Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
Interpreting Rhetorical Acts and Artifacts
Students in English 613R will learn to interpret and evaluate rhetorical acts and artifacts, including literature, for the purpose of resourcefully incorporating their knowledge of rhetorical theory and current rhetorical practices in the field of rhetoric and composition into a conference-length paper suitable for professional presentation.
Scholarly practice in rhetorical theory and criticism
Students in English 613 will use important texts in rhetoric, including modern texts in rhetorical theory, to articulate critical approaches to communicative artifacts that enable analysis and evaluation of those artifacts' capacity to influence.
Conference-length scholarly paper
Students in English 613 will produce a scholarly essay developing both theory and practice of rhetorical criticism in the analysis of a communicative artifact. That essay will be of conference-paper length and suitable for professional presentation.