How Technology Affects Writing

Cynthia L. Selfe, an internationally recognized expert on student writers and the effects of technology on their writing, will discuss "Student Writers and the Texts They Compose: A Glimpse of the Future" at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room in the Hatfield Library at Willamette University Thursday, Nov. 4. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

Selfe is a professor of humanities at Michigan Technological University and the co-editor, with Gail Hawisher, of Computers and Composition: An International Journal. In 1996, she was recognized as an EDUCOM Medal award winner for innovative computer use in higher education--the first woman and the first English teacher ever to receive this award. In 2000, Selfe, along with long-time collaborator Gail Hawisher, was presented with the Outstanding Technology Innovator award by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Committee on Computers. Selfe has served as the chair of the CCCC and the chair of the College Section of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Selfe is the author of numerous articles and books on computers including "Literacy and Technology in the 21st Century, the Perils of Not Paying Attention," "Creating a Computer-Supported Writing Facility," and "Computer-Assisted Instruction in Composition: Create Your Own."