frenzied electrons, bouncing thoughts

mashing, mixing, and remixing:

  • Geoffrey Sirc’s English Composition as a Happening
  • Jeff Rice’s The Rhetoric of Cool: Composition Studies and New Media
  • Hannah Higgins’ Fluxus Experience
  • Brian French’s Principles of Collage 
Good quote from this chunk of reading, from Rice’s book: (quoting Diane Davis’ Breaking Up (at) Totality: A Rhetoric of Laughter) “It follows that there is precious little bit of writing going on in comp classes today, where students are commanded to “know” their audience and their (lone) purpose, where they are rewarded for grounding their inscriptions in “common places” (the same), for pretending to have mastered something, and for perpetuating the myths of community and identity via the strategies of clarity and linear presentations” (155).


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