- Text: Longaker and Walker.
- Intro to wiki, and assignment to SetUpAWikiNamePageExercise. Due Fri 25 Aug 9:00 am.
- Schedule yourself to be posting notes before class on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays. I'll review new material on Friday mornings.
- If you have questions on the course statement or the course, post them in the Comments at the bottom of the CourseStatement page.
- Comments on taking notes.
Recently Commented link in the navigation bar at the top of each page. Wikis aren't really made for discussion, but they handle the basics.
- Questions? Post them them in the Comments section of the CourseStatement page.
- Deadline: The SetUpAWikiNamePageExercise due by Fri 25 Aug 9:00 am. You should be registered on the wiki, have some practice in, and have a wiki name page set up by this time.
Advice: Get some practice in. Take notes on these chapters for your use. Go to your wiki name page, get into the edit mode, then create a new wiki page by adding a page title. Call it NotesChap1And2 - followed by your 3 initials. NotesChap1And2MCM, for instance. When you save, the title will be an open link. Click it, and it should go to a text editing space Work with what you're reading in Longaker. Expect to refine these notes on our next meeting. Use headings to organize things. Add examples and cases, and problematic cases. Add links. Embed content images. ... Refer to GettingStarted for formatting and embedding images. For advice, refer to AndByNotesIMean
If you haven't already, develop notes for chaps 1 and 2, to p 21. Go to your wiki name page, get into the edit mode, then create a new wiki page by adding a page title. Call it NotesChap1And2 - followed by your 3 initials. NotesChap1And2MCM, for instance. I'll send out a reminder closer to time to develop notes.
- Develop notes for these two chapters. I'd recommend doing it in one page: NotesChap1And2 - followed by your 3 initials. For advice, refer to AndByNotesIMean
- Tidy up your page from the experiments you've been making.
- Please include an email link to make it easy to contact you directly.
- In class - Rhetoric, rhetorical analysis, and WhatMakesThisRhetorical2016
- I'll post an exercise to work with over the week. Due Mon, midnight. We'll look at your work with the exercise in class on 20 Sep.
- LookingAtTheTexualizedRhetSit This is an exercise in close observing and recording those observations, as a way of coming to understand the textualized rhetorical situation. Give yourself at least an hour or two of close consideration. There is no virtue in speed and brevity in observing. Keep Longaker, pp 11-17 at hand.
- The idea of the rhetorical situation can be puzzling at first, but work through the exercise. That's how you come to master the concept. We'll look things over closely on Tuesday.
- In class, we'll look at what we can do with your work with the tweet from Bell.
- Read Longaker, chap 3: Argument, to p 80.
- Argument: Exercise: BSUHomepageAsArgument. Due by Tue 27 Sep, 6:00 am, for discussion and working in class.
- Screencast of BSU Homepage on 20 Sep 2016, 10:00 am
Due Tues morning so we can discuss what you found in class at 12:30 pm.
- from 27 Sep: Argument, part 1: BSUHomepageAsArgument
- Argument, part 2: PresentationalEnthymemesAndTheBSUHomepage
- First read ATheoryOfPresentationalEnthymemes
- Screencast of BSU Homepage on 20 Sep 2016, 10:00 am
- The Honors Lecture Series home page should be accessible through the 3rd of Oct.
- Screencast of BSU Homepage of 27 Sep. Recorded 1 Oct. The only change since 27 Sep is in updates on the news panel.
- The Fall Honors Council Lecture Series link in the Prof Wolf speech bubble.
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Windows: You can download and install the Safari browser on Windows. Then click to download the file. Otherwise, try How to Open a Webarchive File on a PC.
Encounter with an argument cap. The unstated warrant is carried by encountering the message at this place: A sidewalk outside of HS, leading to HMU. The stated warrant for a need to act is carried by "Limited Quantity !!!" and "still." The two phrases together also produce an argument for the value of the season tickets. On Flickr
- Project PresentationalEnthymemesAndInequalityIs Site: http://inequality.is
- In class: informal presentation and discussion in class
- This project is comprehensive: building and drawing on the work we've done so far. Graded rather than points. Presented as notes, with comprehensive consideration rather than formal paper. Emphasis on method.
- Due by 6:00 am 11 Oct. I'd like to review your work to prepare for our meeting on the 11th.
- You can review and work further with PresentationalEnthymemesAndInequalityIs. The way to work this is to follow the procedure laid out in the assignment. Use headings. Use notes followed by concluding paragraphs.
for Tues: Review tropes, schemes, and figures of thought. A good way of doing this is to develop notes on them as supplements to Longaker: Creating your own list of terms and a definition or characteristic trait helps. Organizing them, finding examples of them as you read or listen to just about anything. Finding examples of figures and tropes in other media is good practice, too. Watch for how emoticons and emoji are used to articulate attitude. Watch for examples of isocolon and other figures of repetition in visual placement and sequences.
I'll develop more notes on NotesOnLongakerOnStyle, and extend analysis into emoticons and emoji as figures of thought.
- Silva Rhetorica for a more complete catalogue of figures and tropes. Listed in the right-hand sidebar. Click Viewing Options > Group by Rhetorical Strategy.
- Read, Longaker, Style, continued, p 157 - 169. Discussion on connecting style to ethos, pathos, logos - delivery.
- On Tue, I'll post a final exercise to wrap up style. Consider it a take home quiz. I'll give you an unknown (a text and image we haven't looked at) and ask you to work with it concerning style. ID and consider its visual and textual features, explain how it works, and consider how it connects to ethos, pathos, logos. Due that Fri, 11 Nov, 6:00 pm.
- Class was cancelled. Prof Morgan is ill.
- Here is the promised final exercise in style using an unknown StyleInAMicromessage
- Deadline 6:00 pm Fri 11 Nov.
- We'll have a reading for next Tue, 15 Nov. I'll post it here by Friday.
- Thanksgiving Break: Classes cancelled
Isocolon twice used. In the tweet, it's used to create dramatic irony. Compare, "People design for themselves." The slide in the image uses an isocolon to create zeugma or antanaclasis (pun). Compare "To change the world, change who's designing it." Now consider the relation between the two micro-texts. While it's not a figure, we might call it echo.
Style and pistis - logos: The overarching pistis served by the figure in this case is logos. The trope is making clear the reasoning that the argument is based on. Which is to point out how humor, puns, irony can serve logos.