Wings, the annual collection of distinguished student essays, is in its 23rd edition, and since many first-year writing classes now include multimodal forms of composition in the coursework, students are incorporating new media and visual arts as a means to further the communication and analysis of myriad texts and mediums.
The online component to Wings reflects current trends in multimodal literacy and displays our first-year writers apt engagement of their multifaceted compositional interests and skills.
In this Wings website, we highlight a variety of projects that creatively incorporate visual arts and rhetorical analysis alongside web portfolios and blogs.
Click on any of the titles below to start reading.
College Life – Brittney Mendez. Artwork depicting a student’s thirst for knowledge.
A Different Language – Christela Villalobos. An argument for creative writing in English classes with an interesting format.
Dystopian Society: A Reality – Ben Victor Fernandez. Multimodal essay connecting fictional dystopian societies to real life.
Ø – Ryan J. Portino. Creative narrative exploring personal loss with photographs.
Honolulu Ruins – Castano, K. Hammersley, C. Marquez, C. Nguyen. Parody of a city website welcoming visitors to dystopian society for satiric purposes.
The Legacy of Racism – Christopher Der. Hypertext version of essay from the section “A Nation Divided.”
Is There a Place for Religion? – Andrea Montoya. Hypertext version of essay from the section “The Dynamics of Education.”