Write This: “glossolalia, inc”
New June issue
volume 4, issue ii, 6.21.09
pretend genius presents: glossolalia, inc.
In March of 2009, the scientific-literary quarterly glossolalia.inc began work on its 13th and final issue. Started by a group of academic outsiders dissatisfied with the monopolistic control universities held over intellectual discourse in all fields, from physics to poetry, from psychology to anthropology, from literature to philosophy, the founders sought to recognize the simultaneous absurdity and validity of the sometimes seemingly impenetrable technical jargon employed by quantum physicists, literary theorists, post-modernists, poets, and the like. Thus they chose to name their rebel publication, housed in a dilapidated Victorian building in North Seattle, glossolalia.inc and, in so doing, place the academic work in the context of past literary nonsensists such as Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Gilles Deleuze, and Alfred Jarry as well as within the divine tradition of speaking in tongues (“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2: 4).