31 March Daily Agenda

General questions. Anthropology Student Group Presentation. Discuss psychology readings: Huff, Anne Sigismund. “The Continuing Relevance of Strategy.” Human Relations 54.1 (2001): 123-130. (PDF available in Blackboard) Gurney, Kim. “Ethnography of a Flame.” Critical Arts 27.4 (2013): 439-443. (PDF available in Blackboard)

29 March Daily Agenda

General questions. Discuss psychology readings: Kellogg, Ronald. “Homo Symbolificus.” The Psychology of Writing. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994. 3-24. (Read pp. 3-18, PDF in Blackboard) Boice, Robert. “Writing Blocks and Tacit Knowledge.” Journal of Higher Education 64.1 (1993): 19-54. (PDF in Blackboard)

24 March Daily Agenda

General questions. Psychology Group Presentation. Psychology readings to discuss: Popova, Maria. “The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of Perfect Daily Routine.” Brain Pickings. (Online reading) Flower, Lynda, and John R. Hayes. “A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing.” CCC 32.4 (1981): 365-87. (PDF in Blackboard)

A Few Announcements

As announced in class yesterday (3/22), the Synthesis Project listed in the original syllabus has been replaced by the Texts and Networks Project, which we previewed in class. You should choose your text and start working on the project during this next week. I’d suggest working through the questions for one citation as by April 10 or […]

22 March Daily Agenda

General questions. Announcements Student group presentations will begin this Thursday. The final synthesis project has been replaced by the Texts and Networks project. Preview Texts and Networks project. Discuss Historiography readings: Hacking, Ian. Review of Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society. The Pasteurization of France. Philosophy of Science 59.3 (1992): 510-12. (Assigned for context; PDF in Blackboard) […]

17 March Daily Agenda

General questions. Discuss Historiography readings: Jack, Jordynn. “What Are Neurorhetorics?” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 40.5 (2010): 405-410. Jack, Jordynn, and Gregory Appelbaum. “‘This is Your Brain on Rhetoric’: Research Directions for Neurohetorics.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 40.5 (2010): 411-437. Shah, Carolin, et. al. “Neural Correlates of Creative Writing: An fMRI Study.” Human Brain Mapping 34 (2013): 1088-1101.

15 March Daily Agenda

General questions. Discuss Historiography readings: Rider, Janice. “Memory, Rhetoric, and the Teaching of Writing.” The Writer’s Book of Memory: An Interdisciplinary Study for Writing Teachers. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995. 91-108. Assman, Aleida. “Writing.” Cultural Memory and Western Civilization: Functions, Media, Archives. 1999. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 169-205. In-class activity In groups, complete the Social Memory activity […]

3 March Daily Agenda

General questions. Announcements With these readings we shift from the history of rhetoric to the subject of how various disciplines study and/or use writing. Discuss Historiography readings: Stock, Brian. Selections from Listening for the Text: On the Uses of the Past. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1990. (PDF in Blackboard) “Introduction: Orality, Literacy, and the Sense of […]

1 March Daily Agenda

General questions. Announcements Instructor-review of the Rhetorical Investigation Project is due March 3, 10:00 PM. (Upload to your peer-review group in Blackboard.) Instructor-review draft is due March 3, 10:00 PM. (Please upload to the assignment section in Blackboard.) Master schedule updated. Discuss Course format. Review (updated) What We Know Project Group work on What We […]

25 February Daily Agenda

General questions. Announcements Peer-review of the Rhetorical Investigation Project is due Feb. 26, 10:00 PM. (Upload to your peer-review group in Blackboard.) Instructor-review draft is due March 3, 10:00 PM. (Please upload to the assignment section in Blackboard.) Wrap up discussion on contemporary rhetoric readings: Burke Pentad Handout. (PDF in Blackboard) Bitzer, Lloyd F. “The Rhetorical […]