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Sean Zdenek

Associate Professor

Office: 487
Email:sean.zdenek@ttu.edu
Web:http://seanzdenek.com

Book
Articles and book chapters

 

Book

  • Reading Sounds: Accessing Popular Culture Through the Lens of Closed-Captioned Media (expected Spring 2015). Under contract. The University of Chicago Press. 

 

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "More Than Mere Transcription: Closed Captioning as an Artful Practice." User Experience Magazine 14.1. 2014. Print and online. http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org/uxmagazine/more-than-mere-transcription/
  • "Which Sounds Are Significant? Towards a Rhetoric of Closed Captioning." Disability Studies Quarterly 31.3. 2011. Special issue on Disability and Rhetoric.
    http://www.dsq-sds.org/article/view/1667/1604
  • "Personal Reflections on the Educational Potential and Future of Closed Captioning on the Web." Eds. J. Aitken, J. Pedego Fairley, and J. K. Carlson (eds) Communication Technology for Students in Special Education or Gifted Programs. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2011: 221-9.
    http://tinyurl.com/future-of-cc
  • Accessible Podcasting: College Students on the Margins in the New Media Classroom. Computers & Composition Online. 2009.
    http://tinyurl.com/ccof09
  • Charting a Course Between Methodological Formalism and Eclecticism: Pedagogical Tensions in Three Rhetorical Analysis Textbooks. The Review of Communication 9.2 (2009): 188-211.
  • "Muted Voices: Cochlear Implants, News Discourse, and the Public Fascination with Curing Deafness." Rhetoric in Detail: Discourse Analytic Approaches to Rhetorical Talk and Text. Eds. B. Johnstone & C. Eisenhart. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 2008. 147-171.
  • "Studying Style and Legitimation: Critical Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis" (with Barbara Johnstone). Rhetoric in Detail: Discourse Analytic Approaches to Rhetorical Talk and Text. Eds. B. Johnstone & C. Eisenhart. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 2008. 25-31.
  • "'Just Roll Your Mouse Over Me': Designing Virtual Women for Customer Service on the Web." Technical Communication Quarterly 16.4 (2007): 397-430.
  • "Demonstrating a Web Design Technique in a Distance Learning Environment." Communication Teacher 18.1 (2004): 33-35.
  • "Artificial Intelligence as a Discursive Practice: The Case of Embodied Software Agent Systems." AI & Society 17.3-4 (2003): 340-363.
  • "Scripting Sylvie: Language, Gender, and Humanness in Public Discourse About Software Agents." Gendered Practices in Language. Eds. S. Benor, M. Rose, D. Sharma, J. Sweetland, Q. Zhang. Stanford, CA: CSLI Press. 2002. 255-273.
  • "Passing Loebner's Turing Test: A Case of Conflicting Discourse Functions." Minds & Machines: Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science 11.1 (2001): 53-76.
  • "Rising Up From the MUD: Inscribing Gender in Software Design." Discourse & Society 10.3 (1999): 379-409.