potamology


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pot·a·mol·o·gy

 (pŏt′ə-mŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The scientific study of rivers.

[Greek potamos, river; see pet- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

potamology

(ˌpɒtəˈmɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) obsolete the scientific study of rivers
[C19: from Greek potamos river + -logy]

potamology

- The science of rivers.
See also related terms for rivers.

potamology

the study of rivers. — potamologist, n. — potamological, adj.
See also: Rivers

potamology

The study of rivers.
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At least to myself but occasionally aloud, I have called this area of study "Textual Potamology," which involves using texts to think about rivers, using rivers to think about texts, and using this dual usage to enquire into the nature of meaning.
Prompted by a recent invitation to speak from "whatever you take to be your disciplinary perspective," I have begun to suspect that Textual Potamology bears more of a resemblance to Transdisciplinarity--a mode of scholarly inquiry that "admits and confronts complexity," "challenges knowledge fragmentation," and is characterized by "its hybrid nature, non-linearity, and reflexivity, transcending any academic disciplinary structure" (Lawrence 113).
His prototypical experiment in Textual Potamology involves movement back and forth, between inside and outside, and trying to report his findings from that movement.