Monthly Archives: August 2015

Socrates, Callicles, and a Reason for Long Speeches

So I have asked each of you to work from a single sentence. Now it is my turn to do the same. My sentence comes from the introductory moments of the Gorgias dialogue, when Socrates is laying down the rules. … Continue reading

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Historical Rhetorics 2. Gorgias and Phaedrus.

Week Two: Issues with the grid; secondary source presentations ( Ballif and Enos on historiography Gorgias and the Phaedrus Break Prepping the homework on Aristotle Socrates, Callicles, and a Reason for Long Speeches What can we do about the grid? … Continue reading

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Expository Writing 1.2 / Twitter, Fandom Topics

On today’s agenda: Talking about potential topics Setting up Twitter accounts Potential Fandom Topics A few things up front: let me be clear–I don’t have an exact idea for what a good project in this course looks like. This course … Continue reading

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Rhetoric and Gaming 1.2

Today’s agenda: Set up and discuss the game journals using Google Docs Discuss Aristotle Generate list of games Game Journals As I mentioned in the first class, I will be asking you to keep a game journal for the next … Continue reading

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Expository Writing 1.1: Welcome.

On today’s agenda: Canvas write Cover the syllabus. What is rhetoric? Homework: In Canvas, write up five sentences on two different possible communities you might join.

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Historical Rhetorics Week 1: Footnotes to Plato

The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality, 1979 And so we will begin to trace the end of rhetoric with the … Continue reading

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