Not (Necessarily) a Cosmic
and the Web
Originally a performance combining elements of reader's theatre with theoretical
critique, this work both advocates and enacts a revisioning of written academic
genres. Arguing that postmodern argument can involve linear exposition
alongside verbal collage and that it can benefit from visual modes of thinking,
the piece embeds works of art from the cubist period and later. In performance,
these visuals were projected on a large screen behind the readers, as well as
on computer screens around the room. Now rendered for webtext format, the
work varies fonts, colors and margins to approximate the interplay of voices
and visuals in the original live work. Links are provided to explanatory notes
and other helpful apparatus.
This web was peer-reviewed by Kristine Blair and Lee Honeycutt of the
Kairos Editorial Board.
Contact the author(s).
The collective authorship of this piece is credited to Myka Vielstimmig,
the electronic writing partnership of Kathleen Blake Yancey, of the
University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Michael Spooner, of Utah State
University. Since "Vielstimmig" is German for "many-voiced," the Myka team
appropriately includes several other members on this occasion. You
may read more about this group on the "bio" page within the work.
About the External Links in this webtext.
Note: Because this webtext is the product of a unique performance, the authors
have decided not
to maintain an "active version"; the link above, then, will take you to the
Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
Vol. 3 No. 2 Fall 1998