Rhetoric and Popular Culture

As an intersection of my academic interest in rhetoric and my interests as a fan—a combination many undergraduate and graduate students are drawn too—I teach courses about popular culture seen through a rhetorical and cultural studies lens. ENG345: The Graphic Novel and Manga focuses on these popular forms of visual storytelling. Students explore theories of... Continue Reading →

The Rhetoric of Nostalgia

I am interested in how nostalgia can work productively as a rhetorical tool; not as a way of tricking or misleading an audience, but as a way to create connections between groups, as a way to produce what Kenneth Burke calls identification. Drawing from my research in comparative rhetoric and in popular culture, I have... Continue Reading →

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