Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)
Interludes: Regarding small questions about this new literacies event (Jeanine speaks)
Interludes: Regarding small questions about this new literacies event
Is everything written in the book representative of actual narrative data (even the poems)?
Yes. Everything Asher (re)presents in this literacy event (i.e. her voice and stories and those of her fragmented counterparts) are data. Asher’s voice is comprised of Black women’s talk and writing. This talk and writing came from data sources (such as emails, IMs, journal entries, analytic memos, and various transcripts). For example, Asher’s anecdotes and stories are etched together, primarily, from journal entries and passages from whole group conversations. Poems she and other fragmented selves contribute are built from journal entries, email correspondences, IM correspondences, and interviews.
Why are some words, statements, questions, and/or passages highlighted in gray?
Highlighting is used as a literary tool throughout this new literacies event. It signals to the reader that a word, phrase, or idea is particularly important to either the dominant voice crafting the stories and presenting various revelations (Asher) or to the author who designed and implemented the inquiry and performed multi-level sense making for both scholars and seekers (Jeanine). ← 51 | 52 →
Why are some names and words faded to gray?
The names and words of male fragmentations in this book are faded to gray. This signifies their subordinate relationship to female fragmentations. This is also done to reify women as particularly central in this new literacies event. This literary positioning strategy supports the ways I...