Index Of Articles

 

Index Of Articles





WritingUnderOath is the launch of a scholarly journal that is absolutely unique in the field of Nonfiction writing. It gathers into a single website all of the theories of nonfiction published in the 21st century and dips into the critical history of the origin of nonfiction. At the heart of any theory of what constitutes a fact of a nonfiction rhetorical description of anything is philosophy: Philosophies of truth, accuracy, reality, memory, narrative, structure, and matter itself. Theories of nonfiction must comprise an interdisciplinary approach: Each month you will read about such informed analogies as physics and reality; linguistics and grammar; ethics and accuracy; geography and character; paraphysics and figurative language; psychology and geography and how all of these entangle theories of nonfiction amid their subsequent expositions of people, places, and things. Each month you are invited to submit an article for inclusion in our literary grid to be read by academic peers and the literary community.



Neurology of Memoir: Theory explains the science of memory and demonstrate how memoirs are formed from facts embedded in neurology; indeed, so verifiably accurate that brain scans can actually portray the origin of the memory-facts.


Ecocritical Creativity: Organic structures, living organisms, are composed of different functional parts that are separate but interdependent. Of what “parts” is creativity composed? Its mechanism is housed in the brain, which is what I call the mind’s ecotype, and its parts consist of sensory perception, the conscious and the unconscious, and its function is to produce or reproduce by physical actions and interactions with external matter into new or rearranged things.


Essay Topography: Composing is a procedure, an examination of traits of facts of this or that—a mountain ridge, a pool of water, a stick—and the unique thoughts that encase them in a bundle. The essay is produced like larvae or a pearl.


Writing and Reality: The topic for discussion in this paper has its roots in Wittgenstein's Tractatus, specifically, the picture theory of meaning, sections 2.12 through 2.201. I think that this very short and simple section admirably sums the thrust of his theory of language, and that of his idea that Philosophy is nothing more than the clarification of facts.


Language Games: Wittgenstein's idea with The Blue and Brown Books was to examine primitive languages, which are not cluttered by complicated thinking, in order to study the problems of truth and falsehood, and the agreement of language with reality.


Thinking Via Objects: Meaning is bound up with experience in the latter while in the former the meaning of words has no experience content. What this means is perhaps Wittgenstein's most important concept; namely that at the time one utters a sentence the meaning intended is not felt as an experience at the time of utterance.


The Right To Die: Unlike his student, Wittgenstein, right from the start Bertrand Russell saw no application for a logically perfect language in ordinary use. He did believe that such a language would create the best of all possible worlds, and being a mathematician, believed wholeheartedly in the feasibility of the construction of such a language.


Perfecting Language: Austin advocates a very simple approach to the philosophy of language: get straight on what words mean before we try to use them in, mostly, official situations.


Nonfiction: Six Stories is a composition of Literary Nonfiction coming soon.


Haiku Autobiography: Haiku was not quite invented by Matsuo Basho in the 1680s but he was responsible for its debut into mainstream literature. He was a wandering poet who immortalized the places he visited by “painting” the scenes into word pictures. I like to think of my Haiku as a new breed in the sense that it is much more than traditional transcendentalism designed to invoke meditation; it is the most condensed version of Ezra Pound’s earliest imagism. In what will be an epic haiku autobiography or natural history of life and place, I intend to write “haiku-imagisms” that will tell a nonfiction story that goes beyond memoir.


Theory of Haiku: This article is a nonfiction theory of haiku available via a link herein on YouTube.




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Copyright 2012, Kathryn Kurtz, WritingUnderOatch.com ©. This work is protected under the U.S. copyright laws. It may not be

reproduced, reprinted, reused, or altered without the expressed written permission of the author.