Derek Van Ittersum

Derek Van Ittersum

Department of English
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“Find the Best Tools for the Job: Experimenting with Writing Workflows.” With Tim Lockridge. Chapter in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Volume 4 (pp. 316-330), edited by Dana Lynn Driscoll, Megan Heise, Mary K. Stewart, and Matthew Vetter. Parlor Press. (2021). 

Writing Workflows: Beyond Word Processing. With Tim Lockridge. (2020). University of Michigan Press / Sweetland DRC. Awarded 2018 Sweetland / UM Press Book Prize [HTML]

“The Material, Embodied Practices of Composing with Technologies.” With Pamela Takayoshi.  Chapter in the Handbook to Digital Rhetoric and Writing (pp. 84-94), edited by Jonathan Alexander & Jacqueline Rhodes. Routledge. (2018)

“Craft and Narrative in DIY Instructions.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 23:3 (2014): 227–46. [HTML]

“Composing Text / Shaping Process: How Digital Environments Mediate Writing Activity.” With Kory Lawson ChingComputers and Composition Online Fall 2013. [HTML]

“Writing With(out) Pain: Computing Injuries and the Role of the Body in Writing Activity.” With Kim Hensley Owens. Computers and Composition, 30:2 (2013): 87-100. [HTML]

"Augmenting Literacy: The Role of Expertise in Digital Writing." Composition Studies, 39:2 (2011): 61-78. [HTML]

"Distributing Memory: Rhetorical Work in Digital Environments." Technical Communication Quarterly, 18:3 (2009): 259-280. [HTML]

"Computing Attachments: Engelbart's Controversial Writing Technology." Computers and Composition 25 (2008): 143-164. [HTML]

"Data-Palace: Modern Memory Work in Digital Environments." Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy 11.3 (2007).

"Re-Situating and Re-Mediating the Canons: A Cultural-Historical Remapping of Rhetorical Activity." With Paul Prior, Janine Solberg, Patrick Berry, Hannah Bellwoar, Bill Chewning, Karen J. Lunsford, Liz Rohan, Kevin Roozen, Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau, Jody Shipka, and Joyce R. Walker. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy 11.3 (2007). | Recipient of the Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award

  • History of Writing Technologies
  • Adoption of Writing Technologies
  • Impact of Computer Expertise on Writing
  • Role of the Body in Writing


Computers & Writing Rhetoric Composition New Media & Writing