What we Talk About when we Talk About Orientation

Graduate Student at the University of Nebraska references Kenneth Burke in New Blog Post

In a blog entitled, "Watershed," graduate student Katie McWain posts an article entitled, "What we Talk About when we Talk about Orientation," on January 25.

In it, she addresses orientation, our bearings as human beings, sexual orientation, and other definitions the word "orientation" could be used. As she keeps relating back and back, she eventually goes to the drawing board for orientation, which is the base words of Kenneth Burke.

In his work, Permeance and Change, McWain focuses on his metaphor of a trout having its mouth torn from a fishing hook, and how the fish will sharpen its instincts for the next experience of looking for food.

The article is quite a perplexing read, and can be found here.