Where’d My Summer Go?!

Classes start Monday here at Georgia Tech, and I can’t believe how quickly summer has dissapeared. I’m excited about meeting my students, and once I’m finished tinkering, I think my courses, primarily on blogging and rhetoric (but also focusing on questions pertaining to digitization and memory), should be lots of fun.

I’m still fascinated by the thread on blogs and memoirs/autobiography, especially the attempts to complicate the need for factual truth in a memoir and Dave’s self-conscious reflection on the language of memoirs.

But what I really need to find are some good examples of narrative blogs that might function as memoirs, or at least trouble these catgories somewhat. Obviously, Salam Pax is a good example, and I’ll likely add a couple of soldier blogs (pro-war, anti-war, and ambivalent, if possible), just for a different perspective, but I’m also seeking out other writers who are conscious of their blogs as narratives of their personal lives. Any suggestions?

Still, I feel like the summer should just be starting.

3 Comments »

  1. elouise oyzon Said,

    August 15, 2003 @ 1:05 pm

    My blogroll keeps expanding, and I may eventually just add all of wordherders.

    Thanks for Dave E

  2. George Said,

    August 15, 2003 @ 3:18 pm

    Check out http://www.dooce.com , Chuck, and see if that suits your needs. Be sure to read the archives. She’s one of the first blogs I ever started reading.

    Oh, and I think her dog’s name is Chuck.

  3. chuck Said,

    August 16, 2003 @ 4:15 pm

    Intriguing suggestion, George. And there is definitely a strong narrative thrust. Kinda weird that she has a dog named Chuck, though.

    Glad I could help, elouise. I think you and Dave are often addressing similar issues. I feel like this set of academic bloggers is pretty much converging with all of the great networks of bloggers that we bring together. I always find such interesting blogs in other peoples’ blogrolls.

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