Communications and Ruminations

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It is the natural means of humanity to connect to the masses in the method of words–the written and spoken words have both served as the gatekeepers to society. It seems as if the rubric of culture is that civilization truly exists once a verbal history has developed. The translation back and forth between spoken and script tradition is how humanity has obtained much of its heritage and history. For example, this is observed in the philosophies of Plato as transcribed by Socrates, and the epic origin poetry of Homer as spread through oral storytelling.

Therefore, it is with great honor and contemplation that we here at Superstition Review invite you to share on this tradition at our side. We have an upcoming reading on Monday, November 17th. This reading circles back to our local Arizona State University community by featuring undergraduate ASU Creative Writing students. If you are a student at ASU and interested in reading, please contact us to see if spots are available. As always, we hope to see you there, and more information is forthcoming.

Finally, keeping in mind the important of written-to-oral-and-back again communication in this culture, consider it an act of service and reverence to the English language to attend and participate in readings. Based on the desires of its participants, all languages will change, flourish, or go extinct over time.

Based upon your emotional and intellectual reactions to the following image, please, Readers, tell us what direction you would like your verbal culture to go next:

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2 thoughts on “Communications and Ruminations

  • November 13, 2008 at 5:38 pm
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    I would like verbal culture to move backwards a little. At least just far enough for more complete sentences and less textspeak.

    But maybe that’s just me.

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  • November 13, 2008 at 11:18 pm
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    You’re hardly alone in finding chatspeak and what not vexing, but at least they can read. We can’t say that’s always been true in history. (Oh dear I don’t even want to think about the fact that there are still people in our country who can’t read…)

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