Refereed Articles & Chapters

“Navigating a Varied Landscape: Literacy and the Credibility of Networked Information.” Literacy, Democracy, and Fake News, special issue of Literacy in Composition Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 24-42. (2017).

“Craig takes note of the rhetorical skills of the Macedonian teenagers who compose fake news stories to profit from click-bait ads[…] As Craig discusses, such efforts to teach civic reasoning can be enhanced by attending to how the rhetorical dynamics of network literacies complicate print-centric assumptions that close reading teaches students to be reasonable. As Craig’s article notes, such conceptions of information literacy do not attend to the rhetorical complexities involved in surfing across diverse platforms, media, and genres.”

“Device. Display. Read: The Design of Reading and Writing and the Difference Display Makes.” Deep Reading: Teaching Reading in the Writing Classroom. Eds. Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, and Sheridan Blau. (with Kathleen Blake Yancey, Matt Davis, and Michael Spooner). (2017).

This chapter explores the relationship between digital devices, the texts they display, and meaning-making. In it we focus on the designs that are created by device-specific displays and how such designs might shape or otherwise impact the act of reading. Additionally, we offer two pedagogical recommendations for helping students make good choices about technologies commonly used to read and research: mobile phones, tablets, laptop, ereaders, and printed texts.


“Collect, Select, Reflect: Assigning Research Eportfolios to Encourage Student Inquiry.” Kairos PraxisWiki. 21.1 (2016)

This article outlines a pedagogical application of eportfolios and provides a student example of that application. These eportfolios are not instruments of assessment but function as a site for inquiry for students. In their eportfolios, students collect inquiry-based data from research still in-process and select key findings through reflection to continue to develop their research projects.


“Against the Rhetoric and Composition Grain: A Microhistorical View.” with Matt Davis, Christine Martorana, Kendra Mitchell, Tony Ricks, Bret Zawilski, and Kathleen Blake Yancey. Microhistories of Composition. (2016) Ed. Bruce McComiskey. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

“[Craig et al.] argue that the experience of individuals in rhetoric and composition is often different from the ethos represented in their published work, and the best way to recover such experience is through oral history. These authors conducted an interview with Charles Bazerman, focusing on his entry into and development within the discipline of rhetoric and composition. They discovered that while there were clear historical pressures influencing his perceptions of the field in its infancy, Bazerman was also free to resist and reject certain normative functions that came along with emerging disciplinarity.”


Print Made Fluid: Design, Format, and Attention in a Convergence Culture.The Tablet Book. (2015) Eds. Caroline Bassett, Ryan Burns, Russell Glasson and Kate O’Riordan. Sussex, UK: REFRAME.

“Craig’s chapter “Print Made Fluid” also deals creatively with the form of the e-book. His chapter reflects upon the role of the code ‘behind the page’ of the e-book in creating meaning for the content. The code behind e-book formats is on the one hand designed to make the e-book adaptable to different devices. However, Craig also explores the idea that, on the other hand, in aiming to make the text fluid over platforms, e-book formats also fix the e-book in the semblance of a printed book. In his exploration of these parallel impulses – in which the pursuit of an adaptable e-format simulates print – Craig allows an approach to what seems to lie behind, or beyond the surface of the object.”


A Land without A People: How Composition’s Naturalistic Metaphors Leave the Body Behind.” CCCC Reviews. Kairos Wiki. (2013)

Editorially Reviewed Articles and Chapters

“Makers and Guilds” was featured as a “Webtext of the Month” by the Digital Rhetoric Collaborative

The Role of Device in Meaning-Making.” The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Publishing. Eds. David Coad and Jason Luther. Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. (2016).

“Approaching the Assignment Sheet Rhetorically.” College Composition Supplemental Readings. (2015)

Makers and Guilds: Teaching Composition in a Creative Economy.Pedagogy and Practice. Pearson. (2014)

Digital Rhetoric.Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (2013)