The Talk as a Genre
Talk is the most mixed of media, from social to conflictual identificatory, but the tone and rhythm of culturally perspicacious speech make for an effective token of the possibility of individual agency. Talk, as a form for criticism, would seem sketchier than an essay but the form of the talk contains possibilities that are not explored elsewhere by the ranges of language-writing practice. Talk is made out of speech and its amorphous territory is bounded by poetry readings, performance art, teaching and other academic procedures, interviews, and entertainment. Its form is multiplex, existing as both performance and transcription. It can focus around one speaker, a few, or a group and it can be an act of criticism or an art performance.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.