In the space of a week, Professor Susan Delagrange’s groundbreaking digital media project Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World has been named the winner of two major awards in her field: the journal Computers and Composition’s 2011 Distinguished Book Award, and The Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award, presented by The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.
The Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award recognizes the most outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of composition and rhetoric in the areas of feminist pedagogy, practice, history, and theory. It is given to just one book (or, as in this case, one book-length project) once every two years by The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. Professor Delagrange was presented with the award this month at a meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis.
The Distinguished Book Award is presented each year by Computers and Composition, the top journal in the field, to honor “a book-length work that contributes in substantial and innovative ways to the field of computers and composition.” Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World was published in 2011 by the Computers & Composition Digital Press (an imprint of Utah State University Press).
According to colleague Professor Norman Jones, “Susan’s project took a risk and broke the mold, and it did so with such success that it promises to help shape the next generation of digital media studies. We are honored to be able to call her one of our own. This is another shining example of the outstanding and influential research being produced right here on the Mansfield campus.”
If you’re interested in seeing more of Susan’s work, check out another of her award-winning digital media projects, “Wunderkammer, Cornell, and the Visual Canon of Arrangement.” Congratulations to Professor Susan Delagrange, lauded trailblazer in the emerging field of digital media and composition studies!