A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture

To Writing Why Knot

Jonathan Lashley, Clemson University

(Published: February 5, 2015)

This audio cut-up problematizes “writing” as simply a technology of alphabetic literacy. By pursuing the generous associations that writing may carry among media, culture, and identity, I have sought to challenge a listener’s definition of what writing is and could be in practice. Developed by pairing every instance where Burroughs references “writing” or “writers” with descriptive turns of phrase about creative processes and thoughtful living (many of which arose from his discussions of various literary characters and plots), this remix asks for greater reflection on what it means to write.