MainstreamHow the trans* movement has caused and exemplifies the spectralization of genderA Voice for the Humanities in A Divided AmericaDr. Cornel West on the indifference in our society and how he thinks the humanities can help heal itReading Between the Lines: Diversity and Empowerment in ComicsJen Boyle54753b17178fb39025a916cc07e3cb6dd7dbaa99
Bodies rhetorically work to both expose and resist cultural normativities in the ages of both literacy and electracy. I refer to instances that people use their body to expose cultural normativities that are imposed on it by societal expectations or restrictions as the “written on” body. I refer to instances that people change or morph their body in order to resist these normativities as the “speaking body.” The body in digital spaces can work toward social justice ends by both exposing the ways in which the body is regulated by social and cultural normativities in physical spaces, and then by using new media technology to interrupt and resist these notions. As the examples I will use illustrate, the technology associated with the age of electracy opens up new opportunities for resisting cultural normativities by changing or morphing one’s bodily existence. In this project, you will notice a video and corresponding textual explication demonstrating the way that the “written on” body operates in digital spaces which appear in apparatuses of electracy. Lastly, you will notice a video of textual explication of the “speaking body” in the age of electracy. I will also theorize about the significance of the change in bodily rhetoric from literacy to electracy and note the possibilities for social justice that have emerged from the apparatuses and technologies of electracy. The contents of this project also include an explanation of Gregory Ulmer's "The Learning Screen" and an explanation of the shift in discourse and research toward non-traditional rhetorics. I encourage you to navigate this project freely, without being bound to a linear reading of this project's contents.