An Inter- and Multidisciplinary Department

The Department of Rhetoric is a leading center for interdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences. Linked by a common interest in the functions of discourse in all its forms, faculty and students engage the theoretical, historical, and cultural dimensions of interpretation and criticism, in fields as diverse as political theory, gender, law, media studies, philosophy, and literature. The Department is also committed to the study of rhetorical traditions, from the classical era to contemporary rhetorical theory. 

Giving to the Rhetoric Department




Roxanne L. Euben

Islam and Religious Pluralism?

April 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM
308A Doe Library

Rhetoric and Film & Media Commencement Celebration

May 22, 2014 | 2:00PM-4:00PM
 Zellerbach Hall


Congratulations to Prof. Jackson

The Rhetoric Department would like to congratulate Professor Shannon Jackson.  read more

New Department Website Announced

The Rhetoric Department is excited to announce that arrangements are being made to launch a brand new Rhetoric website.   read more

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor awards for 2013-2014

Rhetoric GSIs have received Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor awards  read more
Marianne Constable

Undergraduate Advisor
Ramona Naddaff

Graduate Advisor
Michael Wintroub
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