The University of Louisville’s Watson Conference is a prestigous conference on rhetoric, composition, and writing studies. Beyond the conference itself, it is tradition that an edited book of scholarly work is published focusing on the conference’s main themes. Dr. Mary P. Sheridan, the chair of the 2018 Watson Conference, asked me to co-edit the collection with a novel idea: a born-digital collection of experimental scholarship rather than a print-based book.
The field of rhetoric and composition studies has increasingly embraced scholarship in “new media” and digital formats. This project extended these trends and allowed me to use my expertise in editorial work, web design, and media studies scholarship.
Given my role as both a co-editor of the scholarly work and the sole designer of the website that housed the pieces, this collection involved extensive and iterative project management skills. My roles throughout this project included:
Additionally, I created the promotional video for the collection, which involved recording video, editing using Adobe Premiere, and composing and recording music using Ableton Live.
This project took roughly a year and involved an extensive array of digital drafts and revisions from our eighteen authors.