Attic Hellebores: Aristotle, Excess and the Reticent Sedation of Kairos

Attic Hellebores: Aristotle, Excess and the Reticent Sedation of Kairos         Aristotle has been expounded time and time again as a forebear of western thinking. Indeed, western rhetoric and philosophy owe an unpayable debt to the primordial systematizer, the inventor of disciplinarity, the constructor of the most developed epistemologies of ancient Hellenic … Continue reading Attic Hellebores: Aristotle, Excess and the Reticent Sedation of Kairos

Masking, Cloaking, Camouflaging: A Greek Model for UnConcealing Digital Doxa

        The following is a works-in-progress conference proposal I'm shopping around to possible venues. What would you add? How do you respond? What suggestions does the logos compel you to offer? What wants to be said? ***           Rhetoricians across time and cultures have continuously probed what it … Continue reading Masking, Cloaking, Camouflaging: A Greek Model for UnConcealing Digital Doxa

Into the Gray: Resurrecting Plato in the (Long) Histories of Rhetoric

Into the Gray: Resurrecting Plato in the (Long) History of Rhetoric         “The history of rhetoric” is and always has been a history(ies) composed of inadequate simplifications, of gross and destructive substitutions and easy answers, of early forecasts in uncertain clouds. Indeed, re-writing “the history” has become a favorite pastime of rhetoric … Continue reading Into the Gray: Resurrecting Plato in the (Long) Histories of Rhetoric

Heating Up the Oven: Cookies, Bubbles and a Slice of Instagram’s Pie

       The history of capitalism is the history of marketing; the history of marketing is the history of communication; and the history of communication is, in part, the history of humanity’s ability to deliver and reach audiences. The media infrastructures of the 19th and 20th centuries convinced advertisers that the best way to … Continue reading Heating Up the Oven: Cookies, Bubbles and a Slice of Instagram’s Pie

Association of Rhetoric and Writing Conference Proposal

Here's the proposal I've submitted to the Association of Rhetoric and Writing conference in October to be held in Austin, Texas. Crossing my fingers that I'll get in! The Activist UnEssay: Assessing, Deliberating, Responding Jacob Richter Clemson University         Since the inception of the university, instructors of rhetoric and writing have historically … Continue reading Association of Rhetoric and Writing Conference Proposal