Rhetoric and composition theory has shown a renewed interest in sophistic countertraditions, as seen in the work of such qpostphilosophersq as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and HAclAune Cixous, and of such rhetoricians as Susan Jarratt and Steven Mailloux. As D. Diane Davis traces todayas theoretical interest to those countertraditions, she also sets her sights beyond them. Davis takes a athird sophisticsa approach, one that focuses on the play of language that perpetually disrupts the aeither/ora binary construction of dialectic. She concentrates on the nonsequential thirdaexcessathat overflows languageas dichotomies. In this work, laughter operates as a trope for disruption or breaking up, which is, from Davisas perspective, a joyfully destructive shattering of our confining conceptual frameworks.Haynes notes, aquot;neither the fugitive nor the fortress mentality will stave off the electronic revolutionaquot; (9). ... to a MOO to see a community where everything is writing, or surf the World Wide Web and download all the text you wantaquot; (aquot;Lossaquot; 9- 10).
|Title||:||Breaking Up (at) Totality|
|Author||:||Debra Diane Davis|
|Publisher||:||SIU Press - 2000-01-01|