July 1995: Somewhere in Michigan
On the road to a Hootie and the Blowfish concert near
the campus Michigan State University, while stuck in traffic,
Becky Rickly idly wonders, "What do you think a journal for
the kind of work we're doing would look like?"
The rest of the conversation is lost apologies, Plato
in the ephemera of time, but the few basic ideas we settled on
while waiting to hear Darius Rucker wail about how the Dolphins
make him cry were these:
August 1995: I-90 Eastbound
- It would need to be online only and hosted, if not sponsored,
by an established department.
- To be accepted by tenure/promotion review committees,
it would need to use the "language" of print journals editions,
deadlines, peer review. (But if it would need to be peer-reviewed,
who in "our field" constituted "peers" capable of review?)
- It would require a hell of a lot of work by people who might
not ever get any credit for that work.
Kairos Will Have Been ...
Kairos logo circa 2002 ... and beyond?