Crunch time this week--4Cs proposals due this Friday. I'm at a point where I need to propose something I haven't quite started yet, so a few different ideas are floating around blogosphere. Conference theme: Making Waves.
1. War and Peace and the Global Village. I have been wanting to do something with this text for a while, and I am doing a seminar in the fall WPGV: Rhetorical Acts Post 9/11. Can I turn my class prep into a 4Cs proposal? Maybe.
2. Making Noise (Waves): Something something about heuristics and heuretics. I just read an essay by Donna Haraway in which seem employs the old semiotic square, but she does it with an acknowledgment that such devices are noisy old contraptions. Her argument could really help me push and sell my own interest / obsession with McLuhan's Laws of Media, McCloud's Big Triangle, Ulmer's heuretics.
3. Untitled. I would like to follow-up on a McLuhan-McCloud essay that will be coming out in CCC sometime in the next year about experimental academic writing. I've been wanting to connect the dots, write a history, of the experimental essay from McLuhan through Mark Taylor and into the comp-rhet interest in the Yancey-Spooner "new essay;" an interest that seems to have waned again.
A little feedback would go a long way!