PREVIEW COPY: In an effort to promote diverse academic knowledge, the Hampshire Howler Academic Journal subdivision will be printing previous and current faculty work. Issue one focuses on local cultural studies conducted by acclaimed researcher Franz Josef Wagner P.H.D
Authors Note: Due to the limits of continuity that can be presented within the paper due to less academic prices the article will be broken into sections. What follows is part one of a multi part piece examining the cultural study of ercrit mural.
Chapter Title: A Unilateral Examination of Ecriture Mur within Site: 42.325888, -72.531503 Chapter Author(s): Franz Josef Wagner P.H.D. Book Title: Turn of the Century Social Expression Book Editor(s):Caroline Johnson Hodge, Saul M. Olyan, Daniel Ullucci, Emma Wasserman Published by: Hampshire Howler’s Academic Journal Subdivision (3016)
A Unilateral Examination of écriture mur within Site: 42.325888, -72.531503
When looking to gather a richer understanding of a culture one desires an unfiltered window into the social spheres of centuries past. However this is downright impossible due a multitude of factors that need not be explained here. Now all is not lost, what has stood the test of time can provide deep insight into the inner social machineries workings. The site located at 42.325888, -72.531503, has revealed a significant wealth of cultural artifacts. Through the comprehensive, unilateral, and modern technique of natural exposure, instances of écriture mur were documented, parsed, and categorized.
DEFINING PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Instances of public social expression, écriture mur, have been discovered globally. They are far from a regional phenomenon. The earliest known examples date to the excavation of Ephesus in the late 1790s. Romaine Garnsey, dig leader [1825-7] reported cases of “short, three to five word phrases inscribed in and around the latrina” These were short free expressions of the people, intended to be viewed and interacted with. Garnsey cites prevalence of a figure known as Atticus who appears in a multitude of these inscriptions:
“oWhay asnhay’tay ainlay ithway Atticusyay’ ommay?”
In the regionally acclaimed paper “The Culture of Public Expression 1870-1918”, Erwin Hubbart states the importance of this free form, unadulterated look into the minds of the creators. This methodology, known as the Hubbub-framework, it was soon hailed as the most accessible means to parse and categorize écriture mur.4 Hubbart established three means to examine a inscription:
Pictogram: any symbol used to convey a word or phrase. (at times is accompanied by text)
Cultural Language Landscape: any internal or self referential phrase, pictogram, or prose.
Channeled Expression: The broadest category, it can encompass the previous two selections. This is loosely defined as any form of that could be used to disseminate an individuals or groups message.