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.