Narrative, Writing, and the Self

Joshua Reynald's painting Theophilia Palmer Reading Clarissa

In this section, we analyze and reflect on four major foci in this webtext. The arguments offered in each subsection are often provisional, but their instability or fluidity suggests the ways in which our responding and interpreting were shaped by affordances of blogs. As Fitzpatrick (2007) claimed, the blog itself evades “a kind of pressure toward coherence, toward rationality, toward teleology” (p. 181). Built into this webtext, then, is not the unified consensus achieved by the standard academic article. Rather, we enact here the spirit of conversation or response built into the texts we analyzed, the blog we constructed, and our own interpretive practices. Following these reflections, we offer a set of conclusions to our webtext.

Remediating Clarissa as a Blog

Clarissa, Narrative, Writing, and the Self

Lovelace, Narrative, Writing, and the Self

Blogs, Narrative, Writing, and the Self