In Memory of Michael Calvin McGee
October 21, 1943 - October 27, 2002.
(f)ragments was a special project for Michael. It represented his vision of the possibilities few
venues permit. His goal was to create the kind of site we all use today, characterized by an open exchange of ideas, unfiltered
texts capable of challenging one's most basic beliefs and values
as a means of seeing new possibilities.
This website is dedicated to honoring his vitality and wisdom by sharing the work he did to begin his online venture and preserving much of the work he had in process when he left us.
lifemate and spiritual partner of Michael
In Michael’s Words...
“(f)ragments is a scholar's site devoted to advanced research in rhetorical and
communication theory. To the left (are) photographic representations
of the perpetrator, Michael Calvin McGee. His is a site that leans
to the left, although most left-leaning scholars will judge him
harshly as a sold-out Liberal. His is a site that is fond of the
posts (structural, modern, colonial, Calvin and Hobbes), although
most writers in that vein will think him illiterate in the texture
of their ways. His is a site that tries to stand on the shoulders
of Kenneth Burke, and fails, perhaps because he is too impious in
his consistent critical attitude toward The Master. His is a site
offered in a comic frame of dramatism; but as the photograph
suggests, it is also as serious as a hooked fish suffocating.”
To visit Michael's original (f)ragments site, including essays, glossary and the Scholar's Web, click here.