Delivery, Facilitas, And Copia : Job Market Preparation And The Revival Of The Fifth Canon., 2019 University of Louisville
Delivery, Facilitas, And Copia : Job Market Preparation And The Revival Of The Fifth Canon., Joseph Turner
This essay argues that English Studies departments should implement training programs in oral delivery strategies for graduate students seeking tenure track employment. A sample a 13-week training program, modeled on elements of classical rhetorical pedagogy, can help students develop and refine stills in oral delivery necessary for academic job interviews.
Faking The News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump, 2018 San Jose State University
Faking The News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump, Ryan Skinnell
Writings: Handwritten Rhetoric Notes, 2018 University of North Florida
Writings: Handwritten Rhetoric Notes, Edna Louise Saffy
Saffy Collection Textual
Miscellaneous notes pertaining to Rhetoric of Aristotle. Box: 53 Folder: 2
Writings: Outline, Organize Speech, 2018 University of North Florida
Writings: Outline, Organize Speech, Edna Louise Saffy
Saffy Collection Textual
A handwritten outline on how to organize a speech and miscellaneous notes. Box: 53, Folder: 3.
Perspectives On Science And Culture, 2018 Purdue University
Perspectives On Science And Culture, Kris Rutten, Stefaan Blancke, Ronald Soetaert
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Edited by Kris Rutten, Stefaan Blancke, and Ronald Soetaert, Perspectives on Science and Culture explores the intersection between scientific understanding and cultural representation from an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributors to the volume analyze representations of science and scientific discourse from the perspectives of rhetorical criticism, comparative cultural studies, narratology, educational studies, discourse analysis, naturalized epistemology, and the cognitive sciences. The main objective of the volume is to explore how particular cognitive predispositions and cultural representations both shape and distort the public debate about scientific controversies, the teaching and learning of science, and the development of science itself. The theoretical background of ...
Rsa Performance And The Rhetorical Tradition Workshop Bibliography, 2018 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Rsa Performance And The Rhetorical Tradition Workshop Bibliography, Jenn Fishman
This bibliography was compiled by participants in the 2009 RSA Institute Workshop on performance and the rhetorical tradition. Instead of trying to determine a canon for this emerging subfield, the group identified texts that inform their individual research, scholarship, and teaching. As a result, this list below includes a broad and interdisciplinary range of publications and performances. These works offer a multitude of starting places for further inquiry and invention.
"Betwixt The World Destroyed And World Restored": Subjectivity And Paradisal Recovery In John Milton's Late Poems, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
"Betwixt The World Destroyed And World Restored": Subjectivity And Paradisal Recovery In John Milton's Late Poems, Chihping Ma
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This study focuses on the discovery of subjectivity through the recovery of lost paradise in Milton’s late poems, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. This theme revolves around the tension between the affective and the empirical, which also configure the spheres of the sacred and the profane. I explore how the irresistibly emancipatory impulse of recovering lost paradise compels Miltonic subjects to seek ways to return to their originary state or the divine ensemble. During this process, the subject is engaged with his own incapacity or privation while reaching into the sphere of unknown potentiality. In particular, the ...
The Sunday After The Tuesday: The 2016 Presidential Election In The Pulpit, 2018 University of North Georgia
The Sunday After The Tuesday: The 2016 Presidential Election In The Pulpit, Matthew Boedy
The 2016 presidential election divided Christians along racial, economic, and theological lines. The central question of my study was how did ministers frame the election, if at all? Through analysis of transcripts of 47 sermons from across the country (14 states plus Washington D.C.), from multiple denominations and various sized congregations given on November 13 or thereabouts, I claim that the paradox of the dual citizenship of Christians was the predominant theme in these sermons. Second, only one minister directly endorsed a candidate and only a handful indirectly endorsed. Many preached a form of unity.
Richard Lewontin And The Argument From Ethos, 2018 University of Iowa
Richard Lewontin And The Argument From Ethos, David J. Depew
This essay uses rhetorical analysis to defend the population geneticist Richard Lewontin from accusations made by E. O. Wilson and others that his Marxist social philosophy distorts his empirical science. I suggest that Lewontin’s appeal to his own authority as an experimental evolutionary biologist supports his claim that racism has no biological justification and that it is his opponents whose assumptions about society distort their scientific arguments.
Introduction To Poroi 13.2, 2018 University of Iowa
Introduction To Poroi 13.2, David J. Depew
Volume 13, Issue 2 of POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention makes available three articles on topics in the rhetoric of science.
A Neurorhetoric Of Incongruity, 2018 University of New Hampshire
A Neurorhetoric Of Incongruity, Michelle Gibbons
As a conceptual resource for rhetoric, contemporary neuroscience has considerable potential. Yet how exactly rhetoricians should deploy it as such requires careful consideration. While some engage neuroscience in a foundationalist fashion, using it to ground rhetoric in empirically tested claims, I make the case for a non-foundationalist approach, arguing that neuroscience can serve as a resource for rhetoric on the basis of epistemologies that value the speculative, indeterminate, and contingent. That is, we can use neuroscience to achieve perspective rather than proof and continued conversation rather than resolution. More specifically, I suggest placing neuroscience in incongruous contact with rhetoric, using ...
Technology, Hyperbole, And Irony, 2018 university of minnesota- twin cities
Technology, Hyperbole, And Irony, Alan G. Gross
Except for metaphor, tropes are arguably irrelevant to the analysis of science and technology. Among tropes, moreover, hyperbole and irony seem particularly ill-suited as the former exaggerates, while the latter undermines, two strategies at odds with a language intent on closely following the contours of the world of experience. While neither hyperbole nor irony has a place in the professional discourses of science and technology, both play a role in their popular representations. Hyperbole expresses our sense that these achievements exemplify the sublime, a form of experience applied at first to feelings of awe generated by great literature, then in ...
The Future Is Feminist : An Analysis Of Black Women’S Rage In American Society Through Beyoncé’S Lemonade, Cherokee Cierra Washington
This thesis explores Beyoncé Knowles’ 2016 alternative R&B album Lemonade and its relationship to Black rage. Black rage, a concept discussed by rhetorical scholar Bryan McCann, often revolves around the association between Black men and the agency of rage. For McCann, Black men and the right to expressions of Black rage are inextricably linked through slavery and other oppressive traumas that have affected the Black community. Although Black rage is useful in understanding discourses of Blackness and masculinity, there is an unintentional absence of a focus on the ways that Black rage can be performed by Black women. Through ...
Black Lives Matter, Bernie Sanders, And Resistive Rhetoric On The Electoral Stage, 2017 Whitman College
Black Lives Matter, Bernie Sanders, And Resistive Rhetoric On The Electoral Stage, Jessica Danielle Kostelnik
Interruption, as a rhetorical tactic, has long been understood as a resistive act to silencing. Silencing those who wish to speak is a method of policing behavior. Interruption allows a rhetor to confront silencing tactics designed to disenfranchise them from their political and social systems. In this paper, I analyze the Black Lives Matter interruption of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ rally in 2016 to understand how the Black Lives Matter protesters used interruption to reject silencing tactics employed by the Sanders team. Turning to the work of Jacques Rancière, I additionally demonstrate how silencing tactics are a rhetoric of ...
A Generic Perspective On Trump's Inaugural Address, 2017 Whitman College
A Generic Perspective On Trump's Inaugural Address, Felipe James Rea Rivera
In the field of rhetorical study, scholars determine the elements of the inaugural speech genre by studying the body of inaugural addresses and drawing common elements from that body of work. In this way, the elements required within the inaugural genre have been constructed by the critics who study it. Each new inaugural address follows the precedents set in the inaugurals before it and adds to the understanding of the inaugural genre. Drawing from the work of Campbell and Jamieson on the genre of inaugural address, I analyze the ways that Trump subverts the inaugural genre. I argue that through ...
The Power Of Presence : Marina Abramović’S The Artist Is Present (2010) As An Invitation To Dwell In Public Feeling, Natalie Q. Godfrey
Neoliberalism privatizes social problems by severing the individual from the collective. This extends to human expressions of feeling. As a result, the neoliberal state captures potentially collective expressions of feeling as individual sentiments, dampening the possibility for collective political expression. This process is represented and sustained by what I term “the feelings industry.” To better understand how the feelings industry functions and explore some features of a space where it might be resisted, I turn to a performance by artist Marina Abramović. I argue that Abramović’s The Artist is Present (2010) produces a space with vast potential for collective ...
When Time And Self Unhinge : Tracing The Rhetorical Markers Of Solitary Confinement, 2017 Whitman College
When Time And Self Unhinge : Tracing The Rhetorical Markers Of Solitary Confinement, Anna P. Middleton
Kalief Browder, an African American incarcerated at Rikers Island for three years, spent most of his imprisonment in solitary confinement. Less than a year after his release, Browder took his own life. In this thesis, I argue that Browder’s case illuminates the ways that first person narratives of solitary confinement provide insights into the duality of self that occurs in solitary confinement, and how that duality of self remains a part of the formerly incarcerated self even after release. Looking at Browder’s post-release discourse, I identify changes in tense and the use of the third person. By identifying ...
Expanding Composition Pedagogies: A New Rhetoric From Social Media, 2017 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Expanding Composition Pedagogies: A New Rhetoric From Social Media, Ashley Evans
Theses and Dissertations
Traditionally, the field of rhetoric and composition has valued long-form essay writing, which requires students to engage patiently and at length with revision. In contrast, students today spend much time outside of school producing fast-paced and short posts for social media. This dissertation argues that students’ social media interactions provide them nuanced, dialogic, and complex rhetorical understandings about writing—but that students need help developing discursive processes to support transfer of their social media knowledge to other writing contexts, including long-form academic writing. Drawing from two semesters of in-class study, I construct for first-year composition classrooms a pedagogy that embraces ...
Amplifying Lgbtqia+ Presence Through Queer Legal Worldmaking: The Role Of Affect In Renegotiating Value Hierarchies In Political Argument, 2017 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Amplifying Lgbtqia+ Presence Through Queer Legal Worldmaking: The Role Of Affect In Renegotiating Value Hierarchies In Political Argument, Hilary Ann Rasmussen
Theses and Dissertations
In this dissertation, I propose to better explain the argumentative processes by which communities are constituted in political crisis moments and how, within those moments, social movement and legal rhetorics co-create the rhetorical possibilities for queer legal worldmaking. Specifically, I argue that affect functions as an important tool within argumentative loci of presence (magnitude, proximity, and severity) and is intimately connected to value-warrants in political argument. When the affective resonance of polices exclusive of LGBTQIA+ persons is made present, deeply held values can be reappropriated in order to enact political change. Queer legal worldmaking is less about the creation of ...
Research And Rhetorical Purpose: Using Genre Analysis To Understand Source Use In Technical And Professional Writing, 2017 Texas A&M University School of Law