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September 26, 2005

Two very useful reference books

Today I have had reason to pull two of my favorite reference volumes for projects I have in process. After working with both, I decided I would introduce, or reintroduce them, to you. First is - Schechner, Richard (ed.) (2002), Performance Studies: An Introduction. London: Routledge.

This is quite honestly a book that constantly surprises me. With each new project, where performativity is an issue, I pull out Schechner and do a quick review. But my reviews never end up being quick and I consistantly find mention of references, theories, and ideas that are new to me and usually akin to the project or my current thinking on an issue.  For example today I was beginning a quick review before I start writing my NCA paper - The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor.  (Look for a post with a link to the paper after I have it written.)  But of course as I am reading the section on performativity I am drawn to comments on Walter Benjamin which ties into a paper I currently have in the To Be Revised and Submitted file which draws heavily on Benjamin.  The paper was written roughly a year ago so, of course, it has been perking in the back of my brain.  So while reading I was drawn to Schechner's section on Baudrillard, which lead to a list of notes for further reading in Simulacra and Simulation.  The wheels just keep turning.

One of my big projects today was to get a good sized bite out of grading. I have this goal to be completely caught up, which includes this weeks lab assignments, by the end of the week. In written work, which is not all of our lab work to be sure, I count off one point for each misspelling and grammatical error I find. When I am reading the students papers I keep my copy of Lunsford, Andrea A. (2001). The Everyday Writer. (2nd ed.) Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's close at hand so I can double check myself and try to use the proper terminology when I explain why points were lost for an error. This handbook is one of the best I have ever seen in that it explains problems in plain english so that non-grammarians like me can understand. If you haven't updated your english references in sometime I strongly recommend you find a copy of this handy little book. Oh there is a new edition out but as far as I can see the only difference is in which versions of the style guides they are referencing.

Posted by prolurkr at September 26, 2005 05:52 PM

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