[eDebate] "performance" debate hits the media

Josh Hoe jbhdb8
Tue Dec 12 13:01:15 CST 2006


Well actually, in finals of Baylor NU did read Strangelove against Fort
Hays.....Probably a juxtopsition of two different debates.  I judged that
Baylor final.

Josh


On 12/12/06, Ross K. Smith <smithr at wfu.edu> wrote:
>
> It was Gravity's Rainbow, not Strangelove, by the way. The error is not
> surprising since what NU was reading was never an issue.
>
> On 12/12/2006 1:54 PM, Josh Hoe wrote:
>
> > A funny aside,
> >
> >
> > Would most of you have predicted that I was one of the judges in the
> > following two rounds mentioned in the article:
> >
> > 1. A similar Cinderella story unfolded at Fullerton, where Bruschke,
> > Warner's former classmate, had assumed the helm. Bruschke stumbled onto
> > performance debating in 1997, when his team faced top-ranked Emory
> > University at a tournament. Arguing the topic of how to deal with
> > unexploded mines in Vietnam, a Fullerton debater unexpectedly
> > transformed a discourse on Jean-Paul Sartre and personal responsibility
> > into a story about how she was molested as a child. "I had no idea what
> > she was doing," Bruschke said, but somehow she tied it all back to
> > mines. The audience was stunned. Fullerton advanced to the final four,
> > and Bruschke realized the power of personal narratives.
> >
> >
> > 2. Another contest pitted a Fort Hays student dancing with a chair
> > against a Northwestern team reading the script of "Dr. Strangelove." The
> > topic was federal control of Native American land.
> > "It was a wild debate," Shanahan said. "Strangelove" prevailed.
> >
> >
> >
> > Josh
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 12/12/06, *Ross K. Smith* <smithr at wfu.edu <mailto:smithr at wfu.edu>>
> > wrote:
> >
> >     in the LA Times:
> >
> http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-debate12dec12,0,2804352,full.story?coll=la-home-headlines
> >
> >     and is picked up in the blogosphere:
> >
> http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2006_12/010378.php
> >
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