The emergence of a regionalized epistemology, the dysfunctioning of the grand explicationg metanarratives, and the effectiveness of feminist appeals to personal experience are among the trends encouraging the development of mystory -- a term designating the nexus of history, politics, language, thought, and technology in the last decade of this millenium.

The mystorical approach to a topic such as the future of academic discourse involves a reworking of certain ancient problems -- the relation of the particular and the general, the reality of change, the invention of the "subject," to name a few.

"Mystory" is the title for a collection or set of elements gathered together temporarily in order to represent my comprehension of the scene of academic discourse (82-83).