New Media Theory

Series Editor: Byron Hawk
University of South Carolina

The New Media Theory series investigates both media and new media as complex rhetorical ecologies. The merger of media and new media creates a global public sphere that is changing the ways we work, play, write, teach, think, and connect. Because these ecologies operate through evolving arrangements, theories of new media have yet to establish a rhetorical and theoretical paradigm that fully articulates this emerging digital life.

The series includes books that deploy rhetorical, social, cultural, political, textual, aesthetic, and material theories in order to articulate moments of mediation that compose these contemporary media ecologies. Such works typically bring rhetorical and critical theories to bear on media and new media in ways that elaborate on a burgeoning post-disciplinary "material turn" as one further development of the linguistic and social turns that have already influenced scholarly work across the humanities.

Possible Topics

  • Rhetoric and New Media
  • Digital Publics
  • Writing with Sound
  • Media Ecologies
  • Tactical Media
  • Digital Writing
  • New Material Rhetorics
  • Complexity Theory
  • Posthumanism
  • (Actor) Network Theory
  • Procedural Rhetorics
  • Embodied Writing
  • Digital Art
  • Computational Writing
  • Globalism and Technology
  • Writing through Video

Queries should be directed to Byron Hawk, Editor, New Media Theory, University of South Carolina, Department of English, Humanities Office Building, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. Email:

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