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

*Podcast Alert*- Introducing 21st Century Sophist

I'm making a podcast! 21st Century Sophist is a rhetoric and writing podcast produced and featuring Jacob Richter, RCID PhD student at Clemson University. In our inaugural episode, we explore how teaching circles in university writing programs can empower collaborative leadership capabilities and improve writing instruction and student learning. Future episodes will feature interviews, discussions, … Continue reading *Podcast Alert*- Introducing 21st Century Sophist

The Algorithm’s HR Complaint

       The recent surge of interest in “machinic rhetorics” within rhetoric and communication fields has contributed to renewed attention being applied to algorithms as acting agents (or in Gregory Ulmer’s vocabulary, egents) within digital rhetorical ecologies. Largely fueled by increased focus on application and practice of buzzwords associated with new materialism, object-oriented ontology, … Continue reading The Algorithm’s HR Complaint

NeMLA 2018: “Putting it in Writing”

I had the opportunity over the weekend to present on an outstanding panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA titled Building a Better University: Creating A Culture of Collaboration. My presentation, "Putting it in Writing: Teaching Circles and Institutional Return on Investment," tackles how scheduled, officially-sanctioned meetings between writing program stakeholders … Continue reading NeMLA 2018: “Putting it in Writing”