Beyond Text: The Challenge of Multimedia Scholarly Discourse

February 3, 2005

In a thoughtful analysis, Ingraham explores the concept of multimedia scholarship in increasingly sophisticated terms—from the simple electronic distribution of print material to the creation of academic arguments in such forms as audio essays and interactive documentaries. He also points out practical concerns, particularly the need for a new rhetorical system devoted to evidence in diverse media, the technical skills required to present arguments in digital formats, and the place of documentation in nonprint scholarship.

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