Class Calendar


(Materials marked with an asterisk (*) will be located on E-Reserves; materials marked with two asterisks (**) are located at on-line sites available through the IU Library Portal; materials marked with three asterisks (***) will be available in the CMCL Mail room for photocopying.)
09/03   Rhetoric and Public Culture: The Problematic Broadly Considered
Bender, John and David E. Wellberry.  “Rhetoricality: On The Modernist Return of Rhetoric.”  In The Ends of Rhetoric: History, Theory, Practice, ed. John Bender and David E. Wellberry, 3-39.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990.*
Jasinski, James.  “Introduction: On Defining Rhetoric As An Object of Intellectual Inquiry.”  Key Concepts in  Contemporary Rhetorical Theory.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2001.*
McGee, Michael Calvin.  “On A Materialist’s Definition of Rhetoric,” in Explorations in Rhetoric: Studies in Honor of Douglas Ehninger, ed. Raymie E. McKerrow, 23-48. Dallas, TX: Scott, Foresman and Co., 1982.*
Horner, Winifred B.  “The Changing Culture of Rhetorical Studies,” Rhetoric Review 20 (2001): 5-65.*


Part One: 
Rhetoric and Public Culture in Pre-modernity


09/10   Framing the Debate I: Sophistic Rhetoric and the Logon Techne


Poulakos, John. Sophistical Rhetoric in Classical Greece. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1995. iv-73.*

Pericles, "Funeral Oration"*"Funeral Oration" (and for a hyperlinked version see Dr. J's Illustrated Pericles' Funeral Oration)

Protagoras, Great Speech"" from Plato's Protagoras*

Gorgias, "On the Non-Existent," and "Encomium on Helen" (and for a different translation see "Encomium on Helen)

Prodicus, "Heracles on the Crossroads"*

Web Resources on the Presocratics and Sophists:

09/17   Framing the Debate II: Philosophy as “The” Critique of Rhetoric and Public Culture


Plato, Gorgias (Jowett Translation)                                                                         

Plato, Phaedrus (Jowett Translation)
C. Jan Swearingen, “A Lover’s Discourse: Diotima, Logos, and Desire,” In Reclaiming Rhetoric: Women in the Rhetorical Tradition, ed. Andrea Lunsford, 25-52.  Pittsburgh, PA: U. of Pittsburgh P., 1995.*
Recommended:  Poulakos, John. Sophistical Rhetoric in Classical Greece.  Columbia, SC: University of  South Carolina Press, 1995.  74-112.***
Web Resources on Plato:

09/24   Rhetoric As Practical Reason

Aristotle, On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse.  Trans. George A. Kennedy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.  25-215 (Bks. I and II), 288-92.
Recommended: Garver, Eugene.  “Rhetorical Topics and Practical Reason” and “Deliberative Rationality and the Emotions” in Aristotle’s Rhetoric: An Art of Character. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.  76-138.***

Web Resources on Aristotle:

10/01   Rhetoric As The Performance/Constitution of Public Culture


Isocrates I (The Oratory of Classical Greece, Vol. 4).  Trans. David C. Mirhandy and Yun Lee Too.  Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2000.  1-11, 61-66, 137-81, 201-264.
Recommended:  Hariman, Robert.  “Civic Education, Classical Imitation, and Democratic Polity,” unpublished ms., 2003.*
 Web Resources on Isocrates:

Part Two:
Rhetoric and Public Culture in Contemporary Times
(Or, “Where Have You Gone Joe Dimaggio …
A Nation Turns It’s Lonely Eyes to You ….”)


10/08   Critical Rhetorics, Productive Criticism, and Social Critique


Lucaites and Condit, “Introduction,” LC&C, 1-14, 213-215, 609-613.

Leff, Michael.  “The Habitation of Rhetoric,” LC&C, 52-63.

McKerrow, Raymie E. “Critical Rhetoric: Theory and Praxis,” LC&C, 441-63.
McGee, Michael Calvin.  “Text, Context, and the Fragmentation of Contemporary Culture,” LC&C, 65-78.
McGee, Michael Calvin.  “Fragments of Winter: Racial Discourse in America, 1992.” In Rhetoric in Postmodern America: Conversations With Michael Calvin McGee.  Ed. Carol Corbin.  New York: Guilford Press, 1998.  159-88.*
Ivie, Robert L.  “Productive Criticism Then and Now.” American Communication Association Journal
Burke, Kenneth.  “Comic Correctives.” Attitudes Towards History.  3rd Ed.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1984.  Orig. pub. 1935.  166-178.*
Burke, Kenneth. “The Rhetoric of Hitler's ‘Battle.’” In The Philosophy of Literary Form. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1941.  191-220.*
Blair, Carol, et al. “Disciplining The Feminine,” LC&C, 563-90


10/15   Rhetoric, Epistemology, and the Technological “Remediation” of Social Knowing

Facilitators: Dance, Givens, Holbrook

Scott, Robert. “On Viewing Rhetoric as Epistemic,” LC&C, 131-40.

Farrell, Thomas.  “Knowledge, Consensus, and Rhetorical Theory,” LC&C, 140-53.

Goodnight, G. Thomas.  “The Personal, Technical, and Public Sphere of Argumentation: A Speculative Inquiry in the Art of Public Deliberation,” LC&C, 251-64.

Hariman, Robert.  “Status, Marginality, and Rhetorical Theory,” LC&C, 35-51.

Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin.  Remediation: Understanding New Media.  Cambridge, MA: MIT University Press, 1999.   44-50.*
Deibert, Ronald J.  Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communication in World Order Transformations.  New York: Columbia University Press, 94-110, 113-36, 175-201.*
McDaniel, James P.  “Figures for New Frontiers, From Davcy Crockett to Cyberspace Gurus,” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 88 (2002): 91-111.*

10/22  Rhetorical, Ideology, and Political Style(s) … Or, in Search of Rhetorical Agency

Facilitors: Becker, Dixon, McKaskle

McGee, Michael Calvin.  “The Ideograph: A Link Between Rhetoric and Ideology,” LC&C, 425-440.
McGee, Michael Calvin.  “The Origins of ‘Liberty’: A Feminization of Power.” Communication Monographs, 47 (1980): 23-45.*
Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs.  “The Rhetoric of Women’s Liberation: An Oxymoron.” LC&C, 397-410.
Dow, Bonnie, and Mari Boor Toon, “’Feminine Style’ and Political Judgment in the Rhetoric of Ann Richards,” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 79 (1993): 286-302.*
Hariman, Political Style, 1-12, 51-95, 177-195.

10/29   Rhetorical Publics and Counterpublics

Facilitators: Donovan, Johnson, Zhang

Hauser, Gerard.  Vernacular Voices: The Rhetoric of Publics and Public Spheres.  Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.  13-81.*
Warner, Michael.  “Publics and Counterpublics,” Public Culture, 14 (2002): 49-90.**
Warner, Michael.  “Sex in Public” in Publics and Counterpublics.  New York: Zone Books, 2002. 187-208.*
Green, Ronald Walter.  “Rhetorical Pedagogy as a Postal System: Circulating Subjects through Michael Warner’s ‘Publics and Counterpublics,” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 88 (2002): 434-444.*
DeLuca, Kevin and Jennifer Peeples. “From Public Sphere to Public Screen: Democracy, Activism, and the “Violence” of Seattle,’ Critical Studies in Media Communication, 19 (2002): 125-151.*
Pezzullo, Phaedra C.  “Resisting ‘National Breast Cancer Awareness Month’: The Rhetoric of Counterpublics and their Cultural Performances,” Quarterly Journal of Speech: (in press).*

11/05   Identity, Constitutive Rhetorics, and the Social Imaginary

Facilitators: Hale, Motter, Rossing
Burke, Kenneth.  “Identification” [From: A Rhetoric of Motives] and “Paradox of Substance” [From A Grammar of Motives] excerpted in Kenneth Burke: On Symbols And Society.  Ed. Joseph R. Gusfield.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. 179-92, 235-246.*
McGee, Michael Calvin.  “In Search of ‘the People’: A Rhetorical Alternative,” LC&C, 341-56.

Charland, Maurice.  “Constitutive Rhetoric: ‘The Case of the Peuple Quebecois’,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 73 (1987): 133-50.*
Terrill, Robert E.  “Colonizing the Borderlands: Shifting Circumference in the Rhetoric of Malcolm X,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 86 (2000): 67-85.*
Kaplan, Michael.  “Iconomics: The Rhetoric of Speculation,”  Public Culture 15 (2003): 477-493.*
Ivie, Robert L.  “Evil Enemy v. Agonistic Other: Rhetorical Constructions of Terrorism,” Review of education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 25 (2003): in press.*
11/12   Rhetorical Memories and Socio-Political Traumas (Or, (Re)membering Vietnam Through the
           Lenses of WWII,
and Visa Versa)

Facilitators: Gepfort, Ritsma
Benjamin, Walter.  “Theses on the Philosophy of History.”  In Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt, Trans. Harry Zohn.  New York: Schocken Books, 1969.  253-264.*

Zelizer, Barbie.  “Reading the Past Against the Grain: The Shape of Memory Studies,” Critical Studies in Mass Communication 12 (1995): 214-39.*

Ehrenhaus, Peter.  “Why we Fought: Holocaust Memory in Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan,” Critical Studies in Media Communication 18 (2001):  321-337.*

Hasian, Marouf.  “Nostalgic Longings, Memories of the “Good War,” and Cinematic Representations in Saving Private Ryan,” Critical Studies in Media Communication 18 (2001): 338-358.*
Owen, A. Susan.  “Memory, War and American Identity: Saving Private Ryan as Cinematic Jeremiad,” Critical Studies in Media Communication 19 (2002): 249-382.*
Biesecker, Barbara.  “Remembering World War II: The Rhetoric and Politics of National Commemoration at the Turn of the 21st Century,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 88 (2002): 393-409.*
Hariman, Robert and John Louis Lucaites.  “Public Identity and Collective memory in U.S. Iconic Photography: The Image of “Accidental Napalm,” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 20 (2003): 35-66.*

11/19   Rhetorical and The Body – Or Towards A Thoroughgoing Rhetorical Materialism

Facilitators: Fogarty, Loewing

Selzer, Jack and Sharon Crowley, eds.  Rhetorical Bodies.  Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.
·      Jack Selzer, “Habeas Corpus: An Introduction,” 3-15;
·      Blair, Carole, “Contemporary U.S. Memorial Sites as Exemplars of Rhetoric’s Materiality,” 16-57;
·      Peter Mortensen, “Figuring Illiteracy: Rustic Bodies and Unlettered Minds in Rural America,” 143-170
·      Faigley, Lester, “Material Literacy and Visual Design,” 171-202;
·      Barbara Dickson, “Reading maternity Materially: The Case of Demi Moore,” 297-314;
·      Celeste Michelle Condit, “The Materiality of Coding: Rhetoric, Genetics...,” 326-356;
·      Sharon Crowley, “Afterword: The Material of Rhetoric,” 357-66.
Jordan, John. “Addressing the Body in Online Shopping Sites,” Critical Studies in Media Communication 20 (2003): 248-268.*

12/03   What Can A Rhetoric Be?  Class Presentations
12/10   What Can A Rhetoric Be?  Class Presentations Continued


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