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week 1 In-Class Activity Due
8/25 intro to course  
8/27

Traditional and Conceptual, Technical, and Sophistic Rhetoric

- read Kennedy pp ix-52

- bring to class (in your brain or jotted down) your understanding of rhetoric BEFORE you did the reading, and your understanding AFTER you did the reading. Also, consider how the historical information presented can inform your own work and scholarly interrogations.

8/29

Philosophical Rhetoric

- read Kennedy pp 53-97

- bring to class (in your brain or jotted down) your understanding of the issues at stake in the Gorgias (see pp 58-66). How does your conception of rhetoric fit into these issues?

week 2 In-Class Activity Due
9/1 LABOR DAY

no class--Labor Day (check out this week's reading--it's a lot!)

9/3 Rhetoric in the Roman Period, Literary Rhetoric, Judeo-Christian Rhetoric

- read Kennedy pp 98-182

Pay attention to the different conceptions of rhetoric--that is,in these different time periods how was it understood that one could best persuade? Also, bring one question per chapter that you would like to discuss in class.

9/5 Greek Rhetoric in the Middle Ages, Latin Rhetoric in the Middle Ages, Classical Rhetoric in the Renaissance

- read Kennedy pp 183-258

Pay attention to the different conceptions of rhetoric--that is,in these different time periods how was it understood that one could best persuade? Also, bring one question per chapter that you would like to discuss in class.

week 3 In-Class Activity Due
9/8 Neoclassical Rhetoric, Classical Rhetoric in the 20th Century

- read Kennedy pp 259-299

 

9/10

Mapping the Silences, or Remapping Rhetorical Territory

- read Glenn pp ix - 17

9/12

Classical Rhetoric Conceptualized, or Vocal Men and Muted Women Part 1: The Ascendance of Rhetoric, the Greek Rhetorical Tradition

- read Glenn pp 18-49

week 4 In-Class Activity Due
9/15 Classical Rhetoric Conceptualized, or Vocal Men and Muted Women Part 2: Gender(ed) Dynamics in Greek Society, Woman's Place in Roman Society, Roman Women in the Masculine Sphere - read Glenn pp 49-73
9/17 Medieval Rhetoric: Pagan Roots, Christian Flowering, or Veiled Voices in the Medieval Rhetorical Tradition

- read Glenn pp 74-117

Donna's Crit

9/19 Inscribed in the Margins: Renaissance Women and Rhetorical Culture Part I

- read Glenn pp 118-141

Jessica's Crit

week 5 In-Class Activity Due
9/22

Inscribed in the Margins: Renaissance Women and Rhetorical Culture Part II

 

- read Glenn pp141-172

Lisa S's Crit

 

9/24

The Implications of a Regendered, Retold Rhetoric, or Against Conclusions

 

- read Glenn pp173-179

Jared's Crit

 

9/26

The Implications of Rewriting History

 

- Glenn, Cheryl. "sex, lies and manuscript: Refiguring Aspasia in the History of Rhetoric." CCC 45.2 (1994): 180-199.
Amber's Crit (for Glenn)

-Biesecker, Barbara.  “Coming to Terms with Recent Attempts to Write Women into the History of Rhetoric.”  Philosophy and Rhetoric 25.2 (1992): 140-161.

week 6 In-Class Activity Due
9/29

Aspasia Debate

 

Gale, Zin Liu. "Historical Studies and Postmodernism: Rereading Aspasia of Milatus." College English 62.3 (2000): 361-386.

Glenn, Cheryl. "Comment: Truth, Lies and Method: Revisiting Feminist Historiography." College English 62.3 (2000): 387-389.

 

10/1

Rhetorical Criticism

 

Foss, Sonja K. and Cindy L. Griffin. “A Feminist Perspective on Rhetorical Theory: Toward a Clarification of Boundaries.” Western Journal of Communication 56 (Fall 1992): 330-349.
Lauren's Crit (for "A Feminist Perspective")

Foss, Sonja K. and Cindy L. Griffin.  “Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for an Invitational Rhetoric.” Communication Monographs 62 (March 1995): 2-18.

10/3

Listening as feminist strategy?

Ballif, Michelle. “What is it That the Audience Wants? Or, Notes Toward a Listening with a Transgendered Ear for (Mis)Understanding.” Journal of Advanced Composition 19 (1999): 51-70.
Pearce's Crit (for Ballif)

Ratcliffe, Introduction, "Translating Listening into Language and Action" (1-16)

week 7 In-Class Activity Due
10/6 Defining Rhetorical Listening Ratcliffe, Chapter 1 (17-46)
Daniel's Crit
10/8 Identifying Places of Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Disidentification, and Non-Identification Ratcliffe, Chapter 2 (47-77)
Jodi's Crit
10/10 Listening Metonymically: A Tactic for Listening to Public Debates
Ratcliffe, Chapter 3 (78-100)
Sheri's Crit
week 8 In-Class Activity Due
10/13

Eavesdropping: A Tactic for Listening to Scholarly Discourses


Ratcliffe, Chapter 4 (101-132)
Lisa Anderson's Crit
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week 9 In-Class Activity Due
10/20

Listening Pedagogically: A Tactic for Listening to Classroom Resistance

Evelyn Fox Keller

Ratcliffe, Chapter 5 (133-174)

Read pp 323-329 in Available Means (Evelyn Fox Keller). Consider how McClintock's understanding of reason ties in with your understanding of a patriarchal rhetoric.

10/22 Belinda from Amber Belinda from Amber
10/24 Lorde from Sheri Lorde from Sheri
week 10 In-Class Activity Due
10/27

Winnemucca from Donna

 

Winnemucca from Donna

 

10/29 Woolf from Lisa A. Woolf from Lisa A.
10/31

hooks from Jared

hooks from Jared

week 11 In-Class Activity Due
11/3 De Pizan from Lisa S. De Pizan from Lisa S.
11/5

Alice Walker from Jessica

Alice Walker from Jessica

11/7

Cixous from Jodi

 

Cixous from Jodi

 

 

week 12 In-Class Activity Due
11/10

Anzaldua from Pearce

 

Anzaldua from Pearce

 

11/12 Patricia Williams from Daniel Patricia Williams from Daniel
11/14 de Beauvoir from Lauren de Beauvoir from Lauren
week 13 In-Class Activity Due
11/17 office hours office hours
11/19 office hours

office hours

 

11/21

office hours

office hours

Thanksgiving Break--be thankful. dammit.
week 14 In-Class Activity Due
12/1 Final Project Presentations Lisa A., Sheri
12/3 Final Project Presentations

Lisa S., Amber

12/5

Final Project Presentations

Jared, Jodi
week 15 In-Class Activity Due
12/8 Final Project Presentations Lauren, Jessica
12/10 Final Project Presentations Daniel, Pearce
12/12

Final Project Presentations

Donna and class evaluations.

hard copy of seminar paper due to my office
by 5pm, Wednesday 12/17.