Gesture, Illocutionary Force, and Tech Comm, Oh, my!

Now that I think I've (mostly) got a handle on Olson's (1994) main claims in The World on Paper, it's time for me to add my two cents. After I finished the book, I sat back for a minute and though, "Uhhh what does this have to do with my project?" Which, in a nutshell, … Continue reading Gesture, Illocutionary Force, and Tech Comm, Oh, my!

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Victor Borge, Pianist Extraordinaire and Writing Studies Scholar?

In preparation for my exams this February (eek!), I am currently reading David R. Olsen's (1994) The World on Paper. I have just finished chapter four, "What Writing Represents," and was struck toward the end of the chapter by the similarity of some of his claims to what I vaguely remembered of a stand-up bit … Continue reading Victor Borge, Pianist Extraordinaire and Writing Studies Scholar?