[eDebate] "performance" debate hits the media

Josh Hoe jbhdb8
Tue Dec 12 13:18:15 CST 2006


Actually Fort Hays ultimately mostly went in on a version of topicality
called germaneness as I recall.

Josh


On 12/12/06, Ross K. Smith <smithr at wfu.edu> wrote:
>
> Oh, OK. I saw the chair dance vs. literature at W Ga.
>
> So, NU brought "new lit" to the table. Did the Fort change it up, too,
> or did they stick with critiquing the Tango like they did at W. Ga.?
>
> On 12/12/2006 2:01 PM, Josh Hoe wrote:
>
> > 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 <mailto: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> <mailto: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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