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A definition of rhetoric
A modest but pragmatic, easy-to-hang-onto definition of rhetoric from Stoner and Perkins:

The art and science of creating and analyzing "messages that rely on verbal and nonverbal symbols that more or less intentionally influence social attitudes, values, beliefs, and actions." (6)

  • occasion
  • exigence
  • the type of discourse: forensic, deliberative, epideictic
  • forum and genre
  • cultural and historical context
  • presuppositions of shared ways of thinking

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Elements of Electronic Rhetoric

ENGL 3179/5179 Spring 2015
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for the rest of March

Owing to the break and the short semester, I’ve gotten us a little behind. So I’m cutting the exercise in Invention (S&P , Chap 9), and we’ll move right into working with Myers, Discourse of Blogs and Wikis. I’m also setting some deadlines and giving you time to ask questions as we move through the material.

I'm hoping the notes and discussion openings will lighten your cognitive load and that the deadlines will keep us all moving forward - me included! The reading deadlines are short, but the work is brief and focused. The project deadlines will be reasonable.

Mar 20 - 25

1. Start by reading Myers, chap 1 and 2.
2. Next, read Myers, chap 3: Creative Linking, and my notes on MyersChap3Notes, which leads to a more detailed consideration of GriceOnFlouts, and do a practice exercise.
I’ll post the project on Weds 25 Mar: UsesOfLinksInWeblogs. The project will focus on how bloggers use links. You’ll be using Myers, chap 3, as a search model, using his method, notes and findings to organize your analysis.

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