A discussion forum for those interested in the history, theory, and pedagogy of rhetoric and composition.
Creative non-fiction/semi-academic reflective piece on seeing Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night for the first time in person at the Museum of Modern Arts.
Martin Boehnert deposited Linguistisch-philosophische Untersuchungen zu Plausibilität: Über kommunikative Grundmuster bei der Entstehung von wissenschaftlichen Tatsachen in the group Rhetoric and Composition on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
Plausibilität spielt in allen Wissenschaftskulturen eine gewichtige Rolle – ob implizit oder explizit. Auffällig ist jedoch, dass es keiner spezifisch geschulten Kompetenz oder der Vermittlung eigenständiger Fähigkeiten bedarf, um einen Sachverhalt als “plausibel” zu beurteilen, während bei verwandten Begriffen wie etwa “logisch” je nach den meth…[Read more]
O ensino de língua portuguesa tem mudado muito desde o final da década de 1990. Mas ainda há muito o que fazer. Principalmente pela necessidade levar os alunos a compreenderem que o estudo da língua é o estudo do mundo social, cultural, identitário, psicológico, acadêmico – entre tantos outros mundos – no qual estão inseridos. Muitas vezes isso é…[Read more]
William Hart-Davidson deposited Calculating Kohen’s Kappa: A Measure of Inter-Rater Reliability for Qualitative Research Involving Nominal Coding in the group Rhetoric and Composition on Humanities Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
This is a gentle introduction to the Kappa Coefficient, a commonly used statistic for measuring reliability between two raters who are applying nominal codes or category labels to qualitative data. This was created for grad students in the Humanities and has been used in both course and workshop settings.
While written assignments are typically growing in length in line with the ever-expanding volume of resources available to student writers, platforms like Twitter demand more succinct approaches to writing and offer a range of non-traditional stylistic options in its toolbar. Perhaps the twessay is the haiku of the essay genre: short but with a…[Read more]
This paper examines the shared characteristics and effects of rhetoric and dance in Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue by Ben Jonson.
This essay explores the meaning of Kenneth Burke’s notion of the “poetic corrective” from his book Permanence and Change by examining the ideas of William Carlos Williams, a lifelong friend and frequent correspondent with Burke. Williams’s poetry is also examined as a potential model for the “poetic corrective,” which I suggest is what Burke might…[Read more]
In English, some participles have already become prepositions. The author noticed in her work as a technical editor that most of her writers seemed to perceive the participle using as a preposition already although it is not listed as such in the dictionary. The paper gives the evidence and rationale for making such a claim. It offers a window on…[Read more]
Slideshow to accompany presentation of essay “Participles Becoming Prepositions—Some Arcane Information for Editors” (http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KP7Z)
Katja Thieme deposited Letters to the Woman’s Page Editor: Francis Marion Beynon’s ‘The Country Homemakers’ and a Public Culture for Women in the group Rhetoric and Composition on Humanities Commons 2 years, 2 months ago
This essay focuses on the woman’s page in the Grain Growers’ Guide, edited between 1912 and 1917 by Francis Marion Beynon. I approach this material with questions that have become prominent in rhetorical studies of women’s writing. How were women called forth to speak, and what were their motivations to participate in public debate? How did woman…[Read more]