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Still Life with Rhetoric

Still Life with Rhetoric

A New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics

  • Author: Laurie Gries
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • ISBN: 0874219787
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 336
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Winner of the 2016 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award and the 2016 CCCC Research Impact Award In Still Life with Rhetoric, Laurie Gries forges connections among new materialism, actor network theory, and rhetoric to explore how images become rhetorically active in a digitally networked, global environment. Rather than study how an already-materialized “visual text” functions within a specific context, Gries investigates how images often circulate and transform across media, genre, and location at viral rates. A four-part case study of Shepard Fairey’s now iconic Obama Hope image elucidates how images reassemble collective life as they actualize in different versions, enter into various relations, and spark a firework of activity across the globe. While intent on tracking the rhetorical life of a single, multiple image, Still Life with Rhetoric is most concerned with studying rhetoric in motion. To account for an image’s widespread circulation and emergent activities, Gries introduces iconographic tracking—a digital research method for tracing an image’s divergent rhetorical becomings. Yet Gries also articulates a dynamic set of theoretical principles for studying rhetoric as a distributed, generative, and unforeseeable event that is applicable beyond the study of visual rhetoric. With an eye toward futurity—the strands of time beyond a thing’s initial moment of production and delivery—Still Life with Rhetoric intends to be taken up by those interested in visual rhetoric, research methods, and theory.

Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things

Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things

  • Author: Scot Barnett,Casey Boyle
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • ISBN: 0817319190
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 270
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A fascinating addition to rhetoric scholarship, Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things expands the scope of rhetorical situations beyond the familiar humanist triad of speaker-audience-purpose to an inclusive study of inanimate objects. The fifteen essays in Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things persuasively overturn the stubborn assumption that objects are passive tools in the hands of objective human agents. Rhetoric has proved that forms of communication such as digital images, advertising, and political satires do much more than simply lie dormant, and Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things shows that objects themselves also move, circulate, and produce opportunities for new rhetorical publics and new rhetorical actions. Objects are not simply inert tools but are themselves vibrant agents of measurable power. Organizing the work of leading and emerging rhetoric scholars into four broad categories, the collection explores the role of objects in rhetorical theory, histories of rhetoric, visual rhetoric, literacy studies, rhetoric of science and technology, computers and writing, and composition theory and pedagogy. A rich variety of case studies about objects such as women’s bicycles in the nineteenth century, the QWERTY keyboard, and little free libraries ground this study in fascinating, real-life examples and build on human-centered approaches to rhetoric to consider how material elements—human and nonhuman alike—interact persuasively in rhetorical situations. Taken together, Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things argues that the field of rhetoric’s recent attention to material objects should go further than simply open a new line of inquiry. To maximize the interdisciplinary turn to things, rhetoricians must seize the opportunity to reimagine and perhaps resolve rhetoric’s historically problematic relationship to physical reality and ontology. By tapping the rich resource of inanimate agents such as "fish, political posters, plants, and dragonflies,” rhetoricians can more fully grasp the rhetorical implications at stake in such issues.

Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman

Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman

  • Author: Chris Mays,Nathaniel A. Rivers,Kellie Sharp-Hoskins
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271080310
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 248
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While rhetoric as a discipline is firmly planted in humanism and anthropology, posthumanism seeks to leave the human behind. This highly original examination of Kenneth Burke’s thought grapples with these ostensibly contradictory concepts as opportunities for invention, revision, and, importantly, transdisciplinary knowledge making. Rather than simply mapping posthumanist rhetorics onto Burke’s scholarship, Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman focuses on the multiplicity of ideas found both in his work and in the idea of posthumanism. Taking varied approaches organized within a framework of boundaries and futures, the contributors show that studying the humanist theories of Burke in this way creates a satisfyingly chaotic web of interconnections. The essays look at how Burke’s writing on the human mind and technology, from his earliest works to his very latest revisions, interrelates with current concepts such as new materiality and coevolution. Throughout, the contributors pay close attention to the fluidity, concerns, and contradictions inherent in language, symbolism, and subjectivity. A unique, illuminating exploration of the contested relationship between bodies and language, this inherently transdisciplinary book will propel important future inquiry by scholars of rhetoric, Burke, and posthumanism. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Casey Boyle, Kristie Fleckenstein, Nathan Gale, Julie Jung, Steven B. Katz, Steven LeMieux, Jodie Nicotra, Jeff Pruchnic, Timothy Richardson, Thomas Rickert, and Robert Wess.

Inventing Place

Inventing Place

Writing Lone Star Rhetorics

  • Author: Casey Boyle,Jenny Rice
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 0809336502
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 280
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"Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics offers a sustained but varying examination of the spatial-temporal dynamics that compose place. Bringing together methods and scholars from rhetoric and related disciplines, essays blend personal and scholarly accounts of Texas sites, examining place as an embodied poeisis, a creation formed through the collaboration of a body with a particular space. Divided into five sections corresponding to Texas regions, essays consider a wide range of subjects, including aesthetics, buildings, environment, food and alcohol, private and public memory, and race and class. Among the topics covered by contributors are the Imagine Austin urban planning initiative; the terroir of Texas barbecue; the racist past of Grand Saline, Texas; Denton, Texas, and authenticity as rhetorical; negative views of Texas and how the state (or any place) is subject to reinvention; social, historical, and economic networks of place and their relationship to the food we eat; and Texas gun culture and working-class character. Spanning the wide geography of Texas, essays model methods for examining place in ways that are not reducible to common physical or geographic attributes. Although focused on Texas, Inventing Place offers universal concepts for the study of place, culture, and rhetoric by bringing in the personal alongside the scholarly and demonstrating new approaches to writing"--

The History and Theory of Rhetoric

The History and Theory of Rhetoric

An Introduction

  • Author: James A. Herrick
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315404125
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 330
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By tracing the traditional progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists to contemporary theorists, The History and Theory of Rhetoric illustrates how persuasive public discourse performs essential social functions and shapes our daily worlds. Students gain a conceptual framework for evaluating and practicing persuasive writing and speaking in a wide range of settings and in both written and visual media. This new 6th edition includes greater attention to non-Western studies, as well as contemporary developments such as the rhetoric of science, feminist rhetoric, the rhetoric of display, and comparative rhetoric. Known for its clear writing style and contemporary examples throughout, The History and Theory of Rhetoric emphasizes the relevance of rhetoric to today’s students.

German Open

German Open

Contemporary Art in Germany/Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland

  • Author: Gerard Hadders,Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 300
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In the last two years the German art scene has experienced a tremendous growth unlike anything since the early 1980s -- owing to a revitalized Berlin and an ever-expanding cultural diversity. German Open captures this energy by giving an overview of more than 30 of the best young artists working in Germany today. The artists documented represent the entire spectrum of visual art, from installation to painting to video, and their work can no longer be viewed as a matter of scattered individual gestures, but must be examined in a group context. Among the artists included here are Franz Ackerman, Kai Althoff, Simone Bohm, Coisma von Bonin, Matti Braun, Olafur Eliasson, Stefan Hoderlein, Stefan Kern, Michel Majerus, Tobias Rehberger, Daniel Richter, Heidi Specker, Johannes Wohnseifer, and Joseph Zehrer.

Composition Studies 44.2 (Fall 2016)

Composition Studies 44.2 (Fall 2016)

  • Author: Laura R. Micciche
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781602359109
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 238
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CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 44.2 (Fall 2016) From the Editor COMPOSING WITH: Pleasures of (Recomposing) the Text by Lucille M. Schultz ARTICLES: Teaching Visual Rhetoric as a Close Reading Strategy by Rebekka Andersen Cultivating a Reflective Approach to Language Difference in Composition Pedagogy by Daniel V. Bommarito and Emily Cooney Secrets in the Thirdspace: The National Day on Writing as Campus Engagement by Casie J. Fedukovich Writing Toward the End: Students' Perceptions of Doneness in the Composition Classroom by Rob McAlear and Mark Pedretti At a Distance: The Encoding of Place in the University by Bethany Davila and Hannah Dickinson COURSE DESIGN: Expanding Perspectives of Feminism in the Composition Classroom by Kelly Masterson Multimodal Composing as Healing: Toward a New Model for Writing as Healing Courses by Cathryn Molloy WHERE WE ARE: HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND WRITING PROGRAMS: We Are Family: I Got All My (HBCU) Sisters With Me by Hope Jackson and Karen Keaton Jackson Crisis at the HBCU by James Rushing Daniel Raising Game by David F. Green, Jr. Caught Between the Promise and the Past: A View from the Writing Center by Kathi R. Griffin and Tatiana Glushko Creative Disruption and the Potential of Writing at HBCUs by Alexandria Lockett and Sarah RudeWalker Shifting the Talk: Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Feminism at HBCUs by Faye Spencer-Maor and Robert E. Randolph, Jr. HBCUs and Writing Programs: Critical Hip Hop Language Pedagogy and First-Year Student Success by Brian J. Stone and Shawanda Stewart BOOK REVIEWS: Deliberative Acts, Human Rights, and Rewriting Value--Engaging Rhetoric's Tools for Global Justice Reviewed by Rebecca Dingo. Review of Deliberative Acts: Democracy, Rhetoric, and Rights, by Arabella Lyon; Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized Capitalism, by Rachel C. Riedner New Directions in Revisionist Histories of Composition Reviewed by Liane Malinowski and Anne Bello. Review of In the Archives of Composition: Writing and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools, edited by Lori Ostergaard and Henrietta Rix Wood; Microhistories of Composition, edited by Bruce McComiskey Transfer and Writing Assignments across the Curriculum: Broadening the Knowledge and Practice of Rhetorical Contexts beyond First-Year Composition Reviewed by Tom Pace. Review of Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing, by Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak; Assignments across the Curriculum: A National Study of Writing, by Dan Melzer Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference, by Stephanie L. Kerschbaum Reviewed by Chanon Adsanatham Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future, by Asao B. Inoue Reviewed by Raquel Corona Still Life with Rhetoric: A New Materialist Approach to Visual Rhetorics, by Laurie E. Gries Reviewed by Ben Harley Composition in the Age of Austerity, edited by Nancy Welch and Tony Scott Reviewed by Darin Jensen Very Like a Whale: The Assessment of Writing Programs, by Edward M. White, Norbert Elliott, and Irvin Peckham Reviewed by Brian J. Stone CONTRIBUTORS

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Humanities
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