Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Bump Halbritter
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Bump Halbritter

Associate Professor

Director of First-Year Writing

Graduate Faculty

He/Him/His

Office: 236 Bessey Hall

Email: drbump@msu.edu

Research Areas

Literacy, Writing Pedagogy, Learning Theory, Audio-Visual Writing and Rhetoric, Documentary, Soundwriting, Music Writing, Narrative Inquiry

Profile

Bump Halbritter is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the First-Year Writing Program at Michigan State University. His research and teaching involve the integration of video-based, audio-visual writing into scenes of college writing and scholarly research. Bump’s 2013 article, “Time, Lives, and Videotape: Operationalizing Discovery in Scenes of Literacy Sponsorship,” co-authored with Julie Lindquist, received The Richard Ohmann Award for Outstanding Article in College English. Bump’s book, Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action: Audio-Visual Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, received the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award for 2013. Bump serves on the CCCC Executive Committee (2017–2019).

Education

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

B.A., Pennsylvania State University.

Representative Work

Halbritter, Bump. Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action: Audio-Visual Rhetoric for Writing Teachers. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press. 2013. Awarded the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award, 2013.

“What’s the Way In?: Some Lessons and Considerations about Inventing as Collaborative Team, from a Collaborative Team.” With Julie Lindquist. Chapter 28, Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. Danielle DeVoss and John Gallagher, Eds. Colorado State/Utah State Press. 2019. 120-127.

“What’s the Way Forward?: Some Lessons and Considerations about Revising from Feedback as a Collaborative Team, from a Collaborative Team.” With Julie Lindquist. Chapter 59, Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. Danielle DeVoss and John Gallagher, Eds. Colorado State/Utah State Press. 2019. 247-255.

“Collecting and Coding Synecdochic Selves: Identifying Learning Across Life-Writing Texts,” With Julie Lindquist. The Pedagogical Potential of Story: Life Writing, Composition, and Blended Scholarship. Amy Robillard and D. Shane Combs, Eds. Peter Lang Press, 2019. 47-75. 

“Documenting and Discovering Learning: Reimagining the Work of the Literacy Narrative.” With Julie Lindquist. College Composition and Composition (Feb. 2019, 70:3). 413-445.

“Sleight of Ear: Voice, Voices, and the Ethics of Voicing.” With Julie Lindquist. Soundwriting Pedagogies. Courtney Danforth, Kyle Stedman, and Michael Faris Eds. Computers and Composition Digital Press. 2018. http://ccdigitalpress.org/book/soundwriting/halbritter-lindquist/index.html

“Witness Learning: Building Relationships between Present, Future, and Former Selves.” With Julie Lindquist. Writing for Engagement: Responsive Practice for Social Action. Mary Sheridan, Megan Bardolph, Andrew Holliday, and Megan Hartline, Eds. Lexington Press, 2018. 43-60.

“It’s Never About What It’s About: Audio-Visual Writing, Experiential-Learning Documentary, and the Forensic Art of Assessment.” With Julie Lindquist. The Routledge Companion to Digital Writing and Rhetoric. Ed. Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes. Routledge, 2018. 317-327.

Dryer, Dylan B., Darsie Bowden, Beth Brunk-Chavez, Susanmarie Harrington, Bump Halbritter, & Kathleen Blake Yancey. “Revising FYC Outcomes for a Multimodal, Digitally Composed World: The WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (Version 3.0).” Volume 38, Number 1. Fall 2014.

Halbritter, Bump, and Julie Lindquist. “Time, Lives, and Videotape: Operationalizing Discovery in Scenes of Literacy Sponsorship.” College English. Volume 75, Number 2. November 2012. 171-198. Awarded the Richard Ohmann Outstanding Article in College English Award for 2013.

Halbritter, Bump. “Editor’s Introduction.” CCC Online. Volume 1, Number 1. January 2012. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8552537/ccconline/issue1-1/EditorsIntros/index.html

Halbritter, Bump. Respondent. “Master Hands, A Video Mashup Round Table.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. Ed. James J. Brown, Jr. and Richard Marback. 11: n. pag. Web. 17 October 2011. http://www.enculturation.net/11

Halbritter, Bump, Noah Blon, and Caron Creighton. “Big Questions, Small Works, Lots of Layers: Documentary Video Production and the Teaching of Academic Research and Writing.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 16.1: n. pag. Web. 15 August 2011. http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/16.1/praxis/halbritter/index.php

Halbritter, Bump. “Aural Tools: Who's Listening?” Digital Tools in Composition Studies. Ed. Joyce Walker, Byron Hawk, and Ollie Oviedo. Hampton Press. 2010.

Halbritter, Bump, and Todd Taylor. “Remembering Composition.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory. Volume 26, Issue 3-4, 2006. DVD format, 75 minutes. 2007.

 Halbritter, Bump, and Todd Taylor. “Remembering Composition (The Book): A DVD Production.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory. Volume 26, Issue 3-4, 2006. 389-396.

Halbritter, Bump. “Musical Rhetoric in Integrated Media Composition.” Computers and Composition. Special Issue. Sound in/as Compositional Space: A Next Step Toward Multiliteracies. Guest Ed. Cheryl Ball and Byron Hawk. Volume 23, Issue 3, 2006. 317-334. Print.

Social Media

Twitter: @drbump

Instagram:@iamdrbump