Monday, May 18, 2009

Final for Writing For the Web: Sonic Rhetorics

I haven't posted anything for quite some time--

However, today I turned in my final project of the semester and will let a little vacation seep in until I begin teaching again early next month.

Here is a link to my final site created for my Writing for the Web course. I'm very excited about it, even if it is not quite completely functional. It will eventually work like a blog where I can post stuff (or links to stuff, rather) that I think functions as what I am calling Sonic Rhetorics--basically, the ways in which sound as music, rhythm, vocalization, noise, etc. operates as influencing discourse. So, if all goes as planned (and with a little help from my friends), this little beta-version of the site will soon be a full-fledged academic blog.

I'm hoping that it will help me start to find a focus for my future work on a dissertation (which I am thinking more and more will explore music/sound as rhetoric) and also, perhaps, put me on the map as someone who does that kind of work.

I'll let you know when the site is ready to function as a blog and you can get it syndicated with an RSS feed. I am playing with the idea of starting a sonicrhetorics twitter account from which I will also send out micro blogs on the subjects I highlight on the main site.

It's really fun and satisfying to find an academic focal point. Here's to hoping this one sticks!

1 comment:

  1. It looks cool- I like how it scrolls sideways :) Good luck!