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Blogging & Other Informal Writing
Posts at the University of Texas Digital Writing & Research Lab publication Blogging Pedagogy
Posts at the University of Texas Digital Writing & Research Lab publication viz.
- “The Funny Faces of Politics” [pdf version]
- “Reading Religious Monuments” [pdf version]
- “The Visual Rhetoric of Space” [pdf version]
From the Rostra posts
- “Lighting A Lamp And Cursing The Darkness”
- “The Uses and Abuses of Dyslogistic Phrasing”
- “The Courage of Pseudonymous Conviction”
Engagement is key to my understanding of responsible rhetoric in this dissertation. Discussants reasoning in an engaged, accurate manner with each other’s positions enact a responsible persuasion. I think the most salient point of contact between rhetoric and writing and argumentation theory is Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca’s discussion of argument in The New Rhetoric: A Treatise on Argumentation—and in particular their treatment of the idea of responsibility….
“Rhetoric, Dialectic and Derailment in Church-State Arguments” presented at the Ontario for the Study of Argumentation 2009. Full paper available at Archive of OSSA Proceedings.
Abstract: This paper will examine chronically derailed church-state separation arguments in order to explore the extent to which rhetorical and dialectical approaches can be reconciled. I will consider broader conceptions of rhetoric than those employed to date in studies of strategic manoeuvring. While rhetorical appeals, such as claims of persecution, can terminally polarize church-state arguments, they may also serve as means for recovering from dialectical derailment.