collective narratives

real vs. virtual collaboration

I really enjoyed Rettburg's article for the way it describes all the different facets of collective authorship. I guess I had been thinking of collective narratives mostly in terms of the final product/project, but Rettburg's description of his collaborative process of writing The Unknown sounded much more focused on the actual writing process as a kind of performance. Ranging from "in person get-togethers taking turns at the keyboard" to "collective expeditions" and "sessions with friends," much of the process was live collaboration as opposed to virtual.

collectivity offline

random thoughts on collective narrative:

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