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Webster Newbold

Associate Professor

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RB 2108  Phone: 765-285-8377  

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

I am a member of the rhetoric and composition departmental area, with a special focus on literacy theory and practice, both historically and in emerging digital environments. Frequent courses include ENG 104 (Composing Research, Core Curriculum Foundation), ENG 213 (Introduction to Digital Literacies, Core Curriculum Tier 1), ENG 692 (Writing Technologies), and ENG 695 (Medieval and Early Modern Rhetoric).

My graduate training was at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham (UK), in Renaissance Studies. Rhetoric in the English Renaissance (16th-17th centuries) is my research area, in which I am currently working on a critical edition of The English Secretary (1599), the first fully English book on how to write letters. Letter-writing in Elizabethan and Jacobean times was a central cultural activity and the focal point for vernacular literacy acquisition in the general public. More information can be found on my personal website.

Areas of Specialization:
Renaissance Rhetoric, Digital Literacies, and Online Writing Pedagogy

Courses: 
ENG 695 Medieval and Early Modern Rhetoric
ENG 213 Introduction to Digital Literacies
ENG 104 Composing Research, hybrid and online
ENG 210 Introduction to English Studies

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Course Schedule
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