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Mere Rhetoric

Welcome to Mere Rhetoric, the podcast for beginners and insiders about the ideas, people and movements who have shaped rhetorical history.

Aug 29, 2014

Let's take a walk down memory lane--memories of writing lane--with Deborah Brandt. We'll be accompanied by sponsors of literacy who can promote or discourage different types of literacy today on Mere Rhetoric.

Aug 27, 2014

It's late summer--time for a road trip with Kenneth Burke and Gregory Clark! The landmarks of the American tourist (Yellowstone, New York City, Shake Country etc.) create indentification and, through idenfitication, nationality.




Welcome to Mere rhetoric, the podcast for beginners and insiders about the ideas,...

Aug 14, 2014

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the seminal article "The Idea of a Writing Center." North's article is a manifesto for future writing center studeies as it has developed into an emerging discipline.

Aug 7, 2014

Excessive litigation was part of Athenian life too, so forensic rhetoric arose to help parties self-representing to get the best say in court.